13:55 York

Sky Bet First Race Special Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £65,000 added
  • Winner: £40,462
  • 2nd: £12,116
  • 3rd: £6,058
  • 4th: £3,029
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 30.38s
  • Off Time: 13:55:41
  • 15 Ran
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    Silk - Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap
    • Form 3-11132
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 105

    held up in mid-division, steady headway over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, challenged and edged left over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, strongly pressed final 100 yards, kept on gamely

    Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
    • Form 0/07131
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 100

    took keen hold, tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 4th and looked held when hampered soon after

    Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
    • Form 224254
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 96

    chased leaders, weakened over 2f out

    Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue sleeves


    13 D
    • Form 821-166
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 96

    mid-division, headway on inside 4f out, chased leaders and every chance 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

    Silk - Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap


    14 v D
    • Form 1766/04
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 95

    led until over 3f out, weakened quickly, behind and eased final 2f, tailed off

    Silk - White, light green stars, hooped sleeves and stars on cap


    12 DCD
    • Form 400116
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 93

    soon mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headway 2f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge

    Silk - Pink, royal blue braces


    24 BF
    • Form 1/2-4510
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 92

    steadied start, took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, chased leaders, travelling well when switched right 2f out, challenged and every chance throughout final furlong, just held

    Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
    • Form 222/118
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 91

    chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, soon behind and eased

    Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
    • Form 580842
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 90

    in touch on inside, ridden 2f out, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge

    Silk - WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap
    • Form 521108/
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 88

    towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, ridden and struggling over 2f out, never involved

    Silk - Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves
    • Form 120-086
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-6
    • Official Rating 87

    held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, hampered and carried left entering final 2f, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

    Silk - Dark blue, pink seams, diamonds on sleeves, pink cap
    • Form 0-37844
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-3
    • Official Rating 84

    pushed along and struggling 5f out, always towards rear

    Silk - Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap
    • Form 01-0133
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-1
    • Official Rating 82

    in touch, pushed along 5f out, ridden 2f out, soon hung left and weakened

    Silk - Emerald green and white diabolo, yellow sleeves, yellow and emerald green quartered cap
    • Form 1-07076
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-1
    • Official Rating 82

    held up in mid-division on inside, switched left and headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and every chance throughout final furlong, hung right inside final furlong, just held

    Silk - Light Blue, White stars, armlets and stars on cap


    10 D
    • Form 016632
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-0
    • Official Rating 79

    tracked leader, pushed along edging left over 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, hung left and weakened over 2f out

    Previous results

    In depth


    Barsanti scored over track and trip when last seen in a handicap but is 9lb higher today having been placed in Listed company subsequently. Stars Over The Sea is preferred to stablemate Yorkidding but is upped 7lb for winning a lower grade contest at Pontefract. He also finished ahead of a below-par SHAKOPEE over 1m2f at Goodwood before that but the latter had won at Doncaster on his penultimate start and could go close today with the longer trip looking sure to suit. Sindarban is another looking put a modest effort behind him having landed a double in lesser company earlier but Gold Prince is at home at this level, though drops back down in distance, and Gabrial's King is nudged back up the weights after a second at Haydock. The Irish raider Moonmeister doesn’t look particularly well handicapped and neither does Dawn Missile.


    Barsanti (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led over 2f out, soon headed, held by winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Pamona (9-1) at York 1m 6f lst stks (1) gd in Jul.

    Stars Over The Sea (USA) 10-11fav (10-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, won at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Aug beating Mukhayyam (9-1) by 5l, 6 ran.

    Gold Prince (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Arch Villain (10-0) at Ascot 2m hcp (2) gf in Aug.

    Barye 25-1 (9-12) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/4l behind First Sitting (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

    Mijhaar 15-2 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Intense Tango (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

    Yorkidding (8-11) 6th of 8, 5l behind Fair Mountain (9-4) at Dusseldorf 1m 3f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.

    Shakopee 8-1cfav (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, weakened after, 14th of 17, 21 1/4l behind Fire Fighting (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp stks (2) gf in Jul.

    Sindarban (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 8th of 14, 5l behind Soldier In Action (8-6) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Jul.

    Gabrial's King (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Soon led, joined over 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind I Am Not Here (9-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Aug.

    Restraint of Trade (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden and lost place after 3 out, 14th of 17, 14 3/4l behind Gran Maestro (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp lst (1) gd in Jul.

    Dawn Missile 9-2 (9-6) In rear, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15 1/4l behind Intense Tango (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

    Blue Hussar (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 6, 11 1/4l behind Stars Over The Sea (10-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Aug.

    Dominada (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 6, 5 1/4l behind Project Bluebook (8-5) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in Aug.

    Moonmeister (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression in 13th entering straight, kept on well final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Golden Spear (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp Yielding in Jul.

    Odeon 6-1 (9-1) Led, soon clear, reduced advantage over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Walpole (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in Aug.