Today's racecards

York

  • 15:15 Betfred Hambleton Handicap 1m

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.70s
  • Off time: 15:18:54
15:15 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Navajo Chief 15/2
2nd Fort Bastion (IRE) 8/1
3rd Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 3141-07 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Levitate 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 v J J Quinn P Makin 104 25/126.00
2 (8) 47-4705 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Tales Of Grimm (USA) 47
Nag me
5 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 102 25/126.00
4 (3) 010000- Grey, yellow cross of lorraine Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 215
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-3 p T P Tate G Lee 100 12/113.00
5 (9) 10-3892 LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star Spa's Dancer (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 J M P Eustace Jim Crowley 98 11/26.50
6 (11) 077450 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Sweet Lightning 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-0 t D O'Meara D Nolan 97 20/121.00
7 (1) 050068- White, Orange cross belts, Orange cap Navajo Chief 229
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 A P Jarvis K Fallon 97 15/28.50
8 (6) 1118-52 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Angel (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 97 15/28.50
9 (7) 50/4078- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Fury 208
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 p W J Haggas R L Moore 95 3/14.00
10 (2) 0-40224 ORANGE, BROWN armlets Askaud (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 8-12 p S Dixon Freddie Tylicki 95 10/111.00
11 (4) 778-671 Dark blue, yellow hoop Fort Bastion (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 94 8/19.00
12 (5) 1-31553 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Alfred Hutchinson 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-7 G R Oldroyd T Eaves 90 17/29.50
Non runners
3 (12)133060-Queensberry Rules (IRE)49-3W J HaggasJ P Spencer100

Verdict

Navajo Chief made a successful seasonal debut in this a year ago when he had Prince Of Johanne just over a length back in second. He's 6lb higher this time but is always best fresh so the lack of a run won't be a concern. FURY was conceding Prince Of Johanne 6lb when beating him a nose in this the previous year when Navajo Chief was fifth. William Haggas' charge hasn't won subsequently which is why he's on such an attractive mark and with Ryan Moore in the saddle he's taken to gain his second victory in the race. The Newmarket-based handler is also represented by Queensberry Rules, who didn't run as a juvenile but landed his opening two runs last season and finished close up in very tough handicaps here and at Ascot. Fort Bastion and Ingleby Angel fought out the finish of the Hunt Cup at Thirsk and there's very little between the pair again while Spa's Dancer ran a superb race in the Spring Cup at Newbury and would be an obvious threat in that kind of form.