York

  • 14:30 John Smith's Racing Handicap1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.24s
  • Off time: 14:33:21
14:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Capponi (IRE) 3/1
2nd Magaling (IRE) 18/1
3rd Charlie Cool 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 811219 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Charlie Cool 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-0 b Mrs R Carr R Winston 95 10/111.00
2 (6) 2-54710 Purple, White hooped sleeves, check cap Kiwi Bay 22
Distance Winner
5 9-12 M Dods T Eaves 93 22/123.00
3 (10) 531-110 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-11 L M Cumani K Fallon 92 5/16.00
4 (7) 935-945 Red, white triple diamond, white and red striped sleeves, white cap Webbow (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
8 9-10 N Tinkler S De Sousa 91 6/17.00
5 (13) 4-21504 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-7 M Dods P Makin 88 22/123.00
6 (9) 14-9321 Light Blue, Yellow star, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Mac's Power (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
4 9-6 t J R Fanshawe R L Moore 87 7/24.50
7 (12) 180-937 White, brown seams, white sleeves and cap Magaling (IRE) 21
4 9-4 M W Easterby J P Sullivan (5) 85 18/119.00
8 (2) 926487 Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Billy Dane (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 9-2 p F P Murtagh R Ffrench 83 20/121.00
9 (3) 121 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Capponi (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
3 9-2 M Johnston Greg Fairley 92 3/14.00
10 (5) 401-136 Beige, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Keys of Cyprus 23
Distance Winner
8 9-2 D Nicholls P M Quinn 83 28/129.00
11 (1) 5170-15 Light Blue and Yellow (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets Justonefortheroad 16
Distance Winner
4 8-13 R A Fahey P Hanagan 80 10/111.00
12 (8) 5-47041 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Toto Skyllachy 14
Distance Winner
5 8-12 J O'Reilly C Catlin 79 40/141.00
13 (4) 574746 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Mujaadel (USA) 23
5 8-9 p D Nicholls A Mullen 76 50/151.00

Verdict

DAY OF THE EAGLE can get back the Ascot losses at the main expense of Webbow, Capponi, Osteopathic Remedy and Mac's Power in a very competitive handicap. Luca Cumani's gelding went off as a joint favourite for the Buckingham Palace Stakes but was hampered and eased late on to eventually finish second-last. The return to a mile will be in his favour and he still looks capable of improving enough to win off his current rating of 92. Webbow is consistent but he hasn't won since August 2007, Osteopathic Remedy is a strong traveller who rates a danger if getting the gaps when needed, whilst Charlie Cool is a course winner and should be happier back in the north after an unsuccessful jolly to Sandown last time. Kiwi Bay is another who can bounce back from a poor last run, whilst Mac's Power sauntered home at Doncaster last time and even an 8lb higher mark may leave him well-treated. He was two lengths behind the selection at Newmarket in May but is 8lbs better off today and is entitled to get a lot closer. Also of interest is the unexposed and progressive colt Capponi. Mark Johnston has his horses in great nick and this three-year-old is only up 3lb for his Carlisle win last time. He has a good draw for a prominent racer and with his 9lb weight for age allowance he should go close. Justonefortheroad's form is solid and he might not be handicapped out of it just yet, whilst Keys Of Cyprus and Toto Skyllachy have been holding their form well in the north of late. Interesting stuff then but preference is for Day Of The Eagle.