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2:25 York 21 Aug 2021

Sky Bet Melrose Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

(Class 2) (0-105, 3yo) (1m5f188yds) 1m6f Good
1st £64,425 2nd £30,212.50 3rd £15,112.50 4th £7,550 5th £3,775 6th £1,887.50

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (16)  
3 88 83 88 95
b c Dansili - Lixirova (FR) (Slickly)
Travelled strongly, midfield, smooth headway and tracked leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon pushed along and hard pressed, drifted right towards near side and ridden over 1f out, pushed out and kept on well inside final furlong, just did enough (op 12/1)
2 (17) ½
3 94 93 97 104
gr c Frankel - Hadaatha (IRE) (Sea The Stars)
Dwelt start, towards rear, good headway from over 3f out, pushed along and pressed leader towards near side 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held
3 (14) nse [½]
3 83 78 81 89
gr g Nathaniel (IRE) - In The Soup (USA) (Alphabet Soup)
Held up in rear, pushed along and headway towards near side over 3f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and every chance from 2f out, kept on well final 110yds, just held (op 20/1)
4 (10) nk [¾]
3 96 95 97 106
gr c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Causa Proxima (FR) (Kendor)
Towards rear on inner, midfield 6f out, good headway up the centre 3f out, pushed along 2f out, drifted right but ridden and every chance from over 1f out, kept on but no extra towards finish (op 11/2)
5 (11) 1 [1¾]
3 91 93 93 102
b g Born To Sea (IRE) - Tarziyna (IRE) (Raven's Pass)
Towards rear, switched right and pushed along 3f out, outpaced then drifted right and ridden 2f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, nearest finish
6 (13) 4 [5¾]
3 97 p 96 88 99
ch c Galileo (IRE) - Remember When (IRE) (Danehill Dancer)
Sweating, slowly into stride, pushed along early, in rear, raced wide and headway into midfield after 2f, tracked leaders 7f out, pushed along 5f out, ridden and raced near side from over 3f out, outpaced from over 1f out, eased final 110yds
7 (5) 6 [11¾]
3 95 94 74 88
b g Galileo (IRE) - Melito (AUS) (Redoute's Choice)
Dwelt start, in rear, pushed along up the centre over 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, some headway over 1f out, kept on, never on terms
8 (15) [13]
3 812 87 64 79
b c Golden Horn - Shemiyla (FR) (Dalakhani)
Held up in rear, pushed along and headway up the centre over 3f out, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, soon no impression, weakened over 1f out (vet said colt lost its right fore shoe)
9 (22) 6 [19]
3 92 b 91 56 74
ch g Australia - Awohaam (IRE) (Iffraaj)
Raced wide, prominent, dropped to midfield after 3f, headway and chased leaders 3f out, soon ridden, weakened gradually from 2f out (op 18/1)
10 (18) [20½]
3 712 Over-Weights 1 Out-of-Handicaps 2 76 38 57
b g Harzand (IRE) - Djumama (IRE) (Aussie Rules)
Always towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, ridden towards near side over 2f out, soon no impression (op 50/1)
11 (9) nk [21]
3 92 91 52 72
ch c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Fly (Pastoral Pursuits)
Took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, ridden and raced near side from over 3f out, held from 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out (op 16/1)
12 (3) ½ [21½]
3 813 88 48 68
b g Camelot - Summer's Eve (Singspiel)
Travelled strongly, tracked leaders on inner, led going easily over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened (op 10/1)
13 (7) 5 [26½]
3 84 v 82 32 54
br g Le Havre (IRE) - Pearly Steph (FR) (Oasis Dream)
Towards rear, headway into midfield 6f out, ridden and headway up the centre over 3f out, weakened from over 2f out
14 (19) ½ [27]
3 92 91 40 63
b c Golden Horn - Flame Of Gibraltar (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar)
Disputed lead, close up after 4f, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out (op 50/1)
15 (12) 4 [31]
3 87 82 23 48
b g War Command (USA) - Storming Sioux (Storming Home)
Took keen hold, never better than mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out
16 (8) 9 [40]
3 77 Out-of-Handicaps 5 75 27
b g Fed Biz (USA) - Chalonitka (USA) (Empire Maker)
Sweating, tracked leaders, lost position and pushed along 5f out, ridden towards near side over 3f out, soon weakened (op 100/1)
17 (21) 6 [46]
3 811 t 86 29
b c Harzand (IRE) - Polly Floyer (Halling)
Dwelt start, raced wide early, took keen hold, never better than mid-division, dropped to rear 6f out, ridden and weakened towards near side from 3f out (jockey said colt ran too freely) (tchd 20/1)
18 (6) [47½]
3 711 77 18
b c Nathaniel (IRE) - Kammaan (Diktat)
Pushed along early, always towards rear (jockey said colt was never travelling)
19 (1) [51¾]
3 812 87 22
b c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Abunai (Pivotal)
Took keen hold, midfield on inner, headway 4f out, ridden up the centre 3f out, soon weakened (trainer's rep that the colt was unsuited by the Good going, which in their opinion was riding loose, and would prefer a firmer surface; vet reported that a post-race examination, during routine testing, failed to reveal any abnormalities)
20 (2) 13 [64¾]
3 89 84
ch c Australia - Fountain Of Honour (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Disputed lead, led clearly after 4f, briefly headed 7f out, ridden and headed up the centre over 3f out, soon weakened
21 (4) 14 [78¾]
3 93 t 92
b c Golden Horn - Manaboo (USA) (Hard Spun)
Never better than mid-division, pushed along and weakened from 3f out
22 (20) ¾ [79½]
3 82 77
b g Make Believe - We'll Go Walking (IRE) (Authorized)
Took keen hold, raced wide early, disputed lead, tracked leaders after 3f, briefly led 7f out, ridden and weakened quickly up the centre over 3f out, dropped to last when hung badly right over 2f out (op 50/1)
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