York

  • 16:30 Watt Fences Handicap7f

  • Winner £5,240 2nd £1,559 3rd £779 4th £390
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.80s
  • Off time: 16:32:50
16:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blues Jazz 8/1
2nd Illustrious Prince (IRE) 11/1
3rd Sunrise Safari (IRE) 16/1
4th Caranbola 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 022101 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Caranbola 25
Nag me
5 9-10 M Brittain T Eaves 78 14/115.00
3 (13) 662265 Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Sunrise Safari (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 9-10 v R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 78 16/117.00
4 (15) 810639 Red and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, Red cap My Gacho (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-9 b D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 77 20/121.00
5 (4) 920117 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Mandalay King (IRE) 52
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-9 p Mrs Marjorie Fife Justin Newman (7) 77 20/121.00
6 (6) 709110- Brown, light blue stars, brown sleeves and cap Signore Momento (IRE) 373
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 pt Miss Amy Weaver A Elliott 77 33/134.00
8 (11) 187895 Dark blue, yellow seams, striped sleeves, dark blue cap Not My Choice (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-9 D C Griffiths M Stainton 77 33/134.00
9 (14) 673665 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Diman Waters (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 9-7 E J Alston S W Kelly 75 18/119.00
10 (12) 114754 Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Rough Rock (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 C A Dwyer K T O'Neill (3) 75 12/113.00
11 (9) 003565 WHITE, dark green stars Illustrious Prince (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 D Carroll Neil Farley (5) 72 11/112.00
12 (2) 406085 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Fishforcompliments 43
Nag me
7 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 71 9/25.50
13 (18) 441111 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White armlets, White cap Blues Jazz 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 I Semple G Whillans (5) 71 8/19.00
14 (3) 164-364 LIGHT GREEN, DARK GREEN triple diamond and diamond on cap Riverdale (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 9-3 v1 N Tinkler S De Sousa 75 10/111.00
15 (10) 021120 Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow cap Dhhamaan (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 b Mrs R Carr P McDonald 69 16/117.00
16 (7) 570076 White, Red cross belts, Red and White striped sleeves, hooped cap Iceblast 11
Nag me
3 9-0 M W Easterby D M Simmonson (7) 72 16/117.00
17 (20) 451070 Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Powerful Pierre 8
Nag me
4 9-0 v I W McInnes Declan Cannon (3) 68 50/151.00
18 (17) 3-28021 Brown, Pink sash, Pink cap Diablo Dancer 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 T D Walford D Tudhope 71 5/16.00
19 (8) 222417 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Moral Issue 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 Jedd O'Keeffe P Donaghy (3) 71 28/129.00
20 (1) 07973-9 Maroon and Yellow blocks, Maroon sleeves, maroon cap Steel Stockholder 1
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 M Brittain P Makin 65 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (19)542921One Scoop Or Two510-2R HollinsheadGraham Gibbons78
7 (16)338640Malcheek (IRE)99-9T D EasterbyD Allan77

Verdict

Another large-field handicap with endless chances but DIABLO DANCER is a filly on the upgrade and with a handful of runs to her name is open to further progress. She travelled well through her last race at Carlise before quickening away and should deliver another good account from her lowly handicap perch. Rough Rock and Fishforcompliments finished 1-2 here last year but the latter makes more appeal at the revised weights this time round and is potentially well treated. Malcheek is unlikely to improve any more at his age but is another on a very tempting mark if putting his best foot forward, though the main threat has to be Blues Jazz. Hold-up tactics have delivered four straight successes for which an overall rise of 16lb seems fair. He may not have stopped improving yet and has to be on any short-list.