The tipsters table, York Races, Saturday, July 15, 2017Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks
|Tipster/ race||Dick Turpin||Sun||Times||Telegraph||Guardian||At The Races||GG.co.uk||Sporting Life|
|1.55||Weekend Offender||Just Hiss||Just Hiss (nap)||Just Hiss||Arcanada||Kings Gift||Abe Lincoln||Constantino|
|2.30||Barsanti (Nap)||Rare Rhythm (treble)||Barsanti||Barsanti||Barsanti||Barsanti||Barsanti||High Jinx|
|3.05||Sixties Groove (nb)||Big Country||Victory Bond||Master Carpenter||Master Carpenter (nap)||Master Carpenter||Ballet Concerto||UAE Prince|
|3.40||Royal Household||Royal Household||Royal Household||Encrypted||Royal Household||Royal Household||Royal Household||Collateral Beauty|
|4.15||Out Do||Take Cover (nap)||Cotai Glory||Copper Knight||Judicial||Out Do||Take Cover||Goldream|
|4.45||Byron Flyer||Theydon Grey||Codeshare||Great Fighter||Theydon Grey||Byron Flyer||Byron Flyer||Theydon Grey|
|5.15||Jedi Master||John Kirkup||John Kirkup||Jedi Master||John Kirkup||John Kirkup||John Kirkup||Mr Wagyu|
It’s John Smith’s Cup day with a stellar cast of steeds battling out the 1m2f stamina test for a mouthwatering £124,500 first prize.
But who is up for the cup? Over to our resident tipster…
Twenty runners line up for the 3.05 race with the market likely to be headed by Ballet Concerto, UAE Prince and Sixties Groove.
Preference is for the latter who has risen steadily through the ratings, from 63 in June last year to today’s mark of 98 – an astonishing progression.
But has the handicapper got his measure yet? Turpin thinks not, and that there is more to come, after witnessing the gelding’s effort in the Duke of Edinburgh at Ascot – a storming fifth, having started just too far back.
Probably a bit harsh to blame jockey Adam Kirby for that blip, having scored with him last season; but Turpin is heartened by the hiring of veteran French ace Gerald Mosse to do the business today.
Victory Bond gets a valuable 3lb pull from jockey Adam McNamara and is fancied to make the frame.
Earlier (2.30), there seems little to touch Barsanti over the 1m 5f of the Silver Cup distance. The nap selection should be followed home by Rare Rhythm for a good forecast return.
Win: Weekend Offender
Longshot: Chief Of Chiefs
Win: Barsanti (Nap)
Place: Rare Rhythm
Win: Sixties Groove (nb)
Place: Victory Bond
Longshot: Master Carpenter
Win: Royal Household
Longshot: Sands Of Mali
Win: Out Do
Longshot: Kyllang Rock
Win: Byron Flyer
Place: Great Fighter
Longshot: Edge Of Sanity
Win: Jedi Master
Place: John Kirkup
From July 14, 2017 9.52 am
Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the John Smith’s Cup 2017, Day 1
The tipsters table, York Races, Friday, July 14, 2017Who's tipping what: scroll horizontally to see all the picks
|Tipster/ race||Dick Turpin||Sun||Guardian||Telegraph||At The Races||GG.co.uk||Sporting Life|
|2.05||One Minute||One Minute||One Minute||One Minute||One Minute||One Minute||Abel Handy|
|2.40||Azari||Azari||Night Of Glory||Night of Glory||Lustrous Light||Mainstream||Azari|
|3.15||Artistica (Nap)||Gheedaa||Clem Fandango||Gheedaa||Gheedaa||Queen Kindly||Artistica|
|4.20||Nine Below Zero||Seen The Lyte||Funkadelic||Silver Starlight||Silver Starlight||Nine Below Zero||Silver Starlight|
|4.55||Lapilli (nb)||Lucky Beggar||Lapilli||East Street Revue||Lapilli||Lucky Beggar||Lapilli|
|5.30||Silent Echo||Silent Echo||Pennsylvania Dutch||Lualiwa||Pennsylvania Dutch||Silent Echo||Pennsylvania Dutch|
It’s the John Smith’s meeting with Saturday’s big handicap the highlight of the weekend’s European races.
Today the big race is the Unibet Summer Fillies Stakes. Over to our resident tipster, Dick Turpin.Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 6)
Artistica bids for a four-timer in the feature race (3.15). Victory in a six-furlong Nottingham listed race in May was enough to catch Turpin’s eye.
The German-bred three-year-old went on to frank that form on home turf in a Group 3 contest at Baden-Baden just a fortnight later.
Queen Kindly, a course and distance winner last year, is a clear danger to the selection, but preference for the runner-up choice goes to Gheeda, one of three Haggas runners, whose Sandown fourth (behind Battaash) last month was boosted when Battaash trotted up again at the weekend.
Haggas’s Lapilli is a confident selection for the 4.55 sprint.
Unraced for nearly a year, the powerful gelding looks set to score at the main expense of Paul Hanagan’s Desert Law and Paul Midgeley’s Tylery Wonder and Merry Banter.
Win: One Minute
Place: Abel Handy
Longshot: Big Les
Place: Oasis Fantasy
Longshot: Lustrous Light
Win: Artistica (nap)
Longshot: Clem Fandango
Win: Nine Below Zero
Win: Lapilli (n.b.)
Place: Desert Law
Longshot: Tylery Wonder
Win: Silent Echo
Place: Derek Duval
Longshot: Sir Reginald Brown