Queen Mother's Cup (Lady Amateur Riders' Handicap) 1m 4f

  • (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £12,478 2nd £3,870 3rd £1,934 4th £968
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 33.31s
  • Off time: 14:05:16
Full result
Result 14:05 York
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Pearl Castle 4/1f
2nd 1 Saptapadi 1 9/2
3rd 8 Mica Mika 1 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 744-656
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Saptapadi (IRE) 7
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Ms K Walsh
  • Form: 744-656
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t B Ellison Ms K Walsh 87 9/2
2 (9) 916/517-
Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Pearl Castle (IRE) 42
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:Miss S Brotherton
  • Form: 916/517-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 J J Quinn Miss S Brotherton 86 4/1f
4 (4) 1539/31
WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Bayonet 18
  • T:A King
  • J:Miss M Nicholls
  • Form: 1539/31
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 A King Miss M Nicholls (3) 82 7/1
5 (5) 000-600
Black and white check, white sleeves, black stars Warlu Way 14
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Miss Joanna Mason
  • Form: 000-600
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 M W Easterby Miss Joanna Mason 79 8/1
6 (11) 0007-00
DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Crackentorp 14
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:Miss Hayley Moore
  • Form: 0007-00
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
9 143 10-3 T D Easterby Miss Hayley Moore 76 12/1
7 (8) 600000-
Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Nanton (USA) 205
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Mrs C Bartley
  • Form: 600000-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
12 143 10-3 J S Goldie Mrs C Bartley 76 18/1
8 (3) 224345
Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green cap Mica Mika (IRE) 14
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Miss Emily Bullock
  • Form: 224345
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3p
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
6 143 10-3 p R A Fahey Miss Emily Bullock (6) 76 13/2
9 (10) 6491-78
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Ultimate 7
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Miss H Bethell
  • Form: 6491-78
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-2b
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
8 142 10-2 b B Ellison Miss H Bethell 75 25/1
10 (2) 5-79271
Dark blue, white cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Sherman McCoy 8
  • T:Mrs Marjorie Fife
  • J:Miss N Hayes
  • Form: 5-79271
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
8 137 9-11 Mrs Marjorie Fife Miss N Hayes (3) 70 10/1
11 (6) 1
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Tiger Lilly (IRE) 42
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Miss A Deniel
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 R A Fahey Miss A Deniel 76 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (1) 20926-0
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 14
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:R M Whitaker
  • J:Miss E J Jones
  • Form: 20926-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 1012 R M Whitaker Miss E J Jones 85 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 13 Nanton (USA)
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Mrs C Bartley
11 10-1 J S Goldie Mrs C Bartley 9/1
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In depth

Verdict

Some old rivals contest this prestigious event for lady riders, though a few appear on the downgrade. Kings Bayonet is obviously of interest after his 17-length demolition job last time but that came on heavy ground against only a couple of rivals. He has the virtue of arriving in good form but this represents a very different challenge and PEARL CASTLE is preferred. John Quinn's charge enjoyed a fine juvenile hurdling campaign at the top table and has every chance if able to translate strong credentials over timber to the Flat. The yard remains in good form and Serena Brotherton will provide capable assistance from the saddle. Tiger Lily is an unusual contender for this contest, coming here on the back of a single run when landing a Thirsk maiden over this trip. She's unexposed, represents a yard with an excellent course record and receives considerable weight from all of her rivals - she is not to be dismissed lightly. Mica Mika usually runs his race and appeals most of the remainder.

Formwatch

Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, effort near side over 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 15, 8l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.

Pearl Castle (IRE) 10-3 (8-10) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 7l behind Gospel Choir (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.

Saptapadi (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway when hampered over 2f out, plugging on same pace and no chance when hampered again inside final 2f, 6th of 15, 10l behind Miss Marjurie (8-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Mica Mika (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Raced keenly, led until 7f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind San Cassiano (10-13) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.

Tiger Lilly (IRE) 18-1 (8-4) Ran green in mid-division on inside, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd and edged left over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Sternrubin (8-9) by 3/4l, 13 ran.

Kings Bayonet 4-5fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, closed over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in May beating Hunting Ground (9-5) by 17l, 3 ran.

Sherman McCoy 1-4fav (8-12) Chased leader, closed after 5f, led over 6f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Catterick 1m 6f 4yo sell stks (6) sft beating English Summer (8-9) by 8l, 4 ran.

Nanton (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 12, 7l behind Shavansky (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.

Crackentorp 16-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, in touch, tracked leaders over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 28l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.

Warlu Way 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, switched left after start, held up in rear, never involved, 11th of 15, 14l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.

Ultimate 8-1 (8-11) Led 1f, tracked winner until ridden over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, eased 2f out, last of 8, 42l behind Dance King (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.