York Racecard - Dante Festival 2021 - Wednesday 12th May

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O F F IC IA L R A C ECARD WE DN E SDA Y , M A Y 12TH

D ANTE F ESTIVAL 2021 F E A T U RING T H E T A TTERSA LLS M US IDORA S TAK E S G ROU P 3


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Welcome A very warm welcome back to the Knavesmire for the first day of our 2021 season. Wherever you are reading this racecard, I hope you thoroughly enjoy the action on offer this afternoon. With a record five races on terrestrial television on ITV4 and all races on Racing TV, I hope you can follow the action from afar. During the winter York was honoured to see our flagship race of the season, the Juddmonte International, ranked as the Longines World’s Best Race 2020 based on year end global ratings. The prize fund for this race was recently announced as back at the £1m purse of pre covid times. That is an indication of the commitment of York Racecourse and its tremendous supporters to back our sport and so bring top class horses to the Knavesmire. The first of those quality thoroughbreds will go to post in today’s seven races, headlined by a pair of Pattern contests. The Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora where eight blue blood fillies look to stake their claim on Cazoo Oaks glory. Six fillies have completed the York-Epsom double since 1961, with champion trainer John Gosden seeking an incredible fourth win in six years - Senita flies the Clarehaven Stables flag today. Mystery Angel represents Nick Bradley Racing, fresh from her success in the Pretty Polly Stakes. If the fillies are about showing potential, then the sprinters in the Group Two Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes are about proven class and speed, with Lady In France and Queen Jo Jo both in the colours of race sponsor, Steve Parkin. We look forward to welcoming Brando back to the Knavesmire, this being the eleventh time the now nine-year-old charge of Kevin Ryan has represented Angie Bailey at York. Lambourn trainer, Roger Teal, enjoyed high profile success with July Cup winner, Oxted, in 2020 so will have high hopes for his stable star in a race that often earmarks the sprinter to watch. The winner of our opening race today can reserve itself a berth in those supersize stalls for the Sky Bet Ebor on Saturday 21 August, as it is one of three Sky Bet backed “Race to the Ebor” contests at York, with a fourth being held at The Curragh on 3 June (see page 12 for details) The prize funds for these races can only be achieved through the support of our sponsors. Many thanks to Tattersalls, Clipper Logistics, Churchill Tyres, Sky Bet, the European Breeders’ Fund and Conundrum HR Consulting for their valuable backing. The feature races at the Dante Festival are only a part of the story of a memorable week for Yorkshire racing. It is tremendous that late on Tuesday evening Richard Fahey reached the landmark of 3,000 winners; as Hong Kong Harry crossed the line up at Ayr; made even more special that long time stable jockey, Paul Hanagan was in the plate. Already nine times the Champion Trainer here on the Knavesmire, a lot of those Musley Bank winners are familiar to York fans. We extend our heartiest congratulations to all involved, past and present, as well as into the quest for title number ten. I hope you have a thoroughly enjoyable and successful day following the action from York, be it on the sofa or as an owner with us today. We very much look forward to the return of racegoers from our raceday on Saturday 22 May. William Derby, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course: York Racecourse

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Dante Festival Welcome to York Races

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How to Read Your Racecard

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Trackfacts

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Meet the Team & Officials

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The Race To The Ebor

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Faces At The Races

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York Fixtures 2021

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Fact File: The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes Previous Winners: The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes Fantasy Musidora Fact File: The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes

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24-25 30 31 32-33

Previous Winners: The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes

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Today’s Race Conditions

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York Racecourse wishes to express its thanks to this afternoon’s sponsors.

Sky Bet First Race - 1.40pm The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Stakes (Handicap) - 1m 4f Pages 13-16

Churchill Tyres Second Race - 2.10pm The Churchill Tyres Stakes (Handicap) - 6f Pages 19-22

Clipper Logistics Third Race - 2.40pm The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (Group 2) - 6f Pages 27-30

Tattersalls Fourth Race - 3.10pm The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (Group 3) - 1m 2f Pages 35-37

Sky Bet Fifth Race - 3.40pm The Sky Bet Stakes (Handicap) - 7f Pages 41-43

European Breeders’ Fund Sixth Race - 4.15pm The British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race) - 5f Pages 45-47

Conundrum HR Seventh Race - 4.50pm The Conundrum HR Consulting Stakes (Handicap) - 1m 4f Pages 49-52

All races covered by

Races 1 - 5 covered by

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How to Read the Racecard colour graphic

horse’s saddlecloth number

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horse’s name No. of days since last ran

A symbol here denotes the horse holds an entry at Royal Ascot, 15th - 19th June, or at the Cazoo Derby Festival, 4th & 5th June

Rose Of Kildare (IRE) (5)

Barons Selection

draw

age

3

B f Make Believe - Cruck Realta Owner: Kingsley Park 14 Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

weight st-lbs kg

9-0 (57.2)

(4)

Jockey: Franny Norton Form: 411-033 Breeder: Wansdyke Farms Ltd

Winner of five races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Third of 6 behind Summer Romance beaten 4 1/2l at 14-1 in the Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom over 1m (good) earlier this month. Minor money is not beyond her. Official BHA Rating 103 SP: 18-1

form guide

colour of horse B=bay Br=brown Ch=chesnut Gr=grey

sire

dam

Probable SP

sex of horse c=colt - male horse up to age 5 h=horse g=gelding f=filly - female horse up to age 5 m=mare

previous performances /=new season -=new year C=course winner D=distance winner CD=course & distance winner BF=beaten favourite

Official BHA Ratings The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses once they have taken part usually in three races to enable the Handicappers to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the Handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring any penalties or allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicaps races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change to a rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating. Racing Post Standard Times is an independent assessment based on how long it should take a 90-rated horse to win on Good To Firm ground at York. Race tactics, rail movements, and wind direction are amongst the many factors to also affect the time for each specific race. Non-runner Ground - The Trainer states the ground is not suitable for this horse, the official going has changed since the time of declaration. Vet - The Trainer states the horse is subject to a Veterinary Certificate. Self Certificate - The trainer has advised the authorities that the horse is not able to race today.

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YORK TRACKFACTS

A left-handed track which joins the straight course just under five furlongs from home. Races of seven furlongs start on a spur which joins the main circuit at a tangent after two furlongs.

1m2f88y 1m4f

7f&2m6f

5f& 2m2f 6f 5f 89y 2m4f

1m

1m208y 1m 110y

2m

1m6f

Grandstands

Top Course Trainers LEADING TRAINERS AT YORK (2016-2021) WITH RUNNERS: R FAHEY (39 wins from 593 runners, 7%) runs BRIAN THE SNAIL and MR LUPTON (2.10), VENTURA REBEL (2.40), LET HER LOOSE (4.50). W HAGGAS (36 wins from 191 runners, 19%) runs ILARAAB (1.40), NAHAARR (2.40), SECOND WIND (4.15). T EASTERBY (31 wins from 399 runners, 8%) runs MR CARPENTER (1.40), HYPERFOCUS, DANZAN, MANIGORDO and STAXTON (2.10), ART POWER (2.40), PIVOTING (3.40), JUNGLE BEE (4.15), MUKHAYYAM and BOLLIN JOAN (4.50).

Trainers In Form MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: M JOHNSTON (18 wins from 82 runners, 22%) runs BOWMAN (3.40), JADHLAAN (4.15). A BALDING (11 wins from 55 runners, 20%) runs AURIA (3.10), GOOD BIRTHDAY (4.50). T EASTERBY (11 wins from 81 runners, 14%) runners listed above.

Top Course Jockeys LEADING JOCKEYS AT YORK (2016-2021) WITH RIDES: DANIEL TUDHOPE (31 wins from 287 rides, 11%) rides GULLIVER (2.10), LADY IN FRANCE (2.40), PROPRIETY (4.50). FRANKIE DETTORI (26 wins from 104 rides, 25%) rides FINAL SONG (2.40), SENITA (3.10). JAMES DOYLE (23 wins from 127 rides, 18%) rides WIN O’CLOCK (1.40), SUMMERGHAND (2.40).

Jockeys In Form MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: RYAN MOORE (14 wins from 48 rides, 29%) rides MY FRANKEL (1.40), OXTED (2.40), SNOWFALL (3.10), HINT OF STARS (4.50). DANIEL TUDHOPE (10 wins from 47 rides, 21%) rides listed above. OISIN MURPHY (9 wins from 52 rides, 17%) rides RHYTHMIC INTENT (1.40), STARMAN (2.40), AURIA (3.10), HUDDLETON MAC (3.40), MADEEH (4.50).

Weight Watcher The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 2.10 CITRON MAJOR (won off 89 down 3lb to 86); 4.50 DUBAI INSTINCT (won off 85 down 10lb to 75); GOOD BIRTHDAY (won off 95 down 11lb to 84).

Classy Tips The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 3.10 SNOWFALL (down 2 grades); 3.40 HUDDLETON MAC (down 3 grades); 4.50 GOOD BIRTHDAY (down 2 grades); 4.50 MADEEH (down 2).

Fancy That SIR M STOUTE won the 1.40 race in 2013 and 2014. The stable is represented by MY FRANKEL in the race today. D O’MEARA won the 2.10 race in 2015 and 2017. The stable is represented by GULLIVER in the race today. J & T GOSDEN won the 3.10 race in 2011, 2012 and 2015 and 2016 and 2017. The stable is represented by SENITA in the race today.

Stable Moves 1.40 MAIFALKI has moved from J Ward to B Ellison; 4.50 EMIYN has moved from D K Weld to D Carroll. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May.

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YORK RACE COMMITTEE BRIDGET GUERIN WILLIAM BETHELL

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MEET THE YORK MANAGEMENT TEAM WILLIAM DERBY

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Racing Manager & Raceday Clerk of the Course

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Commercial Manager Hospitality & Banqueting

Head Groundsman

AMY SWALES

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Marketing & Sponsorship Manager

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CHRIS WARD

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Stableside Manager

OFFICIALS Stewards ROBERT EARNSHAW (Chief Steward) PETER CRAFTS (Stewards’ Panel Chair) ALAN DEMPSEY ROBERT McCARTHY STEPHANIE FARMER Social Distancing Officer CHRIS WATTS Starters ROBERT SUPPLE STUART TURNER Judge NICK BOSTOCK Clerk of the Scales WAYNE BURNELL

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Veterinary Officers MARK COLLINS AMY HAWTHORN Medical Officers Dr ROS RODEN Dr BRUCE McLAIN Dr JONATHAN BULMAN Dr LESLEY KILSHAW Veterinary Surgeons GEMMA DRANSFIELD ANNIE COOKE MATTHEW SWARBRICK ALASTAIR KAY Commentator STEWART MACHIN


Today’s Runners & Riders


A message from Mr Malih L Al Basti As the founding owner of Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 2021 season at the magnificent York Racecourse on the Knavesmire. The past year has thrown many challenges at the racing world globally and I salute those behind the scenes who have worked tirelessly to keep our sport alive throughout those dark days. It is great to be back approaching some form of normality here at York. And so it is with great pride that Al Basti Equiworld Dubai, can continue to support The Chairman, Committee and every member of the York racecourse team by putting our name to three Group 2 races in 2021: the Gr2 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Middleton Stakes, the Gr2 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Dante Stakes and the Gr2 Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Gimcrack Stakes. We wish all owners, trainers, jockeys and stable staff the very best of luck today and throughout this new season on The Knavesmire. Malih L Al Basti Owner and Founder Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai.

www.albastiequiworld.com


WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF EBOR? This season sees the latest staging of the famous race as part of a five-year partnership with Leeds-based Sky Bet. York Racecourse and its longstanding partner are committed to both cherishing and yet developing the track’s most famous race. Today sees the next instalment of a series entitled the “Race To The Ebor” which includes four high-class staying contests, including a brand new Irish race which debuts in the series this year. The four races nominated for the “Race To The Ebor” are: Sky Bet Melrose Sky Bet Jorvik Sky Bet Stakes Sky Bet Grand Cup Handicap (3YO only) Handicap (4YO+) (Handicap, 4YO+) (Listed, 4YO+) York - 1m 6f Saturday 22 August 2020

York - 1m 4f Wednesday 12 May 2021

The Curragh - 1m 6f Thursday 3 June 2021

York - 1m 6f Saturday 12 June 2021

The winners of the four races above will be guaranteed a start position in the Sky Bet Ebor of 2021 provided they are entered and confirmed in the normal way. In a further boost to connections, if these horses run in the Sky Bet Ebor 2021 and fail to finish in the top eight places, they will have their entry fee to the race (worth £5,000) refunded, the top eight receive £5,000 or more in prize money. By virtue of winning last season’s Sky Bet Melrose, the Andrew Balding-trained Coltrane holds the first ‘golden ticket’. In the event that any of the “Race To The Ebor” winners were set to carry the lowest weight in the Sky Bet Ebor, that horse’s weight would be raised to the equivalent of the lowest-weighted horse that was set to run through the established entry process. To complement this initiative York Racecourse invested in Britain’s largest set of starting stalls, able to accommodate 22 runners, an increase of two participants on the 2018 configuration and used for the very first time in 2019 as Mustajeer scooped the pot in the Sky Bet Ebor.

Photo taken August 2020

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Would like to thank

www.skybet.com

For their generous support of

The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Stakes (Handicap)


1st Race 1.40 The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Stakes One Mile About Four Furlongs (2,400 metres)

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

1m 4f Handicap £35,000 4+ Centre

See page 54 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Welcome back. We start with a handicap. Such races are designed for close competition, with the handicapper as the independent assessor who rates horses on past performance, seeking to get them crossing the line together, by handing out differing weights. The best will be the highest rated horses; Win O’Clock has the honour of being the highest rated horse in this race. Note the winner because they will have earned a guaranteed spot in the Sky Bet Ebor and could be back here on Saturday 21st August. Maybe visit the sponsors website to show you where the money is down.

