York

  • 13:45 Infinity Tyres Handicap1m 2f 88y

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.01s
  • Off time: 13:45:36
13:45 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Mohican 3/1
2nd Lahaag 9/2
3rd Eastern Destiny 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1/110- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap First Mohican 186
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-7 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 100 3/14.00
2 (6) 2112-0 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Lahaag 46
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-2 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 95 9/25.50
3 (5) 33269-2 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Clayton 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 K A Ryan N Callan 94 6/17.00
4 (7) 630773/ Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Prompter 216
Nag me
6 9-1 Jonjo O'Neill R L Moore 94 16/117.00
5 (9) 51381-0 Light blue and purple (quartered), white sleeves, purple armlets Fluidity 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 N Tinkler G Lee 94 50/151.00
6 (8) 10181-3 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Ruscello (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 Ed Walker William Buick 92 7/18.00
7 (4) 71-1370 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Alfred Hutchinson 11
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-13 G R Oldroyd William Twiston-Davies (5) 92 33/134.00
8 (10) 35307-1 Orange, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange armlets, quartered cap Itlaaq 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-13 t M W Easterby G Gibbons 92 20/121.00
10 (2) 638110- Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Bridle Belle 186
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-9 R A Fahey T Hamilton 88 8/19.00
11 (1) 31080-8 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Silvery Moon (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 T D Easterby T E Durcan 88 20/121.00
12 (14) 59-6410 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Fennell Bay (IRE) 10
Nag me
4 8-9 M Johnston S De Sousa 88 16/117.00
13 (11) 1419-15 Jade green, cream sash and star on cap Eastern Destiny 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 R A Fahey B McHugh 86 16/117.00
14 (12) 303-7P7 Orange and Red (quartered), halved sleeves John Biscuit (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 A M Balding Hayley Turner 85 20/121.00
Non runners
9 (13)63-1245Spifer (IRE)58-12M BottiAndrea Atzeni91

Verdict

A four-year-old has won the last six renewals and John Gosden, who trained last year's winner Gatewood, looks to have strong claims of landing a double with LAHAAG. Well beaten when favourite for the Lincoln on his return, he was only beaten a head over 1m1f here in October and seems to cope with all types of going. By contrast, First Mohican has so far shown a liking for soft ground, although the longer trip may have been an excuse for his defeat in last year's November Handicap. Both Clayton and Ruscello ran well on their respective comebacks but look high enough in the weights and Irish import Fluidity is also 8lb higher than when scoring at Gowran last season. Recent Thirsk winner Itlaaq will find this tougher but Spifer and Bridle Belle are not without chances.