5:05pm York Racecard & Odds - Longines Irish Champions Weekend Handicap - 17/05/2019
YORK
17 May 2019
Friday 17th May

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Longines Irish Champions Weekend Handicap (Class 4)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 1m 3f 188y
  • Going: Good To Firm
York
Runners
9

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Stalls
Centre

Weather
Showers

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(5)
Silk colours for Skymax
Skymax
J: Harry Bentley
T: Ralph Beckett
Off the mark on handicap debut at Newmarket in October, very strong at the finish over ten furlongs. He's gone up five pounds for that and has the absence to overcome, but stepping up in trip will suit and he's one to take seriously.
Relished every yard to get up close home in 1m2f nursery at Newmarket (up 5lb today)
0321-
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
OR: 85
Days: 205
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Oct 18 Nmk Newmarket 10f Gd 22yHc 8-8 1/9 Fearless Warrior (1L) 4/1 80 84
1 Oct 18 Bat Bath 10f GF 52yNv 9-2 2/13 Themaxwecan (shd) 11/4 - 80
6 Sep 18 Sal Salisbury 8f GF 42yNv 9-2 3/10 Cap Francais (6¼L) 33/1 - 75
17 Aug 18 Nmk Newmarket (July) 8f GS 42yNv 9-2 13/13 Waldstern (59L) 33/1 - -
2
(7)
Silk colours for Laafy
Laafy
J: Ryan Moore
T: Sir Michael Stoute
Built on his two-year-old promise with a rallying victory at Leicester on seasonal debut. Clearly relished a step up to ten furlongs that day and an extra two furlongs should suit on handicap debut. Unexposed and leading contender.
1m2f novice win last time; looks one for 1m4f and very much for further improvement
52-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 83
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Apr 19 Lei Leicester 10f GF 53yNv 9-2 1/7 Sucellus (¾L) 7/2 - 85
16 Oct 18 Lei Leicester 8f GS 42yNv 9-2 2/10 Faro Angel (½L) 9/1 - 80
27 Sep 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 7f St/Slw 42yNv 9-2 5/8 Name The Wind (6¼L) 5/1 - 68
3
(2)
Silk colours for Fraser Island
Fraser Island
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Mark Johnston
Quietly progressive, making a winning seasonal return at Beverley two starts ago. Bumped into a well-treated stablemate when second at Newmarket last time, but this step up in distance does demand more and he's unsure to stay.
Comes from a very speedy family but he kept on last time as if worth a go at 1m4f
553-12
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 83
Days: 12
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 May 19 Nmk Newmarket 10f Gd 33yHc 8-10 2/5 Nayef Road (5L) 3/1 83 86
17 Apr 19 Bev Beverley 10f GF 43yHc 9-5 1/5 Whiskey And Water (1¾L) EvensF 77 85
22 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 10f St 42yMd 9-5 3/7 Moonlight Spirit (5¼L) 40/1 79 77
13 Oct 18 Nmk Newmarket 7f GF 22yHc 8-11 5/7 Caballero (5L) 7/1 81 76
12 Sep 18 Crl Carlisle 8f Hy 42yMd 9-5 5/7 Buckman Tavern (4L) 9/4F - 66
9 Aug 18 San Sandown 8f GS 52yMd 9-5 5/5 Too Darn Hot (11½L) 9/4 - 65
5
(9)
Silk colours for Summer Moon
D
Summer Moon
J: P J McDonald
T: Mark Johnston
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Left behind all his previous form with a dominant return at Windsor, making all by five lengths. He now has a six-pound penalty to contend with in a better race, but he's with the right connections to continue progressing; should be involved.
Will stay further but he's of major interest under 6lb penalty for 5l win at Windsor
2336-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 77
Days: 11
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 May 19 Wdr Windsor 11.5f Gd 53yHc 9-10 1/7 Mr Zoom Zoom (5L) 9/4F 77 88
22 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 10f St 42yMd 9-5 6/7 Moonlight Spirit (10L) 18/1 80 69
24 Oct 18 Nmk Newmarket 8f Gd 32yNv 9-2 3/9 Ginistrelli (1½L) 12/1 - 75
10 Aug 18 Hay Haydock 8f GF 42yNv 8-9 3/6 Beatboxer (8¼L) 4/1 - 70
26 Jul 18 Don Doncaster 7f GF 42yNv 9-2 2/12 Swissterious (4L) 11/2 - 77
6
(1)
Silk colours for Dark Lochnagar
Dark Lochnagar
J: Daniel Tudhope
T: Keith Dalgleish
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 15 wins from 58 in the last 14 days (26%)
Has improved markedly on the figures with each start, winning a novice race on his second start. Made his seasonal return when flying too high in Listed company, dropping back into handicaps. Needs to improve for this opening mark.
1m1f win as 2yo in style of one who'd relish further; still brings potential to handicaps
61-9
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 82
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Apr 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 8f St 3yL 9-2 9/11 Fox Power (9¼L) 80/1 - 84
29 Oct 18 Red Redcar 9f Sft 52yNv 9-2 1/11 Al Suil Eile (2¾L) 5/1 - 79
