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13:45 York

Sixty Years Of Timeform Handicap (Class 2)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 88y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 9.92s
  • Off Time: 13:47:04
  • 17 Ran
1(16)
Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 141/23-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 97

chased leaders, ridden and headway over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well

2(10)
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond

Futun

11 D
20/1
  • Form 2127-00
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 96

held up mid-division and keen, ridden 4f out, outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong

3(13)
Silk - Black and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets
  • Form 2714-87
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 94

held up, never on terms

4(9)
Silk - Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 380/80-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 87

held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression

5(3)
Silk - Pink and Yellow check, Pink sleeves
6/1
  • Form 444165-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 90

dwelt, behind, ridden over 3f out, no impression

6(6)
Silk - White, Orange star, armlets and star on cap
12/1
  • Form 0200-60
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 89

led, ridden and headed 2f out, edged right over 1f out, soon weakened

7(5)
Silk - Yellow, Purple armlets
12/1
  • Form 32-6652
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 88

mid-division, ridden over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out

8(14)
Silk - Emerald Green and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green diamond
25/1
  • Form 1965-60
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 88

held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 3f out, stayed on final furlong

9(2)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 232-905
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 87

very slowly away, in rear, never dangerous

10(4)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap
  • Form 7000-08
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 85

in touch, weakened over 2f out

11(8)
Silk - Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap
  • Form P726-12
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 85

chased leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace

12(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, White triple diamond, sleeves and cap
28/1
  • Form 3/24235-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 85

chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, no extra 1f out

13(15)
Silk - Emerald Green, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Emerald Green and Red striped cap
25/1
  • Form 4000-68
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 84

always towards rear

14(11)
Silk - Light Blue, large Grey spots, Pink sleeves and cap
  • Form 20-0352
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 85

held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong

15(17)
Silk - Purple, White chevron, sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 94-2214
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 83

chased leaders, weakened over 2f out

16(7)
Silk - Black, Yellow disc, armlets and cap
33/1
  • Form 24137-8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 82

mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, kept on same pace

17(12)
Silk - Red and White stripes, Grey sleeves, Grey cap, Red star

Dium Mac

18 D
25/1
  • Form 2311-89
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 79

held up, never dangerous

In depth

Verdict

The three to note in the opener are Emirates Skyline, Temple Place and Vacation with the vote going to the Godolphin colt Emirates Skyline. The selection won twice as a two year old but failed to really spark last season in only two outings. He was not beaten far on both occasions and was far from disgraced but connections will be hoping that this is his year. The fact that the Godophin operation had two winners on Saturday suggests that they could be coming into form and for that reason Emirates Skyline should be treated with respect. Temple Place was a shock winner at Chester last week and bids to prove that it was no fluke. He was a moderate jumps performer who acted well around the tight bends at Chester and it will remain to be seen whether he can act around a proper galloping track against proven performers. Vacation has performed well on the all weather during the winter but has really failed to show the same level of form on the turf. He is worth noting but should find the odd horse a little to classy. So for the winner we return to Emirates Skyline.

Formwatch

Emirates Skyline (USA) 10-11fav (8-11) Led early, chased leader, challenged over 2f out, ridden and not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ofaraby (9-2) at York 1m 2f stk (3) sft in Oct.

Futun 18-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon prominent and pulled hard, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Wannabe Posh (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.

Best Prospect (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up last, pushed along 3f out, no response, 7th of 8, 16l behind Tabadul (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.

Temple Place (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Stotsfold (9-4) by 3/4l, 11 ran.

Pevensey (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 13, 7l behind Millville (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (3) pol in Oct.

Dunaskin (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, 13th of 15, 10l behind Luberon (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.

Vacation (IRE) 9-1 (7-13) Held up in 4th, closed on leaders 3f out, chased winner 1f out, stayed on to hold 2nd near finish but no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Tabadul (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.

Flipando (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 12th of 15, 3l behind My Paris (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) frm.

Collateral Damage (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Temple Place (8-6) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.

Blue Spinnaker (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Switched left soon after start, held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Temple Place (8-6) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.

Flying Clarets (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden along over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Abandon (9-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f fll hcp (3) gf.

Spell Casting (USA) 9-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 9l behind Mobaasher (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stk (5) gs in Sept.

Tiger Tiger (FR) 11-1 (8-6) Raced in 5th, driven along halfway, weakened 3f out, last of 8, 25l behind Tabadul (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.

Bailieborough (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Goodbye Mr Bond (9-4) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

Woolfall Blue (IRE) 5-2fav (8-13) Led after 1f, headed over 1f out, chased winner to 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Ballinteni (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.

Freeloader (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Always in rear, last of 8, 14l behind Future's Dream (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-90 (3) fbs in Apr.

Dium Mac 12-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, not much room and hampered well over 1f out, not recover, 9th of 17, 6l behind Forroger (9-1) at Haydock 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.