Tip of the day: My Prophesy

  • By: Ben Linfoot
  • Last Updated: June 13 2014, 16:39 BST

Ben Linfoot heads to the Knavesmire for his tip of the day and is prepared to wait until the lucky last.

Jason Hart: Rides Prophesy in the finale at York today
Jason Hart: Rides Prophesy in the finale at York today

PROPHESY - 5.15 York

There's good racing everywhere you look today with meetings at York, Musselburgh, Sandown, Aintree, Goodwood, Chepstow and Clonmel.

Picking just one horse to carry your cash isn't easy when there are several on the radar and personally I will be having some sort of life-changing yankee just because the sun is shining and I can.

Rainbow Rock will be the heartbeat of the yankee. I've backed him (unsuccessfully) on all of his starts this season but after his agonising head second at Southwell last time I'll trust him to finally do the business today in a first-time visor up at Musselburgh.

Hopefully Joe Fanning will jump out quickly and make all (never headed) as he has the stamina and really looks like he'll thrive once he tackles 10 furlongs.

But, despite my obsession with The Rock, I couldn't put him up as the tip of the day. He's a bit uneasy in the market and on today's ground there is a chance he could be done for speed.

So, it's to York we go and the final contest, the Jigsaw Sponsorship Services Apprentice Stakes and though it is a bit of a puzzle, PROPHESY could well be the missing piece at a backable price.

Saved By The Bell is the improving form horse here, but a 7lb rise could halt his winning run and the selection can be the one to profit as he's become well handicapped and goes well here.

Trained by Aidan O'Brien in his youth, Prophesy did most of his racing for Declan Carroll and has won and placed several times off higher marks than today's rating of 73.

Tim Easterby has only had him this season and has been getting to know him in three runs, the best of which was last time at Pontefract with today's jockey Jason Hart on board.

He held him up that day, but he usually races more prominently and from stall seven at York this afternoon I'd expect him to race closer to the leaders. It's a tactic that has worked well for him here in the past and can do so again with first-time cheekpieces applied to sharpen him up a bit.

At 12/1 he looks a solid each-way bet. He's by no means a good thing, but Hart is one of the best jockeys in the race and his mount has plenty in his favour including being one of the best-handicapped horses in the line-up.