16:15 York

Wednesday 22 August 2018

All13:5514:2515:0015:3516:1516:50

Sky Bet Handicap

Class 2  |   2m 56y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:15  |   Winning time: 3m 30.27s

1st
11
(2)
12/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
In touch, headway 4f out, led over 2f out, pushed clear final furlong op 10/1
2nd
5
17
(6)
12/1
T: M DodsJ: A Mullen
Mid-division, headway 5f out, not clear run 3f out, switched left and effort over 2f out, stayed on final furlong to go second close home
3rd
nk
5
(7)
5/1f
T: Ian WilliamsJ: James Doyle
Towards rear, headway 4f out, effort and chance over 2f out, kept on op 6/1
4th
½
1
(3)
15/2
T: M JohnstonJ: W Buick
Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace op 9/1 tchd 7/1
5th
1 ¼
8
(8)
12/1
T: M JohnstonJ: S De Sousa
Held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and one paced final 3f op 11/1
6th
nk
12
(16)
9/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f op 8/1
7th
½
14
(17)
20/1
T: M L W BellJ: Louis Steward
Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, effort over 2f out, no extra final furlong tchd 18/1
8th
3
9
(11)
10/1
T: J G PortmanJ: R Kingscote
Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong op 12/1
9th
1
15
(4)
58-10
11/1
T: I JardineJ: J Fanning
Towards rear, headway 5f out, soon ridden, no impression op 12/1
10th
½
13
(1)
20/1
T: K DalgleishJ: P Makin
Towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden 3f out, no impression op 16/1
11th
16
7
(9)
20/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: D Tudhope
Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, soon ridden and no impression op 16/1
12th
3 ½
16
(14)
16/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Rachel Richardson
Led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened op 14/1
13th
nse
3
(10)
9/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: C Soumillon
Always in rear tchd 10/1
14th
9
10
(5)
6/1
T: A M BaldingJ: David Probert
In touch, headway and effort over 3f out, soon weakened op 7/1
15th
hd
4
(12)
33/1
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out op 25/1
16th
2
6
(13)
100/1

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Non-Runners

2
(15)
Clever Cookie53
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 10
T: P D Niven  J: D Allan
Betting

Forecast

Speedo Boy (5/1), Genetics (6/1), Hochfeld (15/2), Northwest Frontier (9/1), Natural Scenery (9/1), Mancini (10/1), Bedrock (11/1), Here And Now (12/1), Davy's Dilemma (12/1), Soldier In Action (12/1), Stormin Tom (16/1), Graceland (20/1), Eye of The Storm (20/1), Manjaam (20/1), Clever Cookie (25/1), Watersmeet (33/1), Blue Rambler (100/1)

Verdict
It may be worth taking a chance on GENETICS after his wide margin win last time out at Ascot. There's no doubt his rivals gifted him an easy lead that day but he's progressive and there could be more to come up in trip. Northwest Frontier is another progressive sort capable of going well and his best effort came over course and distance but Soldier In Action could prove to be the main danger back on a very lenient handicap mark with Silvestre De Sousa in the saddle.
  1. Genetics
  2. Soldier In Action
  3. Northwest Frontier

Previous Winners

2017
Magic Circle
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Harry Bentley
  |  
T: R M Beckett
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
£43,575.00
2nd:
£13,048.00
3rd:
£6,524.00
4th:
£3,262.00
5th:
£1,631.00
6th:
£819.00

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