York

  • 13:45 Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Handicap5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.16s
  • Off time: 13:48:51
13:45 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monsieur Joe (IRE) 25/1
2nd Elusivity (IRE) 14/1
3rd Top Boy 14/1
4th Ashpan Sam 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 0/50185- Red and Purple (quartered), Red sleeves, Purple cap Magical Macey (USA) 243
Distance Winner
7 9-7 b T D Barron Graham Gibbons 101 12/113.00
2 (1) 05980-5 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Ballesteros 34
Distance Winner
5 9-7 R A Fahey I J Brennan (3) 101 14/115.00
3 (17) 0U1000- Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Bogart 215
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 K A Ryan J P Spencer 100 8/19.00
4 (14) 1600-30 Beige, dark green cross belts, quartered cap Doc Hay (USA) 19
Distance Winner
7 9-6 B Ellison D Swift 100 33/134.00
5 (4) 52-6769 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Monsieur Joe (IRE) 54
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 P T Midgley G Lee 100 25/126.00
6 (19) 6/098-34 Royal blue Desert Law (IRE) 84
Distance Winner
6 9-6 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 100 14/115.00
8 (11) 21161-7 WHITE, BLACK chevron, BLACK sleeves, WHITE stars, BLACK cap, WHITE star Ashpan Sam 11
Distance Winner
5 9-3 J L Spearing R L Moore 97 11/26.50
9 (9) 7170-00 Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 19
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-3 t M W Easterby J P Sullivan 97 22/123.00
10 (7) 20-8438 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Inxile (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
9 9-2 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 96 33/134.00
11 (18) 33000-7 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Judge 'n Jury 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-1 t R Harris L Dettori 95 16/117.00
12 (5) 000-858 Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 1
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-0 b R Harris L Morris 94 16/117.00
13 (20) 4220-63 Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Red sleeves, Yellow cap Kyleakin Lass 12
Distance Winner
5 8-12 J G Portman Jim Crowley 92 14/115.00
14 (2) 2/0440-4 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, White cap Long Awaited (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 8-11 b T D Barron Jason Hart (3) 91 10/111.00
15 (8) 7548-01 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Normal Equilibrium 6 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 8-11 p R M H Cowell Ryan Tate (5) 85 10/111.00
16 (6) 302670- Orange, orange and royal blue check sleeves and cap Lady Gibraltar 216
Distance Winner
5 8-9 A P Jarvis I Mendizabal 89 33/134.00
17 (12) 00-0327 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Elusivity (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 8-8 P Crate S W Kelly 88 14/115.00
18 (15) 54451-6 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Best Trip (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 8-6 B Ellison P Pickard 86 12/113.00
19 (10) 0-31324 Black, large light blue spots and sleeves Top Boy 8
Distance Winner
4 8-6 v D Shaw F Norton 86 14/115.00
20 (13) 90-4591 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Pandar 12
Distance Winner
5 8-5 J M Bradley Philip Prince (5) 85 16/117.00
Non runners
7 (16)301000-Secret Asset (IRE)99-4Jane Chapple-HyamNon Runner98

Verdict

Ancient Cross won this in 2011 and again last year where he had the 2012 winner JUDGE 'N JURY back in third. Mick Easterby's charge didn't win again but is still 5lb higher so Ron Harris' veteran, who has Frankie on board, can reverse the form and take this for the second time. Ballesteros hasn't won for two years but looked on the way back on his reappearance at Newbury while Desert Law returns from Dubai where he's been for the past two winters and is 1lb lower than when landing a very tough Ascot handicap in 2012. Best Trip would have a chance on his close fourth in the Bronze Cup while the very speedy Ashpan Sam shouldn't be too inconvenienced by dropping back to the minimum trip as he usually attempts to make all. Long Awaited showed promise on his return to action last month, his first start since July, and has to go on the shortlist.