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16:05 York
Betway Jorvik Handicap
  • 4YO plus, Class 2, 9 Runners
  • Winner £31,125, 2nd £9,320, 3rd £4,660, 4th £2,330, 5th £1,165, 6th £585
  • Distance 1m 3f 188y
  • Going Soft-good to soft in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
# Runner
1
(7)
Soldier In Action F M Berry M Johnston 4 yrs, 9-10 Form: 01010-0 He has won four times from 1m 1f to 1m 4f on good and soft ground and on the all-weather; has also won a hurdle in February. Beaten 9l behind Carbon Dating at 6-1 when 12th of 13 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 6f (good to firm) last month.
2
(3)
Cymro R Kingscote Tom Dascombe 5 yrs, 9-7 38 Form: 04014-6 Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 7l behind Snoano when sixth of 9 at 6-1 on his latest outing at Pontefract over 1m 2f (good) last month.
3
(2)
Fidaawy Jim Crowley Sir Michael Stoute 4 yrs, 9-6 20 Form: 14145-1 He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 2-1fav at Doncaster over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month, beating Sam Missile by 1/2l.
4
(5)
Southdown Lad Oisin Murphy W J Knight 4 yrs, 9-1 48 Form: 1/3315-0 He has won three times from 6f to 1m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 9l behind Big Country at 7-1 when 10th of 14 on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m 3f last month.
5
(1)
Gibbs Hill Andrea Atzeni R Varian 4 yrs, 9-1 20 Form: 3221-1 Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f on soft ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 13-8 at Wolverhampton over 1m 4f on his latest outing last month, beating Marmajuke Bay by 2 1/2l.
6
(9)
Ashkoul B A Curtis M Appleby 4 yrs, 8-13 20 Form: 4261-83 Successful at 1m 1f and 1m 2f. Third of 8 behind Fidaawy beaten 2 3/4l at 33-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month.
7
(4)
Burguillos R L Moore A King 4 yrs, 8-11 10 Form: 53132-1 Successful twice at 1m 2f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 7-4fav at Leicester over 1m 2f (good to firm) earlier this month, beating Wapping by 1 1/2l. Carries a 6lb penalty today for that success.
8
(6)
Lord Yeats P Mulrennan Jedd O'Keeffe 4 yrs, 8-9 224 Form: 512720- A winner at 1m 4f on good ground. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Scarlet Dragon when last of 16 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good to firm) in October last year.
9
(8)
Song Of Love R P Walsh S A Harris 5 yrs, 8-3 70 Form: 1-33218 Winner of five races from 7f to 1m 4f on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Specific Gravity at 7-2 when eighth of 10 on his latest outing at Dundalk over 1m 4f in March. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Joseph Patrick O'Brien in Ireland.
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The Sportsman's Verdict
GIBBS HILL has not finished outside of the first three in five starts and he looked to have a bright future ahead of him when winning at Wolverhampton last month. Burguillos and Fidaawy are other recent winners who also merit plenty of respect in a very competitive heat this afternoon. Cymro and Southdown Lad will both be suited by any cut in the ground and they are each-way alternatives.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Gibbs Hill
2nd Southdown Lad
3rd Burguillos
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