Today's racecards

York

  • 15:40 Sportingbet.com Sprint Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 57.75s
  • Off time: 15:40:37
15:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hamish McGonagall 7/2
2nd Ziggy Lee 10/1
3rd Masta Plasta (IRE) 14/1
4th Feelin Foxy 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 10003-1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Johannes (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (7) 101 6/17.00
2 (5) 8340-40 Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Masta Plasta (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 D Nicholls M Geran (3) 101 14/115.00
3 (1) 2280-55 Pink and Grey stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Sohraab 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 v1 H Morrison T Block 96 12/113.00
4 (12) 50120-7 White, Dark Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Cheveton 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 R J Price L Dettori 96 12/113.00
5 (11) 0000-32 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Hamish McGonagall 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 T D Easterby D Allan 92 7/24.50
6 (9) 102674- Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Kingdom Of Light 231
Nag me
3 8-13 J Howard Johnson T Hamilton 98 18/119.00
7 (2) 470-134 Light Green and Pink diabolo, Red sleeves and cap Tabaret 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-12 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 89 8/19.00
8 (3) 004-563 Red and White (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Indian Trail 7
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-8 b D Nicholls Billy Cray (5) 85 14/115.00
9 (13) 060-070 Dark Green, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Rievaulx World 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 p1 K A Ryan T Eaves 85 25/126.00
10 (16) 606139- Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Invincible Lad (IRE) 210
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 E J Alston S W Kelly 85 20/121.00
11 (7) 07-4213 Dark Green and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Red cap Discanti (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-7 t T D Easterby D Fentiman 84 12/113.00
12 (6) 7978-54 Maroon, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Maroon spots River Falcon 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 8-7 J S Goldie J Quinn 84 12/113.00
13 (15) 01D1-01 Royal Blue, White disc and sleeves Ziggy Lee 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-6 S C Williams William Carson (3) 83 10/111.00
14 (4) 6010-38 Orange, Dark Green disc Rasaman (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-4 v J S Goldie Kelly Harrison (3) 81 16/117.00
15 (8) 14128-6 Maroon, maroon and yellow check sleeves Secret Millionaire (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 Pat Morris Louis Beuzelin (3) 89 16/117.00
16 (14) 146-052 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Feelin Foxy 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-3 J G Given J Fanning 80 28/129.00

Verdict

Despite being a seven-year-old JOHANNES continues to improve and he looks likely to get the strong pace he needs to win this, despite a 6lb rise, while Ziggy Lee and the Tim Easterby-trained pair Hamish McGonagall and Discanti are others with sizeable claims. The selection benefited from the sizzling pace that he needs to run on strongly and win here at the recent Dante meeting, when dropped back to this trip. His profile in recent races is of one still on the up, and with the yard still in cracking form he looks capable of defying the rise to follow-up. Ziggy Lee got the better of Brnyfa Boy by half-a-length at Newmarket last week and from 5lb higher has claims here, though the handicapper may just have him. Hamish McGonagall has been a standing dish in these races for the past couple of seasons but is now very hard to win with, even though he has dropped in the weights. Trip and ground are ideal for him and he would not be winning out of turn. Stablemate Discanti was not beaten far from this mark last time, and is also effective over the minimum trip, so he can't be ruled out, while Tabaret is also short-list material given his mark and preference for this distance. Invincible Lad is from a yard in good form and has to be respected, though Johannes is the one for us.