15:00 York

Saturday 26 August 2017

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Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)

Class 1  |   6f  |   Good  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:01  |   Winning time: 1m 11.16s

1st
9
(4)
14/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Raced towards far side, made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, going away final 100 yards tchd 16/1
2nd
2 ¾
6
(10)
9/2c
T: J TateJ: M Harley
Raced centre, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon driven to challenge, kept on, held final 120 yards op 5/1
3rd
1
1
(6)
5/1
T: M JohnstonJ: James Doyle
Raced centre, tracked leader, led group 3f out, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression with front pair well inside final furlong, joined for 3rd post tchd 11/2
3rd
dh
5
(7)
9/2c
T: W J HaggasJ: Harry Bentley
Raced centre, tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, dead heated for 3rd post, no impression op 4/1
5th
1
10
(12)
10/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
Raced centre, towards rear, driven to chase leaders towards stands side over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression op 12/1
6th
1 ½
7
(9)
29-0
9/2c
T: C HillsJ: Jim Crowley
Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression
7th
nk
11
(3)
16/1
T: K A RyanJ: T Eaves
Raced towards far side, with winner, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, no impression from over 1f out
8th
¾
3
(11)
6/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Led centre group, headed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong tchd 11/2
9th
7
12
(1)
100/1
T: T CoyleJ: Barry McHugh
Raced towards far side, chase front pair, behind and outpaced when edged right over 2f out, weakened final furlong op 80/1 tchd 66/1
10th
3 ¼
8
(8)
10/1
T: S & E CrisfordJ: D Tudhope
Raced centre, tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong op 12/1

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Non-Runners

2
(5)
De Bruyne Horse2
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 2
T: R Hannon  J: K T O'Neill
4
(2)
Grand Koonta44
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 2
T: C G Cox  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Invincible Army (9/2), Headway (9/2), Nebo (9/2), Cardsharp (5/1), Frozen Angel (6/1), Staxton (10/1), Nobleman's Nest (10/1), Sands Of Mali (14/1), Stormbringer (16/1), De Bruyne Horse (20/1), Grand Koonta (25/1), That's A Surprise (100/1)

Verdict
There a few performers proven at this level in the field, none more so than CARDSHARP. Mark Johnston's colt took the July Stakes at Newmarket, also a Group 2, in between running very well in the July Stakes and Richmond Stakes, the latter of which was probably run on ground too soft for him. Returning to what should be a sound surface here he is taken to get the better of Headway, who equally found the soft ground at Goodwood to be an issue, and Invincible Army, who continues to look full of promise following two recent defeats in Group company.
  1. Cardsharp
  2. Headway
  3. Invincible Army

Previous Winners

2016
Blue Point
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 2
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: W Buick
  |  
T: C Appleby
11/8
Prize Money
1st:
£127,598.00
2nd:
£48,375.00
3rd:
£24,210.00
4th:
£12,060.00
5th:
£6,052.00
6th:
£3,038.00

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