York

  • 15:35 Ralph Raper Memorial Handicap5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.16s
  • Off time: 15:38:18
15:35 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thirteen Shivers 16/1
2nd Apace (IRE) 10/1
3rd Swiss Dream 11/1
4th Eland Ally 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 3U4-321 Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 93
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R C Guest R Lucey-Butler (3) 80 18/119.00
2 (3) 10260-2 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Dream 11
Distance Winner
3 9-7 D R C Elsworth K Fallon 80 11/112.00
3 (19) 414-121 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Mr Optimistic 27
Distance Winner
3 9-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 80 6/17.00
4 (8) 2701-05 Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond Berberana (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 9-7 T D Easterby D Allan 80 16/117.00
5 (2) 3-41100 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Sacrosanctus 27
Distance Winner
3 9-6 D Nicholls T P Queally 79 28/129.00
6 (15) 320128- Royal blue, beige braces and sleeves Diamond Vine (IRE) 188
Distance Winner
3 9-5 p R Harris T P O'Shea 78 33/134.00
7 (6) 43170- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Apace (IRE) 223
3 9-4 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 77 10/111.00
9 (1) 4547-27 Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Defence Council (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 M Brittain Adrian Nicholls 76 33/134.00
10 (14) 313-0 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Captain Kolo (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 9-3 T D Easterby D Fentiman 76 20/121.00
11 (12) 13222-3 Emerald Green, Purple chevrons and armlets, Black cap Millyluvstobouggie 24
Distance Winner
3 9-3 C G Cox P Robinson 76 7/18.00
12 (10) 247687 Yellow, royal blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 9-2 p A Crook Hayley Turner 75 40/141.00
13 (13) 6306-1 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Gottcher 17
Distance Winner
3 9-2 T D Barron Lee Newman 75 13/27.50
14 (17) 13445-0 Black and Pink check, Black sleeves, Pink armlets Style And Panache (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 9-2 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 75 33/134.00
15 (5) 724-1 Royal blue, yellow epaulets, yellow and royal blue striped sleeves, yellow cap Oh So Kool 117
Distance Winner
3 9-1 t1 S C Williams W Buick 74 20/121.00
16 (4) 1805-23 Orange, Black star, Red sleeves, Orange cap, Black star Thirteen Shivers 16
3 9-0 M W Easterby D Nolan 73 16/117.00
17 (20) 621- Orange, black spots and armlets Manoori (IRE) 193
Distance Winner
3 9-0 C F Wall G Baker 73 7/18.00
18 (18) 94-2114 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mandy's Hero 93
Distance Winner
3 8-13 p Ian Williams J P Spencer 72 14/115.00
19 (16) 435333- Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel Eland Ally 211
3 8-12 T P Tate M Fenton 71 12/113.00
20 (11) 757120- Grey and red (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap Bellemere 238
Distance Winner
3 8-11 M W Easterby D M Simmonson (7) 70 66/167.00
Non runners
8 (7)2-1Jamaican Bolt (IRE)39-4B SmartT Eaves77

Verdict

Jamaican Bolt easily beat a subsequent winner at Southwell last month and doesn't look badly treated on his handicap debut but a high draw has been largely beneficial in sprint races on the Knavesmire so far this week so we are taking MR OPTIMISTIC to add to wins already this year at Wolverhampton and Haydock. Richard Fahey's gelding has only been put up 3lb for his latest success and Paul Hanagan takes over the reins here. Gottcher looks to be improving while it would be no surprise to see Eland Ally run well on his reappearance off a low weight. Diamond Vine is a speedy sort and beat the consistent Millyluvstoboogie at Bath in October - he may be best of the rest.