Free horse racing tips and best bets from day one of the York Dante Festival

NOON STAR (3.10) has a pretty perfect pedigree – and she can emerge as a serious Cazoo Oaks contender at York today.

The daughter of super sire Galileo and six times Group One heroine Midday locks horns with Teona, the current second favourite for the Epsom Classic.

But preference is for Sir Michael Stoute’s filly who turned heads in the manner she won a novice event at Wetherby last month.

The form of that victory has since been franked by runner-up Loving Dream and the fourth Sherbet Lemon – and Noon Star was giving away 7lb.

She is a relaxed, straightforward filly and there was the promise of so much more to come.

Teona has been well punted for the Oaks but she has only won a small race on the all-weather.

MR CARPENTER (1.40) is fancied in the opening race of the three-day Dante meeting ,which is live on ITV4.

He won at 100-1 and 25-1 on the Knavesmire last summer and ran a solid race on his recent seasonal return. He is excellent value at 12-1 in the Sky Bet Race to the Ebor Jorvik Handicap.

His trainer, Tim Easterby, is always one to watch at this meeting and he could notch a double with PIVOTING (3.40), who ran well at Chester last week and is overpriced.

Ed Walker thinks the world of STARMAN (2.40) and he is tipped to take a cracking renewal of the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes before going on to even better things.

He will have to be at his best to see off Oxted and Art Power.

BIELSA (2.10) will be popular and with the ground on the slow side he is preferred to Manigordo in the Churchill Tyres Handicap.

The ITV4 cameras are also at Newton Abbot for one race where Paul Nicholls’ MON FRERE (2.25) should make short work of his rivals.


1.40 Mr Carpenter (nb)

2.10 Bielsa

2.40 Starman

3.10 Noon Star (Nap)

3.40 Pivoting

4.15 Jadhlaan

4.50 Flyin’ Solo


1.00 Presentandcounting

1.30 Cushuish

2.00 Oscars Reign

2.30 Moscow Spy

3.00 Beltor

3.30 No Fixed Charges

4.00 Yauthym

4.35 An Tailliur


1.15 Kimmins

1.50 Funky Sensation

2.25 Mon Frere

2.50 Rock On Rocco

3.20 Secret Potion

3.50 Jatiluwih

4.25 Salcombe


5.10 Wowsham

5.40 Slanelough

6.10 Cancan

6.40 Astute Boy

7.10 Bialco

7.40 Royal Chant

8.10 World Trip


5.20 Flip Mode

5.50 Selecto (trb)

6.20 Poderoso

6.50 Mr Curiosity

7.20 Harrier Hawk

7.50 Tajdid

8.20 Adace

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