York races tips: Paddy Power’s 3 best bets for Wednesday at the York Ebor Festival

The big man has been studying the form for this one - and he revealed all on our From the Horse's Mouth York Festival special podcast this week.


2.45pm – Gear Up

It’s hard enough to weigh up the form as some of them are inexperienced but the one I liked was Gear Up basically because he won the first time out over course and distance.

I know York isn’t the most difficult track for horses to get used to but maybe there’s a teeny something in that so Gear Up for me.

2.45pm – Mogul

I’m going to tip up Mogul as he was in form at Goodwood last time.

He’s obviously very highly thought of but disappointed three times in a row before the last day when well fancied and well-touted you’re wondering, ‘what the hell’s going on here?’.

But maybe the penny finally dropped last time out and I think if that’s the case he might just go and put a sequence together.

He’s down to a Group 2, I can’t say I think he’s a certainty or anything – he’s probably short enough for a horse that’s not that reliable – but I’m taking a chance that the penny’s dropped and he’ll go on a run now.


3.15pm – Ghaiyyath

I really want to tip up Magical because I love her, but because we’re at York and in my head York is a front-runners’ track, it’s probably the ideal track to pick for Ghaiyyath.

It’s just a horse that seems to be on the up. The form is decent so far and just because of the track here I think Ghaiyyath will probably win, even if we can’t get too excited about the price.

Paddy’s pick of the punts @ York

2.45pm – Gear Up
2.45pm – Mogul
3.15pm – Ghaiyyath

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