York

  • 15:15 Bond Tyres Handicap2m 88y

  • Winner £11,333 2nd £3,372 3rd £1,685 4th £842
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 31.91s
  • Off time: 15:15:30
15:15 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bollin Judith 12/1
2nd Hawk Mountain (UAE) 6/1
3rd Mountain Hiker (IRE) 9/1
4th Dazinski 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1/2211-0 Yellow, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Kazbow (IRE) 27
Nag me
5 9-10 L M Cumani K Fallon 88 20/121.00
3 (7) 59010-1 Yellow, Beige sleeves, White cap Hawk Mountain (UAE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 J J Quinn F Tylicki 86 6/17.00
4 (6) 31-7 Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots Mountain Hiker (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-7 p1 J Noseda P Hanagan 86 9/110.00
5 (10) 0030-63 Light Blue and Royal Blue stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, quartered cap Dazinski 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 M H Tompkins P Mulrennan 84 14/115.00
6 (15) 14120-3 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Beat The Rush 48
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4 9-6 Miss J A Camacho T Eaves 85 20/121.00
7 (11) 8524-03 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Gordonsville 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-6 J S Goldie J P Sullivan (3) 84 16/117.00
8 (2) 358-290 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Montparnasse (IRE) 28
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4 9-6 K A Ryan P Makin 85 20/121.00
9 (9) 2880/82 Orange, red seams, black cap Gifted Leader (USA) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 v Ian Williams P McDonald 82 8/19.00
10 (1) 73411-3 Emerald green, white cross belts, dark blue sleeves and cap Ocean Transit (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 R J Price Adam Beschizza (3) 78 8/19.00
11 (14) 6342-31 Red, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Bollin Judith 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 t T D Easterby D Allan 75 12/113.00
12 (3) 221182 Beige, Purple epaulets, armlets and cap Accumulate 14
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8 8-11 C W Moore J-P Guillambert 75 11/112.00
13 (4) 56-1343 Yellow, Orange star Descaro (USA) 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-10 p1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 74 14/115.00
14 (13) 910-677 Red, Beige armlets Cat O' Nine Tails 13
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4 8-9 M Johnston S De Sousa 74 12/113.00
15 (16) 4533-61 Emerald Green, White braces, Orange cap Grande Caiman (IRE) 93
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7 8-9 G A Harker M O'connell (3)(ex2) 73 50/151.00
16 (17) 5491-51 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Dark Ranger 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-6 T J Pitt Martin Harley (3)(ex1) 70 9/110.00
17 (12) 404522 Light blue, white epaulets, hooped sleeves, check cap Dubara Reef (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-5 p Paul Green K T O'Neill (5) 70 16/117.00
Non runners
2 (5)111111La Estrella (USA)89-8D E CantillonS Donohoe86

Verdict

A really tough puzzle to solve with several coming into this race at the top of their game and others arguably well handicapped on their best form. La Estrella has won six in a row and 11 of his last 13 starts in total but all of those victories have been on the all-weather and most in claimers - he faces a tough task here. Bollin Judith has gone up 7lb since winning comfortably at Newcastle while Dark Ranger was put up 8lb after winning over 2m2f here last month though may be improving. Gifted Leader and Ocean Transit are both winning hurdlers but the latter probably needs further than this, unlike Montparnasse who has been struggling to get home lately. Dazinski is 2lb lower than when second over C&D last July and Darley Sun's half-brother Mountain Hiker is interesting in his first try over 2m, but we'll stick with HAWK MOUNTAIN. He is in much better form than when disappointing in this last year, looking as good as ever when making a winning reappearance at Musselburgh where he had Gordonsville and Cat O' Nine Tails behind.