15:40 York

Saturday 14 July 2018

All13:5514:3515:1015:4016:1516:5017:20
  • 59th John Smith's Cup Handicap
  • Class 2  |   1m 2f 56y  |   Good to Firm  |   19 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:42  |   Winning time: 2m 9.5s
1st
9
(3)
20/1
T: J S GoldieJ: Alistair Rawlinson
Made virtually all, ridden over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly
2nd
2 ¼
7
(5)
6/1
T: D MenuisierJ: Fran Berry
Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway 2f out, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner
3rd
nk
11
(8)
49-0
18/1
T: T D BarronJ: R Winston
Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased winner well over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner and lost 2nd towards finish op 20/1
4th
1 ¾
20
(2)
48-10
20/1
T: D CarrollJ: S Donohoe
Mid-division, headway and edged right over 2f out, driven and edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
5th
¾
13
(6)
8/1
T: A M BaldingJ: David Probert
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, not reach leaders op 9/1
6th
½
12
(1)
12/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Callum Rodriguez (3)
Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out op 11/1
7th
1
6
(19)
14/1
T: R A FaheyJ: J Garritty
Took keen hold, mid-division on outside, steadied 6f out, not much room 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, no impression op 12/1
8th
hd
21
(10)
50/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Ben Robinson (3)
Towards rear, pushed along at times, ridden 5f out, some headway final 2f, no impression
9th
½
4
(20)
9/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out until well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 8/1 tchd 10/1
10th
1
10
(14)
25/1
T: J S GoldieJ: Phil Dennis
Held up in rear, switched left over 1f out, some headway entering final furlong, never involved
11th
nk
2
(4)
25/1
T: K R BurkeJ: C Lee (3)
Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 28/1
12th
½
8
(16)
99-4
12/1
T: D K WeldJ: O J Orr (3)
Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous op 14/1
13th
½
15
(9)
48-12
12/1
T: S & E CrisfordJ: G Lee
Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out
14th
¾
5
(12)
3/1f
T: D R C ElsworthJ: David Egan
Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, hard ridden over 2f out, soon edged right and beaten, weakened over 1f out op 10/3 tchd 7/2
15th
¾
14
(7)
14/1
T: W J HaggasJ: J-P Guillambert
In touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out op 12/1
16th
2
1
(22)
33/1
T: D R C ElsworthJ: Dane O'Neill
Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong
17th
5
17
(18)
48-11
66/1
T: D O'MearaJ: S A Gray
Steadied start and soon switched left, always in rear
18th
nk
22
(17)
20/1
T: B R MillmanJ: Charlie Bennett (3)
Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out
19th
1
16
(11)
25/1
T: J L EyreJ: D Allan
Mid-division, pushed along 5f out, bumped over 2f out, soon weakened op 28/1
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Non-Runners

18
(15)
Zaaki1
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 3
T: Sir Michael Stoute  J: Non Runner
NR
19
(13)
Buzz10
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 4
T: H Morrison  J: Non Runner
NR
3
(21)
Afaak24
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 4
T: C Hills  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting

Forecast

Dash Of Spice (3/1), Thundering Blue (6/1), Afaak (7/1), Zaaki (15/2), Brorocco (8/1), Appeared (9/1), What's The Story (12/1), Tandem (12/1), Mordin (12/1), Another Touch (14/1), Across Dubai (14/1), Buzz (14/1), Kynren (18/1), Euchen Glen (20/1), Titus (20/1), Master Carpenter (20/1), Sir Chauvelin (25/1), Born To Be Alive (25/1), Dawaaleeb (25/1), Master The World (33/1), Dance King (50/1), Fayez (66/1)

Verdict

Six of the last 10 winners have returned double-figure SPs. This is likely to be the usual cavalry charge, but despite the strong pace hinting at needing a runner who could get a bit further, none of the last six winners have ever won over a trip longer than this. That emphasis on speed should suit THUNDERING BLUE, who is well up to this level, has a good draw and will be suited by the return to this trip after finishing behind Dash Of Spice (well touted for this, and has claims) last time. Whats The Story could be a big danger, while Brorocco, Mordin and Krynen are three that cannot be ruled out.
  1. Thundering Blue
  2. Dash Of Spice
  3. What's The Story

Previous Winners

2017
Ballet Concerto
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £124,500.002nd: £37,280.003rd: £18,640.004th: £9,320.005th: £4,660.006th: £2,340.00

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