2023 Churchill Tyres Handicap Betting Odds at York racecourse

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Khanjar might be one of the youngest runners in the field for the Churchill Tyres Handicap, although the four-year-old arguably boasts the most class. Having won on more than one occasion as a three-year-old, the William Haggas-trained charge will now take his place against up to twenty-one other rivals for a share of the spoils at the Knavesmire.

Dakota Gold is a much older pretender who has been around the block and clocked up several wins during his career, with Bielsa also in a similar age category and this could be a popular option among Leeds United supporters. However, it’s an open field of runners and it could pay to consider a few different each-way options here.

2023 Churchill Tyres Handicap Tips

Khanjar has had a lengthy absence away from the racecourse, although the bookmakers are still respecting the chances of this four-year-old in this York showdown. Last time out, it was a disappointing second last at Redcar in the beginning of October, with a disappointing showing at Ayr preceding this although there was a handicap victory at Haydock at the beginning of September.

Dakota Gold was third last time out, with the nine-year-old hitting the frame over five furlongs at Pontefract and there was a six-furlong win at Doncaster on 21 October, with Michael Dods citing this charge as one of his best chances of the meeting, with the horse potentially coming towards the end of his career and we can’t anticipate progression.

Bielsa was second in a handicap race at Redcar last month, with the Kevin Ryan-trained runner losing to Twelfth Knight by a solitary length, with that coming after some disappointing performances at the back end of last year when finishing well down the order at Chester, Ayr and York.

Badri is an interesting runner for trainer Ruth Carr who was able to score over five furlongs on soft ground at Beverley last time out, with that victory coming by more than four lengths. There were also two victories on the all-weather at Newcastle earlier this year, with Aleezdancer a talented four-year-old who also goes for Kevin Ryan.