15:05 York

Saturday 15 July 2017

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:4517:15

58th John Smith's Cup Handicap

Class 2  |   1m 2f 56y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:05:18  |   Winning time: 2m 10.16s

1st
8
(11)
8/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: James Doyle
Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led towards finish, held on well
2nd
¾
15
(4)
7/1
T: M ApplebyJ: Ray Dawson (7)
Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish op 8/1
3rd
nk
13
(16)
50/1
T: J J QuinnJ: G Lee
Led early, tracked leader, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish tchd 40/1
4th
nse
17
(20)
13/2
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, kept on op 15/2 tchd 8/1
5th
hd
19
(13)
48-10
14/1
T: R A FaheyJ: J Garritty
Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish
6th
1 ¼
14
(1)
20/1
T: J R BestJ: Robert Tart
Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish
7th
nk
7
(17)
6/1f
T: W J HaggasJ: P Cosgrave
Towards rear, headway 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace
8th
½
6
(19)
33/1
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
Behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
9th
nk
2
(8)
16/1
T: R VarianJ: Jack Mitchell
Held up towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong
10th
sh
1
(10)
10/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Tom Marquand
Held up mid-division, not much room over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression op 11/1
11th
¾
18
(7)
16/1
T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott
Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace
12th
1
4
(15)
12/1
T: B R MillmanJ: Adam J McNamara (3)
Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 14/1
13th
1 ¼
20
(3)
25/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: P Mulrennan
Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 20/1
14th
½
16
(14)
8/1
T: J NosedaJ: G Mosse
Held up mid-division, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out op 7/1
15th
1
3
(6)
59-8
20/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
Held up rear division, effort over 1f out, never dangerous
16th
¾
5
(9)
33/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Mid-division, ridden final furlong, no extra inside final furlong
17th
nk
12
(5)
79-1
14/1
T: D M SimcockJ: F Sweeney
Behind, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression op 16/1
18th
1 ¼
9
(21)
25/1
T: D M SimcockJ: S Donohoe
Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor
19th
24
11
(18)
33/1
T: J D BethellJ: D Nolan
Soon led, pushed along over 2f out, soon headed and weakened op 40/1
20th
11
10
(22)
40/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: Edward Greatrex (3)
Close up, pushed along over 2f out, quickly weakened over 1f out

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Betting

Forecast

Victory Bond (6/1), Uae Prince (13/2), Big Country (7/1), Ballet Concerto (8/1), Sixties Groove (8/1), Scarlet Dragon (10/1), Master Carpenter (12/1), Garcia (14/1), Majeed (14/1), Central Square (16/1), Erik The Red (16/1), Eddystone Rock (20/1), Snoano (20/1), Dark Red (25/1), Dragon Mall (25/1), Another Touch (33/1), Bravery (33/1), Briardale (33/1), Tumbaga (40/1), Mistiroc (50/1)

Verdict
Victory Bond looks a good starting place given that his trainer is in breathtaking form right now and has won this prize twice since 2011. This has probably been a target for some time and he has to go on any shortlist. Scarlet Dragon made up good late ground at Ascot in the Wolferton (a race where many of these ran) and must be considered as a previous C&D winner. That Ascot race was won by Snoano but a 5lb penalty makes things devilishly tough and the runner-up Majeed makes more appeal now on the revised terms. Sixties Groove could have a race like this in his compass but a chance is taken on DRAGON MALL. He forfeited a lot of ground at the start of the Wolferton before running on strongly and with new headgear in play today, might make a decent fist of things if getting away on an even keel from what is not an ideal draw.
  1. Dragon Mall
  2. Majeed
  3. Victory Bond
Prize Money
1st:
£124,500.00
2nd:
£37,280.00
3rd:
£18,640.00
4th:
£9,320.00
5th:
£4,660.00
6th:
£2,340.00

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