2019’S RACE Winner: FIRST ELEVEN Trainer: John Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age/Weight: 4-9-9 Runners: 18 SP: 5/1 With subsequent Sky Bet Ebor winner, Fujaira Prince, back in second, Juddmonte’s son of Frankel, First Eleven, kept on strongest under Frankie Dettori in the final 100 yards to win by a neck.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 32.73s Racing Post Standard Time: 2m 29.30s Course Record: 2m 25.12s by Sea Wave (18-Aug-98) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): W Haggas (36 wins from 191 runners, 19%) runs ILARAAB Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (11 wins from 81 runners, 14%) runs MR CARPENTER Fancy That: Sir M Stoute won this race in 2013 and 2014. The stable runs MY FRANKEL today. Longest Traveller: SAM COOKE trained by R Beckett, Kimpton Down, 251 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Last 6 Runs 2211-5 7111117/110-1 627-623 3/12-12 341/11014472-6 11/5203215-22 1/15219151/4-03 3D113-3 5U475-1 4520-72 690037/ 0/1013-7

Horse WIN O’CLOCK ILARAAB MY FRANKEL RAYMOND TUSK THRONE HALL SHANDOZ RHYTHMIC INTENT SAM COOKE TAQAREER STRAIT OF HORMUZ DUBAI SOUQ LABEEBB LUIGI VAMPA GLASSES UP MAIFALKI MR CARPENTER

Career Wins Places 5 3 5 — 3 — 4 4 2 2 3 — 3 7 2 3 1 3 3 2 2 — 2 2 2 2 6 8 6 3 2 2

Total Runs 13 6 5 22 5 6 18 8 5 8 8 6 10 34 25 10

Career Winnings 42229 57799 12948 189128 9703 62415 24420 21531 3429 28752 20960 8183 9234 35841 52487 14879

Winning Distance Range 10-14F 8-10F 10-12F 8-16F 9-10F 9-12F 10-13F 8-12F 10F 7-10F 9-10F 11-12F 8-11F 8-10F 8-12F 10-12F

Winning Going Range GS-ST G-ST G-ST G-ST G-GS G-ST GS-S G-S ST G-S S-ST GF G-GF G-S G-ST G-GS

Runs Since Wins 1 0 0 8 1 1 5 4 3 1 3 2 0 7 7 2

KNAVESMIRE TIP Several of these were progressive last season but none more so than ILARAAB. William Haggas’ colt won five on the bounce, including here on his final start in October, and there is every chance he will have more to offer this season, especially stepping up to this distance for the first time. My Frankel got the better of Taqareer when the pair met at Kempton last month and they are both respected along with Shandoz, who should prove happier on this sounder surface, and Throne Hall.

ILARAAB

MY FRANKEL 13


1st Race 1.40

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Stakes No

Horse

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Win O’Clock (GB) (35)

Ch c Australia - Gee Kel (IRE)

Age

4

Owner: Kingwood Stud Management Co Ltd Trainer: Roger Charlton, Beckhampton

st-lb

1m 4f Handicap £35,000 4+ Centre

(kgs)

9-10 (61.7)

Draw

(2)

Jockey: James Doyle

Form: 12211-5 D Breeder: Kingwood Stud

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 6f on good to soft and heavy ground and on the all-weather. Finished 12l behind Sir Ron Priestley when fifth of 6 at 14-1 on his latest outing at Nottingham over 1m 6f last month. He is entitled to improve from his return to action. Official BHA Rating 103 SP: 28-1

2

Ilaraab (IRE) (214)

B c Wootton Bassett - Belova (IRE)

1

4

Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

9-9

(61.2)

(7)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: 011111- C Breeder: Mrs Maria Marron

Winner of five races from 1m to 1m 2f on good and soft ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 3-1fav here over 1m 2f (soft) in October last year, beating Aasheq by 3/4l. A hugely progressive individual who could have more to offer up in trip. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 13-2

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My Frankel (GB) (33)

B c Frankel - My Special J’s (USA)

4

Owner: Mr Saeed Suhail Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket

9-8

(60.8)

(1)

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Form: 0/110-1 D Breeder: Newsells Park Stud

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 13-8 at Kempton over 1m 4f last month, beating Taqareer by 1 1/4l. That was a pleasing return and he remains open to further progression on just his sixth career outing. SP: 9-2 Official BHA Rating 101

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Raymond Tusk (IRE) (35)

B h High Chaparral (IRE) - Dancing Shoes (IRE)

Owner: The Unlikely Lads Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle

6

9-6

(59.9)

(14)

Jockey: Martin Harley

Form: 620-623 D Breeder: Lynch-Bages & Rhinestone Bloodstock

He has won four times from 1m to 2m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Third of 6 behind Sir Ron Priestley beaten 10l at 18-1 on his latest outing at Nottingham over 1m 6f last month. He isn’t badly handicapped on his best form. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 40-1

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Throne Hall (GB) (25)

B g Kingman - Appearance

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

4

9-5

(59.4)

(4)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 3/12-12 BF Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Successful at 1m 1f and 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 3/4l by Golden Pass when second of 7 at evens fav on his latest outing at Thirsk over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month. Another in the field who boasts solid credentials. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 10-1

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Shandoz (GB) (215)

B c Golden Horn - Shabyt

4

Owner: Mr Nurlan Bizakov Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

9-3

(58.5)

(6)

Jockey: David Egan

Form: 341/110- D Breeder: Hesmonds Stud Ltd

He has won three times from 1m 1f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 12l behind Kingbrook at 11-2fav when 10th of 17 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 4f in October last year. The return to faster ground gives him every chance. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 12-1

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Rhythmic Intent (IRE) (13)

Ch h Lope de Vega (IRE) - Kerry Gal (IRE)

5

9-3

Owner: Proceed Nominees Pty Ltd Trainer: Stuart Williams, Newmarket

(58.5)

(12)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 14402-6 C D Breeder: Fermoir Ltd

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 5f on good to soft and soft ground. Finished 3l behind Dawaam when sixth of 7 at 5-1 on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 1m 2f last month. Any rain in the forecast would enhance his claims further. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 18-1

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Sam Cooke (IRE) (158)

B g Pour Moi (IRE) - Saturday Girl

Owner: Chelsea Thoroughbreds - Wonderful World Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

5

9-1

(57.6)

(10)

Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Form: 1/1/5203- C D Breeder: Mr R. J. C. Wilmot-Smith

Successful at 1m and 1m 4f on good and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 7 behind Koeman beaten 2 3/4l at 85-40 on his latest outing at Wolverhampton over 1m 4f in December last year. A course winner as a juvenile who isn’t one to discount. Official BHA Rating 94 SP: 12-1 14


No

Horse

9

Taqareer (IRE) (33)

B g Frankel - Bethrah (IRE)

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

Age

st-lb

4

9-0

(kgs)

Draw

(57.2)

(8)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 215-22 BF Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

A winner at 1m 2f on the all-weather. Beaten 1 1/4l by My Frankel when second of 5 at 10-11fav on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m 4f last month. He has finished second twice to rivals that oppose him again here this season but he remains capable of better. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 10-1

10 Strait of Hormuz (IRE) (215)

B g Sir Percy - Sliabh Luachra (IRE)

4

Owner: Quantum Trainer: Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn

9-0

(57.2)

(5)

Jockey: Jamie Spencer

Form: 1/15210Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 2f on good and soft ground. Beaten 11l behind Kingbrook at 14-1 when 9th of 17 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 4f (soft) in October last year. The return to a flatter track might aid his cause. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 28-1

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B g Dubawi (IRE) - Balsamine (USA)

4

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor, Newmarket

8-11

(55.8)

1

(3)

Jockey: Callum Shepherd

Form: 151/4-03 BF Breeder: Godolphin

Successful at 1m 1f and 1m 2f on soft ground and on the all-weather. Last of 3 behind Mukhayyam beaten 1 3/4l at 6-5fav on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 4f (good) last month. Others make more appeal on the evidence of his runs this season. Official BHA Rating 90 SP: 33-1

12 Labeebb (IRE) (18)

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Tazffin (IRE)

4

8-10 (55.3)

(15)

Jockey: William Buick

Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket

Form: 32113-3 D BF Breeder: Godolphin

Successful at 1m 3f and 1m 4f on good to firm ground. Third of 7 behind He’s A Keeper beaten 4 1/2l at 5-6fav on his latest outing at Wolverhampton over 1m 4f last month. One who would benefit from the weather forecast staying dry. Official BHA Rating 89 SP: 11-1

13 Luigi Vampa (FR) (16)

B g Elvstroem (AUS) - Sunday Rose

Owner: Shinco Racing Limited Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough

4

8-10 (55.3)

(16)

Jockey: Jason Watson

Form: 5U405-1 Breeder: Haras de Saint Julien & Mme A. Tamagni

Successful at 1m and 1m 3f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 11-2 at Windsor over 1m 3f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Goldie Hawk by a head. Improved for the step up in trip on that occasion and cannot be ignored off a SP: 20-1 3lb higher mark. Official BHA Rating 89

14 Glasses Up (USA) (12)

Ch g English Channel (USA) - Hurricane Hallie (USA)

6

8-9

Owner: The Jolly Beggars Trainer: R. Mike Smith, Galston

(54.9)

(13)

Jockey: Paddy Mathers

Form: 4520-02 Breeder: Calumet Farm

Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten a short head by Mukhayyam when second of 3 at 2-1 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 4f (good) last month. Faces a tougher assignment up in grade. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 28-1

15 Maifalki (FR) (655)

B g Falco (USA) - Makila (IRE)

Owner: Lamont Racing Trainer: Brian Ellison, Malton

8

8-8

(54.4)

(11)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

Form: 600030/- D Breeder: M. Daguzan-Garros & C. Sainte Marie

Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 28-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 2f in July ‘19. Having his first run for a new stable and others appeal more. Official BHA Rating 87 SP: 100-1

16 Mr Carpenter (IRE) (12) Gr or Ro g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Satwa Pearl

Owner: Mr B Valentine & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

5

8-4

(52.6)

(9)

Jockey: Duran Fentiman

Form: 0/1013-0 CD Breeder: 21st Century Farms Ltd

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 2l behind Live Your Dream at 28-1 when seventh of 11 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 2f last month. He is unbeaten in two course appearances but this is a much harder task on paper. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 20-1 15


NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 16 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Tongue Strap worn by No. 12, 13. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 11. STEWARDS NOTE SHANDOZ: Following its run on 9/10/2020 it was reported that the horse was unsuited by the soft ground. RHYTHMIC INTENT: Following its run on 29/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was slowly away. SAM COOKE: Following its run on 5/12/2020 it was reported that the horse was denied a clear run. MAIFALKI: Following its run on 27/7/2019 it was reported that the horse stopped quickly.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

1

9-2 My Frankel (GB), 13-2 Ilaraab (IRE), 10-1 Throne Hall (GB), Taqareer (IRE), 11-1 Labeebb (IRE), 12-1 Shandoz (GB), Sam Cooke (IRE), 18-1 Rhythmic Intent (IRE), 20-1 Luigi Vampa (FR), Mr Carpenter (IRE), 28-1 Win O’Clock (GB), Strait of Hormuz (IRE), Glasses Up (USA), 33-1 Dubai Souq (IRE), 40-1 Raymond Tusk (IRE), 100-1 Maifalki (FR)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£18039.................................................................... 2nd £8459...................................................................................

3rd

£4231...................................................................... 4th

£2114 ....................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

2. Ilaraab and 3. My Frankel both hold an entry in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday 19th June for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 14th June for a stake of £15,000.

POSITION OF STALLS Centre: Races 1, 2, 3 & 7 Inside Rail: Race 4 Far Side: Race 5 Stands Side: Race 6

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FACES BEHIND THE RACES

BRIDGET GUERIN

• What is your current role at York Racecourse? Chairman

• How many years have you worked at York Racecourse?

About 10 years- not counting my distant holiday jobs behind a tote window!

• What is your raceday role?

Looking after everyone and trying to make sure that racegoers, sponsors, box holders, annual badgeholders (when we’re allowed them), owners, trainers and the home team all have a fantastic experience, each and every raceday.

• At the end of the raceday, tell us what makes it a good one?

That the horses all come home safe and healthy, that the owners (both winners and losers) come away thinking that they want to come back to York and that the Yorkshire crowds provide everyone with an amazing atmosphere. That makes me very happy.

• How did you become involved in racing at York?

My childhood ambition was to be allowed to go racing at York with my teenage friends for the Ebor Festival. Then my first ever job was working behind the Tote windows during my University holidays.

• What local tip would you give a visitor to the city of York

Come and try our Stableside accommodation which is close to the city centre and is very comfortable and reasonably priced.

• Give us a hidden Gem of the Knavesmire

The John Carr Stand

The original stand which was built on the track at York for Lord Rockingham in the mid-18th century was the first ever stand on any racecourse anywhere in the world. It was designed by renowned York architect, John Carr and is now a bar on the Champagne lawn.

• Which York Raceday would you attend if you were not working? I love the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival!

• What has been your favourite winning performance at York?

Our sprinter, Excessable, winning the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Stakes in 2017. We are still trying to win another race at York. It is very difficult to do!

• Who is your favourite racehorse, past or present?

Brigadier Gerard was my idol. I came to York to see him run in the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup (now the Juddmonte International) in 1972 where he was unexpectedly beaten by Roberto.

• If you could share a table in the Voltigeur with 5 people from racing over the years who would they be?

My father, who encouraged my interest in racing, Peter Easterby who I have known since my pony club days, Jonjo O’ Neil who was my hero as a jockey, Dana Brudenell Bruce who was a great friend and owner breeder and Sir Henry Cecil, the most inspirational trainer.

