Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Listed) 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 1, 13 runners)
- Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360 5th £2,690 6th £1,350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 22.82s
- Off time: 15:06:32
|1st||2 Absolutely So||6/1c|
|2nd||6 Glory Awaits||1½||14/1|
|3rd||5 Glen Moss||1||14/1|
|8||131 9-5||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||110||25/1|
Absolutely So (IRE) 41
|4||126 9-0||A M Balding||Oisin Murphy||103||6/1c|
Alfred Hutchinson 27
|6||126 9-0||G R Oldroyd||Barry McHugh||92||40/1|
Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 27
|5||126 9-0||D J Coakley||James Doyle||109||15/2|
Glen Moss (IRE) 41
|5||126 9-0||D H Brown||S M Levey||103||14/1|
Glory Awaits (IRE) 24
|4||126 9-0 v1||K A Ryan||N Callan||108||14/1|
Heaven's Guest (IRE) 21
|4||126 9-0||R A Fahey||R L Moore||105||7/1|
Highland Colori (IRE) 8
|6||126 9-0||A M Balding||David Probert||103||25/1|
Rerouted (USA) 8
|6||126 9-0||M F De Kock||C Soumillon||112||9/1|
Cable Bay (IRE) 314
|3||121 8-9||C Hills||J P Spencer||114||9/1|
Ertijaal (IRE) 19
|3||121 8-9 p1||W J Haggas||P Hanagan||104||6/1c|
|3||121 8-9||R Varian||G Lee||102||12/1|
That Is The Spirit 34
|3||121 8-9||D O'Meara||R Hughes||106||6/1c|
||5||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||106||NR|
||4||B Ellison||D Swift||108||NR|
||3||89||B J Meehan||P Mulrennan||107||NR|
Sirius Prospect (USA)
||5||9-0||D K Ivory||R Winston||5/2|
Top Notch Tonto, who was engaged in a handicap here yesterday, would be a certainty on his form at the back-end of last year though he needs some give to show his best. Cable Bay hasn't run since runner-up to War Command in last season's Dewhurst which is an obvious cause for concern. But Heaven's Guest has been in fine form in tough handicaps and deserves another crack at this level while Glory Awaits had Mushir and Penitent close behind in a Listed contest at Chester and there's little between the trio again. THAT IS THE SPIRIT completed a hat-trick on his first three starts and has run very well at Group 3 level in his last two so he can take this for David O'Meara and Richard Hughes. Rerouted returned from a successful spell at Meydan with a couple of fair efforts and should be ready for this.
Sovereign Debt (IRE) 9-4 (8-11) Raced centre tracked winner, effort over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Doncaster 7f cond Stakes (3) sft in Oct.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 11l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.
Windfast (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, headway on outside over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, staying on when badly hampered over 1f out, switched left, 2nd over 1f out until entering final furlong, not quicken final furlong, weakened into 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 5l behind Wannabe Yours (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf.
Absolutely So (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, chased clear leader halfway, led over 1f out, soon ridden, edged right inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Heaven's Guest (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Glory Awaits (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, driven 3f out, ridden and effort inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4l behind Es Que Love (9-3) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Glen Moss (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden when weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 12l behind Heaven's Guest (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Slowly away, behind, moderate progress inside final furlong, 14th of 29, 7l behind Heavy Metal (8-9) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Highland Colori (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Captain Cat (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gf.
That Is The Spirit 10-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Music Master (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Alfred Hutchinson 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway inside final 2f, joined winner and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just failed, 2nd of 10, nk behind Alejandro (9-4) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Ertijaal (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Intransigent (9-0) at Chester 6f Listed stks (1) gs.
Heaven's Guest (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, one pace final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 10th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Red Avenger (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf.
Cable Bay (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, driven and stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind War Command (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Rerouted (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, headway on outside over 2f out, every chance when pushed right 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Captain Cat (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gf.
Penitent 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden inside final furlong, soon headed and weakened, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Glory Awaits (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Mushir 11-8fav (9-5) Made all, ridden and pressed entering final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Thirsk 7f cond Stakes (3) gf beating Free Wheeling (9-4) by nk, 4 ran.