York 4:05, 6f Nursery (2)
|1||Puddle Duck||6||65||76||7||a||K. A. Ryan||12||B-1 P-1, Ngl Erl TTR, Last+0.5f Ngl SAdf, Resp+1f, SwcR-2 to Stds RL, Eff-2f, PO, Ld-1f+ HgL, Po ins-1f to Ln|
|2||Azzurra Du Caprio||33||53||76||5||m/N||B. M. R. Haslam||9||BOk, H-1 +0.5f, SFre+1f & Hld, SFFH for 1.5f, Ef-2f Resp, Po-1.5f+, 5th-1f, Po, po ins-0.5f to Ln|
|3||Madany||5.5||65||89||5||v||B. W. Hills||1||BOk Wdst PNgl, H-1 Erl Drop-in Sttld, TvCmf-2f Cent, Eff ins-1.5f, PO, 2nd ins-1f & Po, po-0.5f, Fd Lt|
|4||Regal Approval||5||55||81||3||m||H. Morrison||14||P-1, H-2 Erl Drop Back, TvOk-2f+, Eff ins-2f SwcL, po, SwcR-1f+, po ins-1f, Stall ins-0.5f|
|5||Barista||14||39||66||7||s/N||M. R. Channon||11||BOk, H-1 Erl, Ngl+1f -1L TTR, Ngl+2f, Eff-2f TTR, po-1.5f SHgL, SwcR-1f+, 12th ins-1f, po to Ln thru Fdrs|
|6||Da Ponte||14||47||75||4||a||P. Eddery||6||Eff Erl, LdgLn+0.5f Sttld, Eff-2f, Po, Stall-1f+, po-1f, Fd Lt|
|7||Meandmyshadow||33||47||76||6||a||A. D. Brown||15||BOk, H-1 Erl, QFre+0.5f, FFh for 1f, Eff-2f, po, Stall-0.5f+, Fd Lt|
|8||Thirteen Shivers||33||46||79||4||a||M. W. Easterby||3||BkWL Wd, Ld Erl Sttld, TvCmf-2f, Eff-1.5f & Ld, Po, Hdd-1f, Stall-0.5f, 3rd ins-0.5f & Fd|
|9||Honeymead||7||45||82||3||m/N||R. A. Fahey||4||AP Blanket, BkWL, Eff Erl & LdgLn, H-1 +1f Drop 2nd Rank, Ngl-2f+, Eff-2f, po, Fd ins-1f|
|10||Lady Del Sol||25||40||77||5||m/C||G. R. Oldroyd||7||B-1 PAwk-1, Resp Erl, Mdfld+1f Sttld, Eff-2f, po HdR, Fd ins-1f HgL|
|11||Magic Stella||16||32||77||6||M||A. P. Jarvis||8||BkWL, Eff Erl & LdgLn, SFre+0.5f & Hld, Ngl-2f+, SOutpcd-2f, po, Fd-1f, Tired Lt|
|12||First Class Favour||16||29||77||7||a/N||T. D. Easterby||2||BkWL Wd, H-1 Erl & 2nd Rank, QFre+1f & Hld, FFH for 1.5f, Pull to Ld+2f, Eff-2f, Po, Hdd-1.5f, po, Fd ins-1f HgL, Trd Lt|
|13||Bilko Pak||40||36||88||6||v/C||R. Hannon||5||P-1, Ngl Erl TTR, Eff-2f, po Cent, Stall ins-1.5f, Fd-1f, Tired Lt|
|14||Sir Lunchalott||22||18||75||6||a/S||J. S. Moore||13||BOk, Eff Erl & Prg, LdgLn+1.5f SFre & Hld, HgL ins-2.5f, Outpcd-2f+, Last ins-2f SAdf, Fd-1.5f Unbal|
|15||Jaahiz||12||26||83||5||m||R. Hannon||10||Supp 7/1, BkWL, LdgLn Erl Sttld, Ngl-2f+ SOutpcd, NoResp-2f, Fd ins-1.5f|
||First day of 4 Day Ebor Meeting and Good going and no tailwind. Ground got quicker during meeting and medium tailwind on Day three (Thursday) and a stiffer one on Friday. Ground on Stands side more cut-up by last 2 days with other side mostly unused.
Ongoing discussion during week over any bias on where you raced on the track. Stalls spread wide but attached to Far Rail here. But, as happened throughout the week in ALL races, the jockeys raced Centre to Stands' Side. The Field spread out in this race to cover the entire Centre Point to Stands' Rail strip for much of the race. Nothing racing further out than Centre.
This race a good example of why talking about a Track Bias without thinking about the Pace of a race is flawed, But, it is equally flawed to think they are mutually exclusive. They both have their effect and can produce odd results. In the extreme you could have big rail bias and one side but the runners there went berserk with pace and faded anyway. The runners on the far rail get well behind and close to match the faders on the opposing rail by the line and people will probably say there is 'No Bias'. When actually there were two biases interacting.
Halfway positions to Final Placings in this race show the pace to be too strong and that Pace pressure set the race up for Closers. The winner Puddle Duck started slowly again and was last and adrift early on. This sort of set up with a big field going barmey up front suits jockey Spencer well (why he often produces similar rides at Ascot).
But, The Pacemakers were not evenly spread. Split the Cenre-Stands strip in two and the Leaders raced closest to centre. The five Deeper Closers in the first 7 home all ran on the Stands' Side half. So, running there because they could get a clear run later on or closing because of a Stands Strip bias? Difficult to tie down but looking at this race along with the others through the meeting a summary would be = Little advantage on any strip from Centre to Stands Side overall BUT a definite advanatage getting onto the Stands Rail in the last 2f. Which PDuck did when making his taking forward effort 1.5f out.
Mix Pace Bias with Track Strip and racing off the pace closer to the stands' rail produced most of the prominent finishers. Tend to take some interest going forward in those that survived the Centre pace forcing best. TShivers win at Carlisle lowly rated and the way he travelled in front here made that reading of his effort there suspect. Cruising along 1.5f out he looked like a possible winner. Expring late from 3rd hides that and of interest. DPonte not travel as well but plug on better late to be the best of the pace survivors.
Barista the opposite and had the advantage of missing the pace and running Stands Side. Made ground through dead horses late to look eyecatching but had lacked the pace to keep his place and progress at the right time (as the winner did). ADC had those advantages as well but had pulled very hard for much of the early race and had the pace to make a move correctly.
Both Hannon horses faded tamely and generally a moderate set of runs from his 2yos at the Meetin
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