Today's racecards

York

  • 14:35 Coral Backing Macmillan Cancer Support Handicap1m 208y

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 56.58s
  • Off time: 14:36:12
14:35 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chapter Seven 3/1
2nd Lahaag 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (7) 99-4114 Red, Royal Blue epaulets Storm King 23
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3 9-4 Jane Chapple-Hyam B Doyle 93 16/117.00
4 (4) 104728 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Chapter Seven 21
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3 9-3 R A Fahey Freddie Tylicki 92 3/14.00
5 (2) 211 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Lahaag 10
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3 9-1 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 90 11/82.38
6 (9) 767161 Maroon and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Maroon star Dubai Sunshine (IRE) 13
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3 8-11 M L W Bell S Donohoe 86 15/28.50
7 (5) 253246 White, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, White spots Jack Who's He (IRE) 36
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3 8-10 P D Evans N Callan 85 16/117.00
8 (6) 698244 Black and red quartered, white sleeves, white cap, red star Swing Alone (IRE) 13
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3 8-10 h Miss Gay Kelleway R Winston 85 15/28.50
9 (8) 150033 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Lady Macduff (IRE) 5
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3 8-8 M Johnston S De Sousa 83 7/18.00
Non runners
1 (1)021123Ibtahaj39-7Saeed bin SuroorNon Runner96
2 (3)911431Jacob Cats39-7Richard HannonNon Runner96

Verdict

Lahaag won his maiden at Yarmouth in June and reappeared after a break to win a handicap on softer ground at Nottingham. This is a step up in grade but John Gosden's colt is obviously progressing and shouldn't be far away. Ibtahaj won at Brighton and Kempton earlier in the year but could only manage third behind Jacob Cats when favourite at Newmarket three weeks ago, though is 4lb better off here. Storm King looks vulnerable on these terms but Dubai Sunshine has hit form and was a relatively easy winner over 1m1f at Epsom earlier this month when Lady Macduff and Swing Alone were third and fourth. He has to have some sort of chance but the going will suit CHAPTER SEVEN and Richard Fahey's gelding can take advantage of this slight drop in distance to get back on the winning trail.