York

  • 17:00 Investec Specialist Bank Handicap2m 88y

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.48s
  • Off time: 17:01:10
17:00 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Villa Royale 16/1
2nd Eagle Rock (IRE) 16/1
3rd Entihaa 10/1
4th Mr Snoozy 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 3/00308- Cherry, Black check cap Suraj 250
5 9-12 N J Henderson J P Spencer 90 11/26.50
2 (16) 34-1145 Dark green and white check, dark green cap Villa Royale 27
5 9-10 h M Appleby A Mullen 88 16/117.00
3 (4) 87250-3 Dark blue and pink stripes, white cap Albert Bridge 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-9 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 87 9/110.00
4 (10) 67632-0 LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star Aviator (GER) 33
6 9-9 h J M P Eustace Graham Gibbons 87 33/134.00
5 (14) 6240-00 Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Moidore 19
5 9-6 J J Quinn P Makin 84 7/18.00
6 (1) 61279-3 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Man Of Plenty 12
Distance Winner
5 9-5 p E A L Dunlop L Dettori 83 16/117.00
7 (6) 8190-80 Red, Royal Blue armlets, check cap Herostatus 19
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-5 J Ward Joey Haynes (5) 83 50/151.00
8 (11) 4782/18- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap Hidden Justice (IRE) 57
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-3 J J Quinn R Winston 81 16/117.00
9 (17) 35100-9 Terracotta, Emerald Green cap and tassel Eagle Rock (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 p T P Tate J P Sullivan 81 16/117.00
10 (15) 6111-53 White, Dark Blue spots, sleeves and spots on cap Mr Snoozy 20
5 9-2 p M Walford Jason Hart (3) 80 7/18.00
11 (9) 150062/ WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Cape Tribulation 140
Distance Winner
10 9-1 J M Jefferson P McDonald 79 14/115.00
12 (3) 0857-32 White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap Entihaa 16
6 8-13 G A Swinbank D Allan 77 10/111.00
13 (13) 311000- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Nashville (IRE) 209
Distance Winner
5 8-12 p R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 76 33/134.00
14 (5) 15138-6 Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Dr Irv 25
Distance Winner
5 8-12 P A Kirby G Lee 76 16/117.00
15 (8) 0-12400 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Hunting Ground (USA) 19
4 8-12 M Johnston F Norton 79 33/134.00
16 (12) 7568/12 Yellow, red and yellow check sleeves Bob's World 20
Distance Winner
5 8-12 pt Jennie Candlish T Eaves 76 12/113.00
17 (2) 33/616-3 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Calculated Risk 37
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-11 J J Quinn I J Brennan (3) 75 11/26.50

Verdict

High-class jumper Cape Tribulation last ran on the Flat at this venue in October 2012 where he just failed to concede weight to Mashaari. He'll think he's been let loose with this weight and has to be on the shortlist despite an absence since Wetherby on Boxing Day. Calculated Risk had been in winning form over hurdles before reverting to the Flat with an unlucky in-running effort at Pontefract and his stablemate Hidden Justice landed a tough handicap hurdle at Haydock in March. Albert Bridge scored over timber at Plumpton before a placed run behind Whiplash Willie at Salisbury and Man Of Plenty made a promising reappearance at Doncaster which should have brought him to the boil. If the ground dries out as expected, EAGLE ROCK can gain his third success over the course and distance. He was highly tried after his last victory in September so it's a surprise that he's just 1lb higher and his trainer will have him fired up for this.