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York Ebor Racing Tips: The Wine Tipster’s Five to Follow for the York Ebor Festival.
Have a fabulous week of fizz and racing at the wonderful York Ebor Festival. Here are The Wine Tipster’s Five to Follow.
Juddmonte – Mutakayyef (William Haggas)
Much of the focus will be around the likes of Postponed and Hawksbill, but at a double figure price it might be worth chancing Mutakayyef.
Still progressive and may have more to offer, his form in his two runs this season has been franked, with both Richard Pankhurst and Dutch Connection giving his Summer MIle form a boost. Has earned a crack at Group 1 company and worth another try at 10f (seems to stay it well, despite only having a Maiden win to show for it).
Clipper Logistics Handicap – Chil The Kite (Hughie Morrison)
Looks to have been campaigned with a repeat of last year’s victory in the race in mind. Would have needed his first run of the season at Windsor (not disgraced) and wouldn’t have stayed 10f at Newbury last time. Those two efforts have seen him slip to his last winning mark, and conditions here (big field, good pace on) will suit much better than the races he’s been contesting.
Lonsdale Cup – Skeikzayadroad (David Simcock)
Seems to have been rejuvenated by a step back up in trip on his last two starts, finishing third in the Ascot Gold Cup and Goodwood Cup, and those two pieces of form entitle him to plenty of respect in this field. Not entirely straightforward at times but hard to knock recent efforts, is a winner at York, and handles quick ground fine.
Nunthorpe – Easton Angel (Michael Dods)
As it looks like the rain will miss York this week, expect Mecca’s Angel to miss the race and instead it could be stablemate Easton Angel that will represent the yard. Very speedy, and unlucky not win a G2 at Goodwood last time after a poor start (rattled home once the gaps appeared). Good York record and if faring well with the draw, has an excellent chance.
Ebor Handicap – Oceanographer (Charlie Appleby)
Right back to form at Doncaster in a first time hood, which seemed to be the catalyst for the improvement. The fast ground and good pace helped, and he should get that on Saturday as well. The big field will enable him to be put to sleep at the back and he still looks on a good mark.
Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster is a wine presenter, foodie and horse racing tipster.
The Wine Tipster presents and entertains at numerous racecourses including Cheltenham, Epsom, Aintree and Ascot, marking your card
with tips for the day’s racing, as well as your choice of bubbles or wine selection for food pairing.
Neil is the On The Box columnist for Racing Plus, has featured on Channel 4’s Morning Line and afternoon show and is a regular on Racing UK.
The Wine Tipster presents at Taste of London, Foodies Festival, Ideal Home and has worked with numerous chefs including Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux Jr, Michael Caines and Phil Howard.
Neil is a wine educator for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is the UK Ambassador for S.Pellegrino.