14:30 York

Saturday 18 July 2020

All12:1512:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:10

    John Smith's Cup Handicap (Heritage)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 2  |   1m 2f 56y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:34  |   Winning time: 2m 9.48s
1st
Horse silk
20
(7)
11/1
T: W J HaggasJ: S Donohoe
Rear of mid-division, not clear run from over 2f out until eased out left and closed quickly over 1f out, quickened entering final furlong, led inside final 100 yards, stayed on well op 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
1
7
(18)
66/1
T: M R ChannonJ: George Bass (7)
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not much room over 2f out, soon closed, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final 100 yards, not pace of winner, stayed on op 50/1
3rd
Horse silk
3
5
(17)
6/1
T: R VarianJ: J Mitchell
Chased leaders on outside, closed going well 3f out, not much room over 2f out, soon switched right, close up over 1f out, not pace of front pair inside final furlong, stayed on op 15/2
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
21
(2)
18/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Fentiman
Chased leaders, not much room over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 20/1 tchd 22/1
5th
Horse silk
nk
10
(19)
20/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Held up towards rear, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish op 22/1 tchd 16/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
9
(14)
28/1
T: J S GoldieJ: P Mulrennan
Led, driven and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong op 33/1
7th
Horse silk
½
4
(5)
8/1
T: W J HaggasJ: Tom Marquand
Prominent, pushed along 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out op 14/1
8th
Horse silk
½
1
(10)
66/1
T: K DalgleishJ: S A Gray
In touch in mid-division, not much room and lost place over 2f out, switched left well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression op 40/1
9th
Horse silk
hd
12
(9)
11/2j
T: E WalkerJ: James Doyle
Held up in mid-division, raced freely, headway over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong op 6/1 tchd 5/1
10th
Horse silk
1
14
(15)
80/1
T: J S GoldieJ: Kevin Stott
Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, not much room well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous
11th
Horse silk
hd
11
(21)
11/2j
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: W Buick
Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway from over 1f out, never dangerous op 13/2
12th
Horse silk
½
16
(13)
50/1
T: R FellJ: B A Curtis
Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 66/1
13th
Horse silk
1 ¼
17
(16)
100/1
T: M BottiJ: D C Costello
Held up in mid-division, struggling over 2f out, no impression op 80/1
14th
Horse silk
nk
3
(1)
69-7
18/1
T: C HillsJ: Dane O'Neill
Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, losing place when hampered over 1f out, well beaten inside final furlong op 20/1
15th
Horse silk
¾
8
(11)
15/2
T: J & T GosdenJ: L Dettori
Mid-division on outside, switched right over 2f out, modest headway over 1f out, well beaten inside final furlong op 17/2
16th
Horse silk
½
19
(3)
22/1
T: D O'MearaJ: Angus Villiers (5)
Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden over 3f out, struggling over 2f out op 16/1
17th
Horse silk
½
18
(20)
28/1
T: M MeadeJ: G Lee
Mid-division, driven over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out tchd 33/1
18th
Horse silk
nk
15
(22)
18/1
T: A M BaldingJ: William Carver (5)
Slow to break, held up in rear, switched left over 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 22/1 tchd 25/1
19th
Horse silk
4 ½
13
(6)
10/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: Cieren Fallon (3)
Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out op 11/1
20th
Horse silk
1
2
(4)
20/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Rob Hornby
In touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, soon well beaten op 18/1 tchd 16/1 and tchd 25/1
21st
Horse silk
4 ½
22
(8)
33/1
T: N TinklerJ: Rowan Scott (3)
Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened
22nd
Horse silk
5 ½
6
(23)
28/1
T: C & M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon edged right and beaten, weakened over 1f out op 25/1 tchd 33/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£12.30Pl:£3.40, £13.00, £2.50, £4.80EX:£1,052.50Trifecta:£7,404.00Tricast:£4,768.64SF:£645.92Swingers:£226.90, £15.60, £126.30

Forecasts

Caradoc (11/2), Solid Stone (11/2), Fifth Position (6/1), Harrovian (15/2), Desert Icon (8/1), Great Example (10/1), Sinjaari (11/1), Dark Jedi (18/1), Afaak (18/1), Good Birthday (18/1), Tinandali (20/1), Pivoine (20/1), Baltic Baron (22/1), Euchen Glen (28/1), Rise Hall (28/1), Sky Defender (28/1), Archie Perkins (33/1), Anythingtoday (50/1), Certain Lad (66/1), What's The Story (66/1), Nicholas T (80/1), Wait Forever (100/1)

Verdict

A belting renewal of this famous middle-distance handicap. Sir Michael Stoute won the race in 2017 and bids to repeat the feat with Solid Stone who produced a career-best when making a winning return to action last month. He ran right through the line that day, so the step back up to 1m2f should suit. At a big price, Dark Jedi should not be discounted given the form he is currently in, while Desert Icon showed improved form to win in striking fashion when last seen. However, it may be a tip in itself that Frankie Dettori travels to York for one ride aboard HARROVIAN. This gelding showed a good attitude to win at Doncaster recently and can defy the subsequent 6lb rise.
  1. Harrovian
  2. Desert Icon
  3. Solid Stone

Previous Winners

2019
Pivoine
Weight: 9-8  |Age: 5
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £37,350.002nd: £11,184.003rd: £5,592.004th: £2,796.005th: £1,398.006th: £702.00

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