12 Oct 18 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 9.5f St 52yNv 9-2 6/9 Jersey Wonder (3½L) 33/1 - 67
7
(6)
Silk colours for Rochester House
D
Rochester House
J: Franny Norton
T: Mark Johnston
D
Distance Winner - Won before at this distance
Smartly-bred son of Galileo, showing plenty of ability in three opening starts last month. Makes his handicap debut off an attractive mark and Mark Johnston's string tend to keep on improving. Looks likely to play an each-way role.
Stays 1m4f; could still have more to offer but it is needed on this handicap debut
213
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 82
Days: 17
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Apr 19 Yar Yarmouth 11.5f Gd 33yNv 9-8 3/4 Babbo's Boy (6¼L) 3/1 - 79
9 Apr 19 Pon Pontefract 12f GF 33yNv 9-5 1/3 Rowland Ward (3L) 11/8 - 80
1 Apr 19 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 10f St 43yNv 9-5 2/5 El Misk (1L) 22/1 - 81
8
(8)
Silk colours for Amadeus Grey
Amadeus Grey t
J: David Allan
T: Tim Easterby
One of the more exposed looking horses in this line-up, well beaten in two starts since scoring at Musselburgh over seven furlongs. First run beyond the mile today and he's far from guaranteed to stay; big question marks to answer.
Backward steps in 1m handicaps this term; stamina a big question but tongue-tie returns
521-67
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 80
Days: 27
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Apr 19 Mus Musselburgh 8f Gd 23yHc 9-2 7/7 Coolagh Forest (14L) 14/1 84 58
8 Apr 19 Red Redcar 8f Gd 43yHc 9-7 6/8 Absolutio (7½L) 16/1 85 77
3 Aug 18 Mus Musselburgh 7f Gd 52yNvAc 9-2 t 1/6 Caballero (¾L) 11/4 76 83
25 Jul 18 Cat Catterick 7f GF 52yHc 9-7 t1 2/8 Jfoul (½L) 11/2 76 81
9 Jul 18 Ayr Ayr 6f GF 52yNv 9-2 5/7 Celebrity Dancer (7¼L) 4/1 77 61
28 Jun 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 7f St 52yNvAc 9-2 2/9 Antagonize (¾L) 5/6F - 76
9
(3)
Silk colours for Beechwood Jude
Beechwood Jude
J: Gerald Mosse
T: Keith Dalgleish
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Four-race maiden who came from a mile back to finish a 50/1 second on handicap debut at Doncaster. He should come on for the run, but this is much tougher and he's been raised four pounds for that effort.
50-1, came from rear to take second on 12-runner handicap debut at Doncaster (1m4f, good)
974-2
Age: 3
Weight: 8-10
OR: 74
Days: 20
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Apr 19 Don Doncaster 12f Gd 53yHc 9-2 2/12 Rowland Ward (1¼L) 50/1 70 76
23 Oct 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 7f St 42yNv 9-2 4/9 Turjomaan (13L) 20/1 - 50
20 Sep 18 Ayr Ayr 8f Sft 42yNv 9-2 7/11 Lariat (3½L) 100/1 - 69
29 Aug 18 Mus Musselburgh 7f Gd 52yMd 9-5 9/9 Caballero (12L) 50/1 - 48
10
(10)
Silk colours for Tucson
Tucson
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: James Bethell
Hasn't looked well-handicapped in this sphere thus far, finishing a safely-held third to Dancin Boy at Redcar earlier this month. He's now a pound lower, but things get no easier and he looks vulnerable to rivals with bigger potential.
3rd to Dancin Boy at Redcar (1m2f); others bring more obvious potential
733-43
Age: 3
Weight: 8-9
OR: 73
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 May 19 Red Redcar 10f GF 53yHc 9-6 3/9 Dancin Boy (4¼L) 100/30 74 74
8 Apr 19 Red Redcar 8f Gd 43yHc 8-11 4/8 Absolutio (7¼L) 17/2 75 67
30 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 7f St 42yMd 9-5 3/12 Mardle (1¾L) 14/1 - 75
9 Nov 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 7f St 62yNvAc 9-2 3/10 Island Glen (1½L) 7/1 - 71
13 Oct 18 Yor York 6f Sft 32yNv 9-2 7/8 Jonah Jones (23L) 16/1 - 13
4
(4)
Silk colours for Dancin Boy
Dancin Boy
T: Michael Dods
3322-1
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
OR: 83
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
2 May 19 Red Redcar 10f GF 53yHc 9-9 1/9 Simon's Smile (3½L) 7/1 77 85
19 Oct 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 7f St 62yNvAc 9-2 2/10 Boston George (¾L) 4/1 77 77
21 Sep 18 Ncs Newcastle (AW) 8f St 52yMdAc 9-5 2/12 Universal Order (hd) 4/1 77 74
7 Sep 18 Mus Musselburgh 7f Gd 42yNvAc 9-2 3/9 Sky Defender (½L) 14/1 - 74
14 Aug 18 Thi Thirsk 7f Sft 62yNvAc 8-13 3/10 Stronsay (3½L) 4/1 - 64
22 Jul 18 Red Redcar 7f GF 52yNv 8-13 7/11 Antagonize (8¼L) 22/1 - 57
Verdict

Winning with such authority at Windsor earns SUMMER MOON the vote ahead of Skymax, Laafy and Dark Lochnagar.

Verdict silk image
Summer Moon

Betting Forecast:

7/2 Laafy,

4/1 Summer Moon,

5/1 Skymax,

6/1 Fraser Island,

7/1 Dancin Boy,

8/1 Dark Lochnagar,

9/1 Beechwood Jude,

10/1 Rochester House,

16/1 Tucson,

20/1 Amadeus Grey

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