York

  • 14:55 coral.co.uk Rockingham Stakes 6f

  • Winner £25,520 2nd £9,675 3rd £4,842 4th £2,412
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.92s
  • Off time: 14:55:22
14:55 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mushir 11/2
2nd No Leaf Clover (IRE) 20/1
3rd Brave Boy (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 6723 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Blurred Vision 52
2 9-0 W Jarvis Graham Gibbons 82 20/121.00
2 (10) 3116 Royal blue, white cap Brave Boy (IRE) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 103 7/18.00
3 (5) 248244 Royal blue Figure Of Speech (IRE) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-0 v C Appleby A Kirby 107 8/19.00
4 (1) 330413 Dark blue, large yellow spots Haikbidiac (IRE) 32
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-0 p W J Haggas Liam Jones 102 6/17.00
5 (9) 1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushir 17
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R Varian Dane O'Neill 11/26.50
7 (8) 213 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap No Leaf Clover (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-0 Ollie Pears R Winston 80 20/121.00
8 (3) 321217 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Northern Water 35
2 9-0 K R Burke D Tudhope 89 28/129.00
9 (7) 12 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Outer Space 7
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 R Hannon J Fortune 7/24.50
10 (6) 1352 Red, Red cap, White spots Rufford (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 108 9/25.50
11 (2) 31 White, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, quartered cap Online Alexander (IRE) 58
2 8-9 K A Ryan T Eaves 82 14/115.00
Non runners
6 (11)331Mystique Rider29-0O StevensNon Runner88

Verdict

Outer Space was beaten five lengths despite finishing second in the Cornwallis at Ascot and Haikbidiac ran well but came up short in a Group 3 at Chantilly last time. Brave Vision was well beaten in pattern company at Kempton last month and the other Godolphin runner, Figure Of Speech, could only manage fourth in the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury. RUFFORD finished ahead of the latter when runner-up to Supplicant in the same race and a chance is taken that his much improved effort wasn't solely down to the soft ground. Richard Fahey's colt gets the vote with the likes of Online Alexander and Mushir untried at this level.