• What is the funniest, printable thing that you have seen/heard on the racecourse?

Mick Easterby musing that the paddock at York might be a good place to scatter his ashes one day but my colleagues said they would be worried that they might kill the grass!

Excessable’s moment of York glory



Distance: Race Type: Rating: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

2nd Race 2.10 The Churchill Tyres Stakes Six Furlongs (1,200 metres)

6f Handicap 86-105 £25,000 4+ Centre

See page 54 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Again a handicap, this time for horses rated between 86 and 105. Like in the game of cricket, a score of 100 denotes a good performer. The shorter distance of only six furlongs usually makes for a tight finish. So pit your wits against the handicapper – if you need some help look for C (has won at York) or D (has won over this distance) against the horse’s name, see Aberama Gold and Hey Jonesy are amongst those with Course and Distance Form.

2019’S RACE Winner: SOLDIER’S MINUTE Trainer: Keith Dalgleish Jockey: Joe Fanning Age/Weight: 4-8-9 Runners: 21 SP: 20/1 Despite a big field full of high-quality sprinters, Soldier’s Minute made all in impressive style, drawing three lengths clear of the chasing pack at the line.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 12.02s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 9.60s Course Record: 1m 8.23s by Mince (09-Sep-12) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): R Fahey (39 wins from 593 runners, 7%) runs BRIAN THE SNAIL and MR LUPTON Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (11 wins from 81 runners, 14%) runs DANZAN, HYPERFOCUS, MANIGORDO and STAXTON Fancy That: D O’Meara won this race in 2015 and 2017. The stable runs GULLIVER today. Longest Travellers: ABERAMA GOLD and SOLDIER’S MINUTE trained by K Dalgleish, Carluke, 205 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May. Last Racecard 6 No. Runs 1 3232222 1301033 544242 4 01000-5 5 3130-74 6 5-26830 7 0401948 68414-3 9 05595-2 10 61100-1 11 64204-8 12 4057-14 13 51-8129 14 214734 15 72569-2 16 7707-01 17 00175718 6000-28 19 90329-2

Horse DANZENO ROULSTON SCAR ABERAMA GOLD HEY JONESY MR LUPTON GULLIVER SOLDIER’S MINUTE MAGICAL SPIRIT BIELSA STAXTON ZARGUN EMBOUR SHALLOW HAL BRIAN THE SNAIL WOVEN MANIGORDO HYPERFOCUS CITRON MAJOR DANZAN

Career Wins Places 7 22 5 6 6 4 2 5 9 12 8 14 5 7 5 5 4 1 7 7 2 7 7 5 5 4 9 6 2 7 2 1 6 7 6 6 3 11

Total Runs 50 16 25 24 53 58 35 17 11 35 28 28 23 47 21 12 40 33 31

Career Winnings 152060 97836 84213 56280 464675 191087 50007 35009 33668 94446 11290 78341 36134 63977 67774 7840 45564 42481 16690

Winning Distance Range 5-6F 6F 5-6F 6F 5-7F 6-7F 6-7F 5-6F 6F 6F 7-9F 5-6F 6F 5-6F 7F 6-7F 5-6F 6-7F 6F

Winning Going Range G-S G-S G-ST G-GS G-S G-ST GF-ST G-ST G-S G-ST G G-ST GS-ST G-ST G-GS G-GF GS-ST G-ST GF-ST

Runs Since Wins 12 2 6 4 4 6 2 2 6 0 17 1 2 4 8 0 3 6 22

KNAVESMIRE TIP BIELSA shaped encouragingly on his seasonal return on fast ground at Ayr, which was his first start since undergoing wind surgery, and likely has better to offer for Kevin Ryan if the ground is riding slower this afternoon. He’s also sporting first-time cheekpieces and gets the nod. Keith Dalgleish has a strong hand with Soldier’s Minute and Aberama Gold, both of whom are track-and-trip winners. Others to note in a fiercely competitive affair include Roulston Scar, Gulliver and Mr Lupton.

BIELSA

ABERAMA GOLD 19


2nd Race 2.10

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Churchill Tyres Stakes

6f Handicap (86-105) £25,000 4+ Centre

No

Horse

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

1

Danzeno (GB) (212)

10

9-7

(60.3)

NNER Mr Clive Wragg ON-RU rt) Michael Appleby, N Oakham e (Vets C

B g Denounce - Danzanora

Owner: Trainer:

Draw

(3)

Jockey:

Form: 323222- D Breeder: A. M. Wragg

Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 1/2l by Makanah when second of 5 at 8-11fav on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 5f (soft) in October last year. Expected to give another good account of himself on his return. Official BHA Rating 105 SP: 20-1

2

Roulston Scar (IRE) (189)

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Pussycat Lips (IRE)

5

Owner: Mr Abdullah Menahi Trainer: Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket

9-6

(59.9)

(5)

Jockey: Mark Crehan (5)

Form: 130103- CD Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good and soft ground. Third of 9 behind Soldier’s Minute beaten 1 3/4l at 11-4fav on his latest outing at Kempton over 6f in November last year. Has won over course and distance in the past and can be competitive off this mark. Official BHA Rating 104 SP: 10-1

3

2

Aberama Gold (GB) (11)

B c Heeraat (IRE) - Nigella

4

Owner: Evan M Sutherland & Partner I Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke

9-4

(59.0)

(9)

Jockey: Shane Gray

Form: 544242 CD Breeder: Mrs J. McMahon

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 2l by Lexington Dash when second of 6 at 9-2 at Doncaster over 6f (good to firm) earlier this month. Runs off an unchanged mark and should be thereabouts. SP: 16-1 Official BHA Rating 102

4

Hey Jonesy (IRE) (25)

B g Excelebration (IRE) - Fikrah

6

Owner: Pallister Racing Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

9-4

(59.0)

(16)

Jockey: Tom Eaves

Form: 01000-5 CD Breeder: Ms Alice Fitzgerald

Successful twice at 6f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind Toro Strike when fifth of 6 at 11-1 at Thirsk over 7f (good to firm) last month. Rated 3lb higher than when winning last year’s Wokingham but entitled to come on for his last run. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 33-1

5

Mr Lupton (IRE) (18)

Ch g Elnadim (USA) - Chiloe Wigeon (IRE)

8

9-3

Owner: Mr N. D. Kershaw & Partner Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

(58.5)

(15)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Form: 3130-04 CD Breeder: Ms E. O’Neill

Has won nine races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 3 1/2l behind Staxton when fourth of 6 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Ripon over 6f (good to firm) last month. Not handicapped out of this and could be finishing well late in SP: 18-1 the day. Official BHA Rating 101

6

Gulliver (GB) (40)

B g Sayif (IRE) - Sweet Coincidence

7

9-2

Owner: Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

(58.1)

(18)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Form: 5-26030 CD Breeder: S. A. Douch

Has won eight races from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 7l behind Summerghand at 16-1 when 11th of 12 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 6f last month. Has since been eased 3lb by the assessor so can’t be discounted. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 14-1

7

Soldier’s Minute (GB) (161)

B g Raven’s Pass (USA) - Hadba (IRE)

Owner: Weldspec Glasgow Limited Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke

6

9-0

(57.2)

(19)

Jockey: Joe Fanning

Form: 040104- CD Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Winner of five races from 6f to 7f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Finished 1 1/4l behind Brian The Snail when fourth of 8 at 11-2 at Kempton over 6f in December last year. Won off this mark at Kempton in November and has gone well here in the past too. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 14-1

8

Magical Spirit (IRE) (11)

Ch g Zebedee - La Dame de Fer (IRE)

Owner: Hambleton Racing Ltd XXXII Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

5

8-12 (56.2)

(12)

Jockey: Kevin Stott

Form: 60414-3 D Breeder: S.E.B/stock,W.J. B/stock& Norrismount

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Third of 6 behind Lexington Dash beaten 5l at 11-1 at Doncaster over 6f (good to firm) earlier this month. Was fourth over track and trip off 2lb higher in October (behind Gulliver). Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 22-1 20


No

Horse

9

Bielsa (IRE) (16)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Bourbon Ball (USA)

Age

6

Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

st-lb

(kgs)

8-12 (56.2)

Draw

(10)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 05505-2 D BF Breeder: Highbank Stud

He has won four times at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Beaten 2 1/2l by Commanche Falls when second of 6 at 5-4fav at Ayr over 6f (good to firm) last month. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time and could go close if they have the desired effect. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 7-1

10 Staxton (GB) (18)

B g Equiano (FR) - Snake’s Head

6

Owner: Ontoawinner 10 & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

8-11

(55.8)

(4)

Jockey: Duran Fentiman

Form: 61100-1 D Breeder: B & B Equine Limited

Winner of seven races at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. A winner at 5-1 at Ripon over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Citron Major by 1/2l. Has more on his plate in this much deeper heat. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 12-1

11 Zargun (GER) (68) B g Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) - Zenaat

6

Owner: Sexy Six Partnership Trainer: Scott Dixon, Rolleston

8-10 (55.3)

(8)

Jockey: Ben Curtis

Form: 64204-0 Breeder: Gestut Karlshof

2

Successful at 7f and 1m 1f on good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 5l behind Count Otto at 66-1 when last of 8 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 6f in March. His recent efforts temper enthusiasm. Official BHA Rating 94 SP: 66-1

12 Embour (IRE) (11)

B g Acclamation - Carpet Lady (IRE)

6

Owner: Formulated Polymer Products Ltd Trainer: Ruth Carr, Stillington

8-9

(54.9)

(2)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Form: 4050-14 D Breeder: Carpet Lady Partnership

Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Chil Chil when fourth of 7 at 5-1 at Newmarket over 6f earlier this month. A more convincing case can be made for others in the line-up. Official BHA Rating 93 SP: 20-1

13 Shallow Hal (GB) (45)

B g Mayson - Bazelle

5

Owner: Ontoawinner 14 & Mrs E Burke Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

8-8

(54.4)

(11)

Jockey: Pierre-Louis Jamin (5)

Form: 51-0120 D Breeder: Mrs J. A. Cornwell

Winner of five races at 6f on good to soft and heavy ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 5l behind Gunmetal at 14-1 when 9th of 15 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 6f (good) in March. May just find this company a little too hot to handle. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 28-1

14 Brian The Snail (IRE) (5)

Gr g Zebedee - Sweet Irish

7

8-7

Owner: Dr Marwan Koukash Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

(54.0)

(17)

Jockey: Paddy Mathers

Form: 214034 D Breeder: Mr A. Kirwan

Has won nine races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind El Astronaute when fourth of 6 at 13-2 at Chester over 5f earlier this month. On a good turf mark in view of his all-weather revival this winter. Official BHA Rating 91 (-1) SP: 22-1

15 Woven (GB) (37)

Ch g Dutch Art - Regal Silk

5

Owner: Mr John Sagar and Dunham Trading Ltd Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington

8-6

(53.5)

(1)

Jockey: Connor Beasley

Form: 02560-2 C Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

Successful twice at 7f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten a neck by Embour when second of 12 at 17-2 on his latest outing at Redcar over 6f (good to firm) last month. Likely to find this event considerably more competitive. Official BHA Rating 90 SP: 11-1

16 Manigordo (USA) (16)

4

Owner: Mr M. J. Macleod Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

Form: 0000-01 D Breeder: N. P. Kessis & K. & S. Ramsey

B or Br g Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Cutting Edge (USA)

8-5

(53.1)

(14)

Jockey: David Allan

Successful at 6f and 7f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 25-1 at Thirsk over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Wentworth Falls by 2 1/4l. Enjoyed the run of the race there and it is unlikely things will fall so kindly here. Official BHA Rating 89 SP: 18-1 21


No

Horse

17 Hyperfocus (IRE) (208) B or Br g Intense Focus (USA) - Jouel (FR)

Owner: Ryedale Partners No 14 Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

7

8-4

(52.6)

(6)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Form: 001050- D Breeder: Stephanie Von Schilcher & Gavan Kinch

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy and on the all-weather. Beaten 9l behind Air Raid at 10-1 when seventh of 14 on his latest outing at Haydock over 6f (heavy) in October last year. Has an absence to overcome. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 33-1

18 Citron Major (GB) (5) Ch g Major Cadeaux - Citron

6

Owner: Ms Sara Hattersley Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton

8-2

(51.7)

(7)

Jockey: Faye McManoman (3)

Form: 6000-20 C D Breeder: Bearstone Stud Ltd

Winner of six races from 6f to 7f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Flying Pursuit at 9-2 when eighth of 10 at Ripon over 6f (good to soft) earlier this month. Needs to improve considerably on that run now moving up in grade. Official BHA Rating 86 (-1) SP: 25-1

19 Danzan (IRE) (11)

2

B g Lawman (FR) - Charanga

6

8-2

Owner: REALITY PARTNERSHIPS XVII Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

(51.7)

(13)

Jockey: Nathan Evans

Form: 00320-2 D Breeder: Colin Kennedy

He has won three times at 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1 1/4l by Mountain Brave when second of 7 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 6f (good to firm) earlier this month. 1lb out of the handicap here so others are preferred. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 25-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 19 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 9. Hood worn by No. 7. Blinkers worn by No. 4, 19. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 6. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 6, 10, 17, 18. STEWARDS NOTE CITRON MAJOR: Following its run on 7/5/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

7-1 Bielsa (IRE), 10-1 Roulston Scar (IRE), 11-1 Woven (GB), 12-1 Staxton (GB), 14-1 Gulliver (GB), Soldier’s Minute (GB), 16-1 Aberama Gold (GB), 18-1 Mr Lupton (IRE), Manigordo (USA), 20-1 Danzeno (GB), Embour (IRE), 22-1 Magical Spirit (IRE), Brian The Snail (IRE), 25-1 Citron Major (GB), Danzan (IRE), 28-1 Shallow Hal (GB), 33-1 Hey Jonesy (IRE), Hyperfocus (IRE), 66-1 Zargun (GER)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£12885.................................................................... 2nd £6042...................................................................................

