Who to back at York Races, Friday, October 11, 2013

They're off. For the last time in 2013
11 Oct 2013 @ 7.23 am
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They're off. For the last time in 2013
They’re off. For the last time in 2013

The tipsters' table, York Races, Friday, October 11, 2013

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

RaceAt The RacesSunDaily MailGG.comYork Press
2.00Musical ComedyIftaarKickboxerMusical ComedyMakin The Rules
2.30Jamaican BoltAbove StandardJamaican BoltDungannonDungannon
3.05Two For TwoAnderiegoLevitateGraphicLevitate
3.40Royal ConnoisseurMy InspirationCity ZenMy InspirationRoyal Connoisseur
4.15ElhaameContinuumLahaagElhaameElhaame
4.50Rangi ChaseRangi ChaseRangi ChaseRough CourteRangi Chase (nap)
5.20EvanescentShesastarGreen Howard (nb)ShesastarEvanescent

It’s our last chance of 2013 to enjoy racing action, as York Racecourse stages its richest ever finale to the season with prize money of more than £315,000 up for grabs.

Starting today, Friday, October 11, with the second staging of Countryside Raceday, and concluding on Saturday, October 12, a day featuring the Corps of Drums of the Coldstream Guards, the season should finish with a bang.

It’s the second year of the Countryside Raceday on Friday. A card of seven races will be complemented all manner of rural shenanigans, including a sheepdog display courtesy of Carol Melling from ITV’s The Dales, laser clay-shooting and a falconry display.

For those ready to start their Christmas shopping a countryside market will sell Yorkshire produce and crafts.

Friday’s card begins at 2pm and will see the conclusion of the season long contests to be top jockey and trainer at York. Both competitions look like going right down to the wire.

The three-time champion jockey, Ryan Moore, has ridden nine winners this year on the Knavesmire, two more than North Yorkshire-based Danny Tudhope, with Neil Callan and Silvestre de Sousa both on the five-winner mark.

The race to be the top trainer at York is equally close with Malton trainer, Richard Fahey’s seven-year domination of this award facing serious competition.

Fellow North Yorkshire-based trainers, David O’Meara and Kevin Ryan lead the way with ten and eight winners respectively, with both Fahey and Newmarket-based Yorkshireman William Haggas on seven winners.

It took the final race of the 2012 season to decide the crown and this year could prove as tight a finish with second or even third place totals coming to the party.