Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the John Smith’s Cup 2017, Day 2

Cup fever at Knavesmire. Photograph: York Racecourse
15 Jul 2017 @ 10.49 am
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The tipsters table, York Races, Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunTimesTelegraphGuardianAt The RacesGG.co.ukSporting Life
1.55Weekend OffenderJust HissJust Hiss (nap)Just HissArcanadaKings GiftAbe LincolnConstantino
2.30Barsanti (Nap)Rare Rhythm (treble)BarsantiBarsantiBarsantiBarsantiBarsantiHigh Jinx
3.05Sixties Groove (nb)Big CountryVictory BondMaster CarpenterMaster Carpenter (nap)Master CarpenterBallet ConcertoUAE Prince
3.40Royal HouseholdRoyal HouseholdRoyal HouseholdEncryptedRoyal HouseholdRoyal HouseholdRoyal HouseholdCollateral Beauty
4.15Out DoTake Cover (nap)Cotai GloryCopper KnightJudicialOut DoTake CoverGoldream
4.45Byron FlyerTheydon GreyCodeshareGreat FighterTheydon GreyByron FlyerByron FlyerTheydon Grey
5.15Jedi MasterJohn KirkupJohn KirkupJedi MasterJohn KirkupJohn KirkupJohn KirkupMr 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…

Turpin writes:

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.

Turpin’s tips


Win: Weekend Offender
Place: Firnas
Longshot: Chief Of Chiefs


Win: Barsanti (Nap)
Place: Rare Rhythm


Win: Sixties Groove (nb)
Place: Victory Bond
Longshot: Master Carpenter


Win: Royal Household
Place: Encrypted
Longshot: Sands Of Mali


Win: Out Do
Place: Judicial
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, 2017

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunGuardianTelegraphAt The RacesGG.co.ukSporting Life
2.05One MinuteOne MinuteOne MinuteOne MinuteOne MinuteOne MinuteAbel Handy
2.40AzariAzariNight Of GloryNight of GloryLustrous LightMainstreamAzari
3.15Artistica (Nap)GheedaaClem FandangoGheedaaGheedaaQueen KindlyArtistica
3.45JacbequickSound BarVisitantVisitantVisitantVisitantJacbequick
4.20Nine Below ZeroSeen The LyteFunkadelicSilver StarlightSilver StarlightNine Below ZeroSilver Starlight
4.55Lapilli (nb)Lucky BeggarLapilliEast Street RevueLapilliLucky BeggarLapilli
5.30Silent EchoSilent EchoPennsylvania DutchLualiwaPennsylvania DutchSilent EchoPennsylvania 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.

Turpin writes:

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.

Turpin’s tips


Win: One Minute
Place: Abel Handy
Longshot: Big Les


Win: Azari
Place: Oasis Fantasy
Longshot: Lustrous Light


Win: Artistica (nap)
Place: Gheedaa
Longshot: Clem Fandango


Win: Jacbequick
Place: Visitant
Longshot: Mullarkey


Win: Nine Below Zero
Place: Branscombe
Longshot: Funkadelic


Win: Lapilli (n.b.)
Place: Desert Law
Longshot: Tylery Wonder


Win: Silent Echo
Place: Derek Duval
Longshot: Sir Reginald Brown