Today's racecards

York

  • 15:40 Geoff Pemberton Memorial Handicap7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.47s
  • Off time: 15:42:33
15:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alejandro (IRE) 7/1
2nd Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 9/1
3rd Dusky Queen (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 31/100- White, mauve epaulets, white sleeves, mauve stars, white cap, mauve star Secret Recipe 230
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 D Nicholls P Hanagan 95 33/134.00
2 (1) 22505-8 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Smarty Socks (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-7 D O'Meara Sam James (3) 95 16/117.00
3 (3) 4154-51 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Dusky Queen (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 R A Fahey R L Moore 88 5/16.00
4 (8) 013-461 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Emerald Green sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Dubai Hills 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 88 12/113.00
5 (11) 809-065 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-0 pt M Botti Martin Harley 88 9/110.00
6 (6) 7494-44 Yellow, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Alejandro (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 D O'Meara S De Sousa 87 7/18.00
7 (9) 606565 White, red hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Joe Eile (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 J J Quinn P Makin 86 16/117.00
8 (15) 3/8-4424 Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 T D Easterby D Allan 85 16/117.00
9 (10) 488-221 Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Dark Blue cap Johnny Cavagin 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 t R C Guest S Donohoe 85 12/113.00
10 (4) 8330-12 Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Escape To Glory (USA) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 M Dods P Mulrennan 84 11/112.00
11 (16) 247-453 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Green Howard 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-8 p1 R Bastiman Jason Hart (3) 82 15/28.50
13 (7) 7326-36 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Kalk Bay (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 t M W Easterby G Gibbons 82 6/17.00
14 (14) 9-25506 YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE diamond and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, YELLOW diamond Lazarus Bell 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 A D Brown B A Curtis 81 25/126.00
15 (5) 09259-2 Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Personal Touch 32
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-6 R A Fahey P Mathers 80 33/134.00
16 (2) 04-2211 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap True Pleasure (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 J D Bethell P McDonald 72 16/117.00
Non runners
12 (12)952-344Kakatosi78-8M MurphyAndrea Atzeni82

Verdict

Smarty Socks won this a year ago for David O'Meara and the veteran, who was gaining his fourth success on the track that day, will be all the better for his recent run at Ripon. His stable is also represented by the easy Haydock winner Dubai Hills, who is up 8lb for that victory, and Alejandro, who should be approaching his best after two runs in testing conditions. True Pleasure completed a double in impressive fashion at Catterick but a 7lb rise makes this more difficult while Kalk Bay hasn't won since August 2012 yet is still 5lb higher. DUSKY QUEEN has won her last two starts over the course and distance and Ryan Moore gave her a superb ride to snatch the spoils a month ago in a bunch finish. She won with a bit in hand so the fact that she's just 2lb higher suggests she's ready to go in again. Johnny Cavagin was impressive at Catterick but takes a step-up in grade from a 7lb higher mark.