Today's racecards

York

  • 16:25 British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes5f

  • 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 2.15s
  • Off time: 16:26:55
16:25 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mignolino (IRE) 5/1
2nd Abscent Friends 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 123 Red, Mauve sash, White cap Abscent Friends 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 W G M Turner Ryan While (5) 4/15.00
2 (1) 14 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Magical Roundabout (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 Richard Hannon R Hughes 7/18.00
3 (6) 1 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Captain Colby (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-4 K A Ryan T Eaves 6/42.50
5 (3) 5 Black, pink sleeves, black stars, black and pink hooped cap Mignolino (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-0 T D Barron G Gibbons 5/16.00
6 (4) 3 Red, Red cap, White spots Winstanley (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 9-0 R A Fahey R L Moore 4/15.00
Non runners
4 (2)1Mambo Paradise29-2M JohnstonJ Fanning

Verdict

None of these are easily dismissed but ABSCENT FRIENDS ticks all the boxes and it could pay to stick with Bill Turner's colt. He finished a couple of lengths ahead of Magical Roundabout when third in soft ground over today's trip at Ascot a fortnight ago and can defy a penalty. Mambo Paradise is also penalised for her win at Musselburgh but third-placed Winstanley may reverse running on better terms today with Ryan Moore taking over the reins. Captain Colby made a winning start at Thirsk and that form looks stronger than Mignolino's debut effort at Newcastle.