Wednesday 4.10 in York tips and guide runner by runner


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We’re sponsoring a slew of races at this week’s Dante Festival in York – and progressive Samburu are favorites to score in the Paddy Power ‘Here For The Craic’ handicap.


John and Thady Gosden’s charge is two out of two, but Wednesday at 4:10 p.m. in York represents a significant step up in class as the Kingsman colt takes on 10 rivals. Below is our runner-by-runner guide and tips from Paddy’s buddies.

Paddy Power ‘Here for the Craic’ Disabled Riders


Coach: John and Thady Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 3 Mass: 9st 9lbs To design: 4

Colt Kingman who is 2-2 in novices on this trip, still showing signs of greenery but quite easily at the top in his recent reappearance at Salisbury. Definitely more to come and a brand in the 80s is probably underestimating his ability (entered Group 1 at Royal Ascot).


Coach: Richard Hannon Jockey: Sean Levey Age: 3 Mass: 9st 9lbs To design: 7

Had Cachet behind her when landing a listed 6f Newmarket last June, but couldn’t continue from that, finishing well held in a 6f Newmarket handicap when respawning last month.


Coach: David Loughnane Jockey: Guillaume Buick Age: 3 Mass: 9st 9lbs To design: 8

Back to form with a bang coming down narrowly in the 6f Doncaster handicap (good to firm) last month. Save while traveling. William Buick won a handicap for the Chester team last week.

Snooze N You Lose

Coach: KR Burke Jockey: Clifford Lee Age: 3 Mass: 9st 8lbs To design: 11

Left his first effort well behind beating a later winner at Nottingham Maiden in August. Struggled at group 3/listed in the fall but better luck with lowered views on the way back. The court is going well.

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Coach:Nigel Tinkler Jockey: Rowan Scott Age: 3 Mass: 9st 2lbs To design: 2

Won the 10-runner novice course (6f), good) last September but far behind the re-opposing Mojomaker when he returned to Doncaster 19 days ago. Must have come a lot.

day man

Coach: David Loughnane Jockey: Rossa Ryan Age: 3 Mass: 9st 1lbs To design: 9

Much improved taking comfortably 7f Novice at Wolverhampton in March. Creditable fourth of 7 in Newbury’s 7f handicap since, but that underscores he needs a bit more of that sort of mark.

Fast and loose

Coach: Kevin Ryan Jockey:Tom Eaves Age: 3 Mass: 9st 1lbs To design: 3

Upgraded down only one neck to 6f Pontefract novice (heavy) 36 days ago. Goes back on a trip for his debut with a disability. Strikes like someone who should have more to offer.

The Cookstown Cafe

Coach: Kevin Ryan Jockey: Kevin Stott Age: 3 Mass: 9st 0lbs To design: 5

Coming from a good family, he showed a lot of talent when he hit the frame in inaugural/novice events last fall (C&D lately). One of the 2 disabled newcomers to the stable. The bets should help separate them.

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Coach: Ben Haslam Jockey: Andrew Mullen Age: 3 Mass: 8st 11lbs To design: ten

Colt from Ribchester who received a Novice 7f Musselburgh last month after suffering poor interference around 1f out. Showed an odd quirk, but has the potential to handicap even better now.

Matty too

Coach: Tim Easterby Jockey: Duran Fentiman Age: 3 Mass: 8st 7lbs To design: 6

Nursery pair 6f wins last year. Will likely be sharper for his recent Beverley reappearance but likely vulnerable to less exposed types in this formation.

Halong Bay

Coach: Adrian Keatley Jockey: Joanna Mason Age: 3 Mass: 8st 7lbs To design: 1

Returned an improved performer, winning handicaps at Catterick (7f) and Redcar (1m) last month. These were Class 6 events, however, so that’s a pretty big step up in rating.

Paddy Power ‘Here For The Craic’ Handicap Tips

Matt Chapman: SAMBURU could easily be a class above this lot. Trained by the Gosdens and ridden by Frankie Dettori, Kingman’s son scored at both Yarmouth and Salisbury, holding his own last time out on this trip to see a horse that ran well at Ascot. A rating of 88 might just be forgiving.

Rory Delargy: Samburu’s form is far from hot and I have serious doubts about him. He’s bound to improve and he could win but I’m on MOJOMAKER’s side for William Buick and David Loughnane. He is a solid performer for an underrated stable. His horses frequently under bet. The Buick reservation is strong and there are 7f left.

race station: Samburu, for the Gosden yard, has obvious pretensions but THE COOKSTOWN CAFU and Fast And Loose are two interesting alternatives from the Kevin Ryan stable. Cookstown Cafu’s latest 2-year-old effort was then given a nice boost by the winner who now has a 90 rating, while Fast And Loose has an equally solid look to him. Mojomaker completes the shortlist.

form of time: A race that to some extent revolves around Group 1 entry SAMBURU who has the potential to be a cut above that 0-90 level and is set to remain undefeated. There should be more to come from now crippling Fast And Loose, so he’s most feared ahead of Doncaster runners-up Mojomaker.

Ruby Walsh: I am with MOJOMAKER for William Buick and David Loughnane. He could have caught Al Barez at the line at Doncaster last month after starting late. He was only beaten on the nose and riding on a trip will suit him perfectly.

Jason Weaver: So far, SAMBURU hasn’t been fully extended in his runs to get the job done, including when he took the 7lb penalty to Salisbury last time out. He was still very rough and looked everywhere but was well ahead at the finish. That suggests we could see a pretty explosive display from him on a modest 88 rating now that he’s trying to handicap. Who knows where his handicapping ceiling is?



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