York 4.05 tips – Hill’s rivals have a mountain to climb

York 4.05 tips - Hill's rivals have a mountain to climb

Roger Varian

Gibbs Hill

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Betting Tip: @ 2/1 with bet365

Bookmakers are taking no chances with Roger Varian’s GIBBS HILL, who has been installed as 2/1 favourite with bet365, and the Stoke-based firm are right to be cautious as he’s chasing a hat-trick after easy handicap wins at Sandown last July and on his reappearance at Wolverhampton last month, where it was impressive how quickly he put daylight between himself and his nearest pursuers. A subsequent 9lb requires more from him this afternoon, but he’s clearly improving fast and showed he handled soft ground at the Esher venue.

His main market rival Fidaawy has done all his recent winning on fast ground and appeared to find conditions too testing when only fifth at Salisbury last September. He could do with the ground drying out a bit, but the softer the better for Cymro, who is back to his last winning mark and will strip fitter for his reappearance sixth at Pontefract. But I’m sticking with the favourite in the hope he drifts out a little on the day.

Betting Tip: @ 2/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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