Today's racecards

York

  • 15:50 Conundrum HR Consulting Handicap7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.98s
  • Off time: 15:54:53
15:50 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st That Is The Spirit 5/2
2nd Shot In The Sun (IRE) 14/1
3rd Inyordreams 33/1
4th Tiger Twenty Two 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds That Is The Spirit 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 D O'Meara D Tudhope 90 5/23.50
2 (5) 21 White, Emerald Green hoop Provident Spirit 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 J H M Gosden William Buick 87 15/28.50
3 (12) 1377-11 Red and light green diamonds, red sleeves, light green armlets and diamond on cap New Bidder 19
Nag me
3 9-4 Jedd O'Keeffe T Eaves 87 25/126.00
4 (4) 393103- YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Tiger Twenty Two 235
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 86 25/126.00
6 (10) 2162-88 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Torchlighter (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-0 M Johnston S De Sousa 83 40/141.00
7 (19) 213562 Red, Red cap, White spots Bretherton 23
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 R A Fahey R L Moore 83 14/115.00
8 (7) 123-0 dark green, yellow cap King Of Macedon (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 82 33/134.00
9 (17) 41 Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Slemy (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 Richard Hannon L Dettori 82 20/121.00
10 (16) 0233-52 Red, black star and armlets Instant Attraction (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-13 Jedd O'Keeffe P Mulrennan 82 33/134.00
11 (9) 107-4 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Comino (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 K A Ryan R Hughes 80 25/126.00
12 (20) 20262-1 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Rogue Wave (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 A P Jarvis G Lee 80 33/134.00
13 (18) 21952-1 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Black cap Inyordreams 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J G Given D Swift 80 33/134.00
14 (2) 21262-2 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Shot In The Sun (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 R A Fahey P Hanagan 80 14/115.00
15 (14) 1-21 Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap Tea Leaf (IRE) 10 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 74 6/17.00
16 (8) U1- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Idea (USA) 212
Nag me
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 79 4/15.00
17 (13) 670-2 Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap Two Smart 36
Nag me
3 8-10 K R Burke P Makin 79 28/129.00
18 (11) 1038-6 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Belayer (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-9 K A Ryan K Fallon 78 50/151.00
19 (15) 41220- Red, purple and white hooped sleeves, purple cap Makin The Rules (IRE) 215
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-8 J J Quinn I J Brennan (3) 77 33/134.00
Non runners
5 (1)224-Epic Voyage (USA)39-1B EllisonR Winston84
20 (3)35124-6Mime Dance38-7A M BaldingNon Runner75

Verdict

This looks impossible at first glance, though four favourites of have won in six previous renewals so the betting has proved a valuable guide. That Is The Spirit and Provident Spirit will no doubt come in for support as the former beat the latter in soft ground at Doncaster before John Gosden's charge went on to win at Newmarket. Both are preferred to the more exposed recent winners New Bidder, Rogue Wave and Inyordreams. Slemy is not easily dismissed having got off the mark at Lingfield and Tea Leaf won nicely in testing going at Salisbury recently. But the speculative vote goes to the returning IDEA, who beat a subsequent winner over 6f at Windsor in October and has an entry in the Group One St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot.