15:35 York

Saturday 21 August 2021

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    Sky Bet Ebor Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   1m 5f 188y  |   Good  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 2m 56.1s
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(1)
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Euchen Glen14
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-2| J: P Mulrennan| T: J S Goldie| OR:  116| C| D
28/1
Very smart course winner who won Group 3/listed race at Sandown in 2021. Just failed in Glorious Stakes at Goodwood but rare poor run in Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock last time. Not dismissed.
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(19)
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Fujaira Prince42
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-0| J: Andrea Atzeni| T: R Varian| OR:  114| CD
9/1
Enjoyed a fine 2020 with wins at Royal Ascot and the Ebor and teed himself up nicely for a repeat win after 9 months off when third of 10 to Hukum in Silver Cup over C&D last month. Well in the mix.
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3
(20)
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Ilaraab63
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-11| J: Tom Marquand| T: W J Haggas| OR:  111| C
5/1
Most progressive 5-time winner in 2020 who readily landed 11.8f handicap here on return. Found trouble in Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot since and fancied to bounce back with longer trip a big plus.
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4
(23)
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Away He Goes25
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-11| J: Dane O'Neill| T: I Mohammed| OR:  111
18/1
Still to score in 2021, but he posted a career-best effort when second to Trueshan in Goodwood Cup at Goodwood (2m) last month. Not ruled out despite taking drop in trip here.
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5
(24)
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Eagles By Day22
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-11| J: D Tudhope| T: D O'Meara| OR:  111| CD
33/1
Made winning start for this yard in 1¾m Group 3 here last summer and not disgraced in Goodwood/Lonsdale/Doncaster Cup after. Looked rusty after 11 months off in Glorious Stakes on return. Considered.
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(10)
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Alounak22
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-8| J: S De Sousa| T: A M Balding| OR:  108
33/1
Back to his smart best when ready winner of Old Newton Cup at Haydock and followed it up with creditable fourth to Passion And Glory in Glorious Stakes at Goodwood (12f) last month. Highly respected.
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9
(18)
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Blue Cuph35
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-8| J: David Egan| T: D Menuisier| OR:  108
50/1
Low-mileage 5-y-o who impressively landed 1m2f Epsom handicap In June. Similar form when fourth in Wolferton Stakes but last in listed race at Newbury latest run. Has his stamina to prove too.
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10
(14)
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Sonnyboylistonp42
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-8| J: Ben Coen| T: J P Murtagh| OR:  108
10/1
Irish gelding who landed Limerick listed event in June before good sixth to Hukum in Silver Cup over C&D last month. Smart and by no means ruled out back in handicap company.
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11
(5)
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Roberto Escobarr42
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7| J: Kevin Stott| T: W J Haggas| OR:  107| CD
9/1
Scopey sort who has quickly reached a very useful level, bagging listed event over C&D before good fourth up in grade in Silver Cup here last month. Much respected on his handicap debut.
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12
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Max Vega42
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6| J: Hector Crouch| T: R M Beckett| OR:  106
25/1
Useful at his best. Gelded and off 9 months before never-dangerous seventh in Silver Cup over C&D last month. Lots more required on his handicap debut but he's in very good hands.
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(22)
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Pablo Escobarrp,t7
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6| J: A J Farragher(5)| T: W J Haggas| OR:  106
33/1
Smart and consistent in 2020. Got back on track when third to Hukum in Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury earlier in the month. Others still appeal more from this yard.
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14
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Horse silk
Humanitarianh1337
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-6| J: James Doyle| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  106
14/1
Derby seventh in 2019 who made light of 15 months off (gelded) when stylish winner of 1m4f Newbury handicap last September. Has another absence to overcome but in excellent hands and no forlorn hope.
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15
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Mt Leinsterh314
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5| J: Jason Watson| T: W P Mullins| OR:  105| D
5/1
Very useful winning 2m hurdler. Lightly raced on Flat but readily landed conditions events at Listowel/the Curragh last autumn. Has won after a break so interesting returning for his handicap bow.
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(11)
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Global Storm43
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-4| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| OR:  104| D
12/1
Progressive sort who won 1m6f Newmarket handicap before showing better form when placed in handicaps at Royal Ascot and Newmarket. May do better still, so shortlisted despite a 4 lb rise in weights.
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Horse silk
Tribal Craft21
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4| J: David Probert| T: A M Balding| OR:  104| CD
10/1
An improved performer at 5, regaining winning thread in Group 3 over C&D in May, and excellent second to Wonderful Tonight in Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood (14f) last time. Enters calculations.
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18
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On To Victory21
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-4| J: Saffie Osborne(5)| T: A King| OR:  104| D
66/1
Last year's November Handicap victor who had been in winning form over hurdles before returning with solid efforts at Goodwood in 1m4f listed event and 14f handicap. Ought to be competitive again.
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19
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Mirann44
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3| J: A Kirby| T: J P Murtagh| OR:  103
10/1
Irish gelding is winless since last summer but he arrives on the back of good fourth placings in handicaps at Royal Ascot and Leopardstown. Another good showing is likely.
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20
(3)
Horse silk
Quickthorn42
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3| J: Jason Hart| T: H Morrison| OR:  103
16/1
Low-mileage 4-y-o who shrugged off 13 lb rise for Haydock win when taking Duke Of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot. Not discredited when eighth in Silver Cup over C&D last month, so ought to be competitive.
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21
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Makawee21
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-1| J: D Nolan| T: D O'Meara| OR:  101| C| D
66/1
Consistent mare who ran well on first 3 runs in 2021 in listed/Group 3. Not at her best in Lancashire Oaks and Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood since and others look better treated at these weights.
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22
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Horse silk
Shanroet80
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-1| J: R C Colgan| T: K Thornton| OR:  101| D
20/1
Useful Irish 2m winner over hurdles who translated that form to this sphere when gutsy winner of 14f handicap at the Curragh in June. Up 7 lb but has more to offer and very much one to consider.
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Non-Runners

6
(15)
Horse silk
Hamish428
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 5
T: W J Haggas  J: Tom Marquand
NR
8
(4)
Horse silk
Mekong147
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 6
T: J A Osborne  J: L Morris
NR

Forecasts

Mt Leinster (5/1), Ilaraab (5/1), Hamish (11/2), Roberto Escobarr (9/1), Fujaira Prince (9/1), Sonnyboyliston (10/1), Tribal Craft (10/1), Mirann (10/1), Global Storm (12/1), Humanitarian (14/1), Quickthorn (16/1), Away He Goes (18/1), Shanroe (20/1), Max Vega (25/1), Euchen Glen (28/1), Alounak (33/1), Pablo Escobarr (33/1), Eagles By Day (33/1), Mekong (33/1), Blue Cup (50/1), Makawee (66/1), On To Victory (66/1)

Verdict

ILARAAB looked tailor-made for this when an emphatic winner here on his return and wasn’t seen to best effect when eighth in the Hardwicke. With this longer trip a big plus too, he's fancied to bounce back in style. Irish challengers hold a good record and Willie Mullins' Mt Leinster brings untapped potential and rates the pick. Hamish and last year's winner Fujaira Prince can have a say too.

  1. ILARAAB (IRE)
  2. MT LEINSTER (IRE)
  3. HAMISH

Previous Winners

2020
Fujaira Prince
Weight: 9-8  |Age: 6
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £300,000.002nd: £89,950.003rd: £47,500.004th: £25,000.005th: £14,300.006th: £7,500.007th: £4,750.008th: £2,850.00

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