York Ebor Festival Tips & Odds Day 1 – Wednesday, 17th August 2022

A look at the best racing tips for the opening day of the York Ebor Festival

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York Ebor Festival Tips for Wednesday are from the opening day of the fantastic Festival from York.

There are three Group fixtures lined up for the day’s action.

The headline act of the day is the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes in which the unbeaten Baaeed lines up as the big favourite.

We look at six of the day’s races from York Racecourse as the four-day Festival swings into action.

So here are the best of York Ebor Festival Tips for Wednesday, 17th August 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

13:50 Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2 handicap
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 22
Distance: 5f

Race Preview

DAKOTA GOLD could put in a bold effort on Wednesday in this handicap effort.

He is a former winner of the contest, having landed the victory in the 2019 renewal. That’s one of six victories that he has taken at the venue.

Dakota Gold has been in superb form recently, taking back-to-back runners-up finishes.

The latest of those was on a 6f spin at Ripon a couple of weeks ago.

DUSKY LORD is also being well-supported for the contest and he remains low-mileage and a big threat.

There was a victory recorded by him at the start of these on his reappearance to Newmarket.

On his latest effort, he found only one too good at Goodwood with the cheek pieces worn for the first time.

Connections shift over to the blinkers now in the hope for just a little more.

MAKANAH is another that warrants plenty of respect at York in Ebor racing tips. He shaped well in the Stewards Cup at Goodwood last time out.

There hasn’t been a victory for Makanah this season, including being defeated by Dakota Gold in May.

But Makanah has remained competitive and consistent. A good draw gives him a big shot.

For longer-odds considerations, COPPER KNIGHT comes into the frame because he has a spectacular record at York with six previous wins.

Under Wednesday’s rider, he claimed a victory at Chester in the summer. Copper Knight has been low par the last twice, but a revisit to York could perk him up.


Ones to watch: Makanah 10/1, Copper Knight 20/1 e/w

* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT on 16th August 2022 at Paddy Power)

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Ebor Festival 2022 Day 1

Wednesday, August 17th


14:25 Acomb Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Group 3
Age: 2-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 9
Distance: 7f

Race Preview

LOCAL DYNASTY will probably be a big player in this contest given the way he finished his debut run.

After getting out some greenness at Newmarket a couple of weeks ago, everything clicked and he landed an impressive win.

Local Dynasty could have a lot more to come as a high-class prospect. He probably won’t be far away.

MILL STREAM enters the calculations as well in the Acomb Stakes tips and he could so easily have been heading here on a hattrick.

After claiming a debut win at Doncaster, Mill Stream rattled the crossbar under penalty at Newmarket on his follow-up. That was against a potentially high-class rival as well.

Mill Stream is moved up in distance on Wednesday and that gives him every chance of landing the win.

INDESTRUCTIBLE was average at best on his debut, but he left that form behind when scoring at Windsor on his second racetrack appearance.

That victory was taken by a wide margin. Things came together well for him and then he produced a devastating turn of speed to power clear inside the final furlong.


Ones to watch: Local Dynasty 2/1, Mill Stream 10/3

* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT on 16th August 2022 at Paddy Power)

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15:00 York Great Voltigeur Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Group 2
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 1m 4f

Race Preview

SECRET STATE looks like being the one to beat in the Great Voltigeur Stakes on Wednesday.

Since a runner-up spot on his debut, Secret State has won his last four straight. Those were super competitive handicap contests.

Three weeks ago he scored at Glorious Goodwood. Before that, he had the beating of Deauville Legend by a head, despite giving that rival 4lb.

DEAUVILLE LEGEND gave Secret State a good run for his money at Royal Ascot receiving weight from that rival.

It has been a good progressive season by him regardless with two wins in four. The most recent of those was in the Group 3 Bahrain Trophy.

Under a penalty last time out, Deauville Legend impressed again with further progress in landing a second-place finish in the Gordon at Goodwood.

WALK OF STARS is interesting in this one as he looks like being a highly talented one if a bit quirky.

He landed a good win at the start of the season and was a close third to Deauville Legend in a Group 3 at Newmarket last time out, despite some of those quirks showing up.

AIKHAL is the other big player in this contest and is the leading Irish raider in this contest from Aiden O’Brien.

There was a good wide-margin score in a Group 3 at the Curragh by him 53 days ago. He moves up in trip and rates as a danger.


Ones to watch: Deauville Legend 7/2, Walk Of Stars 5/1

* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT on 16th August 2022 at Paddy Power)

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15:35 Juddmonte International Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Group 1
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 7
Distance: 1m 2f

Race Preview

BAAEED is the big player and probably is going to be one of the stars of the entire Ebor Festival.

