York

  • 14:40 ladbrokes.com Handicap1m 208y

  • Winner £17,485 2nd £5,203 3rd £2,600 4th £1,299
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.30s
  • Off time: 14:42:03
14:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Confront 8/1
2nd Sarrsar 14/1
3rd Kay Gee Be (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 6010-00 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Harrison George (IRE) 30
Course Winner
6 10-0 R A Fahey George Chaloner (7) 105 20/121.00
2 (16) 067654- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Confront 285
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-11 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 102 8/19.00
3 (17) 214368- Pink, Dark Blue cross belts Classic Punch (IRE) 220
8 9-10 D R C Elsworth A Kirby 101 33/134.00
4 (6) 10-0430 BLACK and WHITE (halved), BLACK sleeves, WHITE armlets, BLACK cap Tiger Reigns 42
5 9-8 M Dods P Makin 99 25/126.00
5 (13) 00-3031 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Balcarce Nov (ARG) 10
6 9-5 T P Tate J P Spencer 96 10/111.00
6 (10) 0-04500 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 7
7 9-3 M Dods F Tylicki 94 28/129.00
7 (3) 3311-60 Royal blue Sarrsar 12
Distance Winner
4 9-2 v1 Saeed bin Suroor N Callan 93 14/115.00
9 (12) 320800 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Gigha (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
6 9-1 M Johnston R Ffrench 92 33/134.00
10 (7) 478-141 RED, BLACK sash, RED and YELLOW hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap Kay Gee Be (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 91 9/25.50
11 (4) 5287-04 Dark Blue, Red braces, striped sleeves, Red cap Vainglory (USA) 8
Distance Winner
7 8-13 D M Simcock Laura Pike (5) 90 9/110.00
12 (8) 270-742 Orange, Dark Green disc Leviathan 16
4 8-12 A G Newcombe F Sweeney 89 6/17.00
13 (11) 2/17-850 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Itlaaq 31
5 8-12 M W Easterby P Mulrennan 89 20/121.00
14 (9) 5-00844 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Charlie Cool 23
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-11 b Mrs R Carr R Winston 88 8/19.00
16 (15) 2P-9258 Maroon and Royal Blue diamonds, Maroon sleeves, White cap Cheers For Thea (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 8-10 bt T D Easterby D Allan 87 16/117.00
17 (1) 056-822 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Tartan Trip 23
Beaten Favourite
4 8-10 v A M Balding J Fortune 84 6/17.00
Non runners
8 (14)4521-09Gunner Lindley (IRE)49-1B W HillsMichael Hills92
15 (5)0-08330Camerooney88-10B EllisonGraham Gibbons87

Verdict

Jamie Spencer rode Distant Memories to victory in this a year ago for Tom Tate and the pair team up again with the admirable Balcarce Nov, who made all for an impressive victory over Al Zir in a three-horse race at Nottingham. Confront has generally performed at a much higher level and dead-heated for a Listed event here in 2009. A long absence shouldn't be a problem and he's on the short-list as is Leviathan, who ran a superb race behind Dunn'o at Sandown last time. Kay Gee Bee is in the form of his life and though 5lb higher for his Ripon victory still looks a threat as he's run well from this mark in the past. Charlie Cool and Sarrsar are held on that Ripon run while the consistent Tartan Trip is out of the handicap. VAINGLORY appeared unlucky in-running behind Dance And Dance at Epsom last week and hopefully Laura Pike can steer a clear path through this big field and gain compensation.