Tips for York’s Ebor meeting: DAY THREE (FRIDAY)

York’s Ebor meeting, which is now into its third day, is a highlight of the racing year in this neck of the woods. An annual pilgrimage for many punters.

Thursday, 21st August 2014, 10:20 pm
YORK stages its magnificent four-day Ebor meeting this week. (PHOTO BY: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).
YORK stages its magnificent four-day Ebor meeting this week. (PHOTO BY: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).

There’s no doubt the feel of the meeting has changed since its switch from three days to four to incorporate Saturday.

But the quality remains. Twenty-five races, and not one worth less than £40,000 this year.

Whether your bag is top-quality Group races, richly competitive handicaps or two-year-old contests unearthing the stars of the future, you’ll see it all on the Knavesmire this week.

In response to many requests, I am posting my selections for every race over the four days. These will not be tips for the sake of tipping, but the horses I am backing as a semi-professional punter.

In races where I am keen on more than one horse, alternatives in brackets are given to the main selections. I am aiming to have each day’s advice posted by midnight the previous night.

Not a great day on day two, although if you managed to pinch the morning price of 18/1 about our winner, MUBTAGHAA, and resisted the prohibitive price of TAGHROODA, you might still have made a profit.

Here are my selections for Friday which, of course, is Nunthorpe Day. The Group One sprint itself is a fascinating cracker.


1.55 STOMACHION (Satellite)

2.30 PALE MIMOSA (Estimate)

3.05 ABSOLUTELY SO each/way

3.40 RANGALI (Cougar Mountain, Extortionist)

4.20 DISSOLUTION (Beach Samba)

4.55 MOOHAARIB (Maverick Wave, Extremity)

Now the field has been finalised, interest in Saturday’s Ebor is mounting. I am happy to stand by my ante-post selections, WADI AL HATTAWI and ELIDOR. But MIGHTY YAR has to be respected after sneaking in at the foot of the weights, and I can pass on a strong word, at a big price, for MUTUAL REGARD.