York

  • 15:05 sunbets.co.uk Handicap1m 2f 56y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.45s
  • Off time: 15:06:20
15:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Defoe (IRE) 5/2
2nd Society Red 16/1
3rd Emenem 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (11) 31-435 Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Temple Church (IRE) 19
3 9-7 H Morrison S Donohoe 98 1001
2 (6) 120-1 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Defoe (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R Varian Harry Bentley 98 1001
3 (9) 125-64 Black, light green and black chevrons on sleeves, light green cap Star of Rory (IRE) 36
3 9-2 Tom Dascombe P Makin 93 1001
4 (8) 680-623 Silver, tassel on cap Bear Valley (IRE) 9
3 9-0 M Johnston J Garritty 91 1001
5 (2) 13135-5 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Teofonic (IRE) 55
3 8-13 M Johnston R Ffrench 90 1001
6 (12) 36210-2 Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap Appointed 35
3 8-11 T D Easterby Rachel Richardson (3) 88 1001
7 (4) 01-1512 Light blue, royal blue epaulets, royal blue sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap, black star Emenem 28
Distance Winner
3 8-10 S Dow J F Egan 87 1001
8 (5) 7-11 Navy, navy sleeves, gold armlets, gold cap Meteor Light (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
3 8-9 h E F Vaughan Adam Beschizza 86 1001
9 (7) 334-100 Pink and white diamonds, pink sleeves and cap Cullingworth (IRE) 35
3 8-6 R A Fahey Barry McHugh 83 1001
10 (1) 4-21 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Everything For You (IRE) 75
3 8-4 K A Ryan S A Gray 81 1001
11 (10) 3334-31 Red, large white spots, black cap The Statesman 14
3 8-3 Ian Williams M Dwyer 80 1001
12 (3) 62-6304 RED and BLACK diamonds, RED sleeves, BLACK armlets, WHITE cap Society Red 21
3 8-0 R A Fahey J P Sullivan 77 1001

Verdict

Defoe has been hit with a 10lb rise for an impressive reappearance in this class at Newbury though it's unlikely to prevent another big run despite being on the same mark as the Listed class Temple Church. Meteor Light completed a double in a minor Leicester handicap and takes a big leap in class off 6lb higher but Mark Johnston has chances with BEAR VALLEY and Teofonic with the former getting the vote. He produced his best run to date when third behind Atty Persse in the King George V Handicap at Ascot and though that was over further the drop in trip shouldn't pose a problem. The Statesman is on the upgrade though it was very fast ground when he scored at Sandown.