York

  • 13:45 Symphony Group Handicap5f 89y

  • Winner £25,904 2nd £7,708 3rd £3,852 4th £1,924
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.48s
  • Off time: 13:47:55
13:45 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hamish McGonagall 9/1
2nd Judge 'n Jury 25/1
3rd Quest For Success (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 550019 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Barney McGrew (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 M Dods P Makin 108 33/134.00
2 (17) 017207 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Captain Dunne (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 T D Easterby J Fortune 107 16/117.00
3 (3) 821057 Black, Pink braces, Emerald Green cap, Orange stars Sir Gerry (USA) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-7 C A Dwyer Adam Beschizza (7) 105 9/110.00
4 (15) 211346 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Hamish McGonagall 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 T D Easterby D Allan 104 9/110.00
5 (5) 0-42706 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap Damien (IRE) 24
Nag me
4 9-2 B W Hills M Hills 100 6/17.00
6 (8) 1-53525 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Quest For Success (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 R A Fahey P Hanagan 100 9/25.50
8 (16) 546009 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Judge 'n Jury 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 R Harris J Fanning 95 25/126.00
9 (7) 301601 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Hotham 38
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-11 N Wilson Barry McHugh (3) 95 14/115.00
11 (11) 04-9900 Pink and Purple diamonds, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets, Purple cap Strike Up The Band 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-6 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 90 20/121.00
12 (10) 700837 White, Dark Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Cheveton 8
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-3 R J Price William Carson 87 10/111.00
13 (4) 573143 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Haajes 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-1 P T Midgley P Pickard (3)(ex1) 85 20/121.00
14 (6) 205500 White, Dark Blue hollow box, checked sleeves and cap Saucy Brown (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-1 t1 D Nicholls P M Quinn 85 18/119.00
15 (9) 040000 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Oldjoesaid 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-1 K A Ryan F Norton 85 14/115.00
16 (13) 177801 Orange, Dark Green disc Rasaman (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-1 v J S Goldie J Quinn 85 20/121.00
17 (14) 6-63531 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Orange cap, Dark Blue star Walvis Bay (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-0 T P Tate A Mullen 86 8/19.00
Non runners
7 (12)204180Glamorous Spirit (IRE)49-2R HarrisK Fallon100
10 (2)865281Tabaret78-7R M WhitakerD O'Donohoe85

Verdict

A combination of softer ground and 8lbs more weight to shoulder means that repeating last year's win will be tough for Barney McGrew and preference is for WALVIS BAY. Thomas Tate believes that his gelding is better with some ease in the ground, but despite that he was up to the task of winning a Ripon handicap when dropped back to this trip on fast ground last time. He is 8lbs higher today himself, but he can find the necessary improvement. Rasaman looks a threat with trip and ground to suit, while a return to form for Strike Up The Band could be on the cards from a mark of 90. Glamorous Spirit has frame claims but wants the ground to dry up and Walvis Bay gets the vote.