York

  • 13:55 Sky Bet And Symphony Group Handicap5f 89y

  • Winner £43,575 2nd £13,048 3rd £6,524 4th £3,262
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.89s
  • Off time: 13:57:51
13:55 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dakota Gold 4/1
2nd Marnie James 11/1
3rd Arecibo (FR) 11/1
4th Makanah 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (19) 1-38385 Royal blue, orange hoops, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, pink cap, royal blue stars Tarboosh 8
Distance Winner
6 9-10 P T Midgley T Hamilton 104 33/134.00
2 (17) 53-2222 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Final Venture 11
Distance Winner
7 9-10 P T Midgley Oisin Murphy 104 12/113.00
3 (10) 100-511 Yellow, black chevrons, white sleeves, black stars and cap Dakota Gold 4 (ex5)
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 M Dods Connor Beasley 99 4/15.00
4 (18) 934576 Light blue, brown epaulets, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, striped cap Caspian Prince (IRE) 5
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-9 pt M Appleby Alistair Rawlinson 103 33/134.00
5 (4) 10-5460 Black, emerald green inverted triangle, white cap Gunmetal (IRE) 18
6 9-7 T D Barron J Fanning 101 8/19.00
6 (6) 803000 Pink, large white spots Marnie James 39
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 Jedd O'Keeffe J P Spencer 100 11/112.00
7 (1) 25-5316 Emerald green, cerise sleeves, cerise cap, emerald green star Camacho Chief (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-5 M Dods P Mulrennan 99 16/117.00
8 (14) 080681 Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Stone Of Destiny 11
Distance Winner
4 9-5 A M Balding S De Sousa 99 12/113.00
9 (3) 081220 Red, grey star, red sleeves, grey stars, red cap, grey star Arecibo (FR) 18
Distance Winner
4 9-4 D O'Meara D Tudhope 98 11/112.00
10 (2) 62450-5 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Mythmaker 102
7 9-3 B Smart J Garritty 97 80/181.00
11 (15) 110833 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Watchable 11
Distance Winner
9 9-3 p D O'Meara L Dettori 97 20/121.00
12 (8) 137278 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star Foolaad 11
Distance Winner
8 9-3 t S R Bowring R Winston 97 33/134.00
13 (22) 61-1036 Grey Queen Of Desire (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
4 9-2 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 96 25/126.00
14 (9) 65-1210 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Makanah 54
Distance Winner
4 9-2 Miss J A Camacho P Hanagan 96 40/141.00
15 (12) 240-005 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Justanotherbottle (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 9-2 D Carroll James Doyle 96 7/18.00
16 (7) 9-73009 Pink, Light Blue cross belts and armlets, Light Blue and Pink quartered cap A Momentofmadness 22
Distance Winner
6 9-1 h C Hills W Buick 95 22/123.00
17 (20) 331221 Orange, Royal Blue braces, striped sleeves Jabbarockie 19
Distance Winner
6 9-0 E J Alston Harrison Shaw (5) 94 18/119.00
18 (21) 3-60319 White, maroon and purple striped sleeves Fool For You (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
4 8-12 R A Fahey P J McDonald 92 33/134.00
19 (13) 074561 WHITE, DARK BLUE and WHITE striped sleeves Orvar (IRE) 4 (ex5)
Distance Winner
6 8-12 P T Midgley Jason Watson 87 14/115.00
20 (5) 729040 Red, royal blue cross belts, red sleeves, royal blue stars, red cap, royal blue star Duke Of Firenze 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-11 D C Griffiths Tom Marquand 91 25/126.00
21 (16) 661238 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Harome (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 Roger Fell B A Curtis 90 40/141.00
22 (11) 014565 Yellow, dark green diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap Lord Riddiford (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
4 8-10 J J Quinn Cieren Fallon (5) 90 25/126.00

Verdict

An impossible-looking handicap to kick-off the Ebor Festival. Dakota Gold bids for the hat-trick just four days after landing the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon. He’s improving at a rate of knots but has a penalty to carry and a furlong less to cover on quicker ground. Veteran Caspian Prince could be interesting being 3lb lower than when landing a similar contest at Musselburgh last summer. An even faster surface would have suited but he may have a good draw near the stands’ rail. Paul Midgley, who had the winner in 2017, runs three with Oisin Murphy on board last year’s runner-up Final Venture, who is 4lb higher. Frankie partners Watchable, who won a valuable handicap at Epsom on Derby Day but is better over 6f. Stone Of Destiny beat several of these in the Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot and is only 2lb higher but JUSTANOTHERBOTTLE didn’t do a lot wrong in the Stewards’ Cup and it’s possible a fast-run 5f will suit him even better – he’s been dropped a pound since Goodwood. A Momentofmadness is 3lb lower than when he won the Portland at Doncaster last year but he’s disappointed this season.