Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the Music Showcase Weekend, Day 2

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27 Jul 2019 @ 12.31 pm
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The tipsters’ table

York Races, Saturday, 27 July, 2019

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


Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunDaily MailTimesTelegraphGuardianSporting LifeAt The RacesGG.co.ukTimeformOddschecker
2.05Get KnottedStarlight RomanceTommy TaylorTommy TaylorGet KnottedMedahimGet KnottedTommy TaylorMedahimGet KnottedTommy Taylor
2.40Flying Pursuit (nb)Flying Pursuit (nap)GulliverFlying PursuitTomilySavalasGulliverEncryptedFlying PursuitDakota GoldEncrypted
3.15Regal RealityAddeybbElarqamElarqamAddeybbRegal RealityBangkokRegal RealityRegal RealityRegal RealityRegal Reality
3.45Abstemious (nap)Mr Jones And MeAbstemiousAbstemiousAbstemiousAbstemiousAbstemiousAbstemiousAbstemiousAbstemiousAbstemious
4.20MakaweeAlways ResoluteMakaweeMakaweeOrin SwiftMakaweeAlways ResoluteMakaweeMakaweeMakaweeMakawee
4.55AudaryaNette RousseTamreerNette Rousse (nap)Nette RousseNette RousseTamreerAudaryaAudaryaNette RousseAudarya
5.25Triple DistilledTriple DistilledI Am A DreamerSparklealotRamessesTriple Distilled (nb)AstrologerRamessesTriple DistilledTriple DistilledRamesses

It’s day 2 of the Music Showcase weekend, with James Arthur the headliner after a full day’s racing on Saturday.

Turpin claimed two winners on Day 1. So what are his picks for today’s action at York Racecourse?


The heavy overnight rain is set to turn the form books on their head, writes Turpin.

Yesterday, the £31,125 Sky Bet Dash (2.40) looked to be at the mercy of Gulliver, Staxton or Growl. Though we can’t rule them out, the continuing easing of the ground now brings Tim Easterby’s Flying Pursuit strongly back into the reckoning.

The six-year-old gelding has triumphed in this prestigious contest for the last two years – and now the rain has arrived to give his chances a real boost. He won’t have it all his own way, though. The aforementioned trio, together with David O’Meara’s Tomily will be right there at the line too.

Dakota Gold also comes into the equation, having been sharpened by an encouraging reappearance at Newcastle last month.

A small but competitive field for the feature race, The Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15). sir Michael Stoute’s Regal Reality sets the standard here, after an impressive third in the Eclipse Stakes three weeks ago.


As long as the colt can act on the going, he should account for main rivals Addeybb and Bangkok. The betting market should offer the best clue there.

It’s hard to believe that there is any other contender with the class of Abstemious in the Median Auction Stakes (3.45). His debut here two weeks ago saw him touched off only by the highly rated Oh Purple Reign. The newcomers, International Tiger and Creativity are unknown quantities, though the latter’s pedigree suggests there might be a flicker of a threat.

But Kevin Ryan’s charge, in the capable hands of Jamie Spencer, remains a confident nap selection.

Turpin’s tips

2.05

Win: Get Knotted
EW: Tommy Taylor
Longshot: Love Dreams

2.40

Win: Flying Pursuit (nb)
EW: Gulliver
Longshot: Dakota Gold

3.15

Win: Regal Reality
EW: Addeybb

3.45

Win: Abstemious (nap)
Longshot: Creativity

4.20

Win: Makawee
EW: Yabass

4.55

Win: Audarya
EW: Ladies First

5.25

Win: Triple Distilled
EW: Ramesses
Longshot: Astrologer


From July 26, 2019 @ 9.49 am

Who’ll win at York Races? Tips for the Music Showcase Weekend, Day 1

It’s the Music Showcase weekend, with Tears For Fears performing at York Racecourse on Friday evening, and James Arthur on Saturday.

A few good wins before the concerts would be music to the ears of most racegoers. So who’s on course for glory? Over to YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin

Even if the rain does come, Knavesmire is likely to remain good to firm all evening, and that bodes well for Daniel Tudhope, looking to consolidate his position at the top of the jockey’s table, writes Turpin.

David O’Meara’s stable jockey has three excellent chances to win tonight, but only one ride, Baltic Baron (8.00), is for his home stable.

Just one win from 11 runs in France for Andre Fabre was not good enough for this grandson of Sadler’s Wells. The word from the yard is that a recent gelding operation has been a success.

O’Meara has a good record in this handicap and Turpin is hopeful for a great run at a good price. Likely competition will come from Irv and Alexander James.


Tudhope’s earlier runner, Boosala, looks nailed-on to score in the 7-urlong auction stakes (7.00); but at likely short odds, this is not really a gambling proposition.

William Haggas’s debut winner at Windsor, could shape into a good miler before the season’s over.

The third Tudhope contender is Our Little Pony. With a clearer run, the four-year-old filly could have notched a course-and-distance win. The switch of jockey is significant.

The seven-runner feature race, the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies Stakes (7.30) in a middling renewal of the 1m 2f contest.

Frankellina and Kirstenbosch merit respect, but my fancy is for Encapsualtion to carry away the spoils on only his second run for Andrew Balding.

Turpin’s tips

6.00

Win: Chance
EW: Potenza
Longshot: Highway Grey

6.30

Win: Our Little Pony (NB)
EW: Cool Spirit
Longshot: Spring Romance

7.00

Win: Boosala
EW: Phoenix Approach

7.30

Win: Encapsulation
EW: Fanny Logan

8.00

Win: Baltic Baron (Nap)
EW: Alexander James
Longshot: Crownthorpe

8.30

Win: Tenax
EW: Lady Calcaria