Ebor Handicap tips and best bets from Paddy Power pundits for Saturday’s 3.35 at York

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The Ebor Handicap is a proper punting puzzle to unpack so we’ve tasked Paddy’s pundits to give us their best bets.

A maximum of 22 runners go to post in Saturday’s 15:35 at York on the final day of the Ebor Festival and Irish raider Earl Of Tyrone heads the betting as he bids to bring up a four-timer.

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The quality field also includes Copper Horse scorer Get Shirty, Group 3 winner Max Vega and Wednesday’s Stayers Handicap hero Alfred Boucher and the good news is Paddy’s paying six places each-way.

Our horse racing experts are here to give you a steer with their Ebor Handicap tips and you can find their selections plus the latest prices on the snazzy widgets below.

Ebor Handicap tips

Matt Chapman: Earl of Tyrone has been all the rage, but let’s keep the faith with JOHN LEEPER even though he was hopeless for me at Goodwood last time. The Ed Dunlop-trained one-time Derby hope is slow as an old boat, but he’s been crying out for a decent pace to run at over this trip and finally he gets the chance. Ironically he also gets Adam Kirby on board, who was taken off in the Derby in favour of Frankie Dettori only for Kirby to go and win the race on Adayar. An each-way chance.

Rory Delargy: Earl Of Tyrone will be up there but I’m going with OKITA SOUSHI for Joseph O’Brien. He’s got a mark of 106 and he’s very lightly raced. He ran a cracker in the Copper Horse at Royal Ascot in June and his form is solid. His high draw hasn’t put me off either.

Frank Hickey: EARL OF TYRONE’s form has taken off since joining Paddy Twomey this season. He had failed to win in eight starts for John Murphy for all he was running to a decent level. He was well backed on his debut for Twomey at Leopardstown on his seasonal reappearance and was staying on strongly for third over 10f.

He bolted up in a Bellewstown maiden at 1/5 and then followed up with a Curragh premier handicap win off 87 over 1m6f. He went to Limerick for a Listed race over a mile and a half and beat Raise You by over a length, though he was getting 3lbs.

Raise You then came out and won the Group 3 Leger Trial at the Curragh last week and the third, Inuit, was only beaten a neck in a Gowran handicap off a mark of 101. Earl Of Tyrone is 2lb well in here and looks to have really solid claims.

Timeform: EARL OF TYRONE hails from a yard which has really started to make a name for itself in Ireland in the last couple of years and it would appear he’s been laid out for this since his Limerick listed win in June. He can take this valuable prize back across the Irish Sea for the third time in the last 4 years but there are any number of dangers, headed by William Haggas pair Gaassee and Candleford. Licence and Okita Soushi are other Irish raiders with likely profiles.

Jason Weaver: Unlucky in this race a couple of seasons ago, RAYMOND TUSK has been knocking around in the top level handicaps for the last few runs over a mile & half, suggesting that with a return to this trip, the extra 2 furlongs will be bang up the street. He’s going to fly under the radar of a massive double-digit price and rates an each way play in one of the most open looking Ebor handicaps I can remember.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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