3rd

£3022..................................................................... 4th

£1510 ....................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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FIXTURES 2021 DANTE FESTIVAL - BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Wednesday 12th May

Tattersalls Musidora Stakes

Thursday 13th May

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Friday 14th May

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MAY SPRING MEETING Saturday 22nd May

William Hill Brontë Cup

JUNE MEETING Friday 11th June

Mid Summer Raceday

Saturday 12th June

50th Macmillan Charity Raceday

JOHN SMITH’S CUP MEETING Friday 9th July

William Hill Summer Stakes

Saturday 10th July

62nd John Smith’s Cup

MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND Friday 23rd July

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Saturday 21st August

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SEPTEMBER Sunday 5th September

Garrowby Stakes Family Raceday

Friday 24th September

William Hill Raceday

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Finale Raceday

Saturday 9th October

Coral Sprint Trophy

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The Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes

Distance Six furlongs (1,207 metres)

Prize money £100,000

FACT FILE: Where does the race name come from?

WHY IS IT SPECIAL?

The Duke of York Stakes, named in honour of Prince George, Duke of York (later King George V.) was introduced at York’s August meeting in 1895. Back then it was a middle-distance race for three-year-olds before it morphed into a six furlong handicap in May 1950, became a conditions race in 1968, achieved Group 3 status in 1971 and was promoted to a Group 2 in 2003.

This is one of the first major six furlong sprints so provides clues as to where the top honours will end up in the speed division.

FIRST MODERN ERA WINNER? Joe Mercer partnered the John Sutcliffe-trained Hard Water to victory in 1968.

DO THESE HORSES FEATURE ELSEWHERE AFTERWARDS?

Joe Mercer

The Roll of Honour includes Indian Ridge (1989), Royal Applause (1997), Invincible Spirit (2002) and Monsieur Bond (2004) all of which became top-class stallions after their racing days were over. 2018’s winner, Harry Angel, has begun his stallion career now and could be another to add reflected glory to the race.

DOES LIGHTNING STRIKE TWICE?

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Handsome Sailor

Handsome Sailor is the only horse to win the race twice. He took the prize in 1987 and 1988. Add in a Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes and a triumph in the Prix de l’Abbaye confirms that he was a smart sort. In his hat-trick bid he could finish only 9th.


LEADING TRAINER? Barry Hills has seven victories - Noble Mark (1974), Flash n’ Thunder (1980), Jester (1982), Handsome Sailor (1987, 1988), Royal Applause (1997) and Prime Defender (2010). Rather appropriately, his son, Charles, saddled the 2016 victor, Magical Memory.

Barry Hills

LEADING RIDER? Michael Hills, Lester Piggott and Steve Cauthen each won the race four times. Of the current crop, Frankie Dettori has won it three times, most recently on Magical Memory in the 2016 renewal, whilst Jim Crowley would earn his own treble were Molatham to emerge victorious today.

KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY Michael Hills, another son of Barry, rode four winners whilst Gianfranco Dettori won aboard Three Legs (not literally) in 1976 so his son Frankie has built the family connection when winning on Lend A Hand (2000), Delegator (2011) and Magical Memory (2016). He rides Final Song today in a bid for another winner in the race.

WHO ARE THE SPONSORS? Clipper Logistics Limited was created in 1992 with a small team of three people and one driver. In the twentytwo years since then the company has grown exponentially with now over 3,900 3,900 highly-skilled, long-serving employees and an annual turnover of £340 million. They are at the cutting edge of logistics in the UK.

Michael Hills

HOW DO YORKSHIRE STABLES FIGURE? Venture Capitalist gave David “Dandy” Nicholls his first Group winner in 1996 whilst Bollin Joanne (1998) and Pipalong (2001) gave Malton trainer Tim Easterby a brace of victories. Bryan Smart scored with Monsieur Bond in 2004 and in 2007 Amadeus Wolf provided the first of Kevin Ryan’s two winners in the race – Tiddliwinks (2012) being the other so far. Although there’s been no Yorkshire winners since, they’re well represented today: Kevin Ryan’s Brando, Emaraaty Ana and Queen Jo Jo join Art Power, Summerghand, Ventura Rebel and Lady In France in a bid to end the drought for the White Rose.

Amadeus Wolf

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3rd Race 2.40

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (Group 2)

6f Group Two £100,000 3+ Centre

Six Furlongs (1,200 metres) See page 54 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION

Here, top class sprinters can hit c40mph in our first Pattern race of 2021. This Group 2 six-furlong sprint is towards the pinnacle of the Pattern pyramid, which denotes the best contests, forming part of the second tier of four categories; Listed, Group 3, Group 2 and Group 1. Runners of the same sex and age are expected to carry the same weight. Weight allowances would have been made for the variation in strength of 3yos, but none of the classic generation are testing those allowances against a proven field today. A host of fillies are set to run with the likes of Final Song hoping the weight allowance produces a win. Ed Chamberlain and the team from ITV will be having a close at them in the Parade Ring, so make your final selection after checking out ITV4.

2019’S RACE Winner: INVINCIBLE ARMY Trainer: James Tate Jockey: P J McDonald Age/Weight: 4-9-8 Runners: 10 SP: 7/2J In the best performance of his career, Invincible Army secured Group 2 honours as he quickened smartly clear of his rivals inside the final furlong to win by just over two lengths.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 11.60s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 9.60s Course Record: 1m 8.23s by Mince (09-Sep-12) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): R Fahey (39 wins from 593 runners, 7%) runs VENTURA REBEL Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (11 wins from 81 runners, 14%) runs ART POWER Longest Travellers: STARMAN trained by E Walker, Upper Lambourn, 202 miles. OXTED trained by R Teal, Lambourn, 202 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Last 6 Runs 1116449327-32 338-233 14/153043191-4 1/115-72 1110732411 63556120-6212 18/61343/27130-

Horse ART POWER BRANDO EMARAATY ANA MOLATHAM NAHAARR OXTED STARMAN SUMMERGHAND VENTURA REBEL FINAL SONG LADY IN FRANCE QUEEN JO JO

Career Wins Places 4 1 9 16 3 3 3 2 6 1 4 3 3 — 12 18 3 2 3 7 3 2 3 5

Total Runs 8 47 14 8 11 12 4 52 10 18 9 12

Career Winnings 61262 452181 141118 96189 75939 205218 29671 181789 39332 146634 50782 49508

Winning Distance Range 5-6F 5-6F 5-6F 7F 6-7F 6-7F 6F 6F 5-6F 5-7F 5-6F 5-6F

Winning Going Range GS-ST G-S G-GF GF-S G-ST G-GF G-ST G-ST G-GF F-S G-ST G-S

Runs Since Wins 3 14 6 3 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 2

KNAVESMIRE TIP A wide-open renewal of this Group 2 but the marginal preference is for OXTED, who won the July Cup last year. The son of Mayson didn’t appear to handle the surface in the Riyadh Dirt Spirt in February and some encouragement can be taken from his placed effort in the Abernant last month. Summerghand accounted for the selection on that occasion and he should be in the mix once again. Art Power filled fourth place in a pair of Group 1 contests to end his 2020 campaign and he should not be underestimated, while Brando and Starman are others to note.

OXTED

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3rd Race 2.40

The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes No

Horse

1

Art Power (IRE) (207)

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

4 9-8 (60.8) (9)

Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Evening Time (IRE)

Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

Form: 111644- C D Breeder: Owenstown Bloodstock Ltd

He has won four times from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to soft to yielding - soft and on the all-weather. Finished 1 1/4l behind Glen Shiel when fourth of 16 in the Group 1 British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot over 6f in October last year. Has to be respected. Official BHA Rating 114 SP: 9-2

Brando (GB) (4)

9 9-8 (60.8) (6)

Owner: Mrs Angie Bailey Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

Form: 0320-32 D Breeder: Car Colston Hall Stud

2

Ch g Pivotal - Argent du Bois (USA)

Has won nine races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 2 1/4l by Cape Byron when second of 4 at 15-8 on his latest outing at Haydock over 6f (heavy) earlier this month. More than capable of going well and he has a solid each-way chance. Official BHA Rating 116 (-1) SP: 18-1

Emaraaty Ana (GB) (11)

5 9-8 (60.8) (5)

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

Form: 330-233 CD Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

3

B g Shamardal (USA) - Spirit of Dubai (IRE)

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 9 behind Lazuli beaten 1/2l at 11-2 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket over 5f (good to firm) earlier this month. Could outrun his price. Official BHA Rating 107 SP: 12-1

3

4

Molatham (GB) (207)

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

Nahaarr (IRE) (69)

5 9-8 (60.8) (2)

Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

Form: 43101-4 D BF Breeder: Rossenarra Bloodstock Limited

B h Dark Angel (IRE) - Charlotte Rua (IRE)

Winner of six races from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 3l behind Khuzaam when last of 4 at 6-4fav on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 7f in March. Progressed in 2020 but this demands more improvement. Official BHA Rating 107SP: 11-1

Oxted (GB) (27)

B g Mayson - Charlotte Rosina

Owner: S Piper,T.Hirschfeld,D.Fish & J.Collins Trainer: Roger Teal, Lambourn

Starman (GB) (207)

B c Dutch Art - Northern Star (IRE)

Owner: David Ward Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn

8

Summerghand (IRE) (27)

Owner: Mr Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

Jim Crowley

Sophie McHale

Tom Marquand

Ananias Silveira

Ryan Moore

4 9-8 (60.8) (4) Form: 1110- CD Breeder: Mr D. Ward Oisin Murphy

Tristan Broadbent

7 9-8 (60.8) (8) Form: 032411 D Breeder: Airlie Stud

Has won 12 races at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. A winner at 7-1 in the Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Oxted by 3/4l. That was arguably a career-best effort. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 14-1 28

Andrea Atzeni

Paul Peacock

Form: 1/115-02 D BF Breeder: Homecroft Wealth Racing

He has won three times at 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 7l behind Glen Shiel at 9-1 when 14th of 16 on his latest outing in the Group 1 British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot over 6f (soft) in October last year. Remains unexposed. Official BHA Rating 113 SP: 13-2 B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Kate The Great

Tom Eaves

Tracey White

5 9-8 (60.8) (10)

He has won four times from 6f to 7f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 3/4l by Summerghand when second of 7 at 8-13fav on his latest outing in the Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket over 6f (good to firm) last month. Has to be on the shortlist for this contest. Official BHA Rating 119 SP: 11-2

7

Liam Pearson

Form: 14/1530- C Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

He has won three times at 7f on good to firm and soft ground. Beaten 13l behind The Revenant at 40-1 when 12th of 14 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot over 1m (soft) in October last year. Interesting now dropped in trip. Official BHA Rating 111 SP: 8-1

6

Silvestre De Sousa

4 9-8 (60.8) (7)

Ch c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Cantal

5

6f Group Two £100,000 3+ Centre

James Doyle

Nijam Khan


No

Horse

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

9

Ventura Rebel (GB) (228)

B c Pastoral Pursuits - Finalize

Owner: Mr Abdullah Menahi Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

4 9-8 (60.8) (11) Form: 635561- D Breeder: Crossfields Bloodstock Ltd

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 10-1 in the Group 3 Paul Hanagan Renaissance Stakes at Curragh over 6f (good) on his latest outing in September last year, beating Forever In Dreams by 1/2l. Could be vulnerable in a race of this nature. Official BHA Rating 108 SP: 22-1 Callum Pittendreigh

10 Final Song (IRE) (46)

B f Dark Angel (IRE) - Rahiyah (USA)

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor, Newmarket

4 9-5 (59.4) (1) Form: 20-6212 D Breeder: Godolphin

She has won three times from 5f to 7f on good and soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1/2l by Extravagant Kid when second of 13 on her latest outing in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan over 6f SP: 10-1 (good) in March. That form gives her a decent chance. Official BHA Rating 107

11 Lady In France (GB) (220)

B m Showcasing - Sacre Coeur

Owner: Clipper Logistics Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

Frankie Dettori

Emma Fisher

5 9-5 (59.4) (12) Form: 10/6134- C Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

She has won three times at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 1 1/2l behind Wooded when fourth of 11 on her latest outing in the Group 1 Prix de L’Abbaye de Longchamp at ParisLongchamp over 5f (heavy) in October last year. The trip is a slight concern. Official BHA Rating 106 SP: 20-1

12 Queen Jo Jo (GB) (249)

Gr m Gregorian (IRE) - River Song (USA)

Owner: Mr Roger Peel & Clipper Logistics Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

Daniel Tudhope

Alice Kettlewell

5 9-5 (59.4) (3)

3

Form: 3/20130- CD Breeder: Bearstone Stud Ltd

She has won three times from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 12l behind Dream Of Dreams at 50-1 when 12th of 13 on her latest outing in the Group 1 Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock over 6f (soft) in September last year. Looks to be up against it. Official BHA Rating 105 SP: 33-1

Kieran Shoemark

Sarah Wilson

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 12...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Visor worn by No. 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 9. STEWARDS NOTE NAHAARR: Following its run on 4/3/2021 it was reported that the jockey eased up to avoid a collision.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

9-2 Art Power (IRE), 11-2 Oxted (GB), 13-2 Starman (GB), 8-1 Molatham (GB), 10-1 Final Song (IRE), 11-1 Nahaarr (IRE), 12-1 Emaraaty Ana (GB), 14-1 Summerghand (IRE), 18-1 Brando (GB), 20-1 Lady In France (GB), 22-1 Ventura Rebel (GB), 33-1 Queen Jo Jo (GB)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£56710.................................................................... 2nd £21500 .................................................................................

