Today's racecards

York

  • 14:30 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes 6f

  • Winner £82,880 2nd £31,346 3rd £15,666 4th £7,826
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.74s
  • Off time: 14:31:21
14:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Caspar Netscher 5/1
2nd Lilbourne Lad (IRE) 10/3
3rd Burwaaz 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 12114 Black, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves Lilbourne Lad (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-1 Richard Hannon R Hughes 112 10/34.33
2 (3) 116620 Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap B Fifty Two (IRE) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 C Hills S Sanders 105 8/19.00
3 (2) 21422 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Burwaaz 24
Nag me
2 8-12 E A L Dunlop R Hills 104 5/16.00
4 (1) 124323 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Caspar Netscher 21
Nag me
2 8-12 A J Mccabe R Winston 107 5/16.00
5 (5) 31 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Diamondhead (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 B J Meehan Martin Dwyer 20/121.00
6 (6) 321 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Justineo 21
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 W J Haggas J P Spencer 86 7/18.00
7 (8) 315 Dark Blue Reply (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 108 5/16.00
8 (7) 1 Yellow, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Sardanapalus 36
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-12 K A Ryan P Makin 9/110.00
9 (9) 119 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Wise Venture (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-12 A P Jarvis Jim Crowley 88 20/121.00

Verdict

Lilbourne Lad's form is hard to knock and he should confirm Phoenix Stakes running with Reply, despite being 3lb worse off here. This was won last year by Approve under a penalty so his task is not an impossible one. Caspar Netscher is another tough juvenile who has been holding his own in top-class company and he has the beating of B Fifty Two and Wise Venture on Newbury running. But there's a just a chance a couple of these will be more progressive at this stage of the season. Burwaaz may be better over 5f, while Diamondhead struggled to land his maiden against a field of newcomers at Newmarket last month. On a line through the runner-up, that gives JUSTINEO his measure and a chance is taken on Willie Haggas' easy Newmarket winner who, being out of a Montjeu mare, should relish this holding ground more than most.