Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the Summer Music Saturday 2018

An entertaining day of sport and singing ahead. Photograph: York Racecourse
30 Jun 2018 @ 11.00 am
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The tipsters’ table, York Races, Saturday, June 30, 2018

Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunMirrorDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.uk
1.35DunkerronDunkerronDunkerronRoyal Big NightDunkerronDunkerronCoolagh MagicRoyal Big NightDunkerronCoolagh Magic
2.10Starlight Romance (nap)Belle MeadeStarlight RomanceStarlight RomanceStarlight RomanceStarlight RomanceStarlight RomanceCastle Hill CassieStarlight RomanceStarlight Romance
2.45KaesoSpray The SeaVoyager BlueKaesoVoyager BlueKaesoKaesoVoyager BlueVoyager BlueVoyager Blue
3.55Mojika (nb)Parting CloudsMojikaParting CloudsParting CloudsParting CloudsParting CloudsParting CloudsMojikaMojika
4.30BashibaFumbo JumboBogartHaromeBogartExcessableFumbo JumboPaddy PowerTylery WonderMidnight Malibu
5.00Framley GarthAbel Tasman (nap)AndokFramley GarthAndokAbel TasmanFramley GarthFramley GarthFramley GarthMukhayyam

It’s a glorious summer’s day, Paloma Faith is lined up to sing her heart out, and before that there are seven top races.

What’s not to like?

To make the Music Showcase Saturday even better, follow our tipster Dick Turpin’s picks and make a few quid for the after concert celebrations…

Richard Fahey saddles horses in six of today’s seven contests, writes tipster Turpin.

Hardly surprising as Knavesmire has proved a happy hunting ground for the Malton maestro lately. It would be no surprise to see him walk away with a hat-trick of wins today.

Turpin’s pick of the Fahey runners goes in the second race (2.10), a seven-furlong fillies handicap. Just 15 days ago, his four-year-old Starlight Romance took a 16-runner handicap here on good to firm, the same conditions that prevail today.

Penalised with a 5lb rise for that success, canny Richard has replaced Paul Hanagan with talented 5lb claimer Connor Murtagh. That looks enough to bring home the spoils and he will carry the weighty burden of Turpin’s biggest punt of the day.

The big-money race, the extended 1m2f Sunbets.co.uk Handicap (3.20), has attracted just six entries, but a case can be made for all of them. So it’ll be small stakes for Turpin on this, with preference, only just, for Lingfield winner Wissahickon.

That wasn’t a notably strong field but the John Gosden colt hacked up with eight lengths to spare; a good limbering up performance for a handicap debut on his seasonal return. Mark Johnston’s Communique deserves respect too and earns the each-way vote.

Turpin has heard excellent reports about Mojika, likely to be favourite in the seven-furlong fillies novice contest at 3.55. She’s only been on a racecouse twice, and her runner-up performance at Newbury two weeks ago shows that she really is getting the hang of it.

The galloping flat of York will suit Roger Varian’s three-year-old perfectly and is your highwayman’s other banker of the day.

Fifteen of the nation’s top National Hunt riders line up for the ’Jump Jockeys Nunthorpe Handicap sprint over the minimum distance (4.30). Don’t think for a moment that this is a novelty race; it promises to be one of the most highly contested events of the year.

Bashiba, a recent Nottingham winner, is improving with every run, and should give the Nigel and Andrew Tinkler team a great chance; but they won’t have it their own way. Harome (with Henry Brooke up), Fumbo Jumbo (Sean Bowen) and Midnight Malibu (Joe Colliver) have good claims too.

Value-seekers might also consider last year’s winner, Tylery Wonder, gives jockey Tom Scudamore a great chance on the bottom weight – and at a nice price too.

Turpin’s tips


Win: Dunkerron
Each Way: Royal Big Night


Win: Starlight Romance (nap)
EW: Castle Hill Cassie
Longshot: Lady In Question


Win: Kaeso
EW: Spray The Sea
Longshot: Alfred Hutchinson


Win: Wissahicon
EW: Communique


Win: Mojika (nb)
EW: Parting Clouds


Win: Bashiba
EW: Tylery Wonder
Longshot: Fumbo Jumbo


Win: Framley Garth
EW: Mukhayyam
Longshot: Liquid Gold