We have two free tips chosen at random from the tips we have sent to members in 5 races
PRICES CORRECT AT TIME OF SENDING TO MEMBERS
KORKER 8/1 generally – 0.5 POINTS E/W (6 places, 1/5 odds)
EQUILATERAL 11/1 generally – 0.5 POINTS E/W (6 places, 1/5 odds)
We have 2 selections in this race.
In my opinion this is not the greatest race in the world and it has made me focus on those at the top of the handicap, two horses who we have been following this season and who I believe are a class apart. The weight both carry is obviously not ideal and could be their undoing, but I just feel their class will tell.
KORKER saves his best for York and his forma round the course reads 2721320. He has placed 5 times from 7 starts at the course and it was only back in May that he came home 2nd in a similar race, despite missing the break. KORKER is a horse who has often lost the race at the start but last time out at Sandown he broke well and I can’t quite believe he lost the race, going down by a head to Dream Composer who got up on the line. I believe KORKER on his best day is a Group 3 horse so this handicap will be no problem if putting his best foot forward. If he gets out of the gates fast you know we are going to go very close and with three 2nds this season, he is overdue his win. E/W.
EQUILATERAL is a proper group horse running in a handicap and although he has top weight, I don’t think this will hinder his chances that much. The fast they go the better for him. He was 2nd in a group 2 on his first start of the season, 2nd in a Listed race on his second start of the season and then an excellent 5th to Bradsell in the group 1 Kings Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. He ran below par in the group 2 King George Stakes at Goodwood but I am happy to put a line through that as this is a big drop in class. Jamie Spencer is on board and he is great at coming from off the pace and a race like this will surely suit a horse like EQUILATERAL. E/W.
ROBERT JOHNSON 11/2 generally – 0.75 POINTS E/W (4 places, 1/5 odds)
ROBERT JOHNSON ran a cracking race last time out to come home 2nd at Goodwood over 2m 4f. I think this step back in trip will be appreciated and take nothing away from the jockey that day with Paula Muir but I think Connor Beasley is a much better jockey. No matter how fast they go we know ROBERT JOHNSON will stay and even though he is up to a handicap mark of 83, I think he could still be a good 7lb ahead of the handicapper. He pulled 5 lengths clear of 3rd last time out and goes into the race with 5 wins from 9 races this season, still an improving horse. E/W.