3rd

£10760 ................................................................... 4th

£5360...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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1. Art Power, 3. Emaraaty Ana, 4. Molatham, 5. Nahaarr, 7. Starman, 8. Summerghand, 9. Ventura Rebel and 10. Final Song hold an entry in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday 19th June for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Monday 14th June for a stake of £60,000. 5. Nahaarr, 6. Oxted, 7. Starman and 11. Lady In France also hold an entry in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday 15th June for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Wednesday 9th June for a stake of £30,000.

3

The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes

Invincible Army - Winner Of The 2019 Renewal Previous Winners - Last Ten Runnings 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Invincible Army Harry Angel Tasleet Magical Memory Glass Office Maarek Society Rock Tiddliwinks Delegator Prime Defender

Trainer

James Tate Clive Cox William Haggas Charlie Hills David Simcock Evanna McCutcheon James Fanshawe Kevin Ryan Saeed bin Suroor B. W. Hills

*2020 Renewal cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Jockey

P J McDonald Adam Kirby Jim Crowley Frankie Dettori Jim Crowley Declan McDonagh Kieren Fallon Jamie Spencer Frankie Dettori Robert Winston

SP

7/2J 4/9F 14/1 5/2F 40/1 12/1 10/1 25/1 5/1F 20/1

Runners Time

10 ran 5 ran 12 ran 12 ran 15 ran 13 ran 17 ran 13 ran 14 ran 12 ran

1m 9.89s 1m 10.87s 1m 12.74s 1m 10.52s 1m 10.65s 1m 13.53s 1m 11.44s 1m 12.96s 1m 10.18s 1m 11.19s

Going

G/F G/F S G G S G/S G G G/F


FANTASY RAC S

TATTERSALLS MUSIDORA

There is always a healthy debate in sport about comparisons over the generations, our fantasy race below is our contribution to the chatter.

1988

DIMINUENDO (USA)

1989

SNOW BRIDE (USA)

1990

IN THE GROOVE

1995

PURE GRAIN

1997

REAMS OF VERSE (USA)

Ch f Diesis — Cacti (USA) (Tom Rolfe) Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Trainer: H. R. A. Cecil Jockey: Steve Cauthen Unraced as a two-year-old, victory in the 1988 Tattersalls Musidora was the first of Diminuendo’s career following second and third place finishes in the Nell Gwyn and 1000 Guineas respectively at Newmarket. The four-length Musidora win when 8/13 favourite showed her to be smart and she fulfilled the potential by going on to win the Oaks at Epsom and the Irish Oaks. Returning to the Knavesmire in the August, she ran out an impressive five-length winner of the Darley Yorkshire Oaks before being pipped by just a length in the St Leger at Doncaster. Ch f Blushing Groom (FR) — Awaasif (CAN) (Snow Knight) Owner: Saeed Maktoum Al Maktoum Trainer: H. R. A. Cecil Jockey: Steve Cauthen A third successive Tattersalls Musidora success for Henry Cecil and Steve Cauthen. Unbeaten in two races as a juvenile, Snow Bride lost her 100% record when fifth in the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket. Yet 12 days later she restored her reputation when running on strongly to get the better of Pilot by a length-and-a-half before adding the Epsom Oaks to her CV when inheriting victory after Ailysa, the first past the post, was disqualified. She signed off her racing career by winning the Princess Royal Stakes at Ascot. B f Night Shift (USA) — Pine Ridge (High Top) Owner: Brian Cooper Trainer: D. R. C. Elsworth Jockey: Ray Cochrane Already a winner on the Knavesmire thanks to a two-year-old maiden success, In The Groove won the 1990 Tattersalls Musidora under a fine Ray Cochrane ride. Just 11 days later they landed the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Unsuccessful at Epsom, further Group One glory came on her return to York when winning the Juddmonte International. Further top drawer triumphs in a Champion Stakes at Newmarket as well as in the Coronation Cup at Epsom the following season marked her as one of the very best. B f Polish Precedent (USA) — Mill Line (Mill Reef (USA)) Owner: R Barnett Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: John Reid A game winner by a length of the 1995 renewal, Pure Grain went on to win the Darley Irish Oaks at The Curragh in impressive fashion. That victory had followed a podium finish in at Epsom. An impressive Group 1 double was completed when she returned to the Knavesmire to land the Darley Yorkshire Oaks in thrilling fashion in that August. Ch f Nureyev (USA) — Modena (USA) (Roberto (USA)) Owner: K Abdulla Trainer: H. R. A. Cecil Jockey: Kieren Fallon Three times a winner as a two-year-old, including in the Fillies’ Mile at Ascot, she bounced back from finishing sixth in the 1,000 Guineas in the most eye-catching of fashion, coming home at York some 11 lengths clear under Kieren Fallon. Odds on for the Epsom Classic as a result, she duly delivered.

2002 ISLINGTON (IRE)

B f Sadler’s Wells (USA) — Hellenic (Darshaan) Owner: Lord Weinstock Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: Kieren Fallon Victory in the 2002 Tattersalls Musidora set Islington on the path to four Group 1 wins in a glittering career. Success in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and back here on the Knavesmire in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks in her Classic season. Narrowly beaten at the highest level in her subsequent starts, she had to wait a year for her next win as she made it back-to-back successes in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks. A well-deserved Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mares Turf was to be the fourth top honour of her career.

2008

LUSH LASHES

2009

SARISKA

B f Galileo (IRE) — Dance For Fun (Anabaa (USA)) Owner: Mrs J S Bolger Trainer: J. S. Bolger Jockey: Kevin Manning Four times a Group race winner in her Classic season, the first of which was in the Tattersalls Musidora when she bounded clear for a five-length victory. The Coronation Stakes at Ascot, the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (the year it was held at Newmarket) and the Matron Stakes at the Curragh followed in a season that her connections will long treasure. B f Pivotal — Maycocks Bay (Muhtarram (USA)) Owner: Lady Bamford Trainer: M. L. W. Bell Jockey: Jamie Spencer The first of a hat-trick of wins came in clear-cut fashion in the 2009 Tattersalls Musidora, Sariska staying on strongly for a three and three-quarter length success. When following up in the Investec Oaks, she ended a lean spell for York winners in the Epsom Classic. The Darley Irish Oaks completed Sariska’s hat-trick before she finished second in a thrilling battle with Dar Re Mi for the Darley Yorkshire Oaks back here on the Knavesmire.

ISLINGTON

LUSH LASHES

SARISKA

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The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes

FACT FILE: WHO WAS MUSIDORA?

THE AUSSIE ANGLE?

Musidora was part of five Classic victories for the partnership of Charles Elsey and Edgar Britt. A lightweight rider who hailed from Sydney. A brace of Darley Yorkshire Oaks triumphs were also on a successful CV. Britt passed away in his native land, in January 2016, aged 103.

Distance One mile, two furlongs and 56 yards (2,050 metres)

Prize money £75,000

Musidora, named after Jeanne Roques who was a famous French star in the silent movies, was a real superstar of the late 1940s. She was trained at Malton by the legendary Captain Charles Elsey to win the 1949 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Epsom Oaks just a few weeks later.

WHY IS IT SPECIAL?

As one of the first Pattern races for three-year-old fillies, it lets connections see how their fillies have matured over the winter.

FIRST WINNER? Ambergris, trained by Harry Wragg and ridden by Lester Piggott, she was the 4-9 favourite sparking a five year winning run for ‘The Jolly’.

Lester Piggott

WHY A CLASSIC TRIAL?

Simples - since 1961, six winners have won the Investec Oaks - Noblesse (1963), Bireme (1980), Diminuendo (1988), Snow Bride (1989), Reams Of Verse (1997) & Sariska (2009).

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH?

Irish-trained fillies have won seven times overall. Paddy Prendergast secured a hat-trick from 1963 to 1965 with Noblesse, Ela Marita and Arctic Melody. Vincent O’Brien won it with Where You Lead in 1973 whilst Jim Bolger has also won it three times courtesy of Condessa (1981), Give Thanks (1983) and Lush Lashes (2008). Bolger’s French Fusion and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Snowfall defend the honour of the Irish here today. 32 Lush Lashes


LEADING TRAINERS?

The late Sir Henry Cecil

The late Sir Henry Cecil won an astonishing nine times –Fatah Flare (1985), Indian Skimmer (1987), Diminuendo (1988), Snow Bride (1989), All At Sea (1992), Magnificient Style (1996), Reams Of Verse (1997), Passage Of Time (2007) and Aviate (2010). Sir Michael Stoute has eight victories, so a win for Noon Star this afternoon could equal the great man’s record, while John Gosden (Senita) has six.

LEADING RIDER? Top US rider Steve Cauthen, was aboard Last Feather (1982), then benefitted as retained jockey to Sir Henry Cecil between 1985-89 so rode five winners. Of those riding today, Frankie Dettori (Senita) has five victories - Bahr (1998), Punctilious (2004) and the winners of three of the last six renewals; Star Of Seville (2015), So Mi Dar (2016) and Shutter Speed (2017).

HAT-TRICK HEAVEN

Garnie Bougoure rode a hat-trick of winners from 1963 to 1965 and Brian Taylor followed suit from 1966 to 1968. Twenty years later Steve Cauthen achieved the same remarkable treble from 1987 to 1989. Frankie Dettori became the latest trebleriding jockey in 2017 - could Senita make it four winners in the last six years today?

WHO ARE THE SPONSORS? Tattersalls are Europe’s largest Bloodstock Auctioneers and the world’s oldest, dating back to 1766. From Park Paddocks in Newmarket, Tattersalls offers more than 5,000 thoroughbreds each year. The nine different sales include market leaders in every category. Today will see another page written in the history of this significant contest.

Steve Cauthen

HOW DO YORKSHIRE STABLES FIGURE?

Since the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes was first run in 1961 only one Yorkshire stable has managed to win it. That accolade goes to Middleham’s Mark Johnston who saddled Secret History to victory in 2005 and then Rose Of Kildare to success in 2020’s renewal. He’s not represented this year, though, and no other Yorkshire-trained fillies line up in today’s contest.

Mark Johnston

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The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes

Rose Of Kildare - Winner Of Last Year’s Race Previous Winners - Last Ten Runnings 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

Rose Of Kildare Nausha Give And Take Shutter Speed So Mi Dar Star Of Seville Madame Chiang Liber Nauticus The Fugue Joviality

Trainer

Mark Johnston Roger Varian William Haggas John Gosden John Gosden John Gosden David Simcock Sir Michael Stoute John Gosden John Gosden

Jockey

Franny Norton Andrea Atzeni James Doyle Frankie Dettori Frankie Dettori Frankie Dettori Kieren Fallon Ryan Moore William Buick William Buick

SP

7/1 14/1 7/2 4/7F 4/5F 4/6F 8/1 4/6F 15/8 5/1

Runners Time

6 ran 10 ran 7 ran 5 ran 7 ran 5 Ran 9 Ran 6 Ran 6 Ran 5 Ran

2m 10.80 2m 10.50s 2m 12.04s 2m 18.62s 2m 9.07s 2m 11.88s 2m 11.04s 2m 14.58s 2m 11.36s 2m 10.60s

Going

G/S G/F G/F S G G S G/S G G

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4th Race 3.10

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (Group 3)

1m 2f Group Three £75,000 3f Inside Rail

One Mile, Two Furlongs About 88 Yards (2,000 metres) See page 54 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Also part of the Pattern race pyramid is the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora, restricted to three-year-old fillies only, it provides a pure comparison. All are set to carry the same 9st weight. Over half the field (see the symbol next to them) are entered in the Cazoo Oaks. Six fillies have already done the York/Epsom double so consider your ante post bets. At this time of year, in form stables or riders could be key, so check the stats table; the stand out being that John Gosden is chasing four Musidora titles in six seasons!

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: ROSE OF KILDARE Trainer: Mark Johnston Jockey: Franny Norton Age/Weight: 3-9-0 Runners: 6 SP: 7/1 Tenacious from the front, the daughter of Make Believe fought off all challengers entering the final furlong and stretched clear of the field to win by just over two lengths.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 12.35s Racing Post Standard Time: 2m 8.30s Course Record: 2m 5.29s by Sea The Stars (18-Aug-09) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): J & T Gosden (27 wins from 101 runners, 27%) runs SENITA Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): A Balding (11 wins from 55 runners, 20%) runs AURIA Fancy That: J & T Gosden won this race in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The stable runs SENITA today. Longest Traveller: SNOWFALL trained by A P O’Brien, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May. Last Racecard 6 No. Runs Horse 1 31-2 AURIA 2 61- GLENARTNEY 3 22-2251 MYSTERY ANGEL 4 31-1 NOON STAR 5 1776-7 QUIET ASSASSIN 6 221-7 SENITA 7 814598- SNOWFALL 8 21- TEONA

Career Wins Places 1 2 1 — 3 4 2 1 1 — 1 2 1 1 1 1

Total Runs 3 2 10 3 5 4 7 2

Career Winnings 4075 5175 51659 6937 4140 5240 8390 5111

Winning Distance Range 8F 7F 7-10F 8-10F 7F 8F 7F 10F

Winning Going Range ST HV G-ST G-S S S — ST

Runs Since Wins 1 0 0 0 4 1 4 0

KNAVESMIRE TIP MYSTERY ANGEL has proven another shrewd acquisition for Nick Bradley Racing and is taken to land her sixth piece of black type and her first Group 3. A tough-as-teak daughter of Kodi Bear who was picked up for just 22,000gns at the Craven Breeze-Up last summer, she looked better than ever when winning the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket 10 days ago. Roger Varian’s returning all-weather winner, Teona, and Noon Star, who left a favourable impression when landing a novice contest for Sir Michael Stoute at Wetherby last month, are two exciting alternatives to consider.

