York

  • 14:00 TSG Nursery6f

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.22s
  • Off time: 14:02:24
14:00 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aeolus 9/1
2nd Musical Comedy 11/2
3rd Sherston 20/1
4th Penina (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (20) 315 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Storm Trooper (IRE) 18
2 9-7 R Hannon R L Moore 87 14/115.00
2 (16) 51 Yellow, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Royal Blue cap Aeolus 27
Distance Winner
2 9-5 E S McMahon Graham Gibbons 85 9/110.00
4 (5) 812 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Musical Comedy 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 85 11/26.50
5 (13) 21235U White, maroon cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Mr Matthews (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
2 9-4 K R Burke D Tudhope 84 20/121.00
7 (14) 628 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Iftaar (IRE) 14
2 8-13 C Hills P Hanagan 79 10/111.00
8 (18) 124173 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Kickboxer (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
2 8-13 M R Channon S Hitchcott 79 6/17.00
9 (12) 215 White, dark green and white hooped sleeves Smart Salute 41
Distance Winner
2 8-13 Ed Walker T G McLaughlin 79 14/115.00
10 (9) 552625 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop and sleeves, White cap The Hooded Claw (IRE) 6
2 8-11 T D Easterby D Fentiman 77 8/19.00
11 (15) 4122 Red, purple and white hooped sleeves, purple cap Makin The Rules (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
2 8-11 J J Quinn Oisin Murphy (5) 77 11/26.50
12 (6) 431 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Spiceupyourlife (IRE) 113
Distance Winner
2 8-10 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 76 22/123.00
13 (3) 62219 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Disclosure 24
Distance Winner
2 8-10 p B Smart D Allan 76 66/167.00
15 (2) 533 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Sherston 14
2 8-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 73 20/121.00
16 (17) 2559 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Bahamian C 33
2 8-6 R A Fahey Barry McHugh 72 20/121.00
17 (1) 637 White, red cross of lorraine, red cap Tancred (IRE) 46
2 8-6 P W Chapple-Hyam Martin Lane 72 25/126.00
18 (10) 1 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Rozene (IRE) 23
2 8-4 T D Barron A Mullen 70 18/119.00
19 (19) 195782 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Neighbother 1
2 8-3 R A Fahey P Mathers 69 25/126.00
20 (8) 81 Maroon, grey star, grey sleeves, maroon armlets, quartered cap Penina (IRE) 177
2 8-0 B Ellison Raul Da Silva 66 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (7)232415Captain Midnight (IRE)29-5D H BrownG Lee85
6 (4)2201Sandra's Diamond (IRE)29-3K DalgleishT Eaves77
14 (11)5235Pennine Warrior28-7S DixonJordan Vaughan73

Verdict

Kickboxer and Musical Comedy fought out a finish at Haydock with the former just prevailing. He hasn't run badly in subsequent outings but was beaten 4l by Storm Trooper at Sandown earlier. The latter has since run moderately at Leicester and has plenty of weight while the race that Spiceupyourlife won at Ripon hasn't worked out particularly well. Makin The Rules has run well in two similar races after his maiden success and his rider's claim is a bonus but it was impossible not to be impressed with the victory of AEOLUS at Chester. Ed McMahon's colt overcame trouble in-running to score by 7l and with more to come he'll take all the beating.