York 2.25 (Lonsdale Cup) tips – Skyline a value place bet

York 2.25 (Lonsdale Cup) tips - Skyline a value place bet

Desert Skyline

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Betting Tip: @ Desert Skyline each-way @ 20/1 with ladbrokes

It’s difficult to look past STRADIVARIUS and bookmakers agree as John Gosden’s standout stayer is no bigger than 2/5 at the time of writing, having won Cup races here and at Ascot and Goodwood this season. Success at the latter track took him one step away from picking up a cool £1million bonus and few would bet against that happening . He does, however, have a penalty to defy and it’s slightly concerning that only horse has done that in the last decade, that being Opinion Poll in 2011, who was the only horse in that time to complete the Goodwood Cup-Lonsdale Cup double.

According to the official ratings Stradivarius hasn’t improved this year – his mark of 118 is the same now as when beaten into third at Ascot last October – which might suggest his rivals are not entirely without hope here. One in particular who has a chance on bare form is DESERT SKYLINE as he has a 6lb pull for the three lengths he was beaten here in May. He’s not been in quite the same form the last twice but his latest sixth at Goodwood is better than it looks as he was hampered at a key stage. So if he puts his best foot forward he might just give the favourite something to think about and Ladbrokes’ 20/1 is far each-way.

Betting Tip: @ Desert Skyline each-way @ 20/1 with ladbrokes

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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