MYSTERY ANGEL

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4th Race 3.10

The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

No

Horse

st-lb (kgs) Draw

1

Auria (GB) (14)

9-0 (57.2) (8)

B f Muhaarar - Tiana

Owner: Mrs F. Denniff Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

Form: 31-2 Breeder: A. S. Denniff

A winner at 1m on the all-weather. Beaten 1 1/2l by Creative Flair when second of 6 at 8-1 at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. Progressing with each outing but her relatives fared best over 6f to 1m and her stamina for 1m 2f thus has to be taken on trust. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 18-1

2

Glenartney (GB) (193)

B f Le Havre (IRE) - Willoughby (IRE)

Owner: Nat Rothschild Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn

Mystery Angel (IRE) (10)

B or Br f Kodi Bear (IRE) - Angel Grace (IRE)

Owner: Nick Bradley Racing 27 & Partner Trainer: George Boughey, Newmarket

Form: 61Breeder: Kincorth Investments Inc

9-0 (57.2) (2)

Owner: Juddmonte Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket

Form: 31-1 D Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good and soft ground. Won on her latest outing when 4-5fav at Wetherby over 1m 2f (good) last month, beating Loving Dream by 2 1/2l. Very impressive there and deserves her place in this line-up with the prosect of more to come. Official BHA Rating 98 SP: 3-1

4

5

Quiet Assassin (IRE) (27)

Ch f Tamayuz - Dutch Rifle

Owner: Ontoawinner and B Keatley Trainer: Adrian Keatley, Malton

Senita (GB) (26)

Br f Frankel - Atone

Owner: Juddmonte Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

Snowfall (JPN) (215)

B f Deep Impact (JPN) - Best In The World (IRE)

Richard Kingscote

Fabien Guilois

Form: 1006-0 Breeder: T. Boylan Sean Davis

Jessica Anderson

9-0 (57.2) (6) Form: 221-0 Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

A winner at 1m on soft ground. Beaten 12l behind Hurricane Lane at 7-2 when last of 7 on her latest outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (good) last month. She has often raced freely and is banking on the fitting of a first-time hood helping her settle better this afternoon. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 16-1

7

Ben Curtis

Kira Griffin

9-0 (57.2) (3)

A winner at 7f on soft ground. Beaten 18l behind Grantley at 25-1 when last of 7 on her latest outing at Ripon over 1m (good) last month. Has fallen short at this level twice in the past. It would be surprising if SP: 150-1 she were to figure on these terms. Official BHA Rating 88

6

Jessica Daw

Form: 22-2251 D Breeder: Mrs Noelle Walsh

Noon Star (USA) (17)

B f Galileo (IRE) - Midday

Tom Marquand

9-0 (57.2) (1)

She has won three times from 7f to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 13-2 at Newmarket over 1m 2f earlier this month, beating Sea Karats by 1 3/4l. Tough-as-teak filly who sets the form standard and likely has even better to offer. Official BHA Rating 95 (+5) SP: 11-2

4

Oisin Murphy

9-0 (57.2) (4)

A winner at 11-2 at Newmarket over 7f (heavy) on her latest outing in October last year, beating Copper Queen by 1l, her first win from two starts. Won going away that day and is a half-sister to a 1m 4f winner, so may well stay this longer trip. This is tougher, though. Official BHA Rating SP: 28-1

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Amber Blaney

9-0 (57.2) (7)

Owner: Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor Form: 014500Breeder: Roncon, Chelston Ire. & Wynatt Trainer: Aidan O’Brien, Ireland A winner at 7f on good - yielding ground. Beaten 12l behind Pretty Gorgeous at 50-1 when eighth of 10 in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket over 1m (soft) in October last year. Banking on this drop in grade and a winter break sparking some immediate improvement. Official BHA Rating 90 SP: 14-1

Teona (IRE) (174)

9-0 (57.2) (5)

Owner: Mr Ali Saeed Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

Form: 21- D Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

8

B f Sea The Stars (IRE) - Ambivalent (IRE)

Won on her latest outing when 1-3fav at Newcastle over 1m 2f in November last year, beating Kondo Isami by 9l, her first win from two starts. Left a deep impression there and although others currently have stronger form in the book, she possesses significant potential. Official BHA Rating SP: 6-4 36

Ryan Moore

Aimee Butler

Andrea Atzeni

Erin Shannon


NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 8............................................................................................(EXACTA) Hood worn first time by No. 6. STEWARDS NOTE QUIET ASSASSIN: Following its run on 15/4/2021 it was reported that the horse was slowly away. SENITA: Following its run on 16/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too free.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

6-4 Teona (IRE), 3-1 Noon Star (USA), 11-2 Mystery Angel (IRE), 14-1 Snowfall (JPN), 16-1 Senita (GB), 18-1 Auria (GB), 28-1 Glenartney (GB), 150-1 Quiet Assassin (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£42532 ................................................................... 2nd £16125 ..................................................................................

3rd

£8070..................................................................... 4th

£4020...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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5th Race 3.40 The Sky Bet Stakes

About Seven Furlongs (1,400 metres)

7f Handicap 76-95 £15,000 3 Farside

See page 54 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Back to competitive handicap conditions, this time for horses rated between 76 and 95, remember those nearest that ceiling are considered the best and will carry more weight. “Offer a chance for everyone” is a good maxim for those planning races and here the upper rating of 95 means that the spotlight will not be stolen by a proven superstar. Looking for help? Follow the red bi plane through the card for the racecourse tipster’s recommendations. Also, remember the heaviest burden goes to the horse with the highest rating, Gioia Cieca in this race.

2019’S RACE Winner: SPACE BLUES Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: James Doyle Age/Weight: 3-9-7 Runners: 19 SP: 5/2F Despite shouldering top-weight, Godolphin’s Space Blues proved much the best here, sprinting home through the last furlong to win easily by two lengths.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 25.61s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 22.60s Course Record: 1m 21s by Shine So Bright (24-Aug-19) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): T Easterby (31 wins from 399 runners, 8%) runs PIVOTING Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): M Johnston (18 wins from 82 runners, 22%) runs BOWMAN Longest Traveller: DAPHNE MAY trained by A West, Epsom, 221 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May.

Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Last 6 Runs 6-14 921-U 21-0 3128326-14 18400-1 5272735151-53 127-3 71-25 431217281-62

Horse GIOIA CIECA RIFLEMAN HUDDLETON MAC RED FASCINATOR CAPTAIN COOPER BOWMAN SADIQAA WOBWOBWOB NORTHERN EXPRESS ELAKAZAAM DAPHNE MAY PIVOTING

Career Wins Places 1 — 1 1 1 1 1 — 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2

Total Runs 3 4 3 5 4 9 7 7 4 4 5 6

Career Winnings 3429 3429 3493 4140 3429 11980 3493 12742 4140 3429 6210 3558

Winning Distance Range 7F 7F 7F 6F 7F 6-7F 6F 6-7F 7F 7F 7F 6F

Winning Going Range ST ST GS G ST GF-ST GF G-S S ST ST S

Runs Since Wins 1 1 1 3 1 0 6 2 3 2 0 2

KNAVESMIRE TIP HUDDLETON MAC finished down the field in the Group 3 Greenham at Newbury last month but is fancied to bounce back to form now in calmer waters. The Awtaad colt previously finished second behind the talented Jumby on debut before scoring at Sandown, and could strike late ahead of Bowman, who triumphed at Lingfield two weeks ago but will face competition for the lead this time. Rifleman is talented but unseated his rider when challenging at Sandown 19 days ago.

HUDDLETON MAC

BOWMAN 41


5th Race 3.40

The Sky Bet Stakes

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

No

Horse

st-lb

1

Gioia Cieca (USA) (67)

9-9

B c Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Dynacielo (USA)

Owner: Weldspec Glasgow Limited Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke

7f Handicap (76-95) £15,000 3 Farside

(kgs)

Draw

(61.2)

(8)

Jockey: Joe Fanning

Form: 6-14 D Breeder: Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey

A winner at 7f on the all-weather. Finished 2 1/4l behind Apollo One when fourth of 8 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 7f in March. Front-runner who shaped well in Listed company at Lingfield last time; might want further but still interesting on turf debut. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 16-1

2

Rifleman (IRE) (19)

Ch c The Gurkha (IRE) - Dietrich (USA)

9-7

Owner: Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smith Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

(60.3)

(6)

Jockey: Kieran O’Neill

Form: 021-U D Breeder: Coolmore

A winner at 7f on the all-weather. Unseated rider when 7-2 at Sandown over 1m (good) won by Naamoos last month on his latest outing. He is wearing blinkers for the first time. He was in the process of running a big race last time and holds claims if behaving himself here. Official BHA Rating 94 SP: 9-2

3

Huddleton Mac (IRE) (24)

B c Awtaad (IRE) - Melodique (FR)

Owner: Mr A McAlpine & Ms M Lund Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley

9-1

(57.6)

(4)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 21-0 D Breeder: J. O’Kelly Bloodstock Services

A winner at 7f on good to soft ground. Beaten 17l behind Chindit at 12-1 when 10th of 11 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham Stakes at Newbury over 7f (good) last month. Takes a drop in class now and this ground should suit him. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 15-2

4

Red Fascinator (GB) (211)

B f Kodiac - Red Turban

Owner: Cheveley Park Stud Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

9-0

(57.2)

(5)

Jockey: Ben Curtis

Form: 31203Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

A winner at 6f on good ground. Third of 4 behind Ventura Diamond beaten 11l at 3-1 on her latest outing at Leicester over 6f (heavy) in October last year. A little exposed compared to some of these but the step up to 7f could bring about some added improvement from her. Official BHA Rating 87 SP: 20-1

5

Captain Cooper (IRE) (11)

B g Muhaarar - Miss Delila (USA)

Owner: Highbank Stud 1 Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

8-12 (56.2)

(11)

Jockey: Kevin Stott

Form: 26-14 D Breeder: Highbank Stud LLP

A winner at 7f on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Aerion Power when fourth of 5 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m (good to firm) earlier this month. He looked a little keen there but drops in trip now and could also appreciate this easier surface. SP: 12-1 Official BHA Rating 85

5

6

Bowman (IRE) (15)

B g Lawman (FR) - Jo Bo Bo (IRE)

Owner: KINGSLEY PARK 15 Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

8-11

(55.8)

(3)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 10400-1 D Breeder: Dubois Holdings Ltd

He has won three times from 6f to 7f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 5-1 at Lingfield over 7f on his latest outing last month, beating Rhoscolyn by 1/2l. The runner-up franked that form a few days later but he could face competition for the lead. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 10-1

7

Sadiqaa (IRE) (200)

B g Estidhkaar (IRE) - Tatiana Romanova (USA)

Owner: Amigos Partnership Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford

8-8

(54.4)

(7)

Jockey: William Buick

Form: 520203Breeder: Ballyreddin Stud

A winner at 6f on good to firm ground. Third of 8 behind Conservatoire beaten 1 1/2l at 16-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 7f (heavy) in October last year. Bumped into a couple of progressive types last time and that threat remains here in a competitive event. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 11-1

8

Wobwobwob (IRE) (27)

B g Prince of Lir (IRE) - Ishimagic

Owner: Ontoawinner, Finneran Trainer: Adrian Keatley, Malton

8-7

(54.0)

(9)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: 5151-53 D Breeder: Golden Vale Stud

Successful at 6f and 7f on good and soft ground. Third of 10 behind Bullace beaten 4l at 6-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m (good to firm) last month. Shaped quite well there from the front but the feeling is that he will be vulnerable against unexposed types. Official BHA Rating 80 SP: 10-1 42


No

Horse

st-lb

9

Northern Express (IRE) (28)

8-7

Ch g Zoffany (IRE) - Hint of A Tint (IRE)

Owner: Sekura Group Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington

(kgs)

Draw

(54.0)

(1)

Jockey: Connor Beasley

Form: 120-3 D Breeder: Mrs Sue Ann Foley

A winner at 7f on soft ground. Third of 6 behind Sibaaq beaten 1 1/2l at 3-1 on his latest outing at Beverley over 7f (good to firm) last month. That was a solid reappearance after being gelded but he didn’t run well here when a beaten favourite back in October over 1m. Official BHA Rating 80 SP: 9-1

10 Elakazaam (IRE) (37)

8-6

Owner: MORE TURF RACING & MRS E BURKE Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

Form: 01-25 D Breeder: Ballyhane Stud Ltd

B g Elzaam (AUS) - Adaptation

(53.5)

(2)

Jockey: Clifford Lee

A winner at 7f on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Zwelela when fifth of 7 at 11-4 on his latest outing at Wolverhampton over 7f last month. Edged out for room last time and connections will hope for more luck and that the switch to turf helps their charge here. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 20-1

11 Daphne May (GB) (198)

B f Mayson - Cambridge Duchess

8-4

Owner: Ownaracehorse and Partners III Trainer: Adam West, Epsom

(52.6)

(12)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Form: 43121- D Breeder: Theakston Stud

Successful twice at 7f on the all-weather. Won on her latest outing when 11-8fav at Newcastle over 7f in October last year, beating Nurse Dee by 3l. Handed a great opportunity there and duly obliged, though this is a tougher test and improvement is certainly required. Official BHA Rating 77 SP: 16-1

12 Pivoting (GB) (7) B g Charming Thought - Poppy Pivot (IRE)

Owner: Mr Ambrose Turnbull Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

8-4

(52.6)

(10)

Jockey: Cam Hardie

Form: 0201-62 Breeder: Bearstone Stud Limited

A winner at 6f on soft ground. Beaten 2 1/2l by Paws For Thought when second of 10 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Chester over 6f (good to soft) earlier this month. Just caught out for pace last time, though he still shaped well and going up to 7f won’t do him any harm. Official BHA Rating 77 (+1) SP: 14-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 12...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Blinkers worn first time by No. 2. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 7. STEWARDS NOTE HUDDLETON MAC: Following its run on 18/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely. WOBWOBWOB: Following its run on 15/4/2021 it was reported that the horse hung left handed under pressure. ELAKAZAAM: Following its run on 5/4/2021 it was reported that the horse ws impeded 1 1/2 furlongs out.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

9-2 Rifleman (IRE), 15-2 Huddleton Mac (IRE), 9-1 Northern Express (IRE), 10-1 Bowman (IRE), Wobwobwob (IRE), 11-1 Sadiqaa (IRE), 12-1 Captain Cooper (IRE), 14-1 Pivoting (GB), 16-1 Gioia Cieca (USA), Daphne May (GB), 20-1 Red Fascinator (GB), Elakazaam (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£8100..................................................................... 2nd £3802...................................................................................

