Today's racecards

York

  • 15:40 sportingbet.com Sprint Handicap5f

  • Winner £28,494 2nd £8,479 3rd £4,237 4th £2,116
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 56.58s
  • Off time: 15:41:29
15:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Masamah (IRE) 8/1
2nd Doctor Parkes 11/1
3rd Celerina (IRE) 12/1
4th Waffle (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 20705-0 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-10 R A Fahey George Chaloner (7) 101 28/129.00
2 (1) 32320-7 Black, Yellow Cross of Lorraine Tax Free (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-9 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 100 16/117.00
3 (3) 232125- Dark Blue, Pink triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Bajan Tryst (USA) 211
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 K A Ryan P Makin 100 16/117.00
4 (11) 03/55-22 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Waffle (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 T D Barron S De Sousa 100 15/28.50
5 (8) 11700-3 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Masamah (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 K A Ryan E Ahern 100 8/19.00
6 (6) 222/00-4 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Taajub (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 9-7 W J Haggas R Hills 98 18/119.00
7 (4) 0-83400 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Barney McGrew (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 M Dods G Baker 98 16/117.00
8 (19) 3525-31 Mauve, Maroon chevrons, hooped cap Ancient Cross 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 t M W Easterby G Gibbons 95 10/111.00
9 (17) 038-087 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Johannes (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 94 15/28.50
10 (5) 4277-11 Light Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Red spots Doctor Parkes 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 E J Alston J Fortune 93 11/112.00
12 (14) 24/000-8 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Franc 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 D R C Elsworth P Mulrennan 92 20/121.00
13 (12) 11235/0 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Befortyfour 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 R C Guest M Hills 92 40/141.00
14 (20) 0190-44 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 e T D Easterby R Winston 91 14/115.00
15 (16) 71-3293 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Beat The Bell 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-13 T D Barron Lee Newman 90 20/121.00
16 (18) 21274-5 Pink, Dark Blue star, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap, Dark Blue stars Secret Millionaire (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 P Morris James P Sullivan (3) 88 10/111.00
17 (2) 23121-1 Yellow, royal blue stripe and armlets, white cap, yellow star Celerina (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 T Stack S A Gray (7) 87 12/113.00
18 (15) 31130-0 Red, Black star, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, Black star Hazelrigg (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 be T D Easterby D Tudhope 87 33/134.00
19 (10) 409-411 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Mon Brav 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-8 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 85 10/111.00
20 (7) 000-080 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Hotham 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-7 N Wilson P M Quinn 84 33/134.00
Non runners
11 (9)111-701Humidor (IRE)49-2George BakerMatthew Davies93

Verdict

Tax Free makes a very rare appearance in a handicap but has been well below par in his last two runs. Doctor Parkes is in the form of his life and has decent claims again here. He can confirm Chester running with Masamah. Irish raider Celerina has won three of her last four starts and is on the upgrade while Mon Brav is also chasing a hat-trick after wins at Musselburgh and Thirsk. Hotham's recent efforts don't inspire much confidence but Noel Wilson's eight-year-old has a terrific record on the Knavesmire and is very well handicapped nowadays. Ancient Cross won over C&D nine days ago and Mick Easterby's sprinters have been running well this year but we just prefer HUMIDOR, who beat the latter at Ascot in the autumn and got up to beat Addictive Dream at Goodwood last time despite failing to handle the track - he may be a bit better than that run suggests.