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Thursday’s racing tips – York Trixie could return £770 from £10 bet

Jonathan Vine 16 May 2018
York races.

We look through the card on day two of York’s Dante meeting and combine three of our tips into this attractive Trixie on Thursday 17th March.

Day two at York’s spring meeting is headlined by the namesake race of the festival, the Dante. Along with this key Derby trial, there’s an intriguing renewal of the Middleton Stakes and a couple of exciting handicaps to keep fans entertained.

Our expert has looked through the full card on day two at York and rolled three of his tips together into this appealing Trixie with Paddy Power.

Thursday's York Trixie

Place a £10 bet on our Trixie with Paddy Power and if any two of the three in our Trixie were to win, you would win over six times your original stake. If all three managed to claim huge victories at York, then you’d pocket a cool return of £777.50.

2:55pm Betfred Middleton Stakes (Group 2) 1m2f

Coronet brings the best form and the highest rating into this Group Two, having performed with distinction throughout her three-year-old campaign. John Gosden’s filly secured the biggest win of her career in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Ascot, along with a couple of good runs behind Enable and a strong third on her final start on Champions Day.

The runner-up and beaten favourite as Coronet scored in front of the Queen was Sir Michael Stoute’s MORI. The Frankel filly flattered to deceive throughout the rest of the season, but there are plenty of reasons to suggest Mori could reverse that Royal Ascot result when she makes her reappearance on Thursday.

All of Mori’s best results have come on firm ground over this trip. With Ryan Moore in the saddle, she made the headlines with a strong maiden victory at Ascot and an excellent victory in the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood. Mori was eating into Coronet advantage with every stride at Ascot, until the line came just in time to save the long-time leader.

There’s no trainer in the business better than Sir Michael Stoute at helping horses improve between three and four. Trip and ground conditions are certainly in Mori’s favour and conditions will be hoping a wind op will bring the best out of this talented daughter of Frankel.

3:30pm York Betfred Dante Stakes (Group 2) 1m2f

I’m really interested to see how Roaring Lion copes with this extended trip and a victory will thrust him back into Derby reckoning. However, I was extremely taken with MILDENBERGER’S display in the Feilden Stakes and Mark Johnston’s charge offers excellent value at his current price.

I backed Mildenberger throughout his two-year-old campaign, during which time he won three of his five starts, finishing third in the Vintage Stakes and behind Roaring Lion in the Royal Lodge Stakes. James Doyle’s mount travelled extremely comfortably during his reappearance, taking the nine-furlong trip in his stride and comfortably seeing off Fortune’s Pearl to get the win. 

James Doyle riding Mildenberger (left) to victory in the Feilden Stakes.

By Teofilo and out of a dam sired by Dubawi, there’s plenty to like about Mildenberger’s breeding as he steps up to a mile-and-a-quarter. His maiden victory came on good-to-firm ground and James Doyle is one of the in-form jockeys in the weighing room at the moment. 

Ten furlongs is new ground for both Mildenberger and Roaring Lion, so there’s a chance those Royal Lodge placings could be reversed. Mildenberger has every chance of emulating Permian and helping Johnston lift the Dante Stakes trophy for the second successive season.

4:05pm Betfred TV Hambleton Handicap (Class 2) 1m

Original Choice has won twice at this level and still looks well handicapped. Cape Byron drops into handicap company for the first time and could turn out to be the class horse in the race. However, there are doubts whether either will enjoy the firm ground and it could be well worth backing AFAAK to improve following a poor reappearance.

Charlie Hills’ charge scored in a handicap on his second appearance last season, before running respectably in big handicaps at Royal Ascot and the July meeting at Newmarket. Afaak then rounded off his three-year-old campaign with a narrow defeat to Addeybb in the Silver Cambridgeshire handicap, a run which has been boosted with the rise to stardom of the victor during 2018.

Jim Crowley’s mount got off to a sluggish start and failed to get involved in his reappearance, trailing over the line twelfth of 22 at Newbury. Afaak should come on from his opening run of the season and has strong form in handicap company to back up his claims.

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Thursday’s racing tips – York Trixie could return £770 from £10 bet

We look through the card on day two of York’s Dante meeting and combine three of our tips into this attractive Trixie on Thursday 17th March.

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