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15:15 York

Bank Of Scotland Corporate Hambleton Stakes (lstd Handicap) (Class 1)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 42.32s
  • 13 Ran
1(11)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

Stronghold

15 D
10/1
  • Form 13119-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 108

held up behind leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

2(4)
Silk - Black, Light Blue chevron and sleeves

Babodana

19 D
6/1
  • Form 4405-62
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 108

prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong

3(1)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star

Pentecost

97 D
18/1
  • Form 500-317
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 105

towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden when weakening over 1f out

4(2)
Silk - Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap
16/1
  • Form 0516-43
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 105

mid-division, driven over 3f out, ridden and one pace final 2f

5(9)
Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star

Chrysander

28 D
33/1
  • Form 4631-03
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 105

towards rear, driven over 4f out, some late headway, never near to challenge

6(13)
Silk - Black and White (halved), check cap, Light Blue sleeves

Tucker

29 D
16/1
  • Form 26077-5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 103

never better than mid-division

7(8)
Silk - White, Red hoop, diabolo on sleeves, White cap
  • Form 0531-40
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 102

made all, pushed along over 2f out, driven out final furlong

8(10)
Silk - Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap
  • Form 378-103
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 101

in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

9(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, White diamond and armlets, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap
  • Form 14/083-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 100

always behind

10(7)
Silk - Orange, Black star, Orange and Black halved sleeves, Orange cap, Black star
  • Form 6200-00
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 92

took keen hold behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final 2f

11(6)
Silk - Red and Black (quartered), Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap
  • Form 442-311
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 99

prominent, pushed along halfway, ridden and one pace final furlong

12(5)
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow stars, Dark Green sleeves

Traytonic

12 C
66/1
  • Form 000-870
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 90

towards rear, reminders over 4f out, never dangerous

13(12)
Silk - Red, Black inverted triangle and star on cap
100/1
  • Form 53437-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 77

always in rear division

In depth

Verdict

Following a highly impressive display at Chester last week Dabbers Ridge stands out head and shoulders above his rivals here and is taken to defy a 3lb penalty at the main expense of Stronghold and Babodana. The last mentioned has ground conditions to suit and lost no caste in defeat behind Rob Roy in Group 2 company last time so has to be respected back in this grade today. Chrysander looks to be going the right way now judged by his latest start at Ripon and could be of interest along with Tucker, who like most of David Elsworth's runners can be expected to improve for his reappearance run. Zero Tolerance has been a good servant to connections and is another worthy of a mention although a bigger threat is likely to come from John Gosden's relatively lightly raced Stronghold, who returns to turf having won a Listed race at Lingfield earlier this month. The selection though has to be Dabbers Ridge, who looked badly drawn at Chester and raced wide throughout but still won with any amount in hand at the line under conditions that were ideal. The Barry Hills-trained colt has similar ground today and it will be a surprise if he cannot follow up under just a 3lb penalty.

Formwatch

Stronghold 7-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, shaken up over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m lst stk (1) gd beating Vortex (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.

Babodana 11-1 (9-0) Settled in 4th, driven over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Rob Roy (9-0) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Apr.

Pentecost 5-1 (9-0) Missed break, never in contention, 7th of 10, 7l behind Tyson (9-4) at Nad Al Sheba 1m 1f hcp gf in Feb.

Kings Point (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, chased winner after, no impression, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Rob Roy (9-0) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Apr.

Chrysander 14-1 (9-6) Held up behind, pushed along over 3f out, headway well over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Profit's Reality (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f stk (3) sft in Apr.

Tucker 7-1 (8-12) Held up, pulled hard, headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 9l behind Notnowcato (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.

Zero Tolerance (IRE) (8-11) Prominent till weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 10, 10l behind Krataios (8-11) at Saint-Cloud 1m Grp 2 (1) sft.

Blythe Knight (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Mountain High (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f stk (2) gf.

Xtra Torrential (USA) 40-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, tracked leaders, outpaced halfway, stayed on approaching final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 7, 4l behind Etlaala (8-12) at Leicester 7f lst stk (1) gd in Apr.

Cool Panic (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 12th of 17, 4l behind Kostar (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcap (2) gd.

Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, led going well over 2f out, quickened clear and edged left over 1f out, ran on, won at Chester 1m hcap (2) gs beating Shot To Fame (9-1) by 5l, 9 ran.

Traytonic 40-1 (9-12) Dwelt and soon mid-division, hampered over 3f out, not recover, last of 13, 19l behind Minority Report (9-3) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-100 (2) frm.

Imperialistic (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, chased leaders to halfway, 9th of 10, 19l behind Alfonso (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.