York

  • 15:45 Press Family Raceday Handicap6f

  • Winner £11,657 2nd £3,469 3rd £1,733 4th £866
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.48s
  • Off time: 15:45:42
15:45 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hitchens (IRE) 4/1
2nd Secret Witness 14/1
3rd Misplaced Fortune 10/1
4th Joseph Henry 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (18) 288610 Emerald Green and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green diamond Flipando (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-7 T D Barron S De Sousa 98 20/121.00
2 (3) 110003 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Lowdown (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 98 18/119.00
3 (16) 35-0706 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 T D Barron G Gibbons 96 4/15.00
5 (11) 868-750 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Tombi (USA) 43
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 J Howard Johnson P Mulrennan 94 28/129.00
6 (5) 021620 Black and Orange (quartered), Orange and Black chevrons on sleeves, Orange cap Five Star Junior (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Mrs L Stubbs T Eaves 94 20/121.00
7 (2) 730059 dark green, yellow cap Thebes 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M Johnston Greg Fairley 91 12/113.00
8 (15) 030330 Pink, Black epaulets, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Esoterica (IRE) 51
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-13 v J S Goldie William Buick 90 16/117.00
9 (14) 524058 Red and Mauve diamonds, White sleeves, Red cap Shifting Star (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 p W R Swinburn J P Fahy (5) 90 10/111.00
10 (4) 612224 RED, ROYAL BLUE braces, ROYAL BLUE cap Misplaced Fortune 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 N Tinkler Louis Beuzelin (3) 89 10/111.00
12 (1) 343518 Pink and Purple diamonds, diabolo on sleeves Joseph Henry 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-12 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 89 16/117.00
13 (17) 170205 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Ghostwing 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J Gallagher Hayley Turner 90 28/129.00
14 (9) 0-59005 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Valery Borzov (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-11 R A Fahey P Hanagan 88 17/29.50
15 (13) 020222 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Secret Witness 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-10 b R Harris T G McLaughlin 87 14/115.00
16 (12) 762426 Dark Green and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Red cap Discanti (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 t T D Easterby D Allan 86 16/117.00
17 (8) 121113 Purple, yellow star, chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Piazza San Pietro 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 A B Haynes R L Moore 86 6/17.00
18 (7) 206704 Orange, Dark Green disc Abraham Lincoln (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 b1 R Harris F Norton 86 16/117.00
Non runners
4 (10)016010Hotham79-4N WilsonNon Runner95
11 (6)2-22070Midnight Martini38-12T D EasterbyR Winston91

Verdict

HITCHENS gets the nod in this quality sprint. David Barron's gelding ran a cracker in the Great St Wilfrid given the ground would have been too slow. Now back on a quicker surface and off a mark of 96 he can make hay while the sun shines. Lowdown was badly outpaced at Ffos Las but is a player here if clinging onto their coat tails early on, quick ground suits Esoterica, whilst Misplaced Fortune is consistent if perhaps a tad high in the handicap. A bigger threat could be Midnight Martini if she's on a going day, with Piazza San Pietro in good nick (Ryan Moore booked) and the very nicely-handicapped Valery Borzov the others to consider.