York

  • 14:30 Neptune Investment Management Handicap1m 2f 88y

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.45s
  • Off time: 14:30:43
14:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Connecticut 6/4
2nd Donny Rover (IRE) 28/1
3rd Arabian Comet (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 19-751 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Farquhar (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-2 P W Chapple-Hyam R L Moore 90 11/26.50
3 (7) 61 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tabreek (USA) 29
Distance Winner
3 9-2 R Hannon P Hanagan 90 13/27.50
4 (1) 93103-4 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Tiger Twenty Two 30
Course Winner
3 8-12 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 86 9/110.00
5 (2) 31 Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Connecticut 27
Distance Winner
3 8-10 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 84 6/42.50
6 (8) 557-11 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Arabian Comet (IRE) 11 (ex6)
3 8-8 W J Haggas Harry Bentley 76 7/18.00
7 (9) 13233-6 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Snow Squall 57
3 8-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 81 20/121.00
8 (4) 348-146 Yellow, purple epaulets, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, yellow star Donny Rover (IRE) 22
3 8-7 M Appleby A Mullen 81 28/129.00
9 (5) 650-912 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Penhill 28
Distance Winner
3 8-4 J D Bethell P McDonald 78 8/19.00
10 (10) 652-312 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Alquimia (IRE) 29
3 8-2 R A Fahey P Mathers 75 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (6)1-2Indy (IRE)39-7T D BarronGraham Gibbons95

Verdict

This looks very tight but the progressive ARABIAN COMET can complete a hat-trick. He's been raised 10lb after his facile victory at Carlisle but can race with a penalty and is well handicapped. Connecticut is an obvious threat having landed what looked a strong Newbury maiden last month and, as a half-brother to eleven winners, he has plenty to live up to. Farquhar has been raised 10lb for a comfortable victory at Haydock but is certainly not out of this nor is the Newmarket maiden winner Tabreek, who should have much more to offer. It's difficult to rule out any of the remainder with Penhill, who found 1m4f here taxing his stamina last time, perhaps the best of them.