York Racecard - John Smith's Cup Day - Saturday 10th July

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O F F IC IA L R A C ECARD SA TUR D A Y, JULY 10TH

JOHN SMITH’S DAY 2021 F E A T U RING

T H E 62 N D J O H N S M I T H ’ S C U P



Welcome A very warm welcome to one of the most famous days of our year, celebrating the 62nd staging of the John Smith’s Cup. Every summer since 1960, even in the unusual circumstance of last season’s behind closed doors renewal, racing fans have tried to solve this ultra-valuable and competitive middle-distance handicap. Scottish trainer Jim Goldie won the 2018 heat with the evergreen Euchen Glen and is represented today by Nicholas T, who probably justifies the tag of “late bloomer” as his nine-year-old season has already seen successes here at York and in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle. There is plenty of local opposition, listen for a cheer from the York Race Committee Box if Fishable were to secure the special Wedgewood Trophy for trainer Tim Easterby and York Racecourse Chairman, Bridget Guerin. There are two tremendous Pattern Races to enjoy, the Group 3 John Smith’s Silver Cup for stayers and the Listed John Smith’s City Walls for the sprinters. Dakota Gold heads to post in the latter, already having secured five wins from nine previous spins on the Knavesmire, so expect the bookmakers to have taken note of Michael Dods charge. The support of everyone from John Smith’s, now and over all those decades, as well as your own backing today, sees the prize money this afternoon remain over £300,000 - thank you. The entries for our big races at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival give us encouragement that many of the stars of the season will return to the Knavesmire between Wednesday 18 and Saturday 21 August. Contenders in today’s races are shown by our logo next to their name, so a good run from the likes of Winter Power in the John Smith’s City Walls Stakes could secure her a stall for the Group 1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe, on the festival’s third day. Fujaira Prince is one of several runners in the recently upgraded Group 3, John Smith’s Silver Cup to be entered in the Sky Bet Ebor; trained by Roger Varian the defending Ebor champion will hope to land the bulk of the £500,000 up for grabs on Saturday 21 August, so have your notebooks handy today. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your day and that you are able to come racing at York soon, perhaps to enjoy Rick Astley on Friday evening 23 July or McFLY on Saturday 24 July by when, hopefully the Government will have allowed us to rediscover the joys of live music to a proper crowd. For now, raise a toast to the John Smith’s Cup. William Derby, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course: York Racecourse

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62nd John Smith’s Cup Day Welcome to York Races

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Finding Your Way

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A Guide To Places To Eat & Drink

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Make The Most Of Your Visit

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How to Read Your Racecard

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Trackfacts

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Jockey & Trainer Index

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totepool Betting Information & Away Racing from Ascot & Newmarket

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Meet the Team & Officials

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Living North Top Jockey At York

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Charles Clinkard Top Trainer At York

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Away Racing - Newmarket 3.15 - The bet365 Superlative Stakes (Group 2)

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Fact File: The 62nd John Smith’s Cup

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Away Racing - Newmarket 4.25 - The Darley July Cup (Group 1)

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York Fixtures 2021

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Today’s Race Conditions

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Safe Journey Home

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The Small Print

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York Racecourse would like to thank our sponsor for their support this afternoon.

1.45pm

The John Smith’s Racing Stakes

(Handicap) - 1m Pages 19-22

2.20pm

The John Smith’s Silver Cup Stakes (Group 3) - 1m 6f Pages 25-27

2.55pm

The John Smith’s Stayers’ Stakes

(Handicap) - 2m Pages 29-32

3.30pm

The John Smith’s Stakes (Nursery Handicap) - 6f Pages 37-39

4.05pm

The 62nd John Smith’s Cup (Handicap) - 1m 2f Pages 43-47

4.40pm

The John Smith’s City Walls Stakes (Listed Race) - 5f Pages 53-55

5.15pm

The John Smith’s Sprint Stakes

(Handicap) - 6f Pages 57-60

Races 1, 2, 5 & 6 covered by

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A G IDE T PL CES T EAT & DRIN KNAVESMIRE STAND Two large ground floor bars, serving for collection to both outside seated tables and upper floors with seating and a view.

EBOR STAND

4 bars spread over ground & first floors, one on each floor for collection to use outside seating. Try Eat Between Our Races, which is on the ground floor serving wraps/sandwiches, steak & ale pie, fish 'n' chips, & scrummy cakes.

