Horse Racing Tips: Mick Fitzgerald’s 5 picks for ITV Racing’s coverage at York and Newbury on Sunday

Mick's on the hunt for more winners at York and Newbury on Sunday.

Mick Fitzgerald


There’s another feast of action to enjoy on ITV Racing this Sunday. York and Newbury provide the action and I have 5 to thrive for you.

13.55 York Ventura Rebel

Ventura Rebel has not enjoyed the greatest of luck up ’til now, he should have won the Norfolk stakes at Royal Ascot last year but for a troubled passage. He ran well in the Commonwealth Cup over 6f and was keeping on at the finish there. He is a strong traveller and will get away with this 7f. I think he will pounce late and win.

14.30 York Danzeno

I love a good sprint at York and watching these lot come hurtling down the track is a hell of a sight. I am going for one of the old timers in here with Danzeno getting the nod.

It’s hard to believe he has never won at York but he has run well here in the past. He had a nice warm up the other day and I think this is made for him.

The other one that will run well is Duke of Firenze. He has won here and ran a super race last time at Donny. He is weighted to run a big race but Danzeno is the number one!


15.05 York Living In The Past

Jovial represents Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore, what’s not to like? A very nice run at Haydock last time sees this one as fav but the one I like is trained by Karl Burke.

Living in The Past won at York last year beating Liberty Beach, she was disappointing in the Breeders Cup but you can forgive any horse a poor run out there. She is great value especially at a each way price.

Let’s look at a couple of races over at Newbury which we’ll also be showing on ITV Racing.

14.15 Newbury Silent Echo

Silent Echo is trained by Simon Hodgson now but used to run for Peter Hedger who I used to ride for. This lad has knocked on the door of lots of big races and wasn’t beaten far last time at Ascot.

This track will really suit and as he’s untouched by the handicapper after that eye-catching run last time he can collect here.

15.25 Newbury Pablo Escobarr

A few of these are on retrieving missions after disappointing. Fox Tal heads the market and will be happier on this drying ground, Prince Eiji ran well at Ascot in the Wolferton but the one I like in here is Pablo Escobarr.

This lad ran well in a messy race at Newmarket having been racing in Dubai. Some of his form reads really well and he is the one for me.

Good luck!

Mick Fitz’s best bets for ITV Racing’s coverage on Sunday

13.55 Ventura Rebel
14.30 Danzeno
15.05 Living In The Past

14.15 Silent Echo
15.25 Pablo Escobarr


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