Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £82,880 2nd £31,346 3rd £15,666 4th £7,826
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 12.74s
  • Off time: 14:31:21

Full Result

14:30 York
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (1) 4 Caspar Netscher A J Mccabe 2 8-12 R Winston 5/1
SP 5/1 Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon led and hung right, ridden and ran on opened 13/2 £3000-£480
2nd (4) 1 Lilbourne Lad (IRE) Richard Hannon 2 9-1 R Hughes 10/3f
SP 10/3f Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish opened 7/2
3rd (2) hd 3 Burwaaz E A L Dunlop 2 8-12 R Hills 5/1
SP 5/1 Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, soon hampered and carried right by winner, lost 2nd near finish opened 13/2 £2000-£320
4th (6) ¾ 6 Justineo W J Haggas 2 8-12 J P Spencer 7/1
SP 7/1 In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th near finish opened 6/1 £10000-£1400
5th (3) ½ 2 B Fifty Two (IRE) C Hills 2 8-12 S Sanders 8/1
SP 8/1 Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong opened 10/1
6th (8) ½ 7 Reply (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 8-12 C O'Donoghue 5/1
SP 5/1 Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace opened 6/1 £2200-£400
7th (5) 5 Diamondhead (IRE) B J Meehan 2 8-12 Martin Dwyer 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression opened 16/1
8th (9) 6 9 Wise Venture (IRE) A P Jarvis 2 8-12 Jim Crowley 20/1
SP 20/1 Pushed along to be in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 22/1
9th (7) 4 8 Sardanapalus K A Ryan 2 8-12 P Makin 9/1
SP 9/1 Dwelt outpaced opened 7/1 £5000-£550

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £9.60 Tote Place £3.10 £1.10 £1.70 Straight Forecast £22.20 Exacta £28.50 Trifecta £109.70 Swingers 1&2 £3.10, 2&3 £2.80, 1&3 £5.10

Jackpot £56,917.86 carried forward to York, 20th Aug
Placepot £780.60, Pool: £303023.62, 283.38 winning tickets
Quadpot £117.90, Pool: £15265.64, 95.8 winning tickets

Analysis

CASPAR NETSCHER isn't trained by a big yard, nor is he really a horse who has captured the imagination of the public. However there is little doubt that he is a very good juvenile, and this strong horse was able to win this race with the minimum of fuss. The only moment of angst for connections may have been when he drifted to his right with a furlong to go, hampering third home Burwaaz in the process, but bar that it was straight-forward. He was settled into a good rhythm in midfield by Robert Winston (from a low draw), was briefly outpaced at halfway as the leaders went fast, but then moved through to make his challenge on the far side., having tracked B Fifty Two through. Winston sent him into the lead with hands and heels, and he only had to use his whip to correct the son of Dutch Art when he started to drift. Once back on an even keel he quickened again and had the race firmly in the bag. This was due reward for solid runs in defeat, especially at Goodwood behind Harbour Watch (form working out well). He will probably head for something like the Champagne Stakes next, with connections believing a seventh furlong will be no problem, and although he may well find some horses too classy, he won't fail for lack of trying. Second home was Lilbourne Lad who was sent off favourite. He had a penalty and raced keenly enough before trying to reel back the smooth-travelling Burwaaz with over a furlong to run. He looked to have been well fended off, however he found a second wind late in the day, and although finding some trouble in running, kept on nicely once switched and managed to nick second. Life isn't easy with a penalty (although Approve managed to win this last year under one) and it will be interesting to see how he gets on from here. Third, and an eye-catcher once again, was Burwaaz. He was quickly away and moved very nicely in the lead. The last off the bridle, he eventually succumbed to challengers with 100 yards to go. To his credit he still finished his race fairly well, however there is certainly a chance that five furlongs suits him best, especially at this stage of his career. His jockey probably had this in mind, although it would have been interesting to see how the son of Exceed And Excel would have fared had he kicked for home earlier. Fourth was Justineo, staying on in taking fashion from off the pace. He was set a bit more to do than his rivals, but got the message late on. He was close enough if good enough, but just lacked the acceleration of the winner. He was stepping up in grade here and fared well. Reply ran a similar race to Lilbourne Lad, looking to get outpaced before running on again late in the day, and he may now have a bit more of a break before his next assignment. Similarly B Fifty Two held every chance with a furlong to run but got tired late on and has had a busy time of things of late. Diamondhead settled nicely for Martin Dwyer but his lack of experience seemed to show when asked to pick up the leaders. To his credit he kept on trying but never looked like picking them up, and was eventually well-held, whilst Sardanapalus missed the break and never threatened.