How can we help you find something to eat and drink today ALL of the below facilities are offering contactless payment, this is the preferred payment method in line with Covid-19 protocols. Please enjoy any alcoholic drinks in the many seats around the racecourse. • The Gimcrack Restaurant offers a three-course lunch for £31 and a fabulous Afternoon Tea for just £12. • Veuve Clicquot Lawn: the big yellow brolly is your clue to this lawn bar, drinks can be walked to seating in Alcoves in Gimcrack Stand opposite. • Champagne Lawns & John Carr Terrace: still a focal point, still offering those griddled Yorkshire burgers. Please enjoy your alcoholic drink only when seated. • The Princess Mary Bar (near County Stand entrance). Offering a select drinks range alongside sandwiches, sealed seafood platters & salad boxes • Alcoves Bar, Gimcrack Stand, a quiet space to sit and relax, drinks purchased at an outside bar can be walked to these inside tables. • Eat Between Our Races, which is on the Ebor ground floor serving sandwiches, salads, steak & ale pie, fish ‘n’ chips. Also, collection point for advance booked ‘Meal Deals’.

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GIMCRACK RESTAURANT

(1st Floor) Main dining room, luxury three-course lunch for £31, afternoon tea for £12.

MELROSE CLUB LOUNGE

Great views of racing, Yorkshire Tapas, and an account bar. SOLD OUT this afternoon. To be first in the queue for later in the season, call 01904 620911.

MOËT PAVILION & MOËT ROOF TERRACE

Plenty of fizz plus wines and premium beers to accompany that view upstairs (weather permitting). Capacity is limited to the number of seats in this area.

JOHN CARR TERRACE

VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE BAR

Georgian stand with modern canopy; full bar (please only drink alochol when seated) and Ged Bell's local beef burgers.

PRINCESS MARY SEAFOOD BAR Offering a select range of drinks, sandwiches, boxed salads and sealed seafood platters.

RACING AREA

• Ebor Stand ground and first floors: these popular bars are open, with one on each floor dedicated to counter service for consumption of drinks when seated at an outside table. Table service for inside seats. • The Moët Pavilion & Moët Roof Terrace: downstairs offers premium beers, artisan gin, Fever-tree tonics and a wide range of the finest champagnes, whilst the Terrace (if the weather plays its part) also offers Moët Rose, vintage wines, premium beers as well as a cup of freshly ground coffee. Please consume any alcoholic drinks only when seated. • Knavesmire Stand: two large bars on the ground floor offers a chance to wander upstairs to take a seat, to enjoy your drink and look towards the track, or to take it to an outside table to enjoy. • Specialist mobile vendors offer stone baked pizza, gourmet British beefburger, and specialist coffees and locally produced luxury ice cream. • The Proper Sweetie Shoppe, just outside the Ebor Stand, might tempt you. Sadly, these unusual circumstances do mean that a few smaller areas and those to the south of the site are not open today, our apologies if they were your favourites, we hope to be back to the full range later in the summer.

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT CHAMPAGNE OF THE MEETING

Canard-Duchene Brut

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Mercier Brut Rosé

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Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label

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Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV

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MEETING POINTS

By the Racecourse of The Year Plaques opposite the Main Entrance. Any lost children will be taken to the nearest First Aid Point. Please write your mobile telephone number on something carried by the child so we can endeavour to make contact to reunite you.

CHILDREN Baby-Changing facilities are available in a purpose-built facility on the ground floors of both Knavesmire & Ebor stands. We welcome children in our main restaurants, and in the Gimcrack Restaurant we offer a half price option for under 12s. Wherever you can buy food we also can provide juice for children. Our Parent and Toddler room, situated opposite the main Ebor Stand entrance in the Library Rooms, allows parents and children some quiet time away. A microwave is provided to warm bottles and televisions provide coverage of racing whilst another shows cartoons. This facility has been generously supported by our local Tesco at Askam Bar. Don’t forget our Family Sunday on Sunday September 5th featuring the Pony Racing Series and wider family entertainments as well as special appearances at intervals from Peter Rabbit. Book early to benefit from the offer price of £12 for combined Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure. (£15 on the day).

CASH MACHINES Cash machines are available at the northern end of the racecourse by the Frankel statue and a further machine is sited adjacent to the entrance to the Gimcrack Stand. Please note there is a charge for this service.

FOLLOW THE RACING ACTION Racing action from further afield can be followed in the William Hill Retail SP Shop on the Melrose Lawn. There are also racecourse televisions around the grandstands which are signed to show racing from other racecourses.

STOP THE CLOCK Check out the Official race time as soon as they cross the line, the digital timing clock at the Winning Post has been supported by Al Basti Equiworld Dubai and might give you a punting advantage later in the afternoon.

POSITION OF STALLS

Inside Rail: Races 1, 2, 3 & 5 10

Centre: Races 4, 6 & 7


CARING FOR THE HORSES Looking after the horses is a priority at York so every raceday there is a team of equine vets on call. Much of their work is done before racing actually starts, being on hand to check horses over. Given the warm forecast, extra checks will be in place for the horses, including the special "water misting fans" to cool the runners after a race. If there is an incident, prompt attention to horse and rider is provided by the modern ambulances. Like most courses York will often use green screens during an incident, these offer privacy to those involved and their presence does not necessarily signify bad news. If a horse loses a shoe then there is a farrier at every start and in the pre parade ring, to put it right.

