talkSPORT racing tips Wednesday: York Ebor Festival daily picks

Wednesday’s race tips feature only selections from the day’s big event at York’s Ebor Festival, as group competitions dominate the cards.

talkSPORT has gone through the cards and race form so you don’t have to, with UK racing betting tips.

Thunderous descends in class to tackle Stayers Handicap at York Festival under the highest weight

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York Running Tips

1h50: Dakota Gold 9/1 and King Of Stars 22/1

It’s hard to find the winner here, but most bookmakers will offer six or more places to facilitate redemption.

With many runners’ prizes above 9/1, bettors have a high chance of getting money as profit.

Dakota Gold has placed second in the last two runs and has won on course and distance before and is preferred by most.

King Of Stars also offers a decent price each way at around 22/1 given that he is well weighted and often does well in Class 2 company, including a second place finish at Ascot two races ago.

3:00 a.m.: Aikhal 7/2

Good to soft ground is likely by the time proceedings begin in York on Wednesday afternoon with showers expected throughout the night.

Secret State, Walk Of Stars and Aikhal all won on soft ground and attract their rivals the most on that basis.

The colt trained by Aidan O’Brien really enjoyed the move to 1m2f and could therefore relish another step in distance even more than his rivals.

He also has group experience as Appleby’s favorite Secret State tackles this level for the first time.

3h35: Baaed 2/5

It will be the first time that the highest rated horse in the world has covered this distance.

Usually seen on 1m, this road to retirement sees a similar path taken by the great Frankel this year.

The horse trained by William Haggas has always won well apart from winning by a neck at Palace Pier at Ascot in October.

And he never really had to go 100%, fight on the front lines since he continually justifies patronage.

He has now earned over £2m for his connections and is aiming to add even more to his illustrious career.

High prizes don’t always sit well with bettors, many prefer to watch in awe as guys like Baaeed return home, but there’s often money for second place, where Native Trail might be the one to back.

talkSPORT racing tips Wednesday: York Ebor Festival daily picks
Baaeed moves to 1m2f for the first time and could take his unbeaten run to ten at York in his fifth Group 1

4.10: Thundering 11/1 each way & Alfred Boucher 8/1

These remnants all have recent wins or places to their names, with many riders having taken big handicaps on the field at some point in their careers before.

Thunderous makes a huge appearance in a Class 2 company for the first time in his career after reaching roster level in just his third race.

He has become a top stayer this season, doing well on this new 2m journey, taking on Stradivarius and Kyprios in Group 1 company.

The Highclere-owned horse will have to challenge for the higher weight and takes a penalty for its involvement in these high-level competitions, but could still achieve a huge run rated between nine and 19 pounds heavier than its rivals.

Alfred Boucher is also appealing for being lightly run this season and has two second places on his form at decent handicaps.

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