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14:00 York

William Hill Extra Place Races Everyday Handicap (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,562
  • 2nd: £4,660
  • 3rd: £2,330
  • 4th: £1,165
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 23.98s
  • Off Time: 14:00:29
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
4/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    11/4

      3rd
      Silk -

      Zap

      7/1

        1(6)
        Silk - Silver, tassel on cap

        Cardsharp

        14 D
        4/1
        • Form 313030
        • Age 4
        • Weight 9-13
        • Official Rating 107

        always prominent, led after 2f, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well

        2(3)
        Silk - Dark blue, yellow hoop

        So Beloved

        28 p DCD
        11/4
        • Form 3024-34
        • Age 9
        • Weight 9-11
        • Official Rating 105

        held up, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, never able to challenge

        3(5)
        Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
        11/2
        • Form 24215-8
        • Age 6
        • Weight 9-11
        • Official Rating 105

        keen, tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

        4(7)
        Silk - White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel

        Salateen

        36 p DCD
        13/2
        • Form 24-1054
        • Age 7
        • Weight 9-8
        • Official Rating 102

        led 2f, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

        5(4)
        Silk - Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap
        6/1
        • Form 13410-0
        • Age 5
        • Weight 9-3
        • Official Rating 97

        chased leaders, lost place over 2f out

        6(2)
        Silk - Purple, White stars, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap

        Polybius

        161 h
        18/1
        • Form 137145-
        • Age 8
        • Weight 9-2
        • Official Rating 96

        behind, headway when not clear run over 2f out, switched right to challenge, weakened final furlong

        7(8)
        Silk - Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets

        Zap

        14 CD
        7/1
        • Form 4016-80
        • Age 4
        • Weight 9-2
        • Official Rating 96

        held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on into 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish

        8(1)
        Silk - Dark Blue, White stripe and armlets
        • Form 020-005
        • Age 7
        • Weight 9-2
        • Official Rating 96

        broke well soon steadied and in touch, effort over 2f out, faded final furlong

        Previous results

        In depth

        Verdict

        David O'Meara runs two course and distance winners. The veteran SO BELOVED is on a long losing run but was only beaten a short-head in this last year when 3lb higher and ran very well in a similar class handicap at Haydock last time. Stable companion Salateen is a ten-times winner and an excellent handicapper on his day so there shouldn't be much between them. Cardsharp is a Listed winner and generally consistent at this sort of level though he was well beaten in the Victoria Cup last time. Dancing Star was beaten 2l by the latter at Salisbury last June though that was over 6f and he's much better over today's trip. He's also 4lb better off so could take revenge.

        Formwatch

        Cardsharp 33-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, 21st of 26, 11 1/2l behind Cape Byron (9-3) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in May.

        So Beloved 16-1 (9-10) Held up, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, ridden final furlong, no extra, 4th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Safe Voyage (9-8) at Haydock 7f hcp (2) sft in Apr.

        Dancing Star 10-1 (9-7) Anticipated start and hit front of gates not open properly, very slowly away, recovered to rear halfway, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 8, 17 3/4l behind Pretty Baby (9-4) at Lingfield 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) sft in May.

        Salateen 33-1 (9-5) Led early, pressed leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Oh This Is Us (9-5) at Lingfield 1m stks (2) pol in Apr.

        Via Serendipity 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened quickly inside final 2f, soon behind, tailed off and eased, 25th of 26, 28 1/4l behind Cape Byron (9-3) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in May.

        Polybius 7-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along over 1f out, one pace final furlong, last of 5, 3 3/4l behind Sanaadh (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp (2) pol in Dec.

        Zap 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 26, 7 1/2l behind Cape Byron (9-3) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gs in May.

        Normandy Barriere (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, kept on final furlong, no threat, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Embour (8-10) at Newbury 6f hcp (2) gd in May.