RETAIL THERAPY Feel in need of some retail therapy? Why not visit one of our retail partners. Blue Rider Gallery - equestrian art specialists. (opposite the Princess Mary bar) Conversation Pieces - equestrian prints. (by entrance to Gimcrack Stand)

DISABLED RACEGOERS Facilities such as disabled toilets and viewing platforms for racing and concert viewing are clearly signed. Our raceday stewards will be pleased to offer directions and assistance. The Racecourse Office Team will also be happy to help and can provide an access guide and map. Rachel Crabtree is a senior member of the team with special responsibility in this area.

FREE WIFI 1) Search and select yorkracecourse 2) Enter your own email address and home postcode to register 3) You’ll be directed to our home page featuring our partners for today, then just surf away. Given the nature of any WiFi network there will be peaks of demand by both time and location - some websites will not be available.

SHUTTLE BUS A limited shuttle bus service to York station will collect from Knavesmire Road, at the northern end of the racecourse. The service is provided by a commercial operator. A return service operates on raceday mornings.

TAXI/PRIVATE HIRE PICK-UP POINT There is a taxi pick up point at the Northern end of the racecourse adjacent to Campleshon Road. Private Hire vehicles will meet pre-booked customers, also at the Northern End.

WHERE CAN I PLACE A BET

The tote will be pleased to take your bet at their many windows or look out for a passing courier. Remember to try the small stake-big payout bets such as the Jackpot, Placepot or Trifecta. The William Hill Betting Shop on the Melrose Stand Lawn offers a full SP service, so bets on racing and the wider sporting world. The colour of the main betting ring returns, set in front of the Knavesmire Stand, take on the challenge. Contactless payment is available for all the above options. Good luck.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES York Racecourse always strives to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment. However, an incident may occur which is beyond our control. We have employed professionally-trained and experienced stewards. In the event of a situation which requires a partial or full evacuation of the stands, announcements will be broadcast and stewards will usher you to a place of safety; it is essential that you follow their instructions. Please take your belongings with you and proceed out of the area quickly and quietly. If we are unable to re-occupy the stands, you may be invited to return to your car or coach. Departure from car and coach parks will be under the direction of the Police. The foregoing is a precautionary tale. 11


How to Read the Racecard colour graphic

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A symbol here denotes the horse holds an entry Barons Selection at the Welcome to No. of Yorkshire days Ebor Festival age since 18th-21st August last ran

horse’s name

Ghaiyyath (IRE) (45)

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B h Dubawi (IRE) - Nightime (IRE) Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

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Jockey: William Buick Form: 310-111 D Breeder: Springbank Way Stud

Has won eight races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. A winner at 9-4 in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown over 1m 2f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Enable by 2 1/4l. Every chance of following up in this. Official BHA Rating 127 SP: 11-10

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.

You must be 18 or over to place a bet You may be asked to provide proof of your age when placing a bet If you cannot produce this your bet will not be accepted

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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.

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Top Course Trainers LEADING TRAINERS AT YORK (2016-2021) WITH RUNNERS: R FAHEY (39 wins from 566 runners, 7%) runs IRREVERENT, CROWNTHORPE, AMAYSMONT and GALLIPOLI (1.45), INTERNATIONAL BOY (3.30), HARTSWOOD (4.05), GEORGE BOWEN (5.15). W HAGGAS (34 wins from 191 runners, 18%) runs AJYAALL (1.45), ILARAAB and ROBERTO ESCOBARR (2.20), AL ZARAQAAN (4.05). T EASTERBY (32 wins from 415 runners, 8%) runs POET’S DAWN (1.45), CONTREBASSE (2.55), ATOMIC LADY (3.30), FISHABLE (4.05), WINTER POWER (4.40), MUSIC SOCIETY and DANZAN (5.15).

Trainers In Form MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: A BALDING (10 wins from 51 runners, 20%) runs MORANDO (2.20), JOHNNY DRAMA and GOOD BIRTHDAY (4.05). T EASTERBY (10 wins from 91 runners, 11%) runners listed above. R FAHEY (9 wins from 72 runners, 12%) runners listed above.

Top Course Jockeys LEADING JOCKEYS AT YORK (2016-2021) WITH RIDES: PAUL HANAGAN (20 wins from 223 rides, 9%) rides AMAYSMONT (1.45), ROBERTO ESCOBARR (2.20), FLINT HILL (2.55), INTERNATIONAL BOY (3.30), AL ZARAQAAN (4.05), GEORGE BOWEN (5.15). JIM CROWLEY (20 wins from 117 rides, 17%) rides EAGLEWAY (1.45), HUKUM (2.20), ARABIST (2.55), DAWAAM (4.05), CAPOTE’S DREAM (5.15). DAVID ALLAN (18 wins from 214 rides, 8%) rides GALLIPOLI (1.45), CONTREBASSE (2.55), ATOMIC LADY (3.30), FISHABLE (4.05), WINTER POWER (4.40), DANZAN (5.15).

