Today's racecards

York

  • 16:40 Skybet Supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance Handicap2m 88y

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.03s
  • Off time: 16:40:08
16:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Itlaaq 3/1
2nd See And Be Seen 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 33-0648 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Grandorio (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-7 h D O'Meara D Tudhope 87 4/15.00
2 (2) 93-6685 Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Argent Knight 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 v W Jarvis S J Drowne 86 9/25.50
3 (6) 22-1900 Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Be Perfect (USA) 91
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-6 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 86 12/113.00
4 (7) 930-652 Maroon, Grey seams, Maroon sleeves and cap Almagest 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 p D O'Meara D Nolan 85 9/110.00
5 (1) 0-61385 Emerald green, grey spots Itlaaq 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 t M W Easterby K Fallon 83 3/14.00
6 (3) 0-00313 Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Ex Oriente (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 8-12 S C Williams Andrea Atzeni 78 6/17.00
7 (5) 641141 Royal Blue, large Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots See And Be Seen 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 p S Kirk Renato Souza 74 4/15.00

Verdict

Itlaaq won this in 2011 and isn't badly treated but generally likes a bit more ease in the ground than he'll get here. Almagest is on exactly the same mark as when last successful at Beverley in August and looked on the way back at the East Yorkshire track last time when just failing to catch Stopped Out. He'll go well in that kind of form but like the remainder is likely to struggle to concede weight to SEE AND BE SEEN. He gained his fourth victory of the year at Newbury last time when finishing well on top over this trip so a 5lb rise shouldn't prevent another success. Ex Oriente tackles the trip for the first time but wasn't stopping over 1m6f at Sandown and could provide the main threat.