York

  • 13:55 Symphony Group Handicap5f 89y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.72s
  • Off time: 14:01:56
13:55 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bogart 7/1
2nd Goldream 9/1
3rd Face The Problem (IRE) 16/1
4th Demora 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 6-72446 Emerald green, white hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green and white striped cap Majestic Myles (IRE) 39
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-10 R A Fahey P Hanagan 100 20/121.00
2 (3) 641210 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Whozthecat (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
6 9-10 v D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (7) 100 20/121.00
3 (20) 003010 Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap Secret Asset (IRE) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-10 Jane Chapple-Hyam M O'connell 100 20/121.00
4 (12) 92-9016 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Ladyship 19
4 9-9 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 99 17/29.50
5 (9) 3-70040 White, maroon star, armlets and star on cap Angels Will Fall (IRE) 64
Distance Winner
4 9-8 C Hills R Winston 98 18/119.00
6 (10) 067060 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Face The Problem (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 J A Osborne James Doyle 98 16/117.00
7 (2) 510020 Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 39
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-8 t M W Easterby G Lee 98 25/126.00
8 (17) 581271 Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Doctor Parkes 4 (ex6)
Distance Winner
7 9-8 S C Williams Andrea Atzeni 92 16/117.00
9 (15) 0-3080U Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Bogart 25
Course Winner
4 9-7 K A Ryan N Callan 97 7/18.00
10 (13) 630810 Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 18
Distance Winner
5 9-6 R C Guest Connor Beasley (5) 96 9/110.00
11 (14) 000701 Red, White diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Red diamonds Cheviot (USA) 15
Distance Winner
7 9-6 p I Semple George Chaloner (5) 96 25/126.00
13 (8) 0-80374 Olive green, white hooped sleeves, quartered cap Zero Money (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 9-4 b H Palmer W Buick 94 12/113.00
14 (19) 914200 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Tax Free (IRE) 4
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-3 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 93 25/126.00
16 (7) 3-82640 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Goldream 18
4 9-1 p1 R M H Cowell J P Spencer 91 9/110.00
18 (5) 311-215 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green cap Demora 40
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M Appleby A Mullen 90 12/113.00
19 (18) 813-114 White, brown seams, white sleeves and cap Above Standard (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 t M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 90 4/15.00
20 (11) 866363 Orange, orange and royal blue check sleeves and cap Lady Gibraltar 40
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 A P Jarvis Michael J M Murphy (5) 89 14/115.00
Non runners
12 (6)300658Judge 'n Jury99-6R HarrisThomas Brown96
15 (16)32-0440Long Awaited (IRE)59-3T D BarronNon Runner93
17 (4)124770Dick Bos49-1D O'MearaD Tudhope91

Verdict

A devilishly difficult start for punters as most of these have a chance on their best efforts, though some arrive in better form than others. A market check is advised, especially regarding Mick Easterby's pair Ancient Cross and ABOVE STANDARD. The former beat Goldream and Judge 'n Jury here in May with Secret Asset, winner of this two years ago, a close-up sixth and recent Ripon winner Cheviot among the also-rans having been hampered at the start. But his stablemate has made giant strides over 5f this year and his latest fourth at Goodwood suggests he's well up to winning in this grade so he gets a tentative vote. Doctor Parkes won well at Doncaster on Saturday but now has a penalty to overcome and more interesting is Barnet Fair, who ran well in the Stewards' Cup after winning at Ascot where Long Awaited was sent off favourite but never figured after blowing the start. Zero Money and Lady Gibraltar also have each-way claims but Whozthecat has plenty of weight now and this may be too sharp for Ladyship.