15:30 York Wed 17 May 2017

  • Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)
  • 6f, Soft
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£70,888.002nd£26,875.003rd£13,450.004th£6,700.005th£3,362.006th£1,688.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:1m 12.74sOff time:15:31:47
1
(1)
59-13OR: 117D
5/1
Excellent season last year culminating in a Group 1 winning the Group 1 sprint on Champions Day at Ascot. Acts on soft ground and won on his seasonal reappearance last year; he looks the type to go on progressing this year. Has a 5lb penalty to carry but he's very effective over a straight 6f and he should get the strong pace he needs to be seen in his best light. Leading claims if ready to go.
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2
(2)
89-8OR: 111CD
20/1
Impressive winner at Meydan in January with stablemate Jungle Cat in behind. Would appear to be best suited to fast ground and he has a little bit to find on official ratings with plenty of these, opposable this time.
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3
(8)
59-8OR: 116D
5/2
Highly progressive last season with the highlight coming when landing the Ayr Gold Cup in September. Followed that up with an excellent third behind The Tin Man at Ascot on Champions Day. Gets 5lb off that rival for a 1L beating and may be able to turn the tables. Smart effort on his comeback run and leading claims here.
4
(3)
49-8OR: 113D
25/1
Excellent second on Dubai World Cup night in a Group 1 contest on dirt but 6f on soft ground unlikely to be up his street and Buick prefers Jungle Cat.
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6
(10)
Growlp157
59-8OR: 114D
14/1
50/1 runner-up to The Tin Man on Champions Day at Ascot in October and followed that up with a Listed win at Doncaster. Set a stiff task in the Hong Kong sprint when well beaten last time but this looks more like his level and he's proven on soft ground. Should go well.
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7
(7)
59-8OR: 113D
8/1
Very consistent performer who thrived over in Dubai this winter. Never quite shown his best form on these shores and best suited to faster ground. Gets the vote of Buick over his two stablemates but that decision may have been made before the rain arrived.
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8
(12)
59-8OR: 114CD
14/1
Top class sprinter on his day and won on his reappearance last year in a Group 3 at Newmarket. Backed that up with a win in this contest but lost his way a little towards the end of last year. Break should have freshened him up and he's a danger to all if he goes in these conditions (mixed messages from a limited number of runs on good to soft/soft).
9
(11)
59-8OR: 106D
20/1
Smart performer who holds engagements in Group 1 company further down the line. Won a Listed and a Group 2 last year, both with cut in the ground over 6f. Was a bit in-and-out in 2016 and he was disappointing at Doncaster on his return but no doubt he's better than that and should come on for the run.
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10
(6)
89-8OR: 105CD
25/1
Pulled out some career best performances last year and has been a revelation since dropping back to 6f. Won a C&D Listed contest in September in similar conditions to what he will get here and he ought to make a bold bid from the front. Has his optimum conditions and could run well despite having several pounds of improvement to find with most in the field.
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11
(4)
69-8OR: 114D
11/2
Last success came in a Group 3 contest in 2015 but yet to win for this yard. Been running consistently well in defeat though and that's been at the highest level so leading claims if he's ready to go on seasonal return.
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12
(9)
49-8OR: 110CD
14/1
Won a valuable sales race over C&D as a juvenile and won a small field Group 3 at Chelmsford (moved from Newbury) on seasonal bow last year. Clearly not been the easiest to train having only been seen twice since but gives the impression there's plenty more to come and ran well on reappearance at Leicester in a nice race. First-time cheekpieces may bring out a little more improvement and trainer's runners demand respect around here.
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13
(5)
59-8OR: 109D
12/1
Fine winner of a Listed contest last time out and should prove effective back up in class if they go quick enough on the front end. This is a deeper contest and probably wouldn't want a lot more rain but hard to rule out with top jockey in the saddle.

Non-runners

5
(13)
Final Venture53
59-8OR: 111
T: P T MidgleyJ: Oisin Murphy

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Brando (5/2), The Tin Man (5/1), Suedois (11/2), Jungle Cat (8/1), Tupi (12/1), Tasleet (14/1), Magical Memory (14/1), Growl (14/1), Mobsta (20/1), Baccarat (20/1), Comicas (25/1), Nameitwhatyoulike (25/1), Final Venture (25/1)

Verdict

BRANDO looks like the most likely winner getting a 5lb swing in the weights with The Tin Man for their efforts on Champions Day. That rival isn't ruled out despite having to carry a penalty while Magical Memory should bounce back from some disappointing efforts at the back end of last season. Nameitwhatyoulike may have a bit to find on form but gets his optimum conditions and Tasleet may be capable of better this season.
  1. Brando
  2. Magical Memory
  3. Nameitwhatyoulike

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