Today's racecards

York

  • 14:05 John Smith's And R.a.f. Linton-on-ouse Nursery Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.29s
  • Off time: 14:08:18
14:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gertmegalush (IRE) 25/1
2nd Kingdom Of Light 10/3
3rd Vilnius 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 210 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Kingdom Of Light 23
Nag me
2 9-7 t1 J Howard Johnson R L Moore 87 10/34.33
2 (7) 17 Yellow and Brown (quartered), striped sleeves, Yellow cap Mon Brav 35
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 D Carroll D Nolan 82 4/15.00
3 (5) 427 Royal Blue, Light Blue disc, Royal Blue and Light Blue striped sleeves and cap Final Ovation (IRE) 29
Nag me
2 9-0 J J Quinn Freddie Tylicki (3) 80 8/19.00
4 (6) 233 Royal Blue, White seams, hooped sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Tom Folan 66
Nag me
2 8-9 H J Collingridge Martin Dwyer 75 10/111.00
5 (3) 541023 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green cap, White spots Tillys Tale 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-7 P T Midgley P Pickard (7) 73 7/18.00
7 (9) 28328 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Mr Smithson (IRE) 35
Nag me
2 8-6 v1 B Ellison Louis Beuzelin (5) 72 11/112.00
8 (10) 631033 Pink, royal blue seams, pink cap Six Wives 3
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-4 J A Glover D Fentiman 70 12/113.00
9 (2) 4140 Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Gertmegalush (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-4 J D Bethell P Hanagan 70 25/126.00
11 (4) 4122 Black and emerald green stripes Vilnius 5
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 7-12 M R Channon David Probert (3) 63 7/24.50
Non runners
6 (1)516Italian Tom (IRE)28-6S A Callaghan72
10 (11)402063Goodbye Earl (IRE)28-2A BerryR J Rowe68

Verdict

MON BRAV is given the vote in this tricky opener ahead of Kingdom Of Light, Tom Folan and Mr Smithson. Declan Carroll's colt was a winner on his debut at Beverly and then far from disgraced at Epsom last time out when stepped up into Listed company. That form looks solid and now dropped back to five furlongs and on a more conventional track he looks worth siding with. Top weight Kingdom Of Light was last seen in the Norfolk Stakes where he was well-held behind Radiohead. A tongue-tie is tried today which may help and the market should help guide as to whether connections believe that a mark of 87 is workable. Final Ovation needs to improve for the drop in trip, but his second to Reignier reads well, as does Mr Smithson's second to Ceedwell at Carlisle in May and Louis-Phillipe Beuzelin looks an interesting booking for the horse who tries a visor for the first time. Italian Tom needs to run better than at Lingfield just the other day but connections are shrewd, a comment that also applies to Gertmegalush. Vilnius has had two decent opportunities of late but has been unable to take advantage; however the rain at Musselburgh last time was against her and she should appreciate this ground more if it stays dry. Chris Catlin looks a good booking for Six Wives who hasn't looked completely straight-forward, whilst Tom Folan is an interesting Namid filly who may not be badly treated on a mark of 75 for her first run in Nursery company. An open affair, but it is Mon Brav who is preferred.