Jockeys In Form MOST WINS IN THE LAST 14 DAYS: PAUL MULRENNAN (9 wins from 42 rides, 21%) rides OUTBOX (2.20), GOOBINATOR (2.55), RED POWER (3.30), SURREY PRIDE (4.05), QUE AMORO (4.40), VENTURA EXPRESS (5.15). LAURA PEARSON (6 wins from 36 rides, 17%) rides LUCANDER (4.05), MARK’S CHOICE (5.15). P J MCDONALD (6 wins from 47 rides, 13%) rides EBURY (1.45), MORANDO (2.20), DAAWY (2.55), ASTRO KING (4.05), MOSS GILL (4.40).

Weight Watcher The horses which have dropped most in the weights from previous winning handicap marks in the last two years: 1.45 CROWNTHORPE (won off 91 down 4lb to 87); IRREVERENT (won off 87 down 6lb to 81); 2.55 NATALEENA (won off 66 down 5lb to 61); 4.05 GOOD BIRTHDAY (won off 95 down 3lb to 92); NICHOLAS T (won off 96 down 5lb to 91); 5.15 FORTAMOUR (won off 86 down 4lb to 82); DARK DEFENDER (won off 78 down 5lb to 73); WAHOO (won off 86 down 7lb to 79); SPANISH ANGEL (won off 81 down 8lb to 73).

Classy Tips The following horses are running today in a race at least two grades lower than their previous race: 4.05 JOHNNY DRAMA (down 2 grades); 4.40 QUE AMORO (down 3 grades); 4.40 WINTER POWER (down 3); 5.15 CAPOTE’S DREAM (down 2 grades); 5.15 DANZAN (down 2); 5.15 RAATEA (down 2).

Fancy That D O’MEARA won the 1.45 race in 2015 and 2019. The stable is represented by HORTZADAR, SAFRAN and YOUNG FIRE in the race today. K RYAN won the 3.30 race in 2016 and 2018. The stable is represented by MAKALU in the race today. W HAGGAS won the 4.05 race in 2011, 2013 and 2020. The stable is represented by AL ZARAQAAN in the race today. T EASTERBY won the 4.40 race in 2012 and 2019. The stable is represented by WINTER POWER in the race today. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July.

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX

JOCKEYS D ALLAN 1.45 Gallipoli (IRE) .............................................................. R Fahey 2.55 Contrebasse............................................................. T Easterby 3.30 Atomic Lady (FR) ................................................ T Easterby 4.05 Fishable .................................................................... T Easterby 4.40 Winter Power (IRE) ............................................ T Easterby 5.15 Danzan (IRE) ........................................................... T Easterby A ATZENI 1.45 Wobwobwob (IRE) ................................................. A Keatley 2.20 Fujaira Prince (IRE) ..................................................R Varian 2.55 Chocolate Box (IRE) ..................................... M Loughnane 3.30 Night Candle (FR) .................................................R Hannon 4.05 Ascension .....................................................................R Varian 5.15 Triggered (IRE) ................................................. M Loughnane C BEASLEY 1.45 Safran (FR) ...............................................................D O’Meara 2.55 Proton (IRE) ...............................................................A Carroll 4.05 Sky Defender........................................................ M Johnston 4.40 Dakota Gold.................................................................. M Dods 5.15 Gunmetal (IRE) ......................................................T D Barron J BRYAN 4.05 Johnny Drama (IRE) .............................................A Balding H BURNS 2.55 Lady Isabel (IRE) ................................................Joseph Parr P COSGRAVE 2.20 Away He Goes (IRE) ...................................... I Mohammed 4.05 Bright Start (USA) ............................................S bin Suroor M CREHAN 3.30 Silken Petals............................................................. P McBride 4.05 Aaddeey (IRE) ................................................S & E Crisford

