55th John Smith's Cup (Heritage Handicap) 1m 2f 88y

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f 88y, Class 2, 16 runners)
  • Winner £93,375 2nd £27,960 3rd £13,980 4th £6,990 5th £3,495 6th £1,755
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 7.96s
  • Off time: 14:56:54
Full result
Result 14:55 York
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Farraaj 6/1
2nd 20 Zain Eagle 20/1
3rd 7 Bold Sniper 4/1f
4th 1 Educate ¾ 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 51-6504
Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Educate 8
  • T:I Mohammed
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 51-6504
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 I Mohammed T P Queally 112 20/1
2 (22) 150-551
YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Farraaj (IRE) 36
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 150-551
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 137 9-11 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 111 6/1
4 (12) 111
Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Clever Cookie 42
  • T:P D Niven
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 133 9-7 P D Niven P McDonald 107 11/2
5 (14) 14-6130
Royal blue Saxo Jack (FR) 22
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 14-6130
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor William Carson 105 25/1
7 (7) 1317-32
Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Bold Sniper 22
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 1317-32
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2h
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 102 4/1f
8 (3) 120040
Pink, grey seams and armlets Sennockian Star 7
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 120040
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 v M Johnston J Fanning 102 20/1
9 (13) 45-0431
Purple, White diamond, hooped sleeves Two For Two (IRE) (ex5) 21
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Sam James
  • Form: 45-0431
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 127 9-1 D O'Meara Sam James (3) 96 20/1
10 (10) 33060-0
Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves Queensberry Rules (IRE) 24
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 33060-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 t W J Haggas S Sanders 100 14/1
11 (8) 108-310
Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap Pacific Heights (IRE) 24
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 108-310
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 B Ellison George Chaloner (3) 100 25/1
12 (5) 2151-72
Beige, grey epaulets Tahira (GER) 28
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 2151-72
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 J J Quinn P Makin 99 9/1
14 (21) 40-3283
LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Chancery (USA) 14
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 40-3283
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 123 8-11 D O'Meara D Tudhope 97 9/1
15 (19) 18-5290
Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Angel (IRE) 24
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 18-5290
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 D O'Meara Martin Dwyer 97 50/1
16 (16) 5-80660
Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Starboard 24
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Hayley Turner
  • Form: 5-80660
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 D M Simcock Hayley Turner 97 33/1
17 (17) 250-030
Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Avenger (USA) 24
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:Connor Beasley
  • Form: 250-030
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 E A L Dunlop Connor Beasley (3) 96 12/1
18 (11) 1/7239-5
Royal blue, white cap Tarikhi (USA) 28
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 1/7239-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 95 10/1
20 (18) 11672-4
Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Zain Eagle 52
  • T:R M H Cowell
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 11672-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 R M H Cowell T Eaves 95 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (1) 21211-3
Nabucco 49
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:Kieran Shoemark
  • Form: 21211-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
5 99 J H M Gosden Kieran Shoemark 109 NR
6 (20) 985129
Tres Coronas (IRE) 36
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:George Chaloner
  • Form: 985129
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 94 T D Barron George Chaloner 104 NR
13 (4) 4-33564
Energia Davos (BRZ) 28
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Botti
  • J:M M Monaghan
  • Form: 4-33564
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 812 M Botti M M Monaghan 98 NR
19 (2) 6004-80
Macbeth (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Raul Da Silva
  • Form: 6004-80
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 89 M Appleby Raul Da Silva 95 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 16 Danchai
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
4 8-11 W J Haggas Andrea Atzeni 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

There's no disputing Peter Niven's confidence behind Clever Cookie and having dead-heated in a Listed race on the Knavesmire, he cannot be ruled out despite returning to handicaps off a 19lb higher mark than that which he had earlier obliged off over the track and trip. Farraaj would have been a confident selection had he not been handed a draw of 22 so we prefer the claims of BOLD SNIPER. Sir Michael Stoute's gelding wasn't far away in the Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot and the form of that race appears particularly strong. Chancery is sure to have his supporters having scored here last month, while Tres Coronas (third) and Educate (tenth) attempt to improve upon last year's positions. Tarikhi ran respectably on his reappearance and having finished second in the 2013 Britannia Stakes, he can make his experience of racing in big handicaps count. Salutation would be interesting if getting into the race as he put up a career best when second in the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Formwatch

Nabucco 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, stayed in centre in straight, every chance as groups merged approaching final 2f, ridden and stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, kept on but not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 7, 2l behind French Navy (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in May.

Tres Coronas (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Rearing as stalls opened and slowly away, always behind and never able to recover, 9th of 12, 13l behind Farraaj (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jun.

Energia Davos (BRZ) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 5l behind Running Deer (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.

Macbeth (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside chasing leaders 5f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 14th of 18, 11l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.

Farraaj (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, tracked clear leading pair, closed on bit 3f out, led going well approaching final 2f, ridden and stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jun beating Air Pilot (8-3) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.

Zain Eagle 5-1 (9-7) Led, driven 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon no impression with winner, edged left, lost place towards finish, 4th of 11, 3l behind Magic Hurricane (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.

Bold Sniper 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders early, close up 7f out, ridden 2f out, effort inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Contributer (9-5) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.

Educate 9-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, effort and not clear run over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Windhoek (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gf.

Chancery (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well under pressure, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gs in Jun.

Sennockian Star 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 15, 9l behind De Rigueur (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) gs.

Queensberry Rules (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on rail, pushed along to get in behind leaders 2f out, soon not much room, weakened over 1f out, 20th of 28, 10l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Pacific Heights (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 28, 5l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Clever Cookie 3-1fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, smooth headway near side over 1f out, chased leading pair approaching final furlong, went 2nd inside final furlong, edged left and strong challenge well inside final furlong, joined leader post, won at York 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gs in May deadheating with Ralston Road (9-0), 12 ran.

Saxo Jack (FR) 5-1 (9-4) Keen disputed lead until over 6f out, tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 41l behind Contributer (9-5) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.

Red Avenger (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 18th of 28, 9l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Tahira (GER) 5-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Running Deer (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.

Ingleby Angel (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Ridden over 3f out, always towards rear and never a factor, 27th of 28, 17l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Starboard 100-1 (8-8) Held up in mid-division, some headway over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 21st of 28, 10l behind Field Of Dream (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Tarikhi (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, mid-division, took keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, headway and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 2l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-9) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.

Two For Two (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Held up in rear, switched outside and headway inside final 2f, driven to lead entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun beating Dubai Dynamo (8-12) by 2l, 8 ran.