4 To Win: Alan Alger's racing tips to win £10,000 on Friday
Our expert reveals his horse racing tips for day three of the York Ebor Festival, with a suggested Yankee based on his best bets to bag Friday's jackpot.
4 To Win is Betway's free-to-play prediction game, with a £10,000 jackpot up for grabs on every single day of the York Ebor Festival.
Simply guess the winner of four chosen races for your chance to claim the cash. Here are Alan Alger's top Saturday horse racing tips to get you started...
TOP PICK: FIRST NATION
Second choice: Never Surrender
We have a minefield of a handicap to start off, with a scheduled field of 20 horses going around the bends of the Knavesmire.
Jockeyship will play a huge part. The roll call of winners for this race includes experienced jockeys only and no claiming pilots in the last decade.
Jim Crowley won this last year on Fidaawy from a middle draw. That seems to be a favourable berth, with seven of the last 10 winners coming from a draw between six and 12 inclusive.
Horses aged four have also dominated with the last five victories.
That leaves three horses that tick the right boxes: FIRST NATION, Never Surrender and Atkinson Grimshaw.
I’ll opt for the former as he’s a lightly-raced Godolphin horse, the like of which always seem to excel in these races.
TOP PICK: CHUCK WILLIS
Second choice: The Irish Rover
This is a sprint for classy juveniles at Group 2 level, with a small but select field.
At the time of writing, it’s wide open, and there could easily be no more than one betting point between the first four in the market.
CHUCK WILLIS makes plenty of appeal at a nice price. He may be given most to do by The Irish Rover.
TOP PICK: INDOMITABLE
Second choice: Sky Defender
This maiden has had five winners returning at a double-figure SP in the last eight years.
And with not much form to go on, it could pay to take a chance on a potential improver from the middle of the market.
INDOMITABLE from the Andrew Balding stable fits the bill after a great debut at Chelmsford.
TOP PICK: CRACK ON CRACK ON
Second choice: Zap
We have a tough race to finish on, with some improving and consistent winning horses aged three now trying handicapping.
CRACK ON CRACK ON has won three of his last four races and could still be well treated.
Try an each-way Yankee on the selections below based on the reasoning outlined above.
13.55: FIRST NATION
15.00: CHUCK WILLIS
16.50: CRACK ON CRACK ON