Today's racecards

York

  • 14:00 William Birch & Sons Construction Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.28s
  • Off time: 14:03:13
14:00 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Witness 14/1
2nd Baby Strange 12/1
3rd Fast Shot 25/1
4th Waffle (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 0603-15 Maroon, Mauve epaulets New Planet (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-7 J J Quinn T P Queally 100 12/113.00
2 (7) 0089-09 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Waffle (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 9-7 T D Barron G Gibbons 100 10/111.00
3 (4) 030320- YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 208
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 R A Fahey Laura Barry (7) 97 16/117.00
4 (5) 122115- Light blue, red epaulets, halved sleeves, light blue and red striped cap York Glory (USA) 249
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-3 K A Ryan P Makin 96 9/25.50
5 (1) 134/400- Royal blue, red epaulets, halved sleeves Khawatim 347
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 P T Midgley M Fenton 95 66/167.00
7 (11) 92822-0 PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap Dickie's Lad (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 t K A Ryan G Lee 94 16/117.00
8 (15) 27255-3 Orange, Dark Green disc Secret Witness 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 b R Harris J Doyle 94 14/115.00
9 (3) 260000- Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Love Delta (USA) 180
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 K A Ryan Amy Ryan (3) 92 50/151.00
10 (13) 0104-00 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Valery Borzov (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 v R A Fahey T Hamilton 92 25/126.00
11 (19) 1/1318- Royal Blue, Pink armlets Instance 298
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-12 J Noseda William Buick 91 14/115.00
12 (12) 004-182 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap Shropshire (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 C Hills Matthew Lawson (5) 90 8/19.00
13 (17) 40-0335 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Tajneed (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-11 D Nicholls Shirley Teasdale (7) 90 14/115.00
14 (10) 74545D- Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 240
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 R C Guest S De Sousa 90 12/113.00
15 (20) 01910-6 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Coolminx (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-10 R A Fahey P Hanagan 89 16/117.00
16 (2) 171380- Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Roker Park (IRE) 272
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 D O'Meara D Tudhope 89 33/134.00
17 (18) 243-010 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fast Shot 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 T D Easterby D Allan 87 25/126.00
18 (16) 140990- Black, large White spots, armlets and cap Medici Time 207
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-6 v T D Easterby T Eaves 85 50/151.00
19 (6) 585536 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Baby Strange 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-6 D Shaw J Fanning 85 12/113.00
20 (8) 33-8320 Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves Escape To Glory (USA) 10
Nag me
4 8-5 M A Magnusson F Norton 84 10/111.00
Non runners
6 (9)2/400-90Victoire De Lyphar (IRE)59-2D NichollsAdrian Nicholls95

Verdict

A glance through past winners shows that it takes a useful sprinter to win this and the aptly-named YORK GLORY fits the bill. Kevin Ryan's grey didn't run as a juvenile but made up for lost time last year with four victories including a handicap here in August. He was unlucky in-running in the Portland at Doncaster on his final start and should progress even further this season. He's handed the vote though there are numerous dangers including Instance, another lightly-raced type with plenty of pace despite scoring over 7f at Newmarket in July. Shropshire had several of these behind when runner-up to Maarek at Newmarket and it will be a surprise if he's not in the shake-up and New Planet has a touch of class as he showed with a good run in Listed company at Newmarket last month. Barnet Fair wasn't far behind York Glory here in August and Richard Guest should have him ready for a big run with Silvestre De Sousa booked.