B MCHUGH 1.45 Broken Spear ..................................................................T Coyle 5.15 Abate.................................................................. Adrian Nicholls F MCMANOMAN 5.15 Roundhay Park ............................................................N Tinkler O MCSWEENEY 1.45 Irreverent........................................................................ R Fahey 3.30 Makalu (IRE) ..................................................................K Ryan A MULLEN 1.45 Jump The Gun (IRE) .................................................I Jardine 2.55 Nakeeta ..........................................................................I Jardine 3.30 Wiganese (IRE) .........................................................I Jardine 5.15 Wahoo............................................................................... M Dods P MULRENNAN 2.20 Outbox ........................................................................A Watson 2.55 Goobinator (USA) ...................................................D McCain 3.30 Red Power (IRE) .............................................. T Dascombe 4.05 Surrey Pride (IRE) ....................................................... J Tuite 4.40 Que Amoro (IRE) ...................................................... M Dods 5.15 Ventura Express ........................................................P Midgley C MURTAGH 1.45 Crownthorpe................................................................. R Fahey 4.05 Hartswood.................................................................... R Fahey 5.15 Mr Wagyu (IRE) ........................................................J J Quinn C NOBLE 4.05 Dark Pine (IRE) ................................................D Loughnane

H CROUCH 1.45 Dubai Mirage (IRE) ............................................S bin Suroor 2.20 Max Vega (IRE) .......................................................R Beckett 4.05 Victory Chime (IRE) .............................................R Beckett

D NOLAN 1.45 Hortzadar ...................................................................D O’Meara 2.55 Arctic Fox............................................................. M Todhunter 5.15 Ghathanfar (IRE) ....................................................T Waggott

J CROWLEY 1.45 Eagleway (FR) ........................................................... I Furtado 2.20 Hukum (IRE) ..................................................Owen Burrows 2.55 Arabist ......................................................................... I Williams 4.05 Dawaam (USA) .............................................Owen Burrows 5.15 Capote’s Dream (IRE) ................................................. T Ward

LAURA PEARSON 4.05 Lucander (IRE) .......................................................R Beckett 5.15 Mark’s Choice (IRE) ............................................... S England

M DWYER 2.20 Louganini.................................................................. R Charlton 2.55 Nataleena (IRE) ........................................................B Haslam 4.05 Palavecino (FR) ......................................................B Meehan L EDMUNDS 1.45 Fame And Acclaim (IRE) .........................................J L Eyre 2.55 Kangaroo Point (IRE) ........................................... I Williams 4.05 Data Protection ............................................Muir & Grassick 4.40 Bedford Flyer (IRE) ..................................................J L Eyre T HAMMER HANSEN 4.05 Strait Of Hormuz (IRE) .......................................J O’Keeffe 5.15 Love Powerful (IRE) ...............................................R Hannon P HANAGAN 1.45 Amaysmont ................................................................... R Fahey 2.20 Roberto Escobarr (IRE) ......................................W Haggas 2.55 Flint Hill .............................................................Ruth Jefferson 3.30 International Boy (IRE) ........................................... R Fahey 4.05 Al Zaraqaan..............................................................W Haggas 5.15 George Bowen (IRE) ................................................. R Fahey S HITCHCOTT 1.45 Lexington Knight (IRE) .........................................R Hannon D E HOGAN 5.15 Dark Defender .............................................Harvey Bastiman C HUTCHINSON 4.05 Good Birthday (IRE) .............................................A Balding S B KIRRANE 3.30 Jersey Rose (IRE) .................................................D O’Meara ELLA MCCAIN 1.45 Poet’s Dawn ............................................................. T Easterby 5.15 Music Society (IRE) .............................................. T Easterby

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P J MCDONALD 1.45 Ebury................................................................................. S Dixon 2.20 Morando (FR) ..........................................................A Balding 2.55 Daawy (IRE) ..................................................................... R Fell 4.05 Astro King (IRE) ................................................ Sir M Stoute 4.40 Moss Gill (IRE) ..........................................................E Bethell

B ROBINSON 2.55 Ghadbbaan ...................................................................B Ellison 4.05 Nicholas T..................................................................... J Goldie 4.40 Tarboosh ....................................................................P Midgley 5.15 Big Les (IRE) .......................................................... J Camacho C RODRIGUEZ 1.45 Chichester................................................................ K Dalgleish 2.55 Clifftop Heaven .......................................................M Walford 4.05 What’s The Story ................................................. K Dalgleish 4.40 Snazzy Jazzy (IRE) ............................................. L Mullaney 5.15 Raatea........................................................................ J Camacho R SCOTT 1.45 La Trinidad.......................................................................... R Fell 4.05 Cockalorum (IRE) .......................................................... R Fell 4.40 Lahore (USA) .....................................................Phillip Makin 5.15 True Mason.............................................................Phillip Makin H SHAW 3.30 Royal Emerther (IRE) ...............................................K Burke 4.40 First Company (IRE) ..............................................D Carroll 5.15 Fortamour (IRE) .......................................................B Haslam JP SULLIVAN 1.45 Ajyaall (FR) ..............................................................W Haggas 2.20 Ilaraab (IRE) ............................................................W Haggas 2.55 Sociologist (FR) .......................................................... S Dixon 4.40 El Astronaute (IRE) ...............................................J J Quinn 5.15 Spanish Angel (IRE) ......................................................R Carr J WATSON 1.45 Young Fire (FR) ......................................................D O’Meara 2.20 Quickthorn...............................................................H Morrison 2.55 Mr Chua (IRE) ..................................................M Scudamore 4.05 Winter Reprise (FR) ......................................... D Menuisier R WHELAN 2.20 Sonnyboyliston (IRE) ...................................... J P Murtagh 4.40 Urban Beat (IRE) .............................................. J P Murtagh S WOODS 3.30 Meng Tian ........................................................... S P C Woods


