York

  • 16:10 BetBright For Your World Cup Bets Choose EBF Nominated Fillies' Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.54s
  • Off time: 16:11:22
16:10 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Willbeme 12/1
2nd Bondesire 7/2
3rd Love Island 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 0143-08 White, Red hoop and sleeves, quartered cap The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 134
Distance Winner
4 9-7 t J Noseda S Sanders 100 10/111.00
2 (2) 52-1216 Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Bondesire 6
Distance Winner
4 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 96 7/24.50
3 (5) 3422-25 Royal blue Mar Mar (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
4 9-3 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 96 11/26.50
4 (7) 1/09-652 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Royal Rascal 13
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 b1 T D Easterby D Allan 95 6/17.00
5 (3) 925-013 Emerald green, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue and emerald green striped sleeves and cap Love Island 13
Distance Winner
5 9-2 R M Whitaker R L Moore 95 7/24.50
6 (9) 223373- Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Maid A Million 230
Distance Winner
4 9-0 D R C Elsworth P Hanagan 93 14/115.00
7 (8) 6/1411-9 Black and Orange (quartered), Orange and Black chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap Rocksilla 55
Distance Winner
4 8-8 C F Wall Harry Bentley 87 16/117.00
8 (4) 2930-05 RED, ROYAL BLUE braces, ROYAL BLUE cap Misplaced Fortune 28
Distance Winner
9 8-6 v N Tinkler Andrea Atzeni 85 7/18.00
9 (6) 826-251 Yellow, large royal blue spots, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots and cap Willbeme 20
Distance Winner
6 8-2 N Bycroft A Mullen 80 12/113.00

Verdict

It's impossible to find one without a chance in this very tight-looking fillies' handicap. The Gold Cheongsam, whose claim to fame came in the 2012 Weatherbys 2-y-o Stakes worth £300,000, has competed at a much higher level though she didn't cut much ice in Dubai in January. Bondesire had ROYAL RASCAL just over a length behind at Chester but has since run moderately at Epsom and it's the runner-up who looks the one to be on as he loves this track having won three times here in 2012 including a Listed contest. Third-placed Love Island had beaten the winner at Ripon earlier so she has to go on the shortlist. Mar Mar has been going very well against stiff opposition but has only won once in 16 starts which is a poor return for such a useful performer.