He’s already been backed into an unappetising odds-on position for the Juddmonte. It’s been nine wins from nine runs by Baaeed in his career.

Baaeed has swept his way to facile victories in three big races already this year. He just doesn’t look like being slowed down.

MISHRIFF has form from the Coral-Eclipse to bring to the table when he was a runner-up in the Sandown contest on his penultimate run.

Mishriff impressed massively here last year when he swept the Juddmonte International Stakes so well.

His latest effort in the King George didn’t see him at his best. A return to York is likely going to see Mishriff get back on his game though.

NATIVE TRAIL gave Mishriff a great run for his money when they met in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

The Irish 2000 Guineas winner has made terrific strides this season. While he looks short for win purposes, his close third to Mishriff in the Coral-Eclipse gives him forecast claims.

Tip: BAAEED 2/5

Ones to watch: Mishriff 7/2, Native Trail 8/1

* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT on 16th August 2022 at Paddy Power)

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16:10 York Stayers Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 15
Distance: 2m

Race Preview

MASTER MILLINER looks likely to give a good account of himself, as he has a good record here at York.

It’s been two wins from three at course and distance before from him. Master Milliner arrives on a hattrick bid after scoring at Kempton and Goodwood on his latest efforts.

SOAPY STEVENS is another of the competitive-looking threats in this one.

He claimed the fourth run at Goodwood last time out, despite it not being a clean cohesive run by any stretch.

Soapy Stevens had gone there on a hattrick after a good couple of wins at Chester and Newmarket.

HAVEYOUMISSEDME continues to look nice and consistent although the wins are missing from his results.

He has been travelling well in defeat though this term up to 2m. The extra challenge here could bring more from him and piques interest as a longer-odds pick.

ALFRED BOUCHER could well benefit from the booking of William Buick for Wednesday’s run at York.

Alfred Boucher has taken second place in his last two runs, both efforts at Chester. He has the distance in him and a top jockey gives him a boost.


Ones to watch: Alfred Boucher 13/2, Soapy Stevens 11/2

* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT on 16th August 2022 at Paddy Power)

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16:45 Fillies Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 2
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 19
Distance: 5f

Race Preview

CUBAN BREEZE has produced plenty of winning form this year, so is expected to make her presence felt.

It’s been five wins by her in 2022. The latest of those was taken at Windsor earlier this month in a competitive fixture.

Cuban Breeze has Ryan Moore booked as well, and looks certain to bring a big run to the table.

SANDBECK is seeking a hattrick in midweek after really finding her footing well this season.

It’s been three wins in four runs for her this year since joining her new year. The latest win for Sandbeck was at Doncaster 7 weeks ago.

This is a tougher fixture for her but she is not without reasonable claims.

PINK CRYSTAL is shortlisted material for Ebor Festival racing tips as well in this uber-competitive fillies’ handicap.

She is seeking a hattrick after some impressive runs recently. She churned out a career-best to score at Brighton 12 days ago, beating an in-from rival.

One final one to be interested in is INTERNATIONAL GIRL who receives an extra 7lb rise for a recent score.

That victory was a big effort here at York on a 6f trip from a poor draw. International Girl still got the victory by a couple of lengths.


Ones to watch: Pink Crystal 5/1, Interioantal Girl 8/1

* (odds recorded 21:16 GMT on 16th August 2022 at Paddy Power)

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Paddy Power Acomb Stakes Betting Offer

For the Acomb Stakes on Wednesday at the York Ebor Festival, bookmaker Paddy Power has a promotion running.

Make a bet of up to £10 on the 14:25 York. If your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the contest, get your stake back as a free bet.

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The offer applies to singles placed pre-race only and exclusively for the 14.25 York, Wednesday, August 17th.

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Ebor Festival 2022 Thursday, August 18th

13:50: Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2)
14:25: Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes
15:00: Clipper Logistics Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
15:35: Darley Yorkshire Oaks (British Champions Series Race) (Group 1)
16:10: British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed)
16:40: OR8wellness ebf stallions Nursery Handicap
17:20: British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Stakes

Ebor Festival 2022 Friday, August 19th

13:50: Sky Bet Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
14:25: Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (British Champions Series Race) (Group 2)
15:00: Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (British Champion Series Race) (Group 1)
16:10: Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Stakes
16:40: British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes
17:20: Sky Bet Mile Stakes

Ebor Festival 2022 Saturday, August 20th

13:50: Sky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3)
14:25: Sky Bet Melrose Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
15:00: Sky Bet City of York Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Sky Bet Ebor (Heritage Handicap)
16:10: Sky Bet Constantine Stakes
16:40: Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed)
17:15: Sky Bet Finale Stakes