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15:00 York

Good To Firm

Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £283550
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 11 runners
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Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 13-731 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

25/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 331-16 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Goes well with forcing tactics and made all in the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket (7f, good; beat Jumby by 2l) in July; perhaps softer ground was to blame for a poor run behind Kinross in the Lennox at Goodwood next time, but he'll need a career best, and by some way, to return to winning ways here.

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3rd

1

(1)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Audience

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has form figures of 11622 (all over 7f) since wearing a hood and switched to front-running tactics, creditable second in the Park Stakes at Doncaster (soft) most recently; made all in the Criterion on the other course here (good) in July; holds leading claims.

5/2

2nd

1

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Audience

9st 6lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Made all in the Group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket (7f, good) in July, beating runner-up Jumby by 2l, and back to form with close second in Group 2 City of York Stakes (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago; holds strong form claims but in between those runs he was below par in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) and the forecast slow ground is a concern.

7/2

25/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 9-2506 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

13/2

Form: 7-1242 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Likeable 3yo who met trouble when fourth to Paddington in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m, good) and posted a personal best when running Kinross to a neck in the Lennox at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) next time; looks the pick of the younger brigade and likely to have a say.

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4th

10

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Isaac Shelby

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Likeable 3yo who met trouble when fourth to Paddington in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m, good) and posted a personal best when running Kinross to a neck in the Lennox at Goodwood (7f, good to soft) next time; looks the pick of the younger brigade and likely to have a say.

13/2

2nd

8

(5)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

16:00 Goodwood

Isaac Shelby

8st 13lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Brian Meehan

Smart colt whose 7f form includes wins in the 2022 Superlative (good to firm) and this year's Greenham (soft); solid efforts over 1m at Group 1 level the last twice, finishing second in the French Guineas then fourth in the St James's Palace Stakes; respected back down in trip/grade.

3/1

4th

6

(3)

20th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Isaac Shelby

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Brian Meehan

in touch with leaders

8/1

4/1

Form: 612-12 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

OUR TIP

Form: 7-1136 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

8/1

Form: 41-150 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Does most of his racing at 1m and made all in small fields for Newmarket Group 2s last autumn and this spring; has found the higher grade of the Lockinge at Newbury and Queen Anne at Royal Ascot beyond him since; now drops back in distance; enough to prove.

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1st

1

(2)

29th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Mutasaabeq

9st 9lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

Made all in this last year (good) and did likewise on reappearance in another C&D Group 2 in May (good); below par at Royal Ascot and York the last twice and carries a 3lb penalty today, but five runs on the Rowley Mile have yielded four wins and he could bounce back to his best now returned here.

7/2

7th

5

(7)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Mutasaabeq

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Charles Hills

Does most of his racing at 1m and made all in small fields for Newmarket Group 2s last autumn and this spring; has found the higher grade of the Lockinge at Newbury and Queen Anne at Royal Ascot beyond him since; now drops back in distance; enough to prove.

8/1

11th

8

(10)

20th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Ascot

Mutasaabeq

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Charles Hills

took keen hold, towards rear

14/1

11/1

Form: 29-715 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Both wins at 7f, more recently in impressive fashion in Listed event at Epsom (good to firm) on Oaks day; shaped nicely when a never-nearer fifth of 15 in the Jersey at Royal Ascot; missed an engagement at Glorious Goodwood when the ground turned soft; has something to find on form but she still has youth on her side and isn't dismissed lightly.

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9th

11

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Olivia Maralda

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Roger Varian

midfield

20/1

8th

11

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Olivia Maralda

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Roger Varian

Both wins at 7f, more recently in impressive fashion in Listed event at Epsom (good to firm) on Oaks day; shaped nicely when a never-nearer fifth of 15 in the Jersey at Royal Ascot; missed an engagement at Glorious Goodwood when the ground turned soft; has something to find on form but she still has youth on her side and isn't dismissed lightly.

11/1

Form: 5-5012 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Solid 7f campaigner who won a Group 3 at Haydock (good to firm) in June, but he has ground to make up on Audience on their Newmarket running in July and he finished last of nine in this event 12 months ago; others preferred.

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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

5th

3

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Jumby

9st 6lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Won Group 3 John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock (7f, good to firm) in June and second under 3lb penalty behind Audience in Group 3 at Newmarket (7f, good) in July; could be thereabouts if at the top of his game but he was below form at York last time and tends to be kept away from slow ground.

12/1

10th
6 (10)
Pogo

25/1

Form: -00039 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Excellent second to Kinross in this race 12 months ago but hasn't hit the same heights this year, running badly in the Hungerford at Newmarket last weekend; seems on the downgrade and difficult to recommend.

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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

20/1

Form: 21119 D BF

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Notably progressive in the spring, having plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) to complete a hat-trick; however, he came unstuck in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm; 11-4 favourite) the following month; retains potential but needs a big step forward against some high-class older opposition here.

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11th

9

(11)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: John & Thady Gosden

Notably progressive in the spring, having plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) to complete a hat-trick; however, he came unstuck in the Group 3 Jersey at Royal Ascot (7f, good to firm; 11-4 favourite) the following month; retains potential but needs a big step forward against some high-class older opposition here.

20/1

9th

5

(11)

24th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Covey

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Impressed in 7f maiden/novice races (good to soft/AW) in the first part of spring and again had plenty in hand when making all in the competitive Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock (1m, good to firm) last time; displayed obvious Group-race potential at Haydock and he has strong claims for his top yard.

2/1

1st

5

(4)

27th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 37y

Class 2

14:25 Haydock

Covey

8st 11lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has worn a hood on all three starts; went close on debut at Southwell (7f, AW) in April and won in fine style the next twice (7f, good to soft/AW); in a tough race on handicap debut but is in top hands and could prove to be better than his opening mark, provided the absence of the hood isn't an issue.

5/2

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Payout
Exacta £497.00
Straight Forecast £538.10
Tricast £9986.20
Trifecta £7488.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sacred

RP RATINGS:

Kinross

Daily Record:

Isaac Shelby

The Star:

Mutasaabeq

LAMBOURN:

Jumby

TOPSPEED:

Al Suhail

NEWMARKET:

Sacred

Telegraph:

Sacred

The Guardian:

Sacred

Daily Mail:

Sacred

D Express:

Sacred

The Sun:

Sacred

POSTDATA:

Kinross

The Times:

Kinross

Daily Mirror:

Kinross