13:50 York

Friday 20 August 2021

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4017:10

    Sky Bet Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 2  |   1m 3f 188y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 2m 30.25s
1st
Horse silk
13
(2)
14/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Rob Hornby
Prominent, travelled strongly behind leaders 3f out, progress between horses to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly under pressure final furlong
2nd
Horse silk
nk
6
(3)
9/1
T: K A RyanJ: Andrea Atzeni
Prominent, chased leader 5f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 2f out, headed 2f out, ran on final furlong
3rd
Horse silk
¾
9
(10)
11/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Fentiman
Held up in touch, switched right and ridden over 2f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on final furlong op 9/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
1
(9)
15/2
T: A M BaldingJ: S De Sousa
Prominent, headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 2f out, close up entering final furlong, faded close home tchd 8/1
5th
Horse silk
½
8
(7)
22/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: Hollie Doyle
Midfield, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, ran on strongly between horses final furlong tchd 25/1
6th
Horse silk
½
17
(4)
11/4f
T: W J HaggasJ: David Egan
Midfield, headway on far rail over 3f out, close up 2f out, faded final furlong op 5/2
7th
Horse silk
nse
12
(14)
7/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: W Buick
Keen behind leader, ridden to lead 2f out, weakened and headed over 1f out
8th
Horse silk
¾
4
(16)
14/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R L Moore
Keen towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on final furlong op 12/1
9th
Horse silk
nk
3
(1)
18/1
T: A KingJ: M Harley
Held up towards rear, some headway under pressure over 2f out, switched right and hard ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong
10th
Horse silk
4
5
(6)
16/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Marquand
Held up in rear, ridden and modest headway over 3f out, one pace from over 2f out op 14/1 tchd 18/1
11th
Horse silk
½
14
(5)
40/1
T: R M SmithJ: B A Curtis
Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression op 33/1
12th
Horse silk
1
10
(15)
50/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: P J McDonald
Midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 33/1
13th
Horse silk
nk
15
(18)
9/1
T: M JohnstonJ: Nicola Currie
Quickly away and led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakening when short of room over 1f out
14th
Horse silk
5
2
(13)
40/1
T: C FellowesJ: D Tudhope
Held up in midfield, ridden and no impression over 3f out, weakened over 1f out tchd 50/1
15th
Horse silk
9 ½
16
(8)
100/1
T: P A KirbyJ: J Fanning
Awkward start, always in rear op 80/1

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Non-Runners

7
(12)
Horse silk
Winter Reprise41
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 4
T: D Menuisier  J: Jim Crowley
NR
11
(17)
Horse silk
Strawberry Rock20
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 4
T: H Palmer  J: Oisin Murphy
NR
18
(11)
Horse silk
Cormier27
Weight: 8-0|  Age: 5
T: B Ellison  J: Cam Hardie
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£16.85Pl:£5.10, £2.45, £4.00EX:£155.70Trifecta:£1,965.60Tricast:£1,443.04SF:£124.39Swingers:£22.45, £29.70, £17.20

Forecasts

Wink Of An Eye (11/4), Hms President (7/1), Johnny Drama (15/2), Strawberry Rock (8/1), Throne Hall (9/1), State Of Bliss (9/1), Dark Jedi (11/1), Sam Cooke (14/1), My Frankel (14/1), Winter Reprise (14/1), Scarlet Dragon (16/1), Midnights Legacy (18/1), Rhythmic Intent (22/1), Cormier (25/1), Glasses Up (40/1), Pirate King (40/1), Restorer (50/1), Red Force One (100/1)

Verdict

A cracking handicap to kick off, with the upwardly-mobile WINK OF AN EYE fancied to make another bold bid. He left the impression he was always doing enough when completing the 4-timer at Goodwood last month. This slightly longer trip will hold no fears and he's a serious player from a 4-lb higher mark. Scarlet Dragon, from his reduced mark, Strawberry Rock and My Frankel are others shortlisted.

  1. WINK OF AN EYE
  2. SCARLET DRAGON
  3. STRAWBERRY ROCK (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Alfaatik
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
15/2

Prize Money

1st: £36,078.002nd: £16,919.003rd: £8,463.004th: £4,228.005th: £2,114.006th: £1,057.00

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