York

  • 14:00 Symphony Group Handicap5f 89y

  • Winner £19,407 2nd £5,775 3rd £2,886 4th £1,443
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.72s
  • Off time: 14:02:12
14:00 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Asset (IRE) 16/1
2nd Racy 10/1
3rd Favourite Girl (IRE) 20/1
4th Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 220878 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Rain Delayed (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 9-10 p M Dods T P Queally 101 18/119.00
2 (15) 317318 Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 t M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 100 9/110.00
3 (9) 913802 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Fitz Flyer (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-4 b B Smart R Ffrench 95 40/141.00
4 (3) 094917 Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap Secret Asset (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
6 9-4 h Jane Chapple-Hyam G Baker 95 16/117.00
5 (8) 201629 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Falasteen (IRE) 74
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 K A Ryan J P Spencer 95 16/117.00
6 (14) 10-0215 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Kanaf (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
4 9-4 E A L Dunlop R Hills 95 9/110.00
7 (4) 0-80137 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Franc 13
Distance Winner
6 9-4 D R C Elsworth N Callan 95 16/117.00
8 (18) 870300 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Johannes (IRE) 4
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 92 25/126.00
9 (20) 416037 Maroon, white chevrons, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ginger Ted (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
4 8-13 p R C Guest J-P Guillambert 90 12/113.00
10 (19) 972006 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Silaah 17
Distance Winner
7 8-13 p D Nicholls K Fallon 90 25/126.00
11 (17) 9111-10 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Ritual (IRE) 39
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 J Noseda L Dettori 90 9/110.00
12 (7) 475357 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE chevron and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON spots Favourite Girl (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
5 8-13 p T D Easterby J Fortune 90 20/121.00
14 (1) 365406 LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Racy 18
4 8-12 K A Ryan P Makin 89 10/111.00
15 (12) 10-360 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap Shropshire (IRE) 20
3 8-11 h B W Hills Michael Hills 90 14/115.00
16 (13) 090992 AQUAMARINE, YELLOW cap Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
6 8-11 p R A Fahey P Hanagan 88 7/18.00
17 (11) 2-85603 Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond Midnight Martini 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-11 T D Easterby D Allan 88 12/113.00
18 (6) 354704 Red, White stars on sleeves Face The Problem (IRE) 9
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 B W Hills S De Sousa 89 12/113.00
19 (10) 119280 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Mon Brav 39
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 B Ellison S M Levey (3) 87 20/121.00
20 (2) 3-27021 Pink and Purple diamonds, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets, Purple cap Strike Up The Band 11
Distance Winner
8 8-10 D Nicholls M O'connell (3) 87 33/134.00
Non runners
13 (5)041140Medici Time68-12T D EasterbyT E Durcan89

Verdict

The ground may have dried out by post time but low to middle numbers are still likely to be suited which could rule out Ritual, though he was very disappointing at Ascot anyway. Ancient Cross, who loves it around here, is another with a high draw to contend with as is KANAF, though the latter, a very good winner at Ascot early last month, could grab a middle position and looks the potential winner after an unlucky run in the Steward's Cup. Strike Up The Band gained his first success in three years at Haydock and is only 2lb higher. He's well drawn and could prove a threat as could Irish Heartbeat, who would be a fancied if the going remains on the soft side. The three-year-old Face The Problem hasn't had much racing but is back on the mark that saw him land a Thirsk nursery last year and Silvestre De Sousa is an intriguing booking.