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Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £226840
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 10 runners
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Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 49-382 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/softer; returned to top form at Glorious Goodwood last month when bidding for a second success in the Lennox Stakes, finishing well against the far rail and nearly catching Sandrine; came from further back than the other principals; major contender.

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2nd

2

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Kinross

9st 4lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Admirable campaigner from 6f-1m whose hat-trick of successes last autumn included a clearcut victory in this race; has continued the excellent work this season, winning the Lennox and City Of York (both 7f Group 2s) in August and arguably unlucky not to add a second Group 1 Foret three weeks ago to his haul; handles all types of ground and once more looks the one to beat.

13/8

1st

4

(6)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Kinross

9st 8lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Splendidly tough 6yo who won this race on quick ground last year, beating five of today's rivals, and saw off Isaac Shelby by a neck in the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) this month; gets on well with Frankie Dettori and represents a stable in fine form; leading contender.

13/8

1st

4

(1)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Kinross

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: Ralph Beckett

Record of 6-11 on softer than good, compared to just 1-11 on good/faster; completed a notable hat-trick last autumn, including Group 1 wins over 7f and 6f; last month's third in July Cup shows he retains plenty of ability; won this race in 2021 and nearly completed a Lennox double (neck second; best of those held up) last year; leading claims back here.

6/5

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 501135 C BF

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Horse

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Made all in the John Of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock and Criterion at Newmarket, then ran creditably (close third) in the Lennox at Goodwood; form dipped in the Hungerford last Saturday, having faced competition for the lead; chance improves if he's able to dictate.

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2nd

2

(1)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 212y

Class 1

15:50 Haydock

Pogo

9st 10lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Charles Hills

The oldest in the field by some way; has won a Group 2 and two Group 3s over 7f, including on this course; not disgraced in Sandown Group 2 on reappearance and now drops to a Listed race for the first time since 2021, so he's respected even though a losing sequence is beginning to mount up; often leads.

9/2

4th

6

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Pogo

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

1m scorer earlier in career but has gained all Group wins over 7f; failed to hit the target last term and, while he ran respectably in the Foret on final start, doesn't appear to be crying out for this step back up in distance; opposed.

33/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 3-5731 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Very useful 6f filly last term, including a creditable second in the Lowther at this meeting; ran creditably in some big 1m races this season before proving suited by the switch to 7f at Glorious Goodwood where she beat some of today's rivals in the Lennox on good ground; open to further progress at this trip; respected.

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9th

9

(15)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Sandrine

9st 1lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Perked up by a visor on her last two outings and victory in the Group 2 Park Stakes at Doncaster (7f, soft) was a career-best effort; should be just as effective back at 6f under testing conditions and she's closely matched with Kinross on several pieces of form; commands major respect.

10/1

1st

6

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Sandrine

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Won the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good) last season and returned to form when third in the Group 2 City of York (7f, good to firm) last month in a first-time visor (retained); it remains to be seen if slow ground still suits but she could be bang there if handling conditions.

9/2

3rd

8

(1)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Sandrine

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Three-time Group winner and a creditable third behind Kinross here 12 months ago but she hasn't built on a satisfactory reappearance run, only sixth of ten at Deauville three weeks ago; now wears headgear; opposable.

25/1

14/1

Form: 48514- C BF

Last run: 308 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Smart sprinter who was far from discredited from unfavourable draw in 6f Group 1 at Ascot when last seen ten months ago; better than ever in Curragh Group 3 (scored easily) the time before; however, has something to prove over this new trip on belated reappearance.

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1st

1

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Art Power

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Fourth, fourth and eighth in the last three runnings of this event; showed himself as good as ever with Irish Group 2 wins in May (6f, good) and July (5f, soft) but he's been subdued since and is now 0-14 at the top level.

20/1

Form: 6131-0 D BF

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Absent since a disappointing effort at Meydan in March; progressive in his 7f races otherwise, notably with a comfortable success in last year's Challenge Stakes at Newmarket, and has possibilities if he regains that thread; market confidence should be heeded on return to action.

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6th

1

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Al Suhail

9st 8lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Back to his best at Meydan early this year, winning twice over 7f, including a Group 2; has possibilities on that form but he was only sixth of 16 in a 6f Group 1 at Royal Ascot last time and had no obvious excuses when fifth of nine behind Kinross in this race last year.

