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The Best Horse Racing Tips for Ascot & York on Saturday

The meetings at Ascot and York on Saturday afternoon feature plenty of high-class Horse Racing action ahead of next week’s Glorious Goodwood Festival. The main race of the day takes place at the Berkshire track courtesy of the King George V1 And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes.

We will provide a Horse Racing tip, preview and prediction for the Group 1 highlight at 3.35pm, along with Ascot’s valuable International Stakes (Heritage Handicap) at 3.00pm. While on York’s Knavesmire our Horse Racing tip comes in the ultra-competitive Sky Bet Dash at 2.40pm.

Our Tip for the 2.40pm at York:

It can only be a matter of time before the Anthony Brittain-trained Mondammej lands a decent sprint handicap following several near misses this season.

Beaten less than a length in third place over 5f on today’s course in May, the four-year-old son of Lope De Vega has gone on to record fine efforts at Epsom, Newcastle and Ascot. Finishing best of all at the Berkshire track, again over the minimum trip, the mount of Cam Hardie should appreciate the extra furlong on the Knavesmire and is fancied to gain a well-deserved victory.

Music Society and talented 5lb claimer Ella McCain should give Mondammej most to do.

Our Tip for the 3.00pm at Ascot:

Top weight Motakhayyel looked much better than a handicapper when turning Newmarket’s Bunbury Cup into a procession on his most recent start. Dane O’Neill’s mount, under a 3lb penalty, is 6lb well-in here and could easily end up by outclassing his rivals.

The horse who makes most appeal at the weights however is the Ralph Beckett-trained Star Of Orion, set to carry just 8st including the 5lb allowance of rider Laura Pearson.

The son of Footstepsinthesand, an easy winner at Newmarket last week, did little wrong in five starts as a juvenile, including when finishing a short head second in a valuable 20-runner sales race at the Curragh in September.

The gelding has shown form on ground ranging from good to firm to heavy, so the going should not prove an issue along with the trip of seven furlongs.

Our Tip for the 3.35pm at Ascot:

Only six runners, but a tremendous renewal of this famous Group 1 contest won in the past by champions such as Ribot, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard, Shergar and Dancing Brave to name just a few.

While multiple Group 1 winner Love heads the older brigade, the current Classic generation is represented by Cazoo Derby winner Adayar and narrow Irish Derby runner-up Lone Eagle.

The outcome however could easily be decided by the weather gods over the next couple of days, especially should the heavy thunderstorms forecast for the area on Saturday prove correct, a situation which would greatly enhance the chances of the David Menuisier-trained Wonderful Tonight.

The daughter of Le Havre has few peers when conditions are in her favour, as was the case over today’s course and distance on Champions Day last year and when running out an impressive winner of Royal Ascot’s Hardwicke Stakes on the fillies’ most recent start.

If the forecast rain fails to hit the Berkshire racecourse, it would be no surprise to see Wonderful Tonight declared a non-runner. On the other hand, a significant change in the going could see a wholesale gamble on the mount of Oisin Murphy.

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