14:05 York

Sportingbet.com Claiming Stakes (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,100 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 30.78s
  • Off Time: 14:06:25
  • 10 Ran
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Silk - Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap

Trip The Light

8 v DCD
  • Form 124-146
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 90

in touch in chasing group, went 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, driven out

Silk - White, white and dark green diabolo on sleeves, dark green cap
  • Form 914-090
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 89

mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

Silk - Red, purple armlets
  • Form 615195
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 79

slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 3f out, switched left 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow hooped cap


  • Form 24456-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 64

slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - White, Black stars, armlets and cap
  • Form 467-231
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 70

mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

Silk - Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves

Saloon (USA)

17 p D
  • Form 2742-86
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 69

held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, held towards finish

Silk - Emerald Green, Black epaulets, armlets and diamond on cap
  • Form 0/0006-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 45

chased leading pair, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out

Silk - Red, Emerald Green chevron and armlets, White and Emerald Green hooped cap
  • Form 8080-07
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 60

chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Emerald green, black epaulets, black armlets, yellow cap

Border Fox

29 t
  • Form 90/9565
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 45

took keen hold, set fast gallop, headed over 3f out, soon weakened

Silk - Emerald green and yellow (quartered), emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets
  • Form 64
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9

slowly into stride, soon in touch in chasing group, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out

In depth


Richard Fahey holds a strong hand here with Trip The Light and Royal Straight, though we prefer the claim of MULL OF DUBAI. The Dandy Nicholls-trained pick is best off at the weights here and is dropped into a claimer for the first time, having being contesting some tough enough handicaps. He goes well at this track and on the ground, and this may well be a good opportunity for him to win again. Trip The Light is next best at the weights today and is another course and distance scorer. The handicapper has his measure in that sphere at the moment, but his chance looks much better today and he can go very close. Stablemate Royal Straight arrives here in very good form, having enjoyed a 10f Nottingham handicap win last time out. He is unproven on fast ground and also has a bit to find at the weights with the aforementioned pair so we will take him on. Kames Park is no mug and goes well over this trip. He can get involved and pick up some money, though Mull Of Dubai will do for us.


Trip The Light 12-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Hillview Boy (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 4f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd.

Mull of Dubai 40-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 26l behind Hanoverian Baron (8-3) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.

Kames Park (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, held up behind, headway on outside 3f out, driven to chased leaders over 1f out, hung left and one pace inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 17, 6l behind Deauville Flyer (9-2) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Maybeme 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 9l behind King Fingal (8-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.

Royal Straight 2-1fav (9-4) Led early, tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Major Promise (9-0) by 6l, 14 ran.

Saloon (USA) 5-1 (9-10) Settled in mid-division, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 13l behind Bivouac (9-4) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.

Daltaban (FR) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leader, dropped to mid-division over 7f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 22l behind They All Laughed (8-12) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fm.

Sri Kuantan (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4fout, last of 7, well behind Lady Hestia (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Border Fox 14-1 (8-5) Raced wide tracked leader, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept one one pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bajan Pride (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.

Flockton Tobouggie 40-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, never able to reach leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Royal Swain (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.