Today's racecards

York

  • 16:40 Coral Backing Macmillan Cancer Support Handicap2m 2f

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.85s
  • Off time: 16:43:20
16:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Be Perfect (USA) 20/1
2nd Theology 20/1
3rd Valid Reason 9/1
4th Caledonia 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 144453- Beige, grey epaulets Scots Gaelic (IRE) 315
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6 10-0 J J Quinn M O'connell 85 20/121.00
2 (16) 7/50934 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Theology 14
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6 10-0 S Gollings J Fortune 85 20/121.00
3 (1) 1-22330 Purple, Yellow hoops Twelve Strings (IRE) 22
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4 9-10 B Ellison Robert Tart (3) 81 14/115.00
4 (9) 189507 Dark Blue, Light Blue stars on sleeves, Light Blue cap Desert Recluse (IRE) 29
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6 9-9 B G Powell R Winston 80 25/126.00
5 (3) 1-00022 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Bowdler's Magic 26
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6 9-9 t D Thompson P McDonald 80 14/115.00
6 (7) 476303 Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Be Perfect (USA) 14
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4 9-9 D Nicholls C D Hayes 80 20/121.00
7 (2) 411513 Dark Blue and White check, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets Dr Irv 26
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4 9-7 P A Kirby Connor Beasley (5) 78 12/113.00
8 (8) 84-6511 Purple, White stars, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap Kelvingrove (IRE) 24
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3 9-5 E F Vaughan Freddie Tylicki 88 3/14.00
9 (4) 761256 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Pink cap Hawk Mountain (UAE) 22
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8 9-4 J J Quinn L P Keniry 75 16/117.00
10 (17) 751422 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap King Kurt (IRE) 33
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5 9-4 h K A Ryan Kevin Stott (5) 75 28/129.00
11 (5) 660443 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 10
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4 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 74 14/115.00
12 (12) 644221 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Master (IRE) 14
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3 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 81 12/113.00
13 (6) 320570 Pink, Royal Blue chevrons and armlets Aleksandar 21
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4 8-11 J S Goldie S W Kelly 68 33/134.00
14 (13) 32-2631 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Bin Singspiel 10
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3 8-11 J Tate D Allan 80 13/27.50
15 (15) 3-69798 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap Valid Reason 21
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6 8-9 p D K Ivory J F McDonald 65 9/110.00
16 (10) 43035 Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Caledonia 20
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6 8-9 J S Goldie G Gibbons 65 9/110.00
17 (11) 444612 Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Duke Of Yorkshire 14
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3 8-3 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 72 20/121.00

Verdict

This may not be as valuable as today's Cesarewitch run over the same trip but it's just as difficult to pick the winner. A speculative vote goes to the progressive KELVINGROVE to shrug off an 8lb rise and land a hat-trick after a couple of comfortable victories at Yarmouth with his latest win coming over 2m. Chester specialist Gabrial The Master didn't stay 2m in soft ground earlier this season but Bin Singspiel is open to further progress having scored over the same trip at Newcastle last time. Theology and Bowdler's Magic are not out of this and neither is King Kurt if his stamina holds out.