York

  • 20:30 Novus Handicap5f 89y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.10s
  • Off time: 20:30:45
20:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meadway 11/1
2nd Tweety Pie (IRE) 14/1
3rd Dutch Breeze 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1-45471 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Lexington Abbey 15
Distance Winner
3 9-7 K A Ryan S A Gray (5) 84 11/26.50
2 (9) 10-407 AQUAMARINE, YELLOW cap Canyari (IRE) 27
3 9-5 v1 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 82 8/19.00
3 (10) 364-431 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Innocently (IRE) 9 (ex6)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-4 D O'Meara D Tudhope 75 4/15.00
4 (7) 212258 Pink, black epaulets, sleeves and cap Taquka (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 9-2 b1 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 79 14/115.00
5 (12) 0-26213 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Dutch Breeze 18
3 9-1 p1 T D Easterby D Allan 78 10/34.33
6 (2) 004054 White, Purple cap Oriental Relation (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 9-1 J G Given G Lee 78 16/117.00
7 (3) 733053 Purple, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap, yellow star Meadway 34
Distance Winner
3 9-1 B Smart P Mulrennan 78 11/112.00
8 (1) 4-76163 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Mr Dandy Man (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
3 8-13 p1 R Harris S J Drowne 76 16/117.00
9 (4) 456044 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap National Service (USA) 9
Distance Winner
3 8-7 t S C Williams Graham Gibbons 70 8/19.00
10 (5) 014183 Light blue, dark blue disc and armlets Tinsill 17
Distance Winner
3 8-4 p N Tinkler A Mullen 67 25/126.00
11 (11) 7-97394 RED, LIGHT BLUE stripe, quartered cap Tweety Pie (IRE) 5
Distance Winner
3 8-3 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 66 14/115.00
12 (6) 264383 Mauve, black star, diamonds on sleeves, black cap, mauve star Fuel Injection 9
Distance Winner
3 8-2 p P T Midgley J Garritty (5) 64 25/126.00

Verdict

Innocently saw off his rivals in style at Catterick and with the handicapper likely to take a dim view of that performance, it is no surprise to see David O'Meara turn him out quickly under a penalty. LEXINGTON ABBEY has looked a class act in the past and having won recently at Nottingham, Kevin Ryan can successfully negate the predictable rise in the weights with a useful 5lb claimer aboard. Canyari was tried in the July Stakes as a juvenile but has yet to figure this year dropped in class. My Dandy Man appears to appreciate fast ground and though Ron Harris' gelding has to reverse form with the selection, he should have first use of the rail. Dutch Breeze came up against a smart sort at Thirsk last time and is much better than that bare line of form suggests.