York

  • 14:20 Skybet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap7f

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.85s
  • Off time: 14:20:30
14:20 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alejandro (IRE) 15/2
2nd Alfred Hutchinson 6/1
3rd Silent Bullet (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1115-05 Pink, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Short Squeeze (IRE) 28
Course Winner
4 10-0 H Palmer G Lee 104 4/15.00
2 (1) 26-7162 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Dutch Rose (IRE) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 102 3/14.00
3 (9) 652620 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Royal Rascal 14
Course Winner
4 9-4 T D Easterby D Allan 94 12/113.00
4 (5) 94-4413 Yellow, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Alejandro (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 D O'Meara D Nolan 94 15/28.50
5 (7) 487204 Pink, Maroon cap Sir Reginald 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 93 15/28.50
6 (10) 118-25 Royal blue Silent Bullet (IRE) 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 h Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 100 9/110.00
7 (8) 320376 Black, white star, white sleeves, black armlets, red cap, white star Yeeoow (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
5 9-2 K R Burke Martin Lane 92 10/111.00
8 (6) 12-0009 Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap Mezzotint (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-2 p1 S C Williams P Mulrennan 92 16/117.00
9 (3) 553554 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Alfred Hutchinson 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-13 G R Oldroyd Barry McHugh 89 6/17.00
10 (11) 350031 Royal blue, yellow seams, checked sleeves, yellow cap Shahdaroba (IRE) 8
4 8-11 v Micky Hammond J P Spencer 87 20/121.00
Non runners
11 (2)103-493Tiger Twenty Two38-2R A FaheyP Mathers83

Verdict

A big weight is no deterrent as all five latest winners carried 9st 8lb or more. Short Squeeze won two handicaps at this level last summer and has been competing in better class this campaign. He's respected but the vote has to go to DUTCH ROSE. She's run on the Knavesmire four times, all over this trip, and is unbeaten. David O'Meara's mare led until this distance when runner-up in a Listed contest over a mile at Pontefract last time and can continue her magnificent sequence on this track. Sir Reginald generally competes well at this sort of level but remains 4lb higher than his last success in September and stablemate Tiger Twenty Two could be a better bet as he gained his only victory on this track. Silent Bullet disappointed when stepped up to a mile at Salisbury after an excellent reappearance over this trip but Alfred Hutchinson has to be respected as he wasn't far behind the selection here in May and is much better off at the weights. Alejandro went up 7lb for winning here last month and couldn't cope at Haydock though he didn't enjoy the soft ground.