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14:00 York

Symphony Group Handicap (Class 2)

  • 19 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 89y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £19,407
  • 2nd: £5,775
  • 3rd: £2,886
  • 4th: £1,443
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 4.72s
  • Off Time: 14:02:12
  • 19 Ran
1(16)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap
18/1
  • Form 220878
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 101

mid-division, headway on stands rail to get in behind leaders over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

2(15)
Silk - Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap

Ancient Cross

18 t DCD
9/1
  • Form 317318
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 100

towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten

3(9)
Silk - Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap
40/1
  • Form 913802
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

mid-division, losing place when slightly hampered over 2f out

4(3)
Silk - Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 094917
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

chased leaders, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish

5(8)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
16/1
  • Form 201629
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

6(14)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
9/1
  • Form 10-0215
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

slowly away, outpaced in rear, hampered inside final 2f, headway over 1f out, not clear run and swiched right to rails entering final furlong, strong run inside final furlong, not reach leaders

7(4)
Silk - Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 0-80137
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 95

chased leaders, ridden and edged left over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

8(18)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves
25/1
  • Form 870300
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 92

outpaced in rear, kept on inside final furlong, never a threat

9(20)
Silk - Maroon, white chevrons, halved sleeves, maroon cap
12/1
  • Form 416037
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 90

behind, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms

10(19)
Silk - Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap

Silaah

17 p D
25/1
  • Form 972006
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 90

chased leaders, effort stands side 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

11(17)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap

Ritual (IRE)

39 BFD
9/1
  • Form 9111-10
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 90

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish

12(7)
Silk - MAROON, LIGHT BLUE chevron and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON spots
20/1
  • Form 475357
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 90

chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f until inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, almost snatched 2nd

14(1)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap

Racy

18
10/1
  • Form 365406
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 89

pressed leader, led approaching final 2f, ran on inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish

15(12)
Silk - Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap
14/1
  • Form 10-360
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 90

always towards rear, never on terms

16(13)
Silk - AQUAMARINE, YELLOW cap
  • Form 090992
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 88

mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, finished well but not reach leaders

17(11)
Silk - Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond
12/1
  • Form 2-85603
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 88

chased leaders, hampered over 2f out, weakened final furlong

18(6)
Silk - Red, White stars on sleeves
  • Form 354704
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 89

dwelt, soon recovered to mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened

19(10)
Silk - Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap

Mon Brav

39 DCD
20/1
  • Form 119280
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 87

outpaced in rear, driven inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten

20(2)
Silk - Pink and Purple diamonds, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets, Purple cap
33/1
  • Form 3-27021
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 87

slight lead until hung right over 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders until weakened over 1f out

13(5)
NR

Medici Time

25 v DCD
  • Form 041140
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 89

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The ground may have dried out by post time but low to middle numbers are still likely to be suited which could rule out Ritual, though he was very disappointing at Ascot anyway. Ancient Cross, who loves it around here, is another with a high draw to contend with as is KANAF, though the latter, a very good winner at Ascot early last month, could grab a middle position and looks the potential winner after an unlucky run in the Steward's Cup. Strike Up The Band gained his first success in three years at Haydock and is only 2lb higher. He's well drawn and could prove a threat as could Irish Heartbeat, who would be a fancied if the going remains on the soft side. The three-year-old Face The Problem hasn't had much racing but is back on the mark that saw him land a Thirsk nursery last year and Silvestre De Sousa is an intriguing booking.

Formwatch

Rain Delayed (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched left to stand rail over 4f out, ridden and not on terms when hung left over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Masamah (9-0) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.

Ancient Cross 33-1 (9-4) Raced far side, held up in touch, ridden inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 8th of 27, 4 1/2l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

Fitz Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Tiddliwinks (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf.

Secret Asset (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear far side, headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 27, 4 1/2l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

Falasteen (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, headway in centre over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Captain Dunne (9-10) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Kanaf (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced far side, held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, not much room amd eased close home, 5th of 27, 4l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

Swiss Franc (9-1) 7th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Lisselan Diva (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 5f stk gd.

Johannes (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Always towards rear far side, 13th of 19, 13l behind Pepper Lane (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gs.

Ginger Ted (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 7th of 20, 2 1/2l behind Secret Witness (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.

Silaah 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, not run on, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Rock Jock (9-0) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.

Ritual (IRE) 4-1fav (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 19, 29l behind Noble Citizen (8-6) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gd in Jul.

Favourite Girl (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon headed, led again over 1f out, edged left and headed entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 20, 4l behind Hoof It (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.

Racy 16-1 (9-8) Led group stands side, hung right from halfway, headed stands side group over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace of leaders far side, 6th of 25, 6l behind Son Of The Cat (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

Shropshire (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 9l behind Casual Glimpse (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.

Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Grissom (8-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.

Midnight Martini 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders far side, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Pepper Lane (9-5) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.

Face The Problem (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Hampered start, behind, headway in centre over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, going on close home, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Joe Packet (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.

Mon Brav 10-1 (8-4) Raced in group of 4 towards far side, ridden halfway, soon struggling, 18th of 19, 24l behind Noble Citizen (8-6) at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gd in Jul.

Strike Up The Band 10-1 (9-12) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Rothesay Chancer (8-10) by nk, 10 ran.

Medici Time 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 16th of 20, 10l behind Hoof It (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.