Chad Yeomans gives his best horse racing tips for York and Salisbury on Thursday to help you win a bumper jackpot in our free-to-play prediction game.
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With £10,000 still up for grabs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, here are Chad Yeomans‘ best horse racing tips for York and Salisbury to get you started.
Top pick: Saaheq
The form of the Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh in April has been tested numerous times and is appearing to stand up. The winner of that race was the improving SAAHEQ for champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa and he can frank that form again.
He has won four of his 10 runs and improved 21lbs on an impressive upward curve since moving from Brian Meehan’s yard to Michael Appleby’s. A single-figure draw has won nine of the last 10 renewals, so his draw in stall one looks ideal.
As ever in these big sprint handicaps, you need some luck in running, so it’s worth backing him each-way with Betway paying an extra place.
Justanotherbottle has proved he can compete off his current mark of 101 and, if he’s at full fitness first time up this season, he’ll be in the shake up at a big price and is another who could get among the five places on offer.
Top pick: Bella Vita
A competitive affair, despite a small field of just six runners.
BELLA VITA is the main selection. She looks as though she has matured and improved since turning three, judging by her comeback success as Lingfield just less than two weeks ago.
Her two runs at two years old were not devoid of promise and she can take this race for trainer Eve Johnson-Houghton.
The diminutive Baba Ghanouj can chase her home if putting her reappearance run behind her and taking this step up in trip in her stride.
Top pick: Too Darn Hot
Only one favourite has won the Dante in the last 10 years: Roaring Lion in 2018 for trainer John Gosden, who saddles the short-priced favourite TOO DARN HOT in this year’s renewal.
Unbeaten at two, the impeccably-bred son of Dubawi out of Dar Re Mi looked untouchable in his juvenile season and, despite an early setback before the 2000 Guineas this year, can get his season back on track here by setting up a potential tilt at The Derby.
The only winner of the Dante to go on to win The Derby in the last 10 years was Golden Horn, also trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, who is on board on Thursday.
Aidan O’Brien has won every Derby Trial in the UK and Ireland so far this season but looks to be having to settle for second place with Japan, who has been touted as the stable’s No.1 hope.
Top pick: Bless Him
As ever, the Hambleton Handicap is ultra-competitive, and any selections among the 17 runners current going to post are going to require luck in running.
My top pick is the unexposed BLESS HIM, who won the Britannia handicap in 2017 but hasn’t been straight forward since.
Currently rated 95, the son of Sea The Stars has been gelded during the winter and this handicap, whilst competitive, is not out of his realms of capability if he’s fully tuned up.
A return to better ground can also see Escobar return to form following his disappointing run on rain-softened ground last time out.
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