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Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival Tipping Challenge
Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival Tipping Challenge

Alex Hammond was a comfortable winner of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival Tipping Challenge with a total of £7,685.17 raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and New Beginnings Racehorse Rehoming Charity.

The Sky Sports Racing presenter raised £2075 of that on her own after a sparkling tipping performance and finished ahead of silver medallist Team Tim Easterby (£1300) and Ed Chamberlin (unable to raise a team) on £1250

Honorable mentions too to Richard Fahey (£700), who also ended the week as top trainer at the Festival, Michael Shinners (£700) and Team David O'Meara (£586.67).

The stocks are being prepared at Pontefract Castle for the two entrants who failed to trouble the scorer.

The final standings

🥇 1st Alex Hammond £2075

🥈2nd Team Easterby £1300.

🥉 3rd Ed Chamberlin £1250.

4th Team Fahey £700

5th Michael Shinners £700

6th Team O'Meara £586.67

7th Team Sporting Life £562.50

8th Team Johnston £511

=9th Oli Bell

=9th Jim McGrath

Sunday's Pontefract selections

  • Alex Hammond (£2075.00) - Sod's Law 3.20 - unplaced
  • Ed Chamberlin (£850) - Johnny Cavagin 5.40 - WON 3/1
  • Michael Shinners (£700) - First Dance 3.20 - unplaced
  • Team Tim Easterby (£600) - Regal Mirage 3.20 - WON 6/1
  • Team David O'Meara (£586.67) - Super Julius 5.40 - 2nd
  • Team Sporting Life (£562.50) - Young Tiger 5.40 - unplaced
  • Team Mark Johnston (£511) - King And Queen 2.50 - unplaced
  • Team Richard Fahey (£475) - Pop Dancer 2.20 - WON 6/5
  • Jim McGrath (£0) - King And Queen 2.50 - unplaced
  • Oli Bell (£0) - Tobeornottobe 5.40

Saturday's York selections

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  • Alex Hammond - Elarqam (3.15) - WIN - WON 7/1
  • Ed Chamberlin - Flying Pursuit (2.40) - WIN - Unplaced
  • Team Tim Easterby - Flying Pursuit (2.40) - WIN - Unplaced
  • Team Sporting Life - Jawwaal (2.40) - E.W - 3rd 11/1
  • Team Richard Fahey - Growl (2.40) - E.W - Unplaced
  • Team David O'Meara - Yabass (4.20) - WIN - Unplaced
  • Team Mark Johnston - Love Dreams (2.05) - WIN - Unplaced
  • Jim McGrath - Addeybb (3.15) - WIN - 2nd
  • Oli Bell - Hyperfocus (2.40) - WIN - Unplaced
  • Michael Shinners - Dakota Gold - E.W - WON 10/1

Friday's Thirsk selections

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  • Alex Hammond - Rose Of Kildare (3.55) - unplaced
  • Ed Chamberlin - Mondain (4.30) - WIN - WON 1/2
  • Team Tim Easterby - Local History (5.05) - WIN - unplaced
  • Team Sporting Life - Bushtucker Trial (3.55) - unplaced
  • Team Richard Fahey - Corndavon Lad (3.55) - unplaced
  • Team David O'Meara - Local History (5.05) WIN - unplaced
  • Team Mark Johnston - Mondain (4.30) - WIN - WON 1/2
  • Jim McGrath - Corndavon Lad (3.55) - unplaced
  • Oli Bell - Aberama (3.55) - unplaced
  • Michael Shinners - Shall We Begin (5.40) - WIN - unplaced

Friday's York selections

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  • Alex Hammond - Chance (6.00) - WIN - WON 9/4
  • Ed Chamberlin - Mustarrid (8.00) - WIN - unplaced
  • Team Tim Easterby - Garden Oasis (8.00) - EW - unplaced
  • Team Sporting Life - Baltic Baron (8.00) - WIN - 2nd
  • Team Richard Fahey - Frankellina (7.30) - WIN - unplaced
  • Team David O'Meara - Highwaygrey (6.00) - EW - 3rd 12/1
  • Team Mark Johnston - Frankellina (7.30) - WIN - unplaced
  • Jim McGrath - Frankellina (7.30) - WIN - unplaced
  • Oli Bell - Kirstenbosch (7.30) - WIN - unplaced
  • Michael Shinners - Spring Romance (6.30) - WIN - unplaced

