14:05 York Sat 13 July 2019

  • John Smith's City Walls Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)
  • 5f, Good to Firm
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£28,355.002nd£10,750.003rd£5,380.004th£2,680.005th£1,345.006th£675.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:58.16sOff time:14:05:38
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1
(1)
109-1OR: 109CD
7/2

Top-rated performer in the contest has won 19 times including at Group Two level (2017). Still a force at this level as shown with his close up third in a Sandown Group Three latest and a replication of that effort here would see him go close.

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2
(4)
59-1OR: 106BFCD
2/1

Treble C&D winner from eight attempts has been in excellent form despite a now very difficult handicap mark. Has struggled in Pattern company in the past but is better than ever now so well worth another go; especially at this track.

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3
(2)
69-1OR: 88D
10/1

Been in good consistent form in handicaps until tacky ground latest saw him underperform. That can be excused but he was behind Copper Knight this season when receiving 14lb so task can't be overstated.

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4
(10)
49-1OR: 107
9/2

Progressive at three where he ended up placed in the Group One Commonwealth Cup before an injury curtailed his season. Encouraging return this season but flopped in Diamond Jubilee latest. Big drop in class now and makes plenty of appeal.

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6
(7)
48-10OR: 83D
14/1

Doncaster winner first time out is yet to finish out of the first four in handicaps this season. That said she looks to have a huge task here on all known form and official ratings.

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7
(3)
38-5OR: 93D
16/1

50/1 second in a C&D Listed race last August remains arguably her best form. C&D fourth and Ayr sixth in Listed races this season show her average level to be slightly below what is required.

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9
(9)
38-5OR: 99D
4/1

Listed winner at two bounced back to form in her second start this term when fourth in Sandown Group Three. Neck behind Caspian Prince there and if she can reverse the from with him here she will go close.

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10
(5)
38-5OR: 89D
25/1

Newcastle AW win latest the second success of a busy three-year-old campaign and on that evidence she is thriving on racing. Faces a huge task at this level however.

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Non-Runners

5
(6)
Final Venture25
79-1OR: 103
T: P T MidgleyJ: R P Whelan
8
(8)
Little Kim1
38-5OR: 94
T: K R BurkeJ: A Elliott

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
3Mr Lupton59-15/1Full Result
T: R A FaheyJ: J Garritty

Betting

Forecast

Copper Knight (2/1), Caspian Prince (7/2), Poetry (4/1), Final Venture (4/1), Emblazoned (9/2), Dark Shot (10/1), Boundary Lane (14/1), Deia Glory (16/1), Little Kim (16/1), Yolo Again (25/1)

Verdict

In a race where a whole host of these are closely matched the only one with the possibility of just being too classy is John Gosden's EMBLAZONED who managed thirds in Group Two and One races last term at three. He was disappointing at Royal Ascot but down three notches on the class ladder now he is taken to bounce back. Copper Knight has been running with enormous credit considering his often welter burdens in handicaps this season and will surely make a bold bid at his favoured track. Also of interest are closely matched Caspian Prince and Poetry.
  1. Emblazoned
  2. Copper Knight
  3. Caspian Prince

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