York

  • 16:45 Investec Handicap2m 2f

  • Winner £6,476 2nd £1,927 3rd £963 4th £481
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.08s
  • Off time: 16:45:19
16:45 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Ranger 28/1
2nd Blackstone Vegas 20/1
3rd Hawridge Star (IRE) 8/1
4th Descaro (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 0047-27 Turquoise, dark blue cap Nemo Spirit (IRE) 27
Course Winner
6 9-12 vt Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 78 25/126.00
2 (9) 0/19606- Black, Red epaulets, Grey sleeves, Red cap Hollins 28
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-11 Micky Hammond F Tylicki 77 11/26.50
3 (4) 36532-0 Purple and Emerald Green diabolo, Royal Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, Orange cap Boston Blue 19
4 9-10 v T J Etherington D Swift (5) 80 16/117.00
4 (11) 49/1251- Black and Orange check, Black sleeves and cap Hawridge Star (IRE) 195
9 9-9 W S Kittow R L Moore 75 8/19.00
5 (5) 1156-13 Yellow, Orange star Descaro (USA) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-8 D O'Meara S De Sousa 74 8/19.00
6 (12) 31140-6 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-8 B Ellison D Allan 74 16/117.00
7 (8) 632125- BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Blazing Desert 194
7 9-8 J J Quinn T Eaves 74 28/129.00
8 (13) 1/0022-1 BLACK and PINK (quartered), BLACK sleeves, PINK armlets Warne's Way (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
8 9-7 b B G Powell K Fallon 73 7/18.00
9 (15) 27330/6 White, mauve star Viva Colonia (IRE) 12
6 9-6 D O'Meara D Tudhope 72 50/151.00
10 (17) 5113-12 Red and royal blue diabolo, striped sleeves and cap Blackmore 37
Beaten Favourite
4 9-5 Miss J Feilden P Hanagan 75 4/15.00
12 (18) 32312-7 Light blue, dark blue spots Rosewin (IRE) 12
5 9-1 Ollie Pears J P Sullivan (3) 67 40/141.00
13 (14) 941411- Purple, Yellow spots, armlets and spots on cap Lady Bluesky 27
8 9-1 A C Whillans P Mulrennan 67 16/117.00
14 (16) 425230/ DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Counting House (IRE) 28
8 8-13 J A B Old J Fortune 65 8/19.00
15 (2) 15491-5 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Dark Ranger 19
5 8-10 T J Pitt S M Levey (3) 62 28/129.00
16 (6) 2/984-32 Light Blue, White star, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, White cap, Light Blue star Night Orbit 23
Distance Winner
7 8-7 Miss J Feilden Greg Fairley 59 14/115.00
17 (10) 4-31222 Black, Brown star and stars on cap Blackstone Vegas 10
5 8-7 D Shaw R Fitzpatrick 58 20/121.00
18 (1) 0-2575 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, armlets and diamond on cap Why So Serious 6
5 8-7 P Salmon Billy Cray (3) 52 100/1101.00
Non runners
11 (7)221507-Dancing Dude (IRE)49-3N J HendersonNon Runner73

Verdict

Hollins won this easily a year ago and though 7lb higher and unsuccessful over hurdles during the winter he should go well again. Hawridge Star is a real mudlark and would have been the selection on softer ground after his success at Newmarket. Descaro stays extreme distances while Simonside scored over 2m here in September and is just 2lb higher. Warne's Way reverted to the Flat with an easy success on very fast ground at Newbury under Kieren Fallon and Blackmore is very closely matched with Descaro on their recent 1-2 over 2m2f at Pontefract. DANCING DUDE won a maiden over 1m4f at Newcastle a year ago but didn't really come into his own until sent over hurdles last month. Victories at Uttoxeter and Towcester showed him to be much improved and he can continue his progress by taking this.