July 23 Racing Tips: Trevolli to bring out the best at York?

Planet Sport tipster Luke Elder is back to give you his steer on three horses racing at Ascot and York on Friday, July 23.

Put the beer away and the champagne on ice as Luke might have conjured up some red hot tips for another boiling July day.

3.35 Ascot - Alfred Boucher

Elder says: "The 3.35 at Ascot is a mile-and-a-half handicap that on numbers isn't the biggest field in the world, but it is a very competitive one all the same, with the likes of Valyrian Steel coming here for the Roger Varian yard off the back of a couple of wins on the all weather - on a hat-trick bid here today, has won on turf in the past, that should be no sort of issue.

"Similar sentiments apply to Labeebb, who has been running well in good races as of late. Was third behind the likes of Quickthorn last time around - that form has obviously worked out pretty nicely with Quickthorn winning at the Royal meeting - and was a good fifth at York the time before that."

"Back on faster ground here though for Labeebb could be a slight question mark. Has won on that in the past, but I do think we will look elsewhere with Alfred Boucher, who last time round I thought ran a massive race Windsor.

"Came from the back of the field - Strawberry Rock really dominated from the front along with a few others in that contest. The only other one to make it into that race from the rear of the field was Flyin' Solo who disappointed a touch in a weirdly run race at Newbury just the other day.

"But I do think Alfred Boucher is capable of better, and for Henry Candy and David Probert can go on better this time around."

6.00 York - Trevolli

Elder says: "The 6.00 at York is an intriguing race for female riders. Obviously Hayley Turner - one of the more sought after riders for these sort of races - has been snapped up by Andrew Balding with Dejame Paso who did win last time around.

"That was probably in a bit of a better race than this as well, but does have to come out now and prove himself once again, Just For Yuse is the other last-time-out winner in the race, who should be there, there abouts, but again not the biggest field in the world, and we're going to side with Trevolli.

"Who is a horse we've been waiting for for a little while. Used to be with the Adam West yard down in Epsom, now with Phillip Kirby, Amie Waugh taking the ride and a further five pounds off.

"I don't think they've really ran him over the right trip as of yet. There's been mainly over seven furlongs, up to a mile - this is over nine furlongs though - I think that will bring out the best in Trevolli.

"Did run a good race last time around at Wolverhampton, when I don't really think handling the track - it was a little bit too tight for Trevolli's liking.

"And did run well at Newcastle a couple of outings ago as well when finishing back in third.

"That was off the back of a success at Beverley.

"I know Trevolli's only one-from-nine, but I am convinced that over this sort of trip Trevolli will be seen to better effect.

"And this could be a nice little opening. So for Phillip Kirby and Amie Waugh, taking off that valuable five pound claim, I do think Trevolli will be pretty hard to beat."

8.00 York - Scottish Summit

Elder says: "One of the later races on the York card - albeit one of the more competitive ones - is the eight o'clock, a one mile handicap where plenty come into this contest in decent form and also with good chances.

"The likes of Kettle Hill - we haven't seen the best of as of yet - on paper he's bred to be pretty useful out of the very good race mare Sentaril.

"But only rated 85, we haven't seen her for a little while as well - the last time we did see Kettle Hill, was behind Defence Treaty back in April.

"Defence Treaty does run here as well, but doesn't really win all that often, is generally more of an each way angle into races.

"Potentially, that could be the way that he plays things today.

"But we're going to go elsewhere for the selection, that will be Scottish Summit.

"Who hasn't done that much wrong this season if you look at things; was tenth in the Lincoln. That wasn't a bad effort, did travel well into that contest and got into the race probably a little bit too soon, and with the likes of Haqeeqy in the race was always going to be a little bit too strong.

"And the last two efforts haven't been bad from Scottish Summit whatsoever. Was third at Doncaster last time around. Chased home Fishable at Ripon a couple of outings ago, I do think there's more to come from Scottish Summit, and off top weight, I think can go pretty close for the Geoffrey Harker yard.

"So the 8.pm at York - it's tough - but we will side with Scottish Summit."

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