3rd

£1902 ..................................................................... 4th

5

£951......................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

5f Novice £15,000 2 Stands Side

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres) See page 54 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Our sixth, is for two-year-old colts, geldings and fillies that are registered with the European Breeders’ Fund. This means that the horses sire is registered in Europe with the EBF, which is a scheme to encourage the best in bloodstock breeding in Europe. It’s the first season for all these runners meaning level weights for runners of the same sex. Those that have made a winning start in their careers, will carry a penalty of extra weight depending on the class of race they won, which explains why Second Wind is one to carry the most lead. In tipping terms, it is a choice of the “Ps”, pedigree or pin.

2019’S RACE Winner: BOMB PROOF Trainer: Jeremy Noseda Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age/Weight: 2-9-2 Runners: 11 SP: 7/1 Always prominently positioned, Bomb Proof hit the front a furlong out and never looked back, skipping nicely clear of Monoski in the final 100 yards.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 0.50s Racing Post Standard Time: 57.50s Course Record: 57.11s by Big Time Baby (20-Aug-16) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): W Haggas (36 wins from 191 runners, 19%) runs SECOND WIND Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): M Johnston (18 wins from 82 runners, 22%) runs JADHLAAN Longest Traveller: MAGIC WARRIOR trained by R Hannon, Marlborough, 212 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May.

Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Last 6 Runs Horse 1 SECOND WIND CATCH CUNNINGHAM JADHLAAN 4 JUNGLE BEE KORKER 5 MAGIC WARRIOR PROJECT DANTE RED POWER

Career Wins Places 1 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

Total Runs 1 — — 1 — 1 — —

Career Winnings 3132

Winning Distance Range 5F -

Winning Going Range GF — — — — — — —

Runs Since Wins 0 — — — — — — —

KNAVESMIRE TIP Second Wind won nicely on his debut at Yarmouth last month and has to command plenty of respect as he attempts to back that performance up under a 6lb penalty. That said, there are some very interesting newcomers on paper and RED POWER makes plenty of appeal. He cost 120,000 pounds at the Goffs UK Premier sale last September and represents a stable who are already amongst the winners with their juveniles. Catch Cunningham, Jadhlaan and Project Dante are others worth noting.

RED POWER

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6th Race 4.15

The British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

No

Horse

st-lb

1

Second Wind (IRE) (22)

9-8

B c Kodiac - Princess Janie (USA)

Owner: Wrigleys and Wyatts Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

5f Novice £15,000 2 Stands Side

(kgs)

Draw

(60.8)

(6)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: 1 D Breeder: The Butchers Wife Ltd

Foaled 28 Jan. Half-brother to Lazulite, won twice at 5f. A winner at 9-4 at Yarmouth over 5f (good to firm) on his racecourse bow last month, beating Robasta by 3/4l. That was a promising start to his career and he commands plenty of respect despite carrying a penalty. Official BHA Rating SP: 10-3

2

Catch Cunningham (IRE) (-)

B c Kodiac - Faithful Duchess (IRE)

Owner: Mr Steve Ryan Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

9-2

(58.1)

(5)

Jockey: Kevin Stott

Form: Breeder: Mr Darren Curley

Foaled 26 Apr. Half-brother to Lumsden, won twice at 6f. A 160,000gns purchase following the Craven Breeze-Up sale and he has to be of interest for a stable who tend to send their better juveniles to the Knavesmire on debut. Official BHA Rating SP: 7-1

3

Jadhlaan (GB) (-)

Gr c Dark Angel (IRE) - Muteela

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

9-2

(58.1)

(1)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Foaled 26 Mar. Half-brother to Mutazawwed, won at 6f. Comes from a family that his trainer knows particularly well, his dam was a winner at Royal Ascot and her half-brother a Group 1 winner as a juvenile, so he cannot be discounted lightly. Official BHA Rating SP: 4-1

4

Jungle Bee (IRE) (11)

Ch c Bungle Inthejungle - Hint of Red (IRE)

Owner: Mrs Joanne Boxcer & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

9-2

(58.1)

(3)

Jockey: David Allan

Form: 4 Breeder: Newlands House Stud

Foaled 18 Feb. Dam unraced. Finished 2 1/4l behind Hotline Bling when fourth of 11 at 8-1 on his racecourse debut at Thirsk over 5f (good to firm) earlier this month. That was a respectable effort and he is open to progression. Official BHA Rating SP: 6-1

5

Korker (IRE) (-)

B c Dandy Man (IRE) - Adaptation

Owner: Fine Claret Racing & More Turf Racing Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

9-2

(58.1)

(7)

Jockey: Clifford Lee

Form: Breeder: Ballyhane Stud Ltd

Foaled 19 Mar. Full brother to Adapt To Dan, won at 1m. Cost 50,000 pounds at the Goffs UK Premier yearling sale last September any any market support should be noted. Official BHA Rating SP: 14-1

6

Magic Warrior (IRE) (29)

B c Kodiac - Alkhawarah (USA)

Owner: Amo Racing Limited Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

6

9-2

(58.1)

(8)

Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Form: 5 Breeder: Castlefarm Stud

Foaled 27 Mar. Half-brother to Wilson, won twice at 7f. Finished 3l behind Forca Brasil when fifth of 8 at 10-1 on his racecourse debut at Newmarket over 5f (good) last month. He should have learnt plenty from that experience and is one to consider. Official BHA Rating SP: 13-2

7

Project Dante (GB) (-)

Ch c Showcasing - Thatsallimsaying (IRE)

Owner: Bond Thoroughbred Limited Trainer: Bryan Smart, Hambleton

9-2

(58.1)

(4)

Jockey: Graham Lee

Form: Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

Foaled 26 Feb. Half-brother to Lauded, won at 6f. 115,000gns purchase at Tattersalls Book 2 in October and has to be respected with his half-brother an impressive winner on debut last year. Official BHA Rating SP: 16-1

8

Red Power (IRE) (-)

B c Acclamation - Duchess Power (IRE)

Owner: Done Ferguson Mason Owen Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

9-2

(58.1)

(2)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Form: Breeder: Ballintry Stud & G. Rogers

Foaled 8 Feb. His dam was unraced but she is a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Slade Power and the yard have enjoyed success with their juveniles over the past week. Official BHA Rating SP: 11-1

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NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 8............................................................................................(EXACTA)

PROBABLE S.P.’S

10-3 Second Wind (IRE), 4-1 Jadhlaan (GB), 6-1 Jungle Bee (IRE), 13-2 Magic Warrior (IRE), 7-1 Catch Cunningham (IRE), 11-1 Red Power (IRE), 14-1 Korker (IRE), 16-1 Project Dante (GB)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£8100..................................................................... 2nd £3802...................................................................................

3rd

£1902 ..................................................................... 4th

£951......................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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Distance: Race Type: Rating: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

7th Race 4.50 The Conundrum HR Consulting Stakes One Mile About Four Furlongs (2,400 metres)

1m 4f Handicap 66-85 £13,200 4+ Centre

See page 54 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION We finish the day with another puzzle to solve; a final handicap, this time for horses aged 4yo and up, rated 66-85 and run over one and a half miles. Perhaps the team on Racing TV can guide you to farewell glory. If you are successful then you can bask in the glow of picking the last York winner until at least 1.41pm tomorrow.

2019’S RACE Winner: STARCASTER Trainer: Jedd O’Keeffe Jockey: Jamie Spencer Age/Weight: 4-9-4 Runners: 17 SP: 7/2F In trademark Jamie Spencer last-to-first style, Starcaster cut his way through the field with three furlongs to run, only needing to be shaken up a furlong from home to secure a four length win.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 34.04s Racing Post Standard Time: 2m 29.30s Course Record: 2m 25.12s by Sea Wave (18-Aug-98) All times are based where possible on the corresponding race over the last seven years

RACE FACTS & STATISTICS Leading course trainer (16-21): R Fahey (39 wins from 593 runners, 7%) runs LET HER LOOSE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (11 wins from 81 runners, 14%) runs BOLLIN JOAN and MUKHAYYAM Weight Watcher: GOOD BIRTHDAY won off a handicap mark of 95, his rating is now down 11lb to 84. Longest Traveller: FLYIN’ SOLO trained by D Menuisier, Pulborough, 248 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 10th May. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Last 6 Runs 111123 6731-11 64492-3 53788-8 351-3 34211650-21 54341052814-4 12227-6 3D116322/564-2 216-3 54/125291-431 3422-02 1/0778-5 4/759-51 3142-05 34-4211

Horse MADEEH HINT OF STARS PEARL WARRIOR GOOD BIRTHDAY LYDFORD MARK OF GOLD PROPRIETY EMIYN BOLLIN JOAN MORDRED ANDALEEP SPEED COMPANY SECOND SLIP DUKE OF CONDICOTE FLYIN’ SOLO HARMONIOUS DUBAI INSTINCT MUKHAYYAM LET HER LOOSE SOCIOLOGIST

Career Wins Places 7 3 3 1 4 4 3 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 9 5 2 6 2 5 6 5 1 2 1 2 2 1 — 5 2 — 8 12 1 5 4 10

Total Runs 29 10 19 19 4 5 5 7 36 23 17 37 4 8 5 8 10 61 12 39

Career Winnings 32426 12065 44172 45567 3429 8744 3283 6102 46125 10708 9898 48065 6178 2266 8829 11097 71211 3493 14497

Winning Distance Range 12-13F 11-12F 10-12F 8-10F 12F 10F 12F 8F 10-12F 7-12F 10F 7-12F 10F 12F 9-10F 10F 7-12F 12F 11-13F

Winning Going Range G-ST ST G-S G-GS ST S G HV G-S G-ST G-GS G-S G GS G-ST — GF G-S GF S-ST

Runs Since Wins 2 0 6 11 1 0 0 1 2 5 4 9 2 5 0 — 7 0 4 0

KNAVESMIRE TIP Plenty of these have claims but none more so than FLYIN’ SOLO, who won a competitive contest over 1m2f at Newbury last month and a 4lb rise for that success appears to be fair. Hint Of Stars progressed well on the all-weather over the winter and he has to be respected now switching back to the turf. Propriety is 11lb higher than when getting off the mark at Musselburgh a couple of weeks ago but she remains unexposed. Others to note are Mark Of Gold, Lydford and Second Slip.

FLYIN’ SOLO

HINT OF STARS 49


7th Race 4.50

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age: Stalls:

The Conundrum HR Consulting Stakes No

Horse

1

Madeeh (GB) (18)

B h Oasis Dream - Ashaaqah (IRE)

Owner: Harbour Rose Partnership Trainer: Philip Kirby, Richmond

Age

st-lb

5

9-7

1m 4f Handicap (66-85) £13,200 4+ Centre

(kgs)

Draw

(60.3)

(9)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 111123 D Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Winner of seven races from 1m 4f to 1m 5f on good and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Last of 3 behind Zabeel Champion beaten 3 1/2l at 20-1 on his latest outing at Ripon over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month. Has been in outstanding form in recent months. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 33-1

2

Hint of Stars (IRE) (77)

Ch g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Rosenreihe (IRE)

4

Owner: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing - Star Trainer: Kevin Philippart de Foy, Newmarket

9-7

(60.3)

(2)

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Form: 6031-11 D Breeder: Gestut Wittekindshof

He has won three times from 1m 3f to 1m 4f on the all-weather. A winner at 7-4 at Kempton over 1m 3f on his latest outing in February, beating City Tour by 1/2l. Should go well if transferring his all-weather progression to the turf today. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 9-1

3

Pearl Warrior (GB) (16)

Ch g Dunaden (FR) - Pure Speculation

5

Owner: Owners Group 079 Trainer: Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown

9-7

(60.3)

(11)

Jockey: Andrew Mullen

Form: 64402-3 D Breeder: R. F. and S. D. Knipe

He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding. Third of 4 behind Red Force One beaten 1 1/4l at 17-2 on his latest outing at Ayr over 1m 5f (good to firm) last month. Could be vulnerable in a race of this nature. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 33-1

4

Good Birthday (IRE) (22)

B g Dabirsim (FR) - Chica Loca (FR)

Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

5

9-6

(59.9)

(4)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 53000-0 BF Breeder: Ecurie Normandie Pur Sang

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 6l behind Victory Chime at 10-3fav when eighth of 10 on his latest outing at Epsom over 1m 2f (good) last month. He is wearing a visor for the first time. Best watched. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 25-1

5

Lydford (GB) (77)

B g Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Miss Brown To You (IRE)

Owner: The Gredley Family Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

4

9-6

(59.9)

(7)

Jockey: Callum Shepherd

Form: 351-3 D BF Breeder: Stetchworth & Middle Park Studs Ltd

A winner at 1m 4f on the all-weather. Third of 12 behind Hint Of Stars beaten 1 1/4l at 5-4fav on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m 3f in February. That was an encouraging return to action and he should not be underestimated. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 7-1

6

Mark of Gold (GB) (244)

B c Golden Horn - Polly’s Mark (IRE)

4

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

9-5

(59.4)

(14)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 34211Breeder: The Kathryn Stud

Successful twice at 1m 2f on soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 7-4fav at Haydock over 1m 2f (soft) in September last year, beating Music Seeker by 1 1/4l. Progressed with every start last year and he may have more improvement left to come. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 10-1

