15:30 York

Thursday 18 May 2017

All14:2014:5515:3016:0516:3517:0517:35
  • Betfred Dante Stakes (Group 2)
  • 3YO only  |   Class 1  |   1m 2f 56y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:31  |   Winning time: 2m 8.4s
1st
Horse silk
7
(7)
10/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 1f out, soon ridden, held on well towards finish op 9/1
2nd
Horse silk
¾
1
(8)
4/1f
T: S bin SuroorJ: P Cosgrave
Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on and held towards finish op 7/2
3rd
Horse silk
½
4
(2)
8/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish op 9/1
4th
Horse silk
2
8
(1)
9/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Held up mid-division, ridden and kept on inside final furlong op 5/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
11
(4)
6/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Led, ridden and headed final furlong, weakened last 75 yards op 9/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ¾
6
(9)
8/1
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression tchd 7/1
7th
Horse silk
2
10
(6)
39-0
12/1
T: K A RyanJ: J P Spencer
Dwelt, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous op 10/1
8th
Horse silk
5
5
(3)
6/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong tchd 13/2
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
(10)
16/1
T: D R C ElsworthJ: Jim Crowley
Soon mid-division and keen on outer, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened
10th
Horse silk
4 ½
2
(11)
25/1
T: D MenuisierJ: J Fortune
Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 20/1

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Non-Runners

3
(5)
Horse silk
Cracksman22
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: J & T Gosden  J: L Dettori
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.20Pl:£2.90, £2.10, £2.20EX:£53.10Trifecta:£435.90Tricast:£340.72SF:£49.34Swingers:£7.60, £10.20, £7.10

Forecasts

Cracksman (11/4), Benbatl (4/1), Rekindling (9/2), Wolf Country (6/1), Exemplar (6/1), Crystal Ocean (8/1), Forest Ranger (8/1), Permian (10/1), Syphax (12/1), Swiss Storm (16/1), Contrapposto (25/1)

Verdict

Cracksman and Crystal Ocean are all the rage for this event and it is not difficult to see why, given that their trainers have both both enjoyed multiple wins in the race and they have horses who come under the 'could be anything' tag. The former posed his intent with a last-gasp Epsom win and has a strong case today, while the latter won easily at Nottingham and steps into this company for the first time. Both will take some toppling, along with Rekindling, who looks the better of the Irish pair. However, SYPHAX is likely to be overpriced here, largely down to his defeat on his reappearance. He could come on plenty for that plus this step up in trip and his trainer also knows what it takes to win this. He can be backed each-way with some confidence that he will outperform his odds.
  1. Cracksman
  2. Crystal Ocean
  3. Syphax

Prize Money

1st: £105,310.002nd: £39,926.003rd: £19,981.004th: £9,954.005th: £4,995.006th: £2,507.00

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