York

  • 15:35 Ralph Raper Memorial Handicap5f

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.19s
  • Off time: 15:39:58
15:35 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Morocco Moon 28/1
2nd Annie Beach (IRE) 16/1
3rd Dreaming Of Rubies 12/1
4th Lupin Pooter 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 72612-2 Black, Yellow disc, armlets and cap Master Bond 20
3 9-7 B Smart Justin Newman (5) 80 7/18.00
2 (16) 13435-3 Royal Blue and White stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Chooseday (IRE) 20
3 9-7 K A Ryan P Makin 80 16/117.00
4 (8) 21259-7 White, mauve star Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE) 37
3 9-4 D O'Meara D Tudhope 77 20/121.00
5 (12) 324-414 Royal Blue, Maroon epaulets and armlets Wicked Wench 21
Distance Winner
3 9-3 J Hughes Tony Culhane 76 20/121.00
6 (4) 431- Yellow, brown spots, brown cap Annie Beach (IRE) 227
Distance Winner
3 9-2 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 75 16/117.00
8 (11) 531-36 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Black cap Sky Crossing 13
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 J G Given P Mulrennan 73 25/126.00
9 (10) 4-72171 Dark Blue, Yellow seams and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue spots Towbee 11 (ex6)
Distance Winner
3 9-0 M W Easterby J P Sullivan 67 5/16.00
10 (2) 108-9 Dark Green, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Kylesku (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 8-13 t1 K A Ryan Kevin Stott (7) 72 66/167.00
11 (15) 324102- Dark blue, red epaulets, red cap, dark blue star Bogini (IRE) 216
Distance Winner
3 8-13 b M O'Callaghan S De Sousa 72 20/121.00
12 (5) 2-1 Light blue, orange epaulets and cap Dreaming Of Rubies 56
3 8-12 t B Haslam W Buick 71 12/113.00
13 (14) 22360-0 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Fayr Fall (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
3 8-12 T D Easterby A Carter (5) 71 50/151.00
14 (19) 98009-8 BLACK, BLACK and YELLOW check cap Nearly A Gift (IRE) 13
3 8-11 t1 T D Easterby D Allan 70 50/151.00
15 (17) 312 Dark Blue, Light Blue hollow box and armlets Morocco Moon 49
Distance Winner
3 8-11 T J Pitt S W Kelly 70 28/129.00
16 (13) 823-328 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Come On Dave (IRE) 37
3 8-9 D Nicholls Shirley Teasdale (7) 68 16/117.00
17 (6) 1- Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, armlets and diamonds on cap Lupin Pooter 336
Distance Winner
3 8-8 T D Barron Lee Newman 67 25/126.00
18 (20) 3776-33 Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Middleton Flyer (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 8-8 P T Midgley M Fenton 67 50/151.00
19 (7) 123223 Emerald Green, Royal Blue stars, armlets and stars on cap Homeward Strut 18
3 8-8 b F Sheridan Raul Da Silva (5) 67 25/126.00
20 (3) 104-423 Purple, White star, sleeves and star on cap Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-7 P T Midgley Barry McHugh 66 12/113.00
Non runners
3 (18)01-86Jinker Noble39-5C G CoxNon Runner78
7 (9)667-1Tioman Pearl39-2R VarianAndrea Atzeni69

Verdict

Mick Easterby has been responsible for the last two winners of this three-year-old sprint and has another live candidate this term in the shape of TOWBEE. He may have had the best of the draw at Beverley last time and carries a penalty here but is clearly much improved on Turf and could be a bit better than his current handicap mark. Another penalised runner, Windsor scorer Tioman Pearl, appears to have found his best trip but has quicker conditions to deal with here. Sky Crossing has plenty of pace and should be suited by the drop to 5f while Master Bond and Chooseday were second and third behind Rusty Rocket at Haydock and there should be little between them today on the revised terms. Morocco Moon and Lupin Pooter are lightly raced while Shirley Teasdale takes 7lb off Come On Dave and he may be the pick of the remainder.