Horse Racing tips: Pundits’ selections for Paddy’s Free to enter Pick 5 game at York on Thursday

There’s £/€10k up for grabs on Thursday & Friday in our new game and Paddy's panel are here to help.


Paddy’s Pick 5 game is back with bumper midweek editions for the York Ebor Festival, which gives you lucky lot a chance to win £/€10k every day from Wednesday to Friday!

Last weekend saw one winner of our regular Saturday £/€25k jackpot after six players shared the £/€25k jackpot the weekend before.


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It’s super easy to play and even easier to get involved (see below). There’s £/€10k up for grabs as York swings into action for day two on Thursday. All you have to do to land the cash is pick five winners. That’s it!

And here to help with those selections are our top tipping taskforce of Ruby Walsh, Rory Delargy, Jason Weaver, Mick Fitzgerald and Matt Chapman. Here’s what this lot fancy for Thursday’s selected races at York.

13:50 Lowther Stakes

Ruby: I wouldn’t be worried about Dramatised being in stall one and I think she’ll win.

Rory: Dramatised will improve again for the step up to 6f having kept on powerfully at Ascot.

Jason: Maria Branwell was going through the grades very smoothly and ran an absolute cracker in the Queen Mary at the Royal meeting.

Mick: Dramatised is the one to beat. She was so impressive at Royal Ascot that I can’t go against her.

Matt: I suspect Dramatised will show she’s a cut above this lot for Danny Tudhope.

14:25 Premier Yearling Stakes

Ruby: The step up in trip will really suit Redemption Time. He ran at Royal Ascot behind The Ridler in the Norfolk.

Rory: I was impressed with how professional Matching Sox was when winning on his debut at Kempton despite the favourite running waywardly in front.

Jason: Redemption Time should appreciate the step up to 6 furlongs today and he looks a big player.

Mick: Redemption Time is highly regarded by connections and is definitely better than he showed at Royal Ascot.

Matt: Redemption Time is better than his Norfolk run suggests and I presume he has been laid out for this big prize.


15:00 Clipper Logistics Handicap

Ruby: Escobar, who likes it at York, showed signs of life at Goodwood as well.

Rory: Cruyff Turn won this here a year ago and can make it 3-3 at the track.

Jason: Ouzo has winning form here previously for the Hannon team and doesn’t look badly weighted.

Mick: Cruyff Turn is a solid performer and Tim Easterby’s charge is a solid performer on a good handicap mark.

Matt: Cruyff Turn was a good winner at this track in May. He disappointed at Royal Ascot but was back to form last time.

15:35 Yorkshire Oaks

Ruby: I’m going to go against Alpinista as I find it hard to get a handle on her form. I’m going to side with Tuesday.

Rory: I think Alpinista is too big here and she rates banker material. She’s head and shoulders above her rivals in my eyes.

Jason: Alpinista seems flexible as regards to conditions so the forecast shower or two up in Yorkshire hold no fears whatsoever.

Mick: Ballydoyle thought enough of Tuesday to run her in the Irish derby. It didn’t work out but she is smart and could be too good for these fillies.

Matt: I have no problem putting up Alpinista here. I’m not worried about her form being abroad as she’s clearly very good.

16:10 Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes

Ruby: I’m with Golden Lyra. The form is strong and she looked a cut above when winning at Kempton the last day.

Rory: Voodoo Queen could be underrated given her progress to date. Kept on well over 1m2f last time.

Jason: Golden Lyra will surely appreciate the galloping nature of this venue on her return to the turf.

Mick: Golden Lyra was fancied on debut but ran a little green. She then made no mistake at Kempton and can continue that improvement today.

Matt: Golden Lyra has done little wrong in three starts and appears a promising type. Stays well.

Now, before you make your picks, here’s a quick reminder of those all-important rules…

We’ll be putting up five races every day and if you can select the winner in each one you’ll bag the £/€10k daily prize at York, until we revert to the £/€25k jackpot on Saturday. All you need to do is select the winner in each one and you’ll be in with a chance of bagging that sweet, sweet cash. If there’s more than one winner – then the winnings will be split.

Paddy’s Pick 5 is available for new and existing customers with registered Paddy Power accounts in Ireland and the UK, aged 18 or over.

Customers can only qualify once for each draw and prizes will be paid out within 72 hours of the game ending.

The ever-thrilling T&Cs can be found here and you must submit your entries before the first race of Paddy’s Pick 5 is off. Good luck!


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