York

  • 14:40 William Birch & Sons Ltd Handicap1m 208y

  • Winner £5,246 2nd £1,561 3rd £780 4th £390
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.41s
  • Off time: 14:42:32
14:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Barren Brook 11/2
2nd Negotiation (IRE) 33/1
3rd Count Bertoni (IRE) 16/1
4th One Scoop Or Two 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 55-1914 Dark green, yellow hollow box and star on cap Count Bertoni (IRE) 44
Beaten Favourite
4 9-7 D O'Meara D Tudhope 79 16/117.00
2 (14) 237525 Maroon, White stars, Orange sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Ours (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
8 9-6 p John Harris R Lucey-Butler (3) 78 28/129.00
3 (4) 90-7318 Yellow, White spots, Royal Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star Mountain Cat (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 9-5 Mrs K Burke R Winston 77 20/121.00
4 (13) 20-3525 Royal Blue, White star, Red and White striped sleeves and cap One Scoop Or Two 2
Distance Winner
5 9-5 R Hollinshead Graham Gibbons 77 13/27.50
5 (3) 38-8085 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Barren Brook 27
4 9-4 M W Easterby P Mulrennan 76 11/26.50
6 (7) 612230 Purple, Pink hoop Sharakti (IRE) 7
4 9-4 A J McCabe K T O'Neill (5) 76 25/126.00
7 (1) 9098-43 Maroon, white disc, maroon sleeves, white stars and cap Moheebb (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 9-3 b Mrs R Carr P McDonald 75 8/19.00
8 (9) 703315 Royal Blue, White chevron, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Red cap, White stars Gala Casino Star (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 73 8/19.00
9 (2) 41-64 Dark Blue, Pink seams, Pink cap, Dark Blue star Pirate Coast 14
4 9-0 T D Easterby D Fentiman 72 14/115.00
10 (6) 024313 Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Violent Velocity (IRE) 7
Beaten Favourite
8 9-0 J J Quinn S B Kelly (7) 72 12/113.00
11 (17) 532-549 Grey, Orange cross belts and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Desert Vision 27
Distance Winner
7 8-13 vt M W Easterby J P Sullivan (3) 71 33/134.00
12 (18) 01-0213 Red and royal blue stripes, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Mountrath 11
Beaten Favourite
4 8-12 v G L Moore K Fallon 70 9/110.00
13 (5) 50-0819 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Global 14
5 8-9 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 67 16/117.00
14 (12) 2416-23 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Grand Diamond (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
7 8-9 p J S Goldie A Mullen 67 16/117.00
15 (15) 547755 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, armlets and cap Negotiation (IRE) 10
5 8-8 M Quinn F Norton 66 33/134.00
16 (10) 5730/06 Yellow, Red yoke and cuffs, Black seams and cap Burza 14
Distance Winner
5 8-5 J Mackie Adrian Nicholls 63 40/141.00
17 (8) 32-4213 Black, Black and White check sleeves Spavento (IRE) 16
5 8-4 E J Alston Nathan Alison (5) 62 11/112.00
18 (11) 5004-27 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Brockfield 17
Beaten Favourite
5 8-3 M Brittain S De Sousa 61 16/117.00

Verdict

This isn't a great race by York's normal standards but it could be a good opportunity for GRAND DIAMOND to get off the mark for the season. Jim Goldie's charge stays further but is in good heart and only a pound higher than when successful over a similar trip at Ayr in August and, with several front-runners in opposition here, is likely to get the fast pace he requires. Moheebb had Ours behind when a close-up third at Carlisle 11 days ago and has a good draw, but Violent Velocity was beaten off a lower mark at Musselburgh last time and Gala Casino Star also looks to be back in the handicapper's grip now. Mountrath wasn't beaten far off his new mark at Goodwood, however, and makes more appeal than Spavento who is upped in grade today.