4 To Win is Betway’s free-to-play prediction game, with a £1,000 prize on offer every single day and an increased jackpot of £10,000 for all ITV meetings. Simply guess the winner of four chosen races for your chance to claim the cash.
With £10,000 still up for grabs on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, here are Chad Yeomans‘ best horse racing tips for York and Newton Abbot to get you started.
Top pick: Corgi
Four-year-olds have won the last six runnings of the Jorvik Handicap and I’m banking on another this year in the shape of CORGI for trainer Hughie Morrison.
His season ended last year with a good sixth place in the Melrose Handicap here at York, but before that he was only beaten one length at Goodwood (with recent Chester Cup winner, Making Miracles, in third) and a neck at Royal Ascot in the King George V Stakes.
During the winter, the So You Think colt has been gelded and had his wind operated on, and connections have found a very valuable handicap to start his season.
The second choice is Indianapolis, now under the guidance of James Given after being trained by Aiden O’Brien for his first three starts.
This son of Galileo will clearly relish this trip and was only beaten two lengths last time out by the 110 rated Red Verdon. If he runs to that form, he’ll certainly outrun his huge odds.
14:10 NEWTON ABBOT
Top pick: Nelson’s Touch
Seamus Mullins is proving to be a very shrewd handler of handicap hurdlers and can land this 0-135 handicap with his improving gelding NELSON’S TOUCH.
He has shown more than enough when being highly tried this winter and this return to lesser company can see him in the winner’s enclosure again.
Ex-Irish horse Bhutan can chase him home for in form Jonjo O’Neill Jr.
Top pick: Great Prospector
The Infinity Handicap trophy has been only been taken home to a non-Yorkshire based yard once in the past 12 years, and I’m convinced it’s staying in the home county again.
GREAT PROSPECTOR is still a horse who is high on my radar, especially after his great performance last time out, despite not truly staying the 7f trip.
He’s reverting back to 6f here under Paul Hanagan for trainer Richard Fahey, who won the race last year.
Another improving four-year-old, Staxton is a horse who runs well at York and should be backed each-way with Betway who are offering an extra place.
Top pick: Hey Jonesy
The Duke of York Stakes often throws up a surprise winner with seven of the last ten returning at a double-figure price, so this is a race where it pays to look for a bigger-priced selection.
HEY JONESY was highly tried as a two-year-old and managed to finish fourth in the Middle Park on his last start as a juvenile, and has since raced in some of the better sprints that were on offer last season.
Being a course-and-distance winner shows his liking for York, which I’m convinced, despite being a fair track, doesn’t suit every horse.
This fast-improving sprinter can have his say and is worth backing each-way alongside El Astronaute, who loves York, is fast from the gates and has lines of form with other protagonists that make him too big a price not to back.
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