York

  • 13:55 DBS Premier Yearling Stakes6f

  • Winner £159,884 2nd £63,980 3rd £31,990 4th £15,962
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.97s
  • Off time: 13:58:24
13:55 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mubtaghaa (IRE) 12/1
2nd New Providence 8/1
3rd Valley of Fire 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (19) 110112 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Kool Kompany (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-4 R Hannon R Hughes 111 5/23.50
2 (14) 11624 Royal blue, white epaulets, dark green cap Mukhmal (IRE) 23
2 9-2 h M Johnston J Fanning 101 20/121.00
3 (15) 321 Royal blue, light blue cross of lorraine, sleeves and stars on cap Arthur Martinleake (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
2 8-11 K R Burke B A Curtis 79 25/126.00
4 (17) 5132 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Fast Act (IRE) 23
2 8-11 K A Ryan N Callan 106 8/19.00
5 (12) 3140 Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Flyball 65
2 8-11 R Hannon P J Dobbs 78 100/1101.00
6 (10) 4341 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Gaudy (IRE) 26
2 8-11 v1 K A Ryan J P Spencer 83 33/134.00
7 (7) 21 Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Gerry The Glover (IRE) 37
2 8-11 B Ellison T Eaves 84 40/141.00
8 (1) 4425 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Kasbah (IRE) 11
2 8-11 J P Murtagh P J Smullen 92 16/117.00
9 (9) 31 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Marcano (IRE) 53
2 8-11 B R Millman R Havlin 84 22/123.00
11 (13) 2138 Royal blue, white epaulets, pink cap Mubtaghaa (IRE) 42
2 8-11 W J Haggas S De Sousa 95 12/113.00
12 (11) 123704 Red, beige seams, beige sleeves, red stars, beige cap, red star Roudee 18
Beaten Favourite
2 8-11 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 88 66/167.00
13 (6) 1 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Sawaahel 20
Distance Winner
2 8-11 R Hannon Dane O'Neill 25/126.00
14 (4) 6310 Maroon and Yellow diamonds Tachophobia 33
Distance Winner
2 8-11 R A Fahey R L Moore 81 40/141.00
15 (16) 413 Dark blue, light blue spots on sleeves and cap Ticks The Boxes (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
2 8-11 C G Cox Martin Harley 86 40/141.00
16 (18) 313245 Black and red diamonds, red and black striped sleeves, red cap, black diamonds Union Rose 23
2 8-11 p R Harris William Twiston-Davies 97 28/129.00
17 (8) 1 Dark blue, large yellow spots Valley of Fire 26
Course and Distance Winner
2 8-11 W J Haggas Andrea Atzeni 80 7/18.00
18 (5) 123419 Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Vimy Ridge 20
Distance Winner
2 8-11 R A Fahey T Hamilton 93 33/134.00
19 (2) 33227 Red, Red cap, White spots Winstanley (IRE) 23
2 8-11 R A Fahey G Lee 81 66/167.00
20 (3) 113 Royal Blue, Gold sleeves and cap New Providence 19
Distance Winner
2 8-6 H Palmer W Buick (ex1) 87 8/19.00
Non runners
10 (20)6412Markaz (IRE)28-11B W HillsP Hanagan89

Verdict

William Haggas won this last year and Kevin Ryan took the previous two. The former is represented by the once-raced Valley Of Fire, who just got up in a tight finish over the course and distance last month, while the easy Newcastle winner Gaudy represents Ryan along with Fast Act and it's the latter who spearheads a strong Yorkshire challenge. Third behind Tiggy Wiggy in the Super Sprint at Newbury, he found Cotai Glory just too strong in the Molecomb at Goodwood but should get into the frame. Richard Fahey won it with Wootton Bassett in 2010 and is triple-handed this time. In his sportinglife.com column he suggests Tachophobia may have the call over Vimy Ridge and Winstanley but is realistic enough to know they are probably playing for a place at best. The Hannon yard won this with Elnawin in 2008 and hold a strong hand this time. Flyball has a lot to do but Sawaahel created a good impression at Newmarket and will have improved for the experience. However, it's impossible to overlook the claims of KOOL KOMPANY, already a dual Group 2 winner who was just outpaced by Dick Whittington in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh, form that would be good enough for this. Mukhmal and Irish raider Kasbah have each-way chances though both will need significant improvement.