Saturday 12th October expert tips – Volkan Star, Lampang and Johnny Drama popular with the newspaper tipsters today

We’ve taken a look through various horse racing media publications to bring you which horses the newspaper tipsters are backing in today’s major meetings at Newmarket and York.

Tom Segal (Pricewise)

Newmarket

4.10 Land Of Oz (15/2 Unibet)

4.10 Not So Sleepy (40/1 Ladbrokes)

York

2.40 Orlaith (12/1 William Hill)

3.15 Johnny Drama (7/2 Unibet)

3.50 Hey Jonesy (10/1 Unibet)

Rob Wright (The Times)

Newmarket

2.20 Tritonic (13/2 Unibet)

2.55 Al Suhail (5/1 Coral)

3.30 Pinatubo (3/10 BetFred)

4.10 Ranch Hand (6/1 William Hill)

York

2.40 Stormy Girl (12/1 Ladbrokes)

3.15 Dark Vision (9/2 Unibet)

3.50 Louie De Palma (14/1 Coral)

Templegate (The Sun)

Newmarket

2.20 Volkan Star (4/1 Coral)

2.55 Molatham (2/1 William Hill)

3.30 Pinatubo (3/10 BetFred)

4.10 Great White Shark (14/1 Unibet)

York

2.40 Lampang (11/8 Ladbrokes)

3.15 Harrovian (10/3 BetFred)

3.50 Danzeno (16/1 Unibet)

Matt Chapman (ITV Racing)

Newmarket

2.20 Hard to know which of these will improve most for the trip, but VOLKAN STAR (4/1 Coral) looks very decent for Godolphin and I hope it will be him.

2.55 Watch the market as the same owner has Persia, but I’ll have a few quid each-way on CHEROKEE TRAIL (6/1 BetFred), who is unbeaten in two starts for John Gosden.

3.30 All eyes on PINATUBO (3/10 BetFred) who is already rated higher than Frankel was as the same stage of his development, after a demolition job in the Group 1 National Stakes in Ireland.

4.10 One horse who looks sure to stay strong is GREAT WHITE SHARK (14/1 Unibet), who has been making mistakes over hurdles but was a winner on the Flat at Galway for Willie Mullins in July.

York

2.40 The one to beat here is LAMPANG (11/8 Ladbrokes), who looked very useful for Tim Easterby at Ripon last time.

3.15 The tough JOHNNY DRAMA (7/2 Unibet) has a decent chance here for Andrew Balding. He flopped last time at Newbury, but prior to that had run a fine second at this track. Silvestre de Sousa rides.

3.50 GULLIVER (12/1 BetFred) is a course and distance winner and deserves a win after a fine third in the Ayr Gold Cup.

Sam Turner (The Daily Mail)

Newmarket

2.20 Volkan Star (4/1 Coral)

2.55 Molatham (2/1 William Hill)

3.30 Pinatubo (3/10 BetFred)

4.10 Timoshenko (12/1 Ladbrokes)

York

2.40 Lampang (11/8 Ladbrokes)

3.15 Johnny Drama (7/2 Unibet)

3.50 Aplomb (15/2 William Hill)

Greg Wood (The Guardian)

Newmarket

2.20 Mythical (11/4 Unibet)

2.55 Military March (7/1 Ladbrokes)

3.30 Pinatubo (3/10 BetFred)

4.10 Mr Everest (11/1 Coral)

York

2.40 Cobra Eye (12/1 Coral)

3.15 Coolagh Forest (11/2 Unibet)

3.50 Growl (16/1 William Hill)

Timeform Tips

Newmarket

2.20 Volkan Star (4/1 Coral)

2.55 Military March (7/1 Ladbrokes)

3.30 Pinatubo (3/10 BetFred)

4.10 Buildmeupbuttercup (13/2 Unibet)

York

2.40 Lampang (11/8 Ladbrokes)

3.15 Harrovian (10/3 BetFred)

3.50 Hey Jonesy (10/1 Unibet)