16:45 York Sat 24 August 2019

  • Sky Bet Handicap (Class 2)
  • 1m 2f 56y, Good to Firm
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£43,575.002nd£13,048.003rd£6,524.004th£3,262.005th£1,631.006th£819.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:2m 6.06sOff time:16:47:03
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
2
(6)
49-9OR: 99D
9/2

Progressing well since winning at Nottingham on return, and back to winning ways off 3lb lower at Newmarket (1¼m) last time. Effective here, and looks on a very fair mark still.

Last RunWatch last race
3
(12)
49-9OR: 99D
9/1

Lincoln third who has run well since winning at Newmarket in April, and better than ever when second to Jazeel at Sandown last month. Excuses behind Fayez last time, and one to view positively

Last RunWatch last race
4
(15)
49-7OR: 97D
9/1

Delivered on juvenile promise when winning a maiden at Gowran in April and bolted up on handicap debut at Roscommon next time. Back to form when sixth to Fayez at Goodwood last time on debut for new yard, and gives impression he can build on that.

Last RunWatch last race
6
(2)
49-4OR: 94
20/1

Shaped well when fourth to Fayez at Goodwood (1¼m) last month, but he's hard to catch right, and has been below form on both starts since. Blinkers reached for now.

Last RunWatch last race
7
(4)
39-3OR: 100D
16/1

Now 9lb higher than for last turf win at Hamilton (1m½f) in July, but did score under forcing tactics at Chelmsford last time. This is tougher, though, and he's opposable on balance.

Last RunWatch last race
8
(1)
39-3OR: 100D
6/4

Won at Doncaster in April, and fine fourth in London Gold Cup at Newbury next time. Back to winning ways after a break at Goodwood last time, and is the type to progress further, so is taken to defy a 7lb rise.

Last RunWatch last race
9
(8)
69-2OR: 92D
50/1

Dropped in the weights before winning for current yard at Wolverhampton in February. Last turf run was when well beaten in John Smith's Cup here in 2017, and has something to prove after an absence.

Last RunWatch last race
10
(13)
59-2OR: 92
50/1

Dual AW winner for Hugo Palmer last year, but ended 2018 on a low note, and has plenty to prove starting out for a new yard on the back of a lengthy absence.

Last RunWatch last race
11
(14)
48-12OR: 88D
14/1

Good second over C&D on penultimate start, and won at Newcastle last time, but he's been raised 10lb for those efforts and is facing stiffer competition here. Not dismissed, but must progress again to maintain his good run.

Last RunWatch last race
12
(16)
58-12OR: 88CD
20/1

Still 2lb higher than his last winning mark despite a fruitless campaign, and needs a bit more help from the assessor before he will make much appeal.

Last RunWatch last race
13
(17)
48-11OR: 87BFD
25/1

Won at Ripon in July, and creditable third with cheekpieces refitted there last time. Up in class now in a change of headgear, and while that might work, others are more convincing.

Last RunWatch last race
15
(5)
48-8OR: 84C
50/1

Given a chance by the handicapper before winning over 1m1f here on his penultimate start, but no obvious excuse when only sixth here next time, and likely to struggle in this class.

Last RunWatch last race
16
(3)
78-5OR: 81BFD
6/1

Beaten favourite off this mark on his last Flat outing, but back to his very best when landing the Galway Hurdle last time, and of obvious interest if able to translate that form back to this sphere for shrewd connections.

Last RunWatch last race
17
(9)
48-3OR: 79D
33/1

Not running badly, and has dropped to a winning mark, but he plies his trade in lesser handicaps as a rule, and surprise if he was good enough in a race of this nature, with a first-time visor another variable to consider.

Last RunWatch last race

Non-Runners

1
(11)
Fayez25
59-10OR: 100
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
5
(10)
Another Touch42
69-4OR: 94
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
14
(7)
Mikmak14
68-11OR: 87
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
12Pivoine49-76/1Full Result
T: A M BaldingJ: Jason Watson

Betting

Forecast

Forest Of Dean (6/4), Rise Hall (9/2), Tudor City (6/1), Johnny Drama (9/1), Beringer (9/1), Fayez (10/1), Mikmak (12/1), Furzig (14/1), Another Touch (14/1), Victory Command (16/1), Ventura Knight (20/1), Society Red (20/1), Cockalorum (25/1), Glasses Up (33/1), Poet's Dawn (50/1), Star Archer (50/1), Dragon Mall (50/1)

Verdict

FOREST OF DEAN had a lot in hand when winning what was the Extel handicap at Goodwood last time, and he can follow up despite a 7lb rise in the weights. Galway Hurdle hero Tudor City is the obvious threat, with Rise Hall and Beringer also likely to play a part in the finish.
  1. Forest Of Dean
  2. Tudor City
  3. Rise Hall

Video Replay

Next Race Off

Racing Tips

Most Followed