TRAINERS ANDREW BALDING 2.20 Morando (FR)...............................................................P J McDonald 4.05 Good Birthday (IRE)........................................Callum Hutchinson 4.05 Johnny Drama (IRE).................................................. Joshua Bryan DAVID BARRON 5.15 Gunmetal (IRE)..........................................................Connor Beasley HARVEY BASTIMAN 5.15 Dark Defender .................................................................Dylan Hogan RALPH BECKETT 2.20 Max Vega (IRE)..........................................................Hector Crouch 4.05 Lucander (IRE) ...........................................................Laura Pearson 4.05 Victory Chime (IRE).................................................Hector Crouch EDWARD BETHELL 4.40 Moss Gill (IRE) .............................................................P J McDonald SAEED BIN SUROOR 1.45 Dubai Mirage (IRE)....................................................Hector Crouch 4.05 Bright Start (USA).......................................................Pat Cosgrave KARL BURKE 3.30 Royal Emerther (IRE) .............................................. Harrison Shaw OWEN BURROWS 2.20 Hukum (IRE).....................................................................Jim Crowley 4.05 Dawaam (USA)...............................................................Jim Crowley JULIE CAMACHO 5.15 Big Les (IRE) ................................................................. Ben Robinson 5.15 Raatea.......................................................................Callum Rodriguez RUTH CARR 5.15 Spanish Angel (IRE) ..................................................James Sullivan DECLAN CARROLL 4.40 First Company (IRE) ............................................... Harrison Shaw TONY CARROLL 2.55 Proton (IRE) ..............................................................Connor Beasley ROGER CHARLTON 2.20 Louganini.........................................................................Martin Dwyer TONY COYLE 1.45 Broken Spear ................................................................Barry McHugh SIMON & ED CRISFORD 4.05 Aaddeey (IRE) ............................................................... Mark Crehan KEITH DALGLEISH 1.45 Chichester...............................................................Callum Rodriguez 4.05 What’s The Story ................................................Callum Rodriguez TOM DASCOMBE 3.30 Red Power (IRE).......................................................Paul Mulrennan SCOTT DIXON 1.45 Ebury.................................................................................P J McDonald 2.55 Sociologist (FR).........................................................James Sullivan MICHAEL DODS 4.40 Dakota Gold..............................................................Connor Beasley 4.40 Que Amoro (IRE).....................................................Paul Mulrennan 5.15 Wahoo............................................................................ Andrew Mullen TIM EASTERBY 1.45 Poet’s Dawn ....................................................................... Ella McCain 2.55 Contrebasse........................................................................David Allan 3.30 Atomic Lady (FR)............................................................David Allan 4.05 Fishable ...............................................................................David Allan 4.40 Winter Power (IRE) ........................................................David Allan 5.15 Danzan (IRE) .......................................................................David Allan 5.15 Music Society (IRE) ......................................................... Ella McCain BRIAN ELLISON 2.55 Ghadbbaan ................................................................... Ben Robinson SAMANTHA ENGLAND 5.15 Mark’s Choice (IRE) ....................................................Laura Pearson LES EYRE 1.45 Fame And Acclaim (IRE).......................................Lewis Edmunds 4.40 Bedford Flyer (IRE) ...............................................Lewis Edmunds RICHARD FAHEY 1.45 Amaysmont ....................................................................Paul Hanagan 1.45 Crownthorpe............................................................ Connor Murtagh 1.45 Gallipoli (IRE)......................................................................David Allan 1.45 Irreverent................................................................... O M McSweeney 3.30 International Boy (IRE).............................................Paul Hanagan 4.05 Hartswood............................................................... Connor Murtagh 5.15 George Bowen (IRE) ...................................................Paul Hanagan ROGER FELL 1.45 La Trinidad........................................................................Rowan Scott 2.55 Daawy (IRE) ..................................................................P J McDonald 4.05 Cockalorum (IRE) .........................................................Rowan Scott IVAN FURTADO 1.45 Eagleway (FR)..................................................................Jim Crowley JIM GOLDIE 4.05 Nicholas T..................................................................... Ben Robinson WILLIAM HAGGAS 1.45 Ajyaall (FR)...................................................................James Sullivan 2.20 Ilaraab (IRE) ................................................................James Sullivan 2.20 Roberto Escobarr (IRE)............................................Paul Hanagan 4.05 Al Zaraqaan...................................................................Paul Hanagan RICHARD HANNON 1.45 Lexington Knight (IRE)...................................................S Hitchcott