7

Propriety (IRE) (13)

B f Galileo (IRE) - Wannabe Better (IRE)

4

Owner: Cheveley Park Stud Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

7

9-4

(59.0)

(18)

Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Form: 650-21 D Breeder: Churchtown House Stud

A winner for the first time from five starts at 9-2 at Musselburgh over 1m 4f (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Smart Lass by 5l. An 11lb rise for that success has to be a concern but she remains open to further improvement. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 9-1

8

Emiyn (FR) (208)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Edelmira (IRE)

Owner: Fab Five Trainer: Declan Carroll, Malton

4

9-4

(59.0)

(17)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Form: 543410Breeder: H.H. The Aga Khan’s Studs et al

A winner at 1m on heavy ground. Beaten 12l behind Theophile at 4-1 when last of 11 on his latest outing at Leopardstown over 1m (yielding - soft) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with D K Weld in Ireland. This is a big ask. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 66-1 50


No

Horse

9

Bollin Joan (GB) (11)

B m Mount Nelson - Bollin Greta

Age

st-lb

6

9-4

Owner: N Arton, P Hebdon, R Taylor & Prtnr Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

(kgs)

Draw

(59.0)

(3)

Jockey: Ella McCain (5)

Form: 52014-4 D Breeder: Habton Farms

Has won nine races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 9l behind Iconic Belle when last of 4 at 5-1 on her latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 4f (good to firm) earlier this month. Others are safer picks this afternoon. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 40-1

10 Mordred (IRE) (16)

B g Camelot - Endure (IRE)

5

Owner: Mr Martin Hughes Trainer: Paul Webber, Banbury

9-4

(59.0)

(5)

Jockey: William Buick

Form: 12220-6 D Breeder: Lynn Lodge Stud

Successful at 7f and 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 11l behind Maiden Castle when sixth of 7 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Windsor over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. A watching brief is advised. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 40-1

11 Andaleep (IRE) (168) B g Siyouni (FR) - Oriental Magic (GER)

5

Owner: Finch Forbes McPherson Trainer: Graeme McPherson, Stow-On-The-Wold

9-3

(58.5)

(8)

Jockey: William Carver (5)

Form: 321163Breeder: Kildaragh Stud

Successful twice at 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 9 behind No Nay Bella beaten 2l at 7-1 on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m 3f in November last year. Won at Sandown twice last season but he doesn’t look that well handicapped any more. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 66-1

12 Speed Company (IRE) (62) B g Fast Company (IRE) - Trentini (IRE)

8

Owner: Mr Allan Stennett Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch

9-3

(58.5)

(6)

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Form: 22/564-2 D Breeder: Rathasker Stud

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft; has also won a hurdle. Beaten 7l by Charlie Arthur when second of 4 at 9-2 on his latest flat outing at Southwell over 1m 4f in March. Tries a new headgear combination and on a tempting enough mark. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 50-1

13 Second Slip (IRE) (27)

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Arkadina (IRE)

4

Owner: Merry Fox Stud Limited Trainer: James Fanshawe, Newmarket

9-2

(58.1)

(16)

Jockey: Jamie Spencer

Form: 216-3 BF Breeder: Merry Fox Stud Limited

A winner at 1m 2f on good ground. Third of 8 behind Vanity Affair beaten 3/4l at 11-8fav on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 2f last month. Arguably should have done better there considering the market support but back on turf with a stronger pace to aim SP: 9-1 at now. Official BHA Rating 80

14 Duke of Condicote (GB) (212)

B g No Nay Never (USA) - Duchess of Gazeley (IRE)

4

9-1

Owner: Jamie Magee, A Bromley & A King Trainer: Alan King, Barbury Castle

(57.6)

(12)

Jockey: Martin Harley

Form: 54/1252- D Breeder: Elwick Stud

A winner at 1m 4f on good to soft ground. Beaten 3l by Opera Gift when second of 9 at 9-1 on his latest flat outing at Yarmouth over 1m 3f (soft) in October last year. Typically-solid dual-purpose type from this yard, but he is a little exposed and probably needs more. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 12-1

15 Flyin’ Solo (GB) (24)

Br c Roderic O’Connor (IRE) - Fille Good

4

Owner: Mrs H. Ringrose & Mrs D. Thompson Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough

9-1

(57.6)

(13)

Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Form: 01-431 Breeder: Mrs Hayley Ringrose

Successful at 1m 1f and 1m 2f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 6-1 at Newbury over 1m 2f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Aaddeey by 3/4l. Impressive there to double his career tally and the extra couple of furlongs could really help him. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 10-1

16 Harmonious (GB) (18)

B or Br g New Approach (IRE) - Clear Voice (USA)

Owner: Mr Paul J. Dixon Trainer: Scott Dixon, Rolleston

4

9-1

(57.6)

(19)

7

Jockey: Jonathan Fisher (5) Form: 3422-02 Breeder: Jeremy Green & Sons & Mr P. Bickmore

Placed in five of eight starts. Beaten 3 1/2l by He’s A Keeper when second of 7 at 40-1 on his latest outing at Wolverhampton over 1m 4f last month. Outran huge odds last time but faces a completely different sort of test here and others probably appeal more for now. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 40-1 51


No

Horse

Age

st-lb

5

8-11

17 Dubai Instinct (GB) (109) B g Le Havre (IRE) - Riotous Applause

Owner: Mr J Goodrick Racing Trainer: Michael Easterby, Sheriff Hutton

(kgs)

Draw

(55.8)

(10)

Jockey: Nathan Evans

Form: 1/0000-5 Breeder: Car Colston Hall Stud

Successful twice at 1m 2f on good to firm ground. Finished 8l behind Madeeh when fifth of 8 at 66-1 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 4f in January. It has been a while since he put his best foot forward and the recent rainfall probably wasn’t ideal for him. Official BHA Rating 75 SP: 50-1

18 Mukhayyam (GB) (12)

9

B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Caster Sugar (USA)

8-10 (55.3)

(1)

Jockey: David Allan

Owner: Mr T. A. Scothern & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

Form: 4/050-51 CD Breeder: Mrs James Wigan

Has won eight races from 7f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. A winner at 5-2 at Musselburgh over 1m 4f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Glasses Up by a short head. Willing performer who has a bit of history here for Tim Easterby. Official BHA Rating 74 SP: 20-1

19 Let Her Loose (IRE) (16)

4

Owner: The Up For Anything Syndicate Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

Form: 3142-05 D Breeder: Kildaragh Stud & M. Downey

Ch f Mukhadram - Passionable

8-4

(52.6)

(20)

Jockey: Sean Davis

A winner at 1m 4f on good to firm ground. Finished 10l behind Dream With Me when fifth of 6 at 18-1 on her latest outing at Ayr over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. Took a slight step forward from her reappearance there but could still find a few of these too hot. Official BHA Rating 68 SP: 50-1

20 Sociologist (FR) (4)

Ch g Society Rock (IRE) - Fabiola (GER)

Owner: Rob Massheder, A J Turton & Partners Trainer: Scott Dixon, Rolleston

(in 5lb ex)

6

8-4

(52.6)

(15)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Form: 34-4211 D Breeder: E.A.R.L. Elevage Des Loges

He has won four times from 1m 3f to 1m 5f on soft ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 11-2 at Thirsk over 1m 4f (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Daawy by 6l. Carries a 5lb penalty today for that success, and needs a bit more to overcome it. SP: 16-1 Official BHA Rating 63 (+7)

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 20..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Visor worn first time by No. 4. Visor worn by No. 7. Tongue Strap worn by No. 1, 11, 12. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 9, 12, 18, 20. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 5, 8. STEWARDS NOTE BOLLIN JOAN: Following its run on 1/5/2021 it was reported that the horse was badly impeded passing 2f.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

7-1 Lydford (GB), 9-1 Hint of Stars (IRE), Propriety (IRE), Second Slip (IRE), 10-1 Mark of Gold (GB), Flyin’ Solo (GB), 12-1 Duke of Condicote (GB), 16-1 Sociologist (FR), 20-1 Mukhayyam (GB), 25-1 Good Birthday (IRE), 33-1 Madeeh (GB), Pearl Warrior (GB), 40-1 Bollin Joan (GB), Mordred (IRE), Harmonious (GB), 50-1 Speed Company (IRE), Dubai Instinct (GB), Let Her Loose (IRE), 66-1 Emiyn (FR), Andaleep (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£6480 .................................................................... 2nd £3042...................................................................................

3rd

£1521....................................................................... 4th

£760.....................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES .......................................................................................

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Today’s Race Conditions FIRST RACE 1.40 - The Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Handicap (Class 2 Stakes) (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £18039 to the winning horse The second to receive £8459, the third £4231, the fourth £2114, the fifth £1057 and the sixth £528. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, May 6th and pay £175 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 10th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb NOTE: Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.. SKY BET has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of SKY BET. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £2200 towards the prize money for this race. PLEASE NOTE: The winners of the following “Race to the Ebor” races will be guaranteed starting places in the 2021 Sky Bet Ebor (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap) and will not be subject to elimination, provided they enter, confirm and declare in the normal way: Sky Bet Melrose Handicap (Class 2), run on Saturday, 22 August, 2020 Sky Bet Jorvik Handicap Stakes (Class 2), run on Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 Sky Bet Road to The Ebor Premier Handicap (Class B) to be run at The Curragh on Wednesday, 2 June, 2021 Sky Bet Grand Cup (Class 1) (Listed Race), to be run on Saturday, 12 June, 2021 PLEASE ALSO NOTE: If, at the declaration stage, the winner of a “Race to the Ebor” race is set to carry the lowest weight in the 2021 Sky Bet Ebor, its weight will be raised to the next lowest weight. However, if the next lowest horse in the weights is also a winner of a “Race to the Ebor” race, both horses’ weights will be raised to the next lowest weight. If the next lowest horse in the weights is also a “Race to the Ebor” winner, all three horses will have their weights raised to the next lowest weight. 27 entries at £175. - Closed May 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £14221; Second £7112; Third £3556; Fourth £1778; Fifth £889; Sixth £445 Penalty Value: £18039 Weights raised 2lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS For race details see page 13. SECOND RACE 2.10 - The Churchill Tyres Stakes (Class 2 Handicap) (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £12885 to the winning horse The second to receive £6042, the third £3022, the fourth £1510, the fifth £755 and the sixth £377. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below). £125 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £25 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £100 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 10th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. CHURCHILL TYRES has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of CHURCHILL TYRES. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £2200 towards the prize money for this race. 30 entries, 1 at £25 and 29 at £125. - Closed May 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £10158; Second £5080; Third £2540; Fourth £1270; Fifth £635; Sixth £318 Penalty Value: £12885 SS For race details see page 19. THIRD RACE 2.40 - The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (Class 1) (Group 2) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £56710 to the winning horse The second to receive £21500, the third £10760, the fourth £5360, the fifth £2690 and the sixth £1350. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, March 30th and pay £350 stake, Scratch by noon, April 20th or pay £400, Confirm by noon, May 6th and pay £250, Supplementary Entry by noon, May 6th and pay £8000 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 10th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 8lb; fillies 9st 5lb Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb Of a Group 1 race 5lb. CLIPPER LOGISTICS has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 33 entries, 6 at £350, 14 at £750, 13 at £1000. - Closed March 30th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £44560; Second £18290; Third £9150; Fourth £4570; Fifth £2290; Sixth £1140 Penalty Value: £56710 A SS For race details see page 27. FOURTH RACE 3.10 - The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £42532 to the winning horse The second to receive £16125, the third £8070, the fourth £4020, the fifth £2017 and the sixth £1012. for three yrs old fillies only. Enter by noon, May 6th and pay £750 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 10th. Weights: 9st each Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 4lb. TATTERSALLS LTD has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of TATTERSALLS LTD. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £15000 towards the prize money for this race. 14 entries at £750. - Closed May 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £33420; Second £13718; Third £6863; Fourth £3428; Fifth £1718; Sixth £855 Penalty Value: £42532.50 A SS For race details see page 36. FIFTH RACE 3.40 - The Sky Bet Stakes (Class 3 Handicap) (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £8100 to the winning horse The second to receive £3802, the third £1902 and the fourth £951. for three yrs old only, Rated 76-95 (also open to such horses rated 96 and 97; such horses rated 75 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 76 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 75 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 10th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 6lb. SKY BET has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £1500 towards the prize money for this race. 24 entries, 1 at £12 and 23 at £60. - Closed May 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £6401; Second £3200; Third £1601; Fourth £800 Penalty Value: £8100 SS For race details see page 41. SIXTH RACE 4.15 - The British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Class 3) (GBB Race) (CLASS 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £8100 to the winning horse The second to receive £3802, the third £1902 and the fourth £951. for novice two yrs old, which are E.B.F. eligible. Enter by noon, May 6th and pay £75 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 10th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties, a winner of a race 6lb Of 2 races 10lb (Sellers and Claimers excluded for the purposes of penalties). YORK RACECOURSE will present a memento to the winning owner. THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND have kindly contributed £5000 towards the prize money for this race; part of the BEBF’s seven figure investment nationwide. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND. The sponsorship payment of £250 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. 22 entries at £75. - Closed May 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £6401; Second £3200; Third £1601; Fourth £800 Penalty Value: £8100 SS For race details see page 45. SEVENTH RACE 4.50 - The Conundrum HR Consulting Stakes (Class 4 Handicap) (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £6480 to the winning horse The second to receive £3042, the third £1521, the fourth £760, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 66-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87; such horses rated 65 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. May 10th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 1st, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. CONUNDRUM HR CONSULTING has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Classification of Races Table for the purposes of this race. 39 entries at £60. - Closed May 6th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240 Penalty Value: £6480 1 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS For race details see page 49. 54


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