Thursday's Doncaster selections:

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  • Jim McGrath - Lucky Number (7.55) - WIN - 3rd
  • Team Easterby - Golden Parade (8.25) - WIN - WON 5/2
  • Team O'Meara - Global Storm (6.15) - WIN - 2nd
  • Alex Hammond - Inhale (7.20) - WIN - WON 7/2
  • Michael Shinners - Mutabaahy (5.45) - E.W - 4th
  • Oli Bell - Ninjago (5.45) - WIN - 2nd
  • Ed Chamberlin - Inhale (7.20) - WIN - WON 7/2
  • Team Sporting Life - Lady Scatterley (7.55) - WIN - 2nd
  • Team Richard Fahey - Valdermoro (6.15) - WIN - WON 5/4
  • Team Mark Johnston - Rux Ruxx (7.20) - WIN - 3rd


Wednesday's Catterick Selections

  • Jim McGrath - Knightcap (3.10) EW - 5th
  • Team Easterby - Timetodock (4.10) WIN - 3rd
  • Team O'Meara - Ollivander (3.40) WIN - WON 4/6
  • Alex Hammond - Tomily (4.10) WIN - WON 11/4
  • Michael Shinners - Super Florence (5.10) EW - 8th
  • Oli Bell - Dragons Will Rise (4.40) EW - 8th
  • Ed Chamberlin - Spirit Of Zebedee (4.40) WIN - 3rd
  • Team Sporting Life - What A Business (3.10) WIN - 7th
  • Team Richard Fahey - Gold Venture (2.40) WIN - 4th
  • Team Mark Johnston - Percy Green (3.10) EW - 3rd 12/1

Monday's Beverley selections:

  • Jim McGrath - Dream Kart (6.25) WIN - 3rd
  • Team Easterby - Ginger Jam (7.00) WIN - WON 6/4
  • Team O'Meara - Ginger Jam (7.00) WIN - WON 6/4
  • Alex Hammond - John Caesar (9.00) EW - 2nd 6/1
  • Michael Shinners - Relight My Fire (8.30) EW - 13th
  • Oli Bell - Whims Of Desire (5.55) WIN - 8th
  • Ed Chamberlin - Ginger Jam (7.00) WIN - WON 6/4
  • Team Sporting Life - Seize The Time (6.25) - WON 2/1
  • Team Richard Fahey - Ginger Jam (7.00) WIN - WON 6/4
  • Team Mark Johnston - I Am A Dreamer (8.00) WIN - 4th

Sunday's Redcar selections:

  • Jim McGrath - One To Go (3.30) WIN - 3rd
  • Team Easterby - Mac Ailey (4.05) WIN - 9th
  • Team O'Meara - Muscika (5.15) WIN - 2nd
  • Alex Hammond - Mr Sundowner (3.30) EW - 6th
  • Michael Shinners - Oi The Clubb Oi's (6.15) WIN - 4th
  • Oli Bell - Mina Vagante (2.55) WIN - 2nd
  • Ed Chamberlin - Fume (4.05) EW - 11th
  • Team Sporting Life - The Armed Man (5.15) WIN - 4th
  • Team Richard Fahey - Gunnison (4.05) EW - 12th
  • Team Mark Johnston - Warning Fire (5.45) WIN - WON 10/11

Saturday's Ripon selections:

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  • Jim McGrath - 1.45 Calippo - 2ND
  • Team Easterby - 2.55 Amadeus Grey - 4TH
  • Team O'Meara - 2.55 Stagehand - 3RD
  • Alex Hammond - 2.55 Stagehand - 3RD
  • Michael Shinners - 3.30 Koeman - 7TH
  • Oli Bell - 3.30 My Reward - 2ND
  • Ed Chamberlin - 3.30 Mutamaded - 5TH
  • Team Sporting Life - 4.40 Battle Of Wills - WON 13/8
  • Team Richard Fahey - 4.40 Rowland Ward - 2ND
  • Team Mark Johnston - 4.40 Ideological - 5TH

Over £40,000 has been raised for charity since its inception in 2012 and the recipients of any proceeds in 2019 will once again be the Injured Jockeys Fund, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and New Beginnings, the Yorkshire-based racehorse retraining charity.

Sky Bet will offer £9,000 in charity bets during the Sky Bet Tipping Challenge. Each of the 10 tipsters involved is given £100 to stake per day (win or £50 e.w.) and the winnings are divided between the three charities.


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