3.30 Night Candle (FR) .....................................................Andrea Atzeni 5.15 Love Powerful (IRE).................................. Thore Hammer Hansen BEN HASLAM 2.55 Nataleena (IRE).............................................................Martin Dwyer 5.15 Fortamour (IRE).......................................................... Harrison Shaw IAIN JARDINE 1.45 Jump The Gun (IRE) ................................................ Andrew Mullen 2.55 Nakeeta ........................................................................ Andrew Mullen 3.30 Wiganese (IRE)......................................................... Andrew Mullen RUTH JEFFERSON 2.55 Flint Hill ...........................................................................Paul Hanagan MARK JOHNSTON 4.05 Sky Defender............................................................Connor Beasley ADRIAN KEATLEY 1.45 Wobwobwob (IRE).....................................................Andrea Atzeni DAVID LOUGHNANE 4.05 Dark Pine (IRE)........................................................Cameron Noble MARK LOUGHNANE 2.55 Chocolate Box (IRE)..................................................Andrea Atzeni 5.15 Triggered (IRE).............................................................Andrea Atzeni PHILLIP MAKIN 4.40 Lahore (USA) .................................................................Rowan Scott 5.15 True Mason........................................................................Rowan Scott PHILLIP MCBRIDE 3.30 Silken Petals....................................................................Mark Crehan DONALD MCCAIN 2.55 Goobinator (USA)....................................................Paul Mulrennan BRIAN MEEHAN 4.05 Palavecino (FR)............................................................Martin Dwyer DAVID MENUISIER 4.05 Winter Reprise (FR).................................................. Jason Watson PAUL MIDGLEY 4.40 Tarboosh ....................................................................... Ben Robinson 5.15 Ventura Express .........................................................Paul Mulrennan ISMAIL MOHAMMED 2.20 Away He Goes (IRE) ...................................................Pat Cosgrave HUGHIE MORRISON 2.20 Quickthorn.................................................................... Jason Watson WILLIAM MUIR & CHRIS GRASSICK 4.05 Data Protection .......................................................Lewis Edmunds LAWRENCE MULLANEY 4.40 Snazzy Jazzy (IRE)............................................Callum Rodriguez JOHN MURTAGH 2.20 Sonnyboyliston (IRE)...............................................Ronan Whelan 4.40 Urban Beat (IRE) ......................................................Ronan Whelan ADRIAN NICHOLLS 5.15 Abate................................................................................Barry McHugh JEDD O’KEEFFE 4.05 Strait Of Hormuz (IRE).......................... Thore Hammer Hansen DAVID O’MEARA 1.45 Hortzadar ...........................................................................David Nolan 1.45 Safran (FR) .................................................................Connor Beasley 1.45 Young Fire (FR) ........................................................... Jason Watson 3.30 Jersey Rose (IRE) .........................................................Sean Kirrane PARR 2.55 Lady Isabel (IRE).............................................................Harry Burns JOHN QUINN 4.40 El Astronaute (IRE)..................................................James Sullivan 5.15 Mr Wagyu (IRE)....................................................... Connor Murtagh KEVIN RYAN 3.30 Makalu (IRE)............................................................ O M McSweeney MICHAEL SCUDAMORE 2.55 Mr Chua (IRE) .............................................................. Jason Watson SIR MICHAEL STOUTE 4.05 Astro King (IRE)..........................................................P J McDonald NIGEL TINKLER 5.15 Roundhay Park .....................................................Faye McManoman MARTIN TODHUNTER 2.55 Arctic Fox..........................................................................David Nolan JOSEPH TUITE 4.05 Surrey Pride (IRE)....................................................Paul Mulrennan ROGER VARIAN 2.20 Fujaira Prince (IRE) ...................................................Andrea Atzeni 4.05 Ascension .....................................................................Andrea Atzeni TRACY WAGGOTT 5.15 Ghathanfar (IRE)..............................................................David Nolan MARK WALFORD 2.55 Clifftop Heaven ....................................................Callum Rodriguez TOM WARD 5.15 Capote’s Dream (IRE)....................................................Jim Crowley ARCHIE WATSON 2.20 Outbox .........................................................................Paul Mulrennan IAN WILLIAMS 2.55 Arabist ................................................................................Jim Crowley 2.55 Kangaroo Point (IRE).............................................Lewis Edmunds S P C WOODS 3.30 Meng Tian .............................................................. 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ASCOT Race 1 1.50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

7f

Unspoken (IRE) Atrium (GB) Desert Angel (IRE) Flying Secret (GB) Implore (GB) Khanjar (IRE) State Legend (IRE) Haunted Dream (IRE) Nietzsche’s Star (GB) Cephalus (GB) Sir Duke (GB)

