York

  • 14:40 ladbrokes.com Handicap1m 208y

  • Winner £17,466 2nd £5,198 3rd £2,597 4th £1,299
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.76s
  • Off time: 14:42:49
14:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sam Sharp (USA) 15/2
2nd Silvery Moon (IRE) 20/1
3rd Maven 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 00-3057 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Brae Hill (IRE) 15
7 10-0 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 96 16/117.00
2 (6) 1381-00 Light blue and purple (quartered), white sleeves, purple armlets Fluidity 31
Distance Winner
4 9-12 N Tinkler P Mulrennan 94 50/151.00
3 (7) 68350-1 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Suits Me 11
Distance Winner
10 9-11 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 93 14/115.00
4 (10) 3269-26 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Clayton 31
4 9-11 K A Ryan N Callan 93 11/26.50
5 (2) 21170-0 Black and white diabolo, striped sleeves, quartered cap Swiftly Done (IRE) 77
6 9-10 D Carroll D Swift 92 20/121.00
6 (13) 1434-12 Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Westwiththenight (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
4 9-10 W J Haggas R Hughes 92 4/15.00
7 (4) 21/723 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Fort Belvedere 10
5 9-8 K Dalgleish W Buick 90 9/110.00
8 (14) 533-252 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Lord Aeryn (IRE) 11
6 9-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 89 14/115.00
9 (9) 102321 White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Classic Colori (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-5 v D O'Meara D Tudhope 87 12/113.00
10 (5) 558-068 Bottle green, gold cross belts and armlets, green cap, black hoop Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 91
Distance Winner
4 9-5 v1 T J Pitt A Kirby 87 20/121.00
11 (3) 25410-3 Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, black armlets, emerald green cap Sam Sharp (USA) 23
7 9-4 Ian Williams R Kingscote 86 15/28.50
12 (11) 26741-5 Red and dark green diabolo, halved sleeves, red and dark green quartered cap Ginger Jack 49
6 9-4 G A Harker P McDonald 86 9/110.00
13 (1) 1080-80 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Silvery Moon (IRE) 31
6 9-3 T D Easterby R Winston 85 20/121.00
14 (8) 36-7022 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Maven 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 T D Easterby D Fentiman 82 8/19.00

Verdict

Maven has only found one too good twice here this season. The slight drop in distance might help and he'll make a bold bid to go one better off from near the foot of the weights as stablemate Silvery Moon is likely set a strong pace. Suits Me also likes to force the issue and made all at Ripon 11 days ago when beating the consistent Lord Aeryn. Westwiththenight followed up her Doncaster victory with a second at Ascot and Brae Hill loves these big-field handicaps and will be helped by George Chaloner's claim. FORT BELVEDERE needed his reappearance and first run for Keith Dalgleish at Ripon but has gone close in both starts since at Beverley and Ayr. This intermediate distance should suit and William Buick's presence in the saddle suggests connections mean business today. Sam Sharp did well last year and made a promising comeback at Haydock so looks the pick of the remainder ahead of Musselburgh scorer Classic Colori.