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

Tips straight from the horses mouth. Or Turpin's… Photograph: York Racecourse
23 Jul 2016 @ 10.31 am
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The tipsters’ table, York Races, Saturday, July 23, 2016

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunMirrorDaily MailTimesGuardianAt The RacesGG.com
1.55pmHersighBatteredEltaninEltaninBatteredBatteredBatteredEltanin
2.25pmDew Pond (nb)Saved By The BellDew PondGabrial's KingGabrial's KingArgent KnightDew PondDew Pond
3.00pmFree CodeSwift ApprovalFree CodePredilectionAbove The RestSwift ApprovalSwift ApprovalAtlantic Sun
3.35pmTime TestTime TestTime TestTime TestTime TestTime TestTime TestTime Test
4.10pmKimberellaNinjagoLexington AbbeyNinjagoNinjagoJudicialKimberellaIntisaab
4.45pmSightline (nap)SightlineSightlineSightlineThe BegumSightlineSightlineColonial Classic
5.20pmTahooOrewaEquimouEquimouTahooMasham StarTahooMasham Star

It’s Music Showcase weekend in York, where sport and singing come together in perfect harmony.

At the end of each racecard, punters are entertained by a live concert by a chartbusting band.

On Friday night Kaiser Chiefs did the honours.

Irish fiddling family The Corrs then take to the stage this evening (Saturday, July 23).

But which horses will be top of the pops? Over to the man who knows, YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin…

Turpin writes:

The main event on Saturday, the Sky Bet York Stakes (3.35) looks the easiest to predict, but don’t expect to see much return on your money when Time Test comes cruising home at short odds.

To add some spice to that, pick the Gosden stayer Mahsoob for the forecast.

By far the most interesting contest of the afternoon comes in the fillies race over the same ten furlongs (4.45).

I could make a case for any of the eight runners, but expect this to be battled out between Playful Sound, Mighty Lady, Colonial Classic and Sightline, with the latter proving her Rock Of Gibraltar heritage in a fascinating war of attrition.

Sightline’s stablemate The Begum is not without possibilities too, especially if there is a lack of pace early on.

But Sightline‘s Chester win last month over the extended ten furlongs now looks like form that is too good to be ignored, particularly as second-placed Sharja Queen went on to win at Salisbury this month.

The news from Ralph Beckett’s yard is that Sightline is in ideal condition and their 464-mile round trip from Andover will be a worthwhile investment.

Earlier in the day, Turpin expects his favourite young jockette, Rachel Richardson, to make the most of her 3lb claim and guide Dew Pond to victory in the two-mile handicap (2.25) for shrewd Malton trainer Tim Easterby, who has picked the perfect contest for this improving four-year-old near the bottom of the weights.

Turpin’s tips

1.55

Win: Hersigh
Place: Battered
Longshot: Nautical Haven

2.25

Win: Dew Pond (n.b.)
Place: Saved By The Bell
Longshot: Swaheen

3.00

Win: Free Code
Place: Swift Approval
Longshot: Above The Rest

3.35

Win: Time Test

4.10

Win: Kimberella
Place: Intisaab
Longshot: Lexington Abbey

4.45

Win: Sightline (Nap)
Place: The Begum
Longshot: Mighty Lady

5.20

Win: Tahoo
Place: Masham Star
Longshot: Merry Banter


From July 22, 2016 11.54 am

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

The tipsters’ table, York Races, Friday, July 22, 2016

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

Tipster/ raceDick TurpinSunTimesThe GuardianDaily MailAt The RacesGG.com
6.00pmCote d'AzurClayton HallThe King's SteedCote D'AzurShufoogClayton HallHaraz
6.30pmField Game (nb)Mon BravApricot SkyField GameArt ObsessionField GameField Game
7.00pmHonourableStar ArcherTommy TaylorMutahaadyTommy TaylorUsed To BeUsed To Be
7.30pmDiploma (nap)BeautyDiplomaPandoraFireglowDiplomaDiploma
8.00pmAlejandroHe's No SaintMuntadabAlejandroHe's No Saint (nap)He's No SaintAlejandro
8.30pmJust GlamorousDiscreet HeroDiscreet HeroJust GlamorousJust GlamorousDiscreet HeroBlack Grass

It’s Music Showcase weekend in York, where sport and singing come together in perfect harmony.

At the end of each racecard, punters are entertained by a live concert by a chartbusting band.

This year Leeds riot-predicters Kaiser Chiefs are set to play on the evening of Friday (July 22). Irish fiddle faddlers The Corrs then take to the stage on Saturday (July 23).

But which horses will be top of the pops? Over to the man who knows, YorkMix tipster Dick Turpin…

Turpin writes:

I predict a winner. Though it’s definitely not a night for big stakes gambling at Knavesmire.

The main event will be Kaiser Chiefs playing their hits about 20 minutes after the last race.

But before that there are six testing races, including the fascinating Lyric Stakes (7.30) and the intriguing Novus Handicap (8.00).

Sir Michael Stoute brings Diploma back to the scene of her May course and distance triumph in an attempt to prove that she is a class act despite the recent setback at Ascot over the sharper mile.

The extra two furlongs will make all the difference and I’m optimistic that her backers will be anything but an angry mob and she will justify Nap status.

The Novus (8.00) is a much trickier contest, but Turpin has strong advice that the Nolan/ O’Meara charge, Alejandro, has been doing everything asked of him at home, and he will prevail at a decent price.

Twice a winner in 2014, and somewhat below the radar last season, the time is right now, especially after an eye-catching performance at Carlisle last time.

Turpin’s tips

6.00

Win: Cote d’Azur
Place: Shufoog
Longshot: Clayton Hall

6.30

Win: Field Game (n.b)
Place: Signore Piccolo
Longshot: Apricot Sky

7.00

Win: Honourable
Place: Tommy Taylor
Longshot: Mutahaady

7.30

Win: Diploma (Nap)
Place: Fireglow
Longshot: Oakley Girl

8.00

Win: Alejandro
Place: He’s No Saint
Longshot: Muntadab

8.30

Win: Just Glamorous
Place: Geno
Longshot: East Street Revue