2023 York Handicap Betting Odds at York racecourse

Thursday, 18 May 2023

The York racecard on Thursday 18 May looks really attractive and the action starts with the Lindum York Handicap. The going is set to be good for this encounter over five furlongs, with Whenthedealinsdone looking as though it will go off favourite and the five-year-old will be ridden by William Buick and there are sure to be plenty of bets on the market leader.

Mountain Peak and Alligator Alley are other runners who are prominent in the market, with Equilateral and Designer also marked out as potential candidates for success at the Knavesmire, with this looking like a good each-way betting race which kicks off Day Two of this York May meeting.

2023 York Handicap Tips

Whenthedealinsdone was the winner of a handicap race at Ascot last September although the five-year-old has failed to claim victory in any of his previous four outings. He was seen most recently at Goodwood Racecourse when finishing fourth out of six runners over five furlongs although the horse was slow to get into his stride on that occasion.

Mountain Peak has been away from the course for the best part of a year, although the eight-year-old is being respected by the bookies based on achievements thus far. Ed Walker saddles a horse that won the Betfred Heritage Handicap at Ascot on 9 July, with the horse then underwhelming at Ascot and the same thing happened at York.

Alligator Alley was also disappointing on the all-weather at Newcastle last time out, with the horse looking to rediscover the form that saw the charge enjoy a New Year’s Day win at Southwell, with that being the third successive win. However, Equilateral could be set to go well for Charles Hills and Ryan Moore is booked for this ride.

The horse’s past three outings were all at Meydan, with the horse finishing fourth in the Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint at odds of 20/1, with the runner having failed to win any of his previous nine outings. Ultimately, there is not one strong candidate who can claim a victory and that means it could be worth taking a couple of each-way picks against the field.