York

  • 14:40 Ladbrokes.com Handicap1m 208y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to firm in places on the home bend)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 50.82s
  • Off time: 14:43:48
14:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Distant Memories (IRE) 11/4
2nd Oratory (IRE) 10/1
3rd Dream Lodge (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 4254-27 PINK, BLACK sleeves, PINK stars, BLACK cap, PINK star Dream Lodge (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 105 14/115.00
2 (4) 27112-2 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Distant Memories (IRE) 60
Nag me
4 9-13 T P Tate J P Spencer 104 11/43.75
3 (10) 131000- Grey, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, check cap Royal Destination (IRE) 238
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-7 J Noseda L Dettori 98 7/18.00
4 (14) 50383-5 Yellow, Dark Blue cross belts, quartered cap General Eliott (IRE) 49
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5 9-6 P F I Cole T P Queally 97 33/134.00
5 (11) 4124-30 Mauve and Purple check, Mauve sleeves, White cap, Purple diamond Demolition 77
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-2 R A Fahey P Hanagan 93 16/117.00
6 (9) 0130-53 White, black star, sleeves and star on cap Bencoolen (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 92 22/123.00
7 (5) 20/80-30 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Oratory (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 9-0 Richard Hannon R Winston 91 10/111.00
8 (6) 60-0224 Orange, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Elliptical (USA) 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-12 G A Butler K Fallon 89 6/17.00
9 (7) 633536 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Gunna 8
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-10 M Johnston R Hills 86 6/17.00
10 (12) 025-551 Pink, Maroon cap Opus Maximus (IRE) 17
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5 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 85 20/121.00
11 (1) 6100-80 White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Medici Pearl 42
Nag me
6 8-10 T D Easterby D Allan 85 33/134.00
13 (8) 483-234 Royal Blue, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Moody Tunes 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 J R Weymes James P Sullivan (5) 82 50/151.00
14 (13) 909-755 Emerald green, black epaulets, white sleeves, white cap, black star Kavachi (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-10 G L Moore R Mullen 82 20/121.00
Non runners
12 (3)92568-8Stevie Thunder58-10Ian WilliamsT P O'Shea84

Verdict

Bencoolen ran better than was expected at Ripon last month and he has claims racing off the same mark today but it is hard to get away from DISTANT MEMORIES, who can confirm the promise of his recent reappearance run at Pontefract and he gets the vote over Dream Lodge. Richard Fahey's gelding was well held in a group 3 race at Haydock last time but is not badly treated back in a handicap now so has to be respected. Gerard Butler's Elliptical has been running consistently well but the handicapper has taken note and of more interest may be Mark Johnston's Opus Maximus, who has only been raised 2lbs for his win at Ffos Las last month. Richard Hannon's Oratory disappointed in the Victoria Cup last month but that is a contest that normally works out well, while Jeremy Noseda's Royal Destination has not been seen since running down the field in the Cambridgeshire. Several of these have place claims but for the winner, it is hard to oppose Tom Tate's Distant Memories, who was narrowly beaten by Albaqaa at Pontefract on his reappearance and he can go one better off just a 1lb higher mark today.