Garlick’s Goodies: Racing tips for York

Garlick's Goodies
Garlick's Goodies

Frankie Dettori stole the racing headlines last week following his win in the Epsom Derby on Golden Horn.

Having recorded the third fastest winning time in Derby history, the horse is obviously a serious talent.

His likely clash with star filly Treve in the Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe is a mouthwatering prospect.

My selection, Jack Hobbs, came second to give trainer John Gosden a one-two, a forecast that was tipped up in this column last week.

The pair filled the same positions in the Dante at York, proving once again that Yorkshire provides the most relevant trial in the run up to the big race.

There is racing again at York this weekend, with a great two-day fixture on Friday and Saturday.

The feature race on the opening day is a Fillies handicap over six furlongs.

A photograph has been needed to separate Gran Canaria Queen and Ridge Ranger in their last two meetings with honours being shared.

I’m hoping Tim Easterby’s mare, Gran Canaria Queen, can win their decider.

On the same card Dr Irv has run well at this meeting twice before and is entered for two races.

This horse was previously trained by Philip Kirby but moved in April to the in-form Middleham yard of Micky Hammond.

After three runs from his new stable, he has now dropped to a mark lower than his last win.

I expect a big run from whichever race he gets into.

It is Macmillan Charity day on Saturday, the biggest charity raceday in Britain.

The feature race is the Listed Ganton Stakes. David O’Meara is the leading trainer at York and I am hoping he runs Mondialiste.

This ex-French horse was second in the Lincoln on his first start in this country and ran a cracker when third in the Group 3 Sefton Stakes.

The second that day was Arod who franked the form with a runaway win at Epsom.

This lower class may be just what he needs.

The toughest race to call on Saturday is the 888Sport Charity Sprint.

Richard Fahey has a promising three-year-old called Robin Park who he hopes will develop into a top class sprinter.

If he gets into this field he will be of great interest, but is worth keeping an eye on wherever he runs next.

The opening race on Saturday is the Queen Mother’s Cup for lady amateur riders with the successful girl winning her weight in champagne.

O’Meara’s Hit The Jackpot is dropping to a favourable handicap mark and has been ridden by a female twice recently.

Whoever gets the ride on Saturday could really hit the jackpot and be the girl driving home with a boot full of champers!