York 2.10 tips – Palmer’s charge can put the Squeeze on bookmakers

York 2.10 tips - Palmer's charge can put the Squeeze on bookmakers

Hugo Palmer

Spanish Squeeze

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Betting Tip: Spanish Squeeze @ 10/3 with bet365

A competitive opener but it could pay to concentrate on the four-year-olds as that age group has supplied eight of the last 12 winners. This narrows the 14-runner field down to seven and they include the Ralph Beckett-trained top weight Pacify, who was a cracking second to Dark Red (a winner again since) on his reappearance at Epsom and should come on for that run. He must be thereabouts as should Kevin Ryan’s Erik The Red, who also finished second on his comeback run, finishing best of all over a mile at Haydock, and is sure to be suited by stepping back up in trip.

However, narrow preference is for Hugo Palmer’s SPANISH SQUEEZE. A Kempton maiden winner at two, he has had his problems since and was restricted to just three runs last term, doing best when beaten a nose at Chelmsford in November. Now a four-year-old, he could be ready to make up for lost time with his trainer saying in a Stable Tour that he had been problem-free for a good while now and nominating this race as the gelding’s starting point. Newmarket-based trainers have supplied none of the last 11 winners and seven were running for the first time that season, so the selection ticks that particular box and his high draw in stall 12 can be seen as another positive – horses exiting from stalls one, two and three have a combined record of just 3-108 in course and distance handicaps with 14 runners or more. Just for good measure, Ryan Moore is booked to do the steering.

Betting Tip: Spanish Squeeze @ 10/3 with bet365

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