The tipsters’ table, York Races, Saturday, July 28, 2018

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunMirrorDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.uk
2.05CulturatiGet KnottedCulturatiCulturatiGet KnottedStarlight RomanceStarlight RomanceGet KnottedGet KnottedCulturati
2.40GrowlIntisaabTommy TaylorFoolaad (nap)Golden ApolloIntisaabHaromeGolden ApolloEnjazaatIntisaab
3.15Smart Call (nb)ElarqamElarqamElarqamElarqamForest RangerSmart CallSmart CallForest RangerElarqam
3.50Baronial PrideHeʼzanarabBaronial PrideBaronial PrideBaronial PrideBaronial PrideBaronial PrideBaronial PrideBaronial PrideHeʼzanarab
4.25SlunovratSuegiooGraceful LadyGraceful Lady (nb)Davy’s DilemmaSlunovratStormin TomSlunovratSlunovratSuegioo
5.00Morticia (nap)AppointedMorticiaAppointedNaqaawaNaqaawaMorticiaFeline GroovyMorticiaAppointed
5.35DeputiseDeputiseDeputiseQue AmoroDeputiseQue AmoroQue AmoroQue AmoroDeputiseDeputise

Well, you can’t say the first day of the Music Showcase weekend wasn’t eventful.

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Fans left fuming after storms scupper Sir Tom Jones gig at the last minute

Stormy showers, six races – and the last minute cancellation of the Sir Tom Jones gig made it a mixed day to say the least.

But things are looking sunnier today, with York Racecourse stating: “Both racing and the concert by Boyzone are set to go ahead as scheduled on Saturday 28 July.

“The updated weather forecasts have removed the threat of thunderstorms and the morning does feel fresher.”

So who should you back? Over to resident YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin…


Anyone who witnessed Morticia thrashing the field at Hamilton a fortnight ago can’t have failed to be impressed by Lanarkshire trainer Keith Dalgleish’s impressive filly, writes tipster Turpin.

There’s a six pound rise in the weights for that victory, but the nature of that win suggests the daughter of Dandy Man and Diksie Dancer will take that penalty well in her stride in the ten-furlong Fillies’ Handicap (5.00). She gets the nap vote in a contest that should see Tim Easterby’s Appointed taking minor honours.

As ever, The Sky Bet Dash (2.40) promises one of the great spectacles of racing, with 19 runners battling it out over the straight six furlongs. Recent York five-furlong winner, Harome, has leading claims.


But preference is for Richard Fahey’s Growl, on an easier mark than recently and, if at the top of his game, has the beating of these. Golden Apollo, Eastern Impact and Enjazaat offer value-seeking punters decent each way opportunities.

In the York Stakes (3.15), Likely favourite Elarqam has understandable leading claims, based on his two-year-old’s form. But disappointments in both the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas leave a big question-mark hanging in the air.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Smart Call could be the answer in a tricky contest. Last month’s Newastle win suggests that the seven-year-old mare is on the upgrade again, and this race comes when she is at her absolute peak.

Turpin’s tips

2.05

Win: Culturati
Place: Get Knotted
Longshot: Arcanada

2.40

Win: Growl
Place: Harome
Longshot: Golden Apollo

3.15

Win: Smart Call (nb)
Place: Forest Ranger
Longshot: Thundering Blue

3.50

Win: Baronial Pride
Place: He’zanarab

4.25

Win: Slunovrat
Place: Stormin Tom
Longshot: Graceful Lady

5.00

Win: Morticia (nap)
Place: Appointed
Longshot: Ladies First

5.35

Win: Deputise
Place: Society Queen