York

  • 16:05 European Breeders' Fund Galtres Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £23,704 2nd £8,964 3rd £4,480 4th £2,240
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.97s
  • Off time: 16:05:57
16:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brushing 20/1
2nd Sense Of Purpose (IRE) 12/1
3rd Copperbeech (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 224116 Purple, Yellow star and armlets Brushing 12
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4 9-4 M H Tompkins K Fallon 86 20/121.00
2 (7) 63723-5 Royal blue Copperbeech (IRE) 27
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4 9-4 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 99 10/111.00
3 (4) 131321 Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Destinys Dream (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-4 Miss Tracy Waggott A Mullen 86 25/126.00
5 (3) 424634 Emerald green, white sash, yellow seams, emerald green and yellow check sleeves, white cap with pom pom Honimiere (IRE) 33
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4 9-4 G A Swinbank P McDonald 100 14/115.00
6 (6) 334-473 White, Light Green stars, Light Green sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Saphira's Fire (IRE) 18
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5 9-4 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 100 8/19.00
7 (8) 70-5728 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 D R C Elsworth J Fortune 100 20/121.00
8 (11) 1-30 Bottle Green, White cap, Lime Green star Ceilidh House 76
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3 8-8 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 98 9/110.00
9 (2) 6-120 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Eldalil 32
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3 8-8 Sir Michael Stoute R Hills 108 9/25.50
10 (5) 215-624 Black, White sleeves, Red cap, Black star Sense Of Purpose (IRE) 18
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3 8-8 v1 D K Weld P J Smullen 95 12/113.00
11 (9) 13 Green, red epaulets Zarebiya (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-8 J M Oxx J P Spencer 11/82.38
Non runners
4 (1)8433-22Ella69-4G A SwinbankR Winston93

Verdict

John Oxx's record in this race is exceptional and ZAREBIYA looks another obvious contender. This looks a stronger renewal than last year but this Galileo filly has scope for plenty of improvement and she has already been placed in a Group Three at Cork. With Fran Berry on the sidelines Jamie Spencer takes over in the saddle and a bold bid is expected on ideal ground. Eldalil and Ceilidh House both drop markedly in grade but neither has been at their best behind Snow Fairy and each has something to prove, a comment that doesn't apply to the game and consistent Honimiere for all that she lacks the class of some of her rivals. A bog would suit the grand mare Ella, Copperbeech should fare better with a recent run here under her belt, whilst Sense Of Purpose needs to improve for the first-time visor.