July 23 / 15.15 York

15.15 York

Good To Firm

Sky Bet York Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £70887.5
  • 1m 2f 56y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Sky Bet York Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.50
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 845255

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Beaten 20 times since last win in June 2020 and has a stamina question to answer on his first run beyond 1m1f; however, he's frequently run well in some hot races, including when a fast-finishing fifth in the Group 1 Dubai Turf over 1m1f in March, and he's well worth a go at this trip; interesting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Sir Busker

9st 8lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: William Knight

dwelt start, raced in last, pushed along under 3f out, ridden to challenge under 2f out, sustained battle with runner-up inside final furlong, led final strides

11/1

5th

6

(3)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Sir Busker

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: William Knight

dwelt start, in rear, switched to near side after 2f, ridden and struggling when groups merged over 2f out, well behind but kept on from over 1f out, made no impression

40/1

5th

6

(7)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:20 Newbury

Sir Busker

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: William Knight

Respectable efforts in two Group 1 contests at Meydan in March and Listed event at Ascot (neck behind New Mandate) last month; largely consistent but looks totally exposed and is set for another supporting role; on a near two-year losing spell.

40/1

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6/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1124-0 D

Last run: 119 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed fine 3yo campaign last year, winning two French 1m2f Group 2s and finishing second in the Group 1 Champion Stakes (1m2f); didn't settle when mid-division upped to 1m4f in the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic in March; absent since but drops back in trip and has leading claims if at his best.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(2)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Dubai Honour

9st 8lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: William Haggas

in rear, in touch with leaders home turn, pushed along and made challenge 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, edged right over 1f out, sustained battle with winner inside final furlong, headed final strides

6/4

2nd

7

(10)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

14:50 Ascot

Dubai Honour

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: William Haggas

Highly progressive during this 3yo campaign, winning a handicap at Newmarket (1m2f, good to firm) in July then landing two French Group 2s (1m2f, good to soft/very soft); today is a much tougher test of his credentials but he's done it readily the last twice and it remains to be seen where the ceiling of his ability lies; could have a part to play.

7/1

Form: 145041 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Three-time Listed winner who is 0-7 in Group races; however, he was really impressive when winning the Listed Wolferton Stakes by 3l at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm) and has strong claims if repeating that form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

(3)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Dubai Future

9st 8lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Saeed bin Suroor

held up in behind leaders, towards rear home turn, pushed along over 3f out, ridden under 3f out, headway and every chance 2f out, bit short of room over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong

11/4

1st

2

(11)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Dubai Future

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Saeed bin Suroor

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden to lead, drifted right but clear over 1f out, ran on well, readily

20/1

4th

5

(3)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

19:25 Sandown

Dubai Future

9st 2lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Comfortably won a 1m4f Listed race at Meydan in January but it's highly likely this 6yo will need to better that form if he's to win today, and he wasn't quite at his very best on his next three starts.

25/1

Form: 1-201 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Runner-up to subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Native Trail in the Craven (1m, good) in April on his second start and, having had the widest draw in the French Guineas, he returned to form to win the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm); did it with something to spare and this lightly raced 3yo could still have more to offer; in calculations.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(5)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Claymore

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

prominent, led 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed 2f out, bit short of room over 1f out, edged left and no impression inside final furlong

2/1

1st

1

(2)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Claymore

9st 2lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and briefly headed under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably

7/1

2nd

2

(4)

13th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Claymore

9st 0lb

J: Adam Kirby

T: Jane Chapple-Hyam

£10,000 June breeze-up 2yo last June; 13-2 for 13-runner maiden here (7f, soft) last October, racing freely and apparently very green from rails draw but he made the running and looked full of ability in the way he asserted over the last 2f; second and fourth won two starts later; that was a striking debut for trainer who had last year's Nell Gwyn and 1,000 Guineas second.

Form: 3-1445

Last run: 36 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Won a warm conditions race at Chelmsford (AW) in March and some respectable efforts in Group and Listed races since, but his limitations are likely to be exposed once more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(4)

23rd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:15 York

Dark Moon Rising

8st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

led, pushed along 4f out, headed 3f out, dropped to last 2f out, well beaten when eased inside final furlong

25/1

5th

2

(4)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Dark Moon Rising

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

started quickly, led early, soon headed but prominent, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

20/1

4th

2

(8)

12th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Dark Moon Rising

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

Won a conditions race at Chelmsford (1m, AW debut) in March; while Listed event at Newcastle (again 1m on AW) four weeks ago confirmed he's an improved performer this season, he managed only fourth of six in that race, so this step up in trip (his dam was a 1m4f winner) on return to turf needs to spark major improvement.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £175.00
Straight Forecast £169.60
Trifecta £635.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dubai Honour

NEWMARKET:

Claymore

Daily Mirror:

Dubai Future

Telegraph:

Claymore

Daily Express:

Claymore

The Star:

Claymore

Daily Record:

Claymore

RP Ratings:

Dubai Honour

TOPSPEED:

Dubai Honour

POSTDATA:

Dubai Honour

The Times:

Dubai Honour

The Guardian:

Dubai Honour

Daily Mail:

Dubai Honour

The Sun:

Dubai Future