York

  • 14:35 Ladbrokes.com Handicap1m 208y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 51.97s
  • Off time: 14:36:19
14:35 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kavachi (IRE) 11/2
2nd Albaqaa 10/1
3rd Last Three Minutes (IRE) 14/1
4th Acrostic 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (20) 13120-4 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Moon Sister (IRE) 41
4 10-0 W Jarvis L Dettori 98 20/121.00
2 (18) 33460-4 Royal Blue, White triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap Dubai's Touch 10
5 10-0 M Johnston R Ffrench 98 25/126.00
3 (15) 213460 Emerald Green and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green diamond Flipando (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
8 9-12 T D Barron P Makin 96 25/126.00
4 (11) 40-2529 MAUVE Checklow (USA) 19
4 9-11 p1 J Noseda S Sanders 95 12/113.00
5 (10) 53122-4 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Acrostic 10
4 9-10 L M Cumani Dane O'Neill 94 13/27.50
6 (6) 30-8307 White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Medici Pearl 30
5 9-8 T D Easterby D Allan 92 16/117.00
7 (3) 500-257 Dark Blue and White check, White sleeves, Dark Blue cap Fanjura (IRE) 37
4 9-8 B W Hills Michael Hills 92 14/115.00
8 (19) 510-534 Royal Blue, Light Blue braces and sleeves, Red cap Albaqaa 31
Distance Winner
4 9-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 91 10/111.00
9 (7) 578120 Pink, Maroon cap Opus Maximus (IRE) 35
4 9-6 M Johnston J Fanning 90 14/115.00
10 (1) 3080-04 Black and White check, Black sleeves, Pink cap Mastership (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
5 9-5 J J Quinn T Eaves 89 20/121.00
11 (17) 49-2214 Red, Grey triple diamond Granston (IRE) 14
8 9-2 J D Bethell F Norton 86 33/134.00
12 (14) 241-440 Royal Blue, White seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap The Fifth Member (IRE) 16
5 9-2 J R Boyle M Dwyer 86 33/134.00
13 (9) 51/40P Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap Foolin Myself 8
4 9-2 M L W Bell N Callan 86 16/117.00
14 (4) 99-4923 Emerald green, black epaulets, white sleeves, white cap, black star Kavachi (IRE) 16
6 9-2 G L Moore R L Moore 86 11/26.50
15 (5) 6300-49 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Capable Guest (IRE) 8
7 9-1 v M R Channon A Culhane 85 50/151.00
16 (12) 1401-91 Beige and Red (quartered), Beige sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Angel Rock (IRE) 23
4 9-1 M Botti Andrea Atzeni (5) 85 10/111.00
17 (16) 31-27 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Red Jade 21
4 9-1 K R Burke A Elliott 85 11/112.00
18 (13) 471-409 Black and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets Best Prospect (IRE) 31
7 9-1 t M Dods Dale Gibson 85 50/151.00
19 (2) 760-401 Red, White stars on sleeves Last Three Minutes (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 9-0 E A L Dunlop R Hills 84 14/115.00
20 (8) 2658-92 Dark Green, Light Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Toto Skyllachy 27
4 9-0 T P Tate M Fenton 84 14/115.00

Verdict

A chance is taken on KAVACHI in another bewildering York handicap where 'a shortlist' of dangers is barely the appropriate terminology. Acrostic, Checklow and Albaqaa are forwarded in the hope that we can cover a few more of the bases. Albaqaa flourished under the guidance of Richard Fahey last season and shot up the ratings as a result. He has struggled with the handicapper of late, though, and now looks weighted to the hilt. Even so, he can be relied upon to try his heart out, so shouldn't be underestimated. Checklow ran a blinder here on his penultimate start and, if he posts a similar effort, he'll be hard to keep out of the frame. He is quite closely matched with Flipando judging by their encounter at Doncaster 19 days ago but can be fancied to confirm his superiority on these terms. Acrostic is a typically improving individual sent up form Newmarket by the irrepressible Luca Cumani. Whatever the Italian does in his training regime brings the best out of his horses when they race at the Knavesmire; so this fellow is respected accordingly. However, that fact is also likely to be reflected in the betting market and he isn't one to follow overboard at cramped odds in such a competitive handicap. Therefore, it can also pay to factor in a small investment with Kavachi, who is thriving on being kept busy and his willing attitude combined with Ryan Moore's determination in the saddle may be enough to produce a winning formula today.