York 1.55 tips – Channon runner Shore to go well

York 1.55 tips - Channon runner Shore to go well

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Betting Tip: Shore Step @ 12/1 with bet365

An impossible-looking sprint handicap to get proceedings underway and it’s no exaggeration to say you could back half the 20-runner field and still not be confident of landing on the winner. Dutch Masterpiece has been knocking on the door of late and might go off favourite, but you can’t be sure he will reverse Shergar Cup Dash form with Secretinthepark, who beat him a short head and is 1lb worse off today, and I’d rather back one each-way at a bigger price.

SHORE STEP is very tempting at Ladbroke’s 14/1 after a couple of fine runs here and in the Stewards’ Cup consolation race over 6f at Goodwood, where he led a furlong out before weakening slightly into fourth. The drop back in trip should therefore suit him and his trainer Mick Channon remains in good form, with the booking of Silvestre De Sousa taking the eye.

I’ve talked myself into backing him and will be throwing another dart at the race in the shape of rank outsider SINGEUR, a 33/1 shot with Coral. Rebecca Bastiman’s sprightly eight-year-old was spotted staying on into sixth in Saturday’s Great St Wilfrid Handicap, doing second best of the hold-up horses on ground that would have been softer than he likes.

A course and distance winner, he’s on a winning mark of 85 (has won off 97) and should be suited by the likely furious gallop of this contest. With races tending to develop down the centre of the track, his middle berth in stall 12 (Shore Step is in nine) is a other thing in his favour. He might not win but the place money alone is worth chasing.

Betting Tip: Shore Step @ 12/1 with bet365

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