York

  • 16:50 Countrywide Freight Handicap7f

  • Winner £6,541 2nd £1,946 3rd £973 4th £486
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.19s
  • Off time: 16:52:06
16:50 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rough Rock (IRE) 20/1
2nd Fishforcompliments 11/2
3rd Slikback Jack (IRE) 20/1
4th Mujaadel (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 9-70701 Red and White stripes, Grey sleeves, Grey cap, Red star Shotley Mac 8
Distance Winner
6 9-10 b N Bycroft F Norton 80 16/117.00
3 (15) 544226 Navy Blue and Gold (quartered), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Standpoint 36
Distance Winner
4 9-10 R Hollinshead Graham Gibbons 80 11/112.00
4 (14) 3-22623 Royal Blue, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Fishforcompliments 3
Beaten Favourite
6 9-10 p R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 80 11/26.50
5 (2) 725782 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Summer Dancer (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
6 9-10 P T Midgley M Fenton 80 20/121.00
6 (11) 91-5146 Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Sarah's Art (IRE) 108
Distance Winner
7 9-9 t Stef Higgins S Sanders 79 12/113.00
7 (8) 704153 Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots River Falcon 10
Course Winner
10 9-8 J S Goldie W Buick 78 10/111.00
8 (5) 411136 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap King Of Eden (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
4 9-8 E J Alston D Allan 78 7/18.00
9 (13) 607014 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Mujaadel (USA) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-6 D Nicholls P Mulrennan 76 12/113.00
10 (16) 879504 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Billy Dane (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
6 9-6 v F P Murtagh I J Brennan (5) 76 12/113.00
12 (10) 1-26303 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Elusive Sue (USA) 18
3 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 77 10/111.00
13 (3) 374508 White, Red stripe, armlets and cap Istiqdaam 8
Distance Winner
5 9-0 b M W Easterby J P Sullivan (3) 70 22/123.00
14 (4) 555104 Red, Emerald Green epaulets Step In Time (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 73 18/119.00
15 (9) 865151 Emerald Green, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, hooped cap Commando Scott (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 8-12 D Carroll Neil Farley (7) 68 9/110.00
16 (17) D66473 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Slikback Jack (IRE) 33
3 8-11 J A Glover P McDonald 71 20/121.00
17 (18) 073261 Red, White inverted triangle and armlets Tevez 12
Distance Winner
5 8-11 p D Donovan Sophie Doyle (5) 67 12/113.00
18 (7) 514633 Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Rough Rock (IRE) 7
5 8-10 C A Dwyer Adam Beschizza (5) 66 20/121.00
Non runners
2 (6)109785Bond City (IRE)89-10G R OldroydBarry McHugh80
11 (1)629100Rio Cobolo (IRE)49-4Paul GreenD T Da Silva74

Verdict

FISHFORCOMPLIMENTS can win this, due reward for his consistency during a busy spell. Still well-handicapped despite a rise to a mark of 80, this reliable gelding looks likely to score over what is his optimum trip. Shotley Mac impressed when beating Summer Dancer, whilst King Of Eden steps up in trip but he might now be high enough in the weights after a very profitable summer. Istiqdaam needs a market check with the promise of more to come, Billy Dane is one of several who should ensure an honest gallop, whilst a visor may spark improvement in Geoff Oldroyd's Bond City. Rain would suit River Falcon, but along with Mujaadel and Commando Scott he commands respect regardless.