8/1

OUR TIP

4/1

Form: 171-55 D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly on good/firmer; smart filly who has form figures of 115 at 7f, the wins gained in last year's Nell Gwyn and Hungerford; came from well back and probably ended up with too much to do in the Lennox returned to this distance last month (bare form can be marked up); remains of major interest.

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15th

14

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Not quite at best in York Group 2 a fortnight ago but it was same story in that race 12 months earlier; two starts ago she was beaten just a neck by Khaadem in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) and it will be no surprise to see a prominent showing in first-time cheekpieces.

10/1

5th

7

(4)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Sacred

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Only sixth of nine when favourite for this race last year but she hasn't looked back since, winning a Listed race and a Group 3 over this trip and running a cracker when beaten a neck in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (6f, good to firm) at Royal Ascot in June; goes well fresh; key player.

4/1

2nd

15

(3)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Sacred

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Gifted mare with Listed, Group 3 and Group 2 wins over 7f, looking at least as good as ever with an easy reappearance AW success at Lingfield six weeks ago; that should have put her spot-on for a second attempt at this race (beaten only 1l into fifth on reappearance last year when she got going just too late to land a blow); considered best on good ground or firmer; big shout.

7/1

7th
7 (3)
Rohaan

13/2

Form: 878144 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Campaigned mostly at shorter but has won over 7f; acts on any ground; came through late for a second win in the Wokingham, defying top weight; not disgraced back in Group races since, strong-finishing fourth in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville (6.5f) on latest occasion; judged on that effort, he's interesting back up slightly in trip.

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5th

2

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Rohaan

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Top-notch sprint handicapper with two Wokinghams on his CV; 2023 started quietly but he returned to form in the autumn, beaten under 2l in the Ayr Gold Cup before running out the well-backed winner of a 6f handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; encouraging seasonal return at Lingfield in March and wouldn't judge him harshly on latest Kempton fourth; handicapped to go well and shaped with promise in one run on the Rowley course.

8/1

4th

2

(2)

27th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Rohaan

9st 8lb

J: Neil Callan

T: David Evans

Good 6f performer, especially at Ascot where he is a dual Wokingham winner (off higher marks); close fifth at Lingfield returned to AW on seasonal debut (4-11 in this sphere overall); won over C&D early in career and enters the reckoning.

4/1

5th

2

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Rohaan

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: David Evans

Has been a real money-spinner for this yard, winning two Wokinghams as well as three Group races; made a slow start to last season but he came good in the autumn, justifying strong support in a 16-runner handicap at his beloved Ascot in October; chance on that form but back from a break perhaps not the time to catch him.

7/1

33/1

Form: 8-1513 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Irish-trained 3yo who has form figures of 113 when racing over 7f this term, winning Listed and Group 3 events at Leopardstown then third in small-field Group 2 at the Curragh; however, needs to find extra in this deeper race; tongue-tie applied.

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8th

9

(9)

20th Aug 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Dr Zempf

9st 3lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: G M Lyons

reared start and slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms

33/1

1st

4

(3)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

0m 7f 12y

18:15 Leopardstown

Dr Zempf

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

briefly led, headed but prominent after 1f, led again going okay under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went clear when ran on inside final furlong, pushed out inside final 110yds, comfortably

5/2

Form: 363301 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Striking while the iron's hot, having come off a strong pace to win the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury (7f, good to firm) last Saturday back at Group level; now 3-6 over this trip and may have even more to offer; likely player, provided this race pans out as favourably.

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18th

2

(5)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Jumby

9st 10lb

J: William Buick

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

slowly away, switched left soon after start, took keen hold, midfield on outer

12/1

9th

3

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Jumby

9st 7lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

6f scorer in 2021 but he's better known as a very useful 7f performer, the winner of two notable races over that trip; below best, albeit having blown the start, on last attempt at this distance.

18/1

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Payout
Exacta £498.00
Straight Forecast £483.40
Tricast £2350.90
Trifecta £2273.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Sacred

LAMBOURN:

Jumby

The Sun:

Sandrine

SPOTLIGHT:

Rohaan

Daily Express:

Kinross

Daily Record:

Sandrine

The Guardian:

Rohaan

Telegraph:

Jumby

Daily Mail:

Jumby

Daily Mirror:

Jumby

TOPSPEED:

Sacred

POSTDATA:

Sacred

NEWMARKET:

Sacred

The Times:

Sacred

The Star:

Sacred