York

  • 14:30 Novus Handicap5f

  • Winner £12,291 2nd £3,658 3rd £1,828 4th £914
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.29s
  • Off time: 14:31:33
14:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Take Cover 5/1
2nd Kyleakin Lass 16/1
3rd Pearl Blue (IRE) 12/1
4th Above Standard (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (19) 7142-53 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets, red cap Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-7 b1 G R Oldroyd G Lee 95 8/19.00
2 (10) 717700 Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Doctor Parkes 13
Distance Winner
7 9-7 S C Williams J-P Guillambert 95 50/151.00
4 (7) 140090 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Polski Max 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-6 R A Fahey P Hanagan 94 20/121.00
5 (13) 018808 Red, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red diamonds Cheviot (USA) 13
Distance Winner
7 9-6 b I Semple Jason Hart (3) 94 16/117.00
6 (3) 069411 Red, dark green and red hooped sleeves and cap Dungannon 13
Distance Winner
6 9-6 b A M Balding Oisin Murphy (5) 94 5/16.00
7 (9) 441-804 Light blue, red triple diamond, white sleeves and cap Pearl Blue (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 C F Wall Harry Bentley 92 12/113.00
8 (6) 030050 Maroon, maroon and grey check sleeves and cap Pabusar 69
5 9-4 h J A Osborne J P Spencer 92 16/117.00
9 (16) 1602-27 Red, Royal Blue epaulets Take Cover 20
Beaten Favourite
6 9-4 D C Griffiths David Probert 92 5/16.00
10 (15) 540042 Dark Green, White stripe, Pink and White hooped sleeves, striped cap Kyleakin Lass 18
Distance Winner
4 9-3 J G Portman R Hughes 91 16/117.00
11 (20) 231800 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Elusive Flame 15
4 9-3 b D R C Elsworth S De Sousa 91 33/134.00
12 (11) 026620 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Singeur (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 R Bastiman Adam Beschizza 90 33/134.00
13 (4) 1213/9- Orange, white star and sleeves Higher Court (USA) 440
Distance Winner
5 9-2 D Nicholls P M Quinn 90 33/134.00
14 (2) 630267 Orange, orange and royal blue check sleeves and cap Lady Gibraltar 6
Distance Winner
4 9-1 v A P Jarvis K Fallon 89 10/111.00
15 (1) 477002 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Dick Bos 13
Beaten Favourite
4 9-0 D O'Meara D H Bergin (5) 88 20/121.00
16 (8) 843310 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Bop It 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 88 16/117.00
17 (5) 106332 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Fitz Flyer (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-0 v D Nicholls Jordan Nason (7) 88 16/117.00
18 (12) 243912 YELLOW, RED sash, armlets and cap Imperial Legend (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 8-13 p D Nicholls T P Queally 87 16/117.00
19 (17) 0-69000 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bapak Chinta (USA) 10
Distance Winner
4 8-13 K A Ryan R L Moore 87 20/121.00
20 (18) 114667 White, brown seams, white sleeves and cap Above Standard (IRE) 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 h M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 87 12/113.00
Non runners
3 (14)225294Bern Me Baby (USA)39-6M BottiA Kirby94

Verdict

Dungannon arrives in peak form but may just find this on the sharp side after scoring at Ascot and over an extra furlong at Haydock. After his Haydock success, Imperial Legend ran a fine race behind Hazelrigg at Ayr but he's shot up the ratings and is now on his highest ever mark. Kyleakin Lass doesn't win often but looked ready to score soon when runner-up to New Fforest at Leicester. However, just behind in fourth that day was PEARL BLUE, who won this last year and was having her first start since May. Chris Wall's mare looks well handicapped and is taken to complete the double. The consistent Fitz Flyer is another to consider in an open contest.