15:00 York

Saturday 25 August 2018

All13:5014:2515:0015:4016:1516:5017:20

Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Group 3)

Class 1  |   7f  |   Good to Firm  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 1m 23.1s

1st
7
(2)
1/1f
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: L Dettori
Held up in last trio, steady headway on inside halfway, tracked leaders and switched left over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well op 11/10
2nd
1 ¼
3
(9)
25/1
T: T HoganJ: W J Lee
Tracked leaders, slightly outpaced 2f out, ridden and rallied over 1f out, and went 2nd entering final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner
3rd
1 ¼
8
(3)
38-12
12/1
T: H PalmerJ: S De Sousa
Went to post early, raced keenly, tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong, held on for 3rd op 11/1
4th
½
5
(7)
4/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Held up in 6th, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong op 9/2
5th
nk
6
(1)
7/1
T: R HannonJ: Jim Crowley
Held up and behind, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 11/1
6th
1 ¼
1
(5)
12/1
T: T D BarronJ: B A Curtis
Tracked leaders, pushed along and unable to quicken 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 10/1
7th
¾
9
(6)
38-12
40/1
T: C HillsJ: G Mosse
Raced keenly in 5th, struggling to go the pace when not much room approaching final 2f, no danger after op 33/1
8th
1 ¼
4
(8)
16/1
T: D O'MearaJ: P Makin
Slowly into stride, took keen hold and always in rear op 14/1
9th
1 ¾
2
(4)
8/1
T: A M BaldingJ: P J McDonald
Led, ran very wide on home turn, headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened inside final 2f op 11/1

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Betting

Forecast

Expert Eye (1/1), Suedois (4/1), Tabarrak (7/1), Donjuan Triumphant (8/1), Arbalet (12/1), Above The Rest (12/1), So Beloved (16/1), Gordon Lord Byron (25/1), Nebo (40/1)

Verdict
Local trainer David O'Meara holds a strong hand in this Group 3 contest with race regular So Beloved representing a fair each-way angle, and the razor sharp (at present) Suedois expected to be firmly on the premises. That said; the standout form horse is EXPERT EYE. He put his 2000 Guineas flop behind him in no uncertain terms when putting 20 other rivals to the sword in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, and backed that up with a solid second in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. A return to 7f should suit, and he'll be tough to beat in this lower level of race.
  1. Expert Eye
  2. Suedois
  3. So Beloved

Previous Winners

2017
Talaayeb
Weight: 8-6  |Age: 3
Weight: 8-6  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: C D Hayes
  |  
T: Owen Burrows
9/1
Prize Money
1st:
£102,078.00
2nd:
£38,700.00
3rd:
£19,368.00
4th:
£9,648.00
5th:
£4,842.00
6th:
£2,430.00

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