9-9 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-0 9-0 8-10 8-10

Race 2 2.25

1m 6f 34y

Race 3 3.00

7f 213y

Race 1 1.30

7f

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Future Investment (GB) Spanish Kiss (GB) Just In Time (GB) Indianapolis (IRE) Buriram (IRE) Ispahan (GB) American Gigolo (GB) Vindolanda (GB) Vis A Vis (GB)

Al Suhail (GB) Century Dream (IRE) Duke of Hazzard (FR) Happy Power (IRE) Haqeeqy (IRE) Regal Reality (GB) Sir Busker (IRE) Space Traveller (GB) Tilsit (USA) Top Rank (IRE)

10-0 9-12 9-10 9-9 9-7 9-5 9-2 9-1 8-13 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1 9-1

Race 4 3.35 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Danzeno (GB) Makanah (GB) Tis Marvellous (GB) Count d’Orsay (IRE) Ostilio (GB) Hurricane Ivor (IRE) Sunday Sovereign (GB) Aljady (FR) Mulzim (GB) Zargun (GER) Blue de Vega (GER) Nomadic Empire (IRE) Significantly (GB) Only Spoofing (IRE) Boundless Power (IRE) Mondammej (GB) Mokaatil (GB) Get It (GB) Showalong (GB) Nelson Gay (IRE)

Race 5 4.10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Arafi (GB) Caspian Queen (IRE) Keeper’s Choice (IRE) Madame Tantzy (GB) Achelois (IRE) Bellazada (IRE) Appellation (IRE)

5f

9-10 9-9 9-8 9-7 9-7 9-6 9-5 9-5 9-3 9-2 9-1 9-0 8-12 8-11 8-10 8-9 8-8 8-8 8-8 8-7

1m

10-0 9-12 9-2 9-0 8-10 8-7 8-2

Race 6 4.45 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Recovery Run (GB) Pleasant Man (GB) Dhushan (IRE) Irish Legend (IRE) Mystical Dawn (IRE) First Light (GB) Glentaneous (IRE) Surrey Gold (IRE) Glen Again (IRE)

1m 3f 211y

Race 7 5.20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Be Prepared (GB) Cold Stare (IRE) Little Boy Blue (GB) Edgewood (GB) Flaming Spear (IRE) Song of The Isles (IRE) Qasbaz (IRE) Spanish Star (IRE) Le Reveur (IRE) Mabre (IRE) Top Secret (GB) Captain Claret (GB) Raging Rascal (IRE) North of Amazing (GB)

9-7 9-4 9-1 9-0 8-13 8-13 8-12 8-10 8-8

7f

10-2 10-1 10-0 9-12 9-10 9-7 9-5 9-3 9-3 9-2 9-1 9-1 9-0 8-7

NEWMARKET 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ardbraccan (IRE) Bouquet (GB) Calm Skies (IRE) Eagle Path (IRE) Ephrata (GB) Kingdom Girl (GB) Mimi’s Odyssey (GB) Salve Japan (GB) Signorina Merisi (GB) Wilderness Girl (IRE)

Race 2 2.05 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Star of Emaraaty (IRE) Hala Hala Hala (IRE) Samoot (IRE) Liberated Lady (IRE) Spirit of Bermuda (IRE) Kingmania (IRE) Nebulosa (GB) Rising Star (GB) Riknnah (IRE) Professional Widow (IRE) She Do (GB) Al Saariyah (IRE)

9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0 9-0

7f

9-7 9-2 9-0 8-12 8-11 8-11 8-11 8-10 8-10 8-8 8-8 8-7

Race 3 2.40 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Qaader (IRE) Latest Generation (GB) Royal Fleet (GB) Titan Rock (GB) Seasett (GB) Kaheall (GB) Darvel (IRE)

Race 5 3.50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Motakhayyel (GB) Raising Sand (GB) Symbolize (IRE) Shine So Bright (GB) Ropey Guest (GB) Cliffs of Capri (GB) Boardman (GB) Count Otto (IRE) Ametist (GB) Revich (IRE) Karibana (IRE) Jumaira Bay (FR) Lord Rapscallion (IRE) Perotto (GB) Tadleel (GB) On A Session (USA) Fundamental (GB) National League (IRE) Kimifive (IRE) Gabrial The Wire (GB)

1m

9-7 9-2 9-1 8-12 8-10 8-9 8-4

7f

9-10 9-3 9-3 9-2 8-13 8-12 8-11 8-11 8-11 8-10 8-10 8-10 8-8 8-8 8-7 8-7 8-7 8-6 8-6 8-5

Race 4 3.15 7f The bet365 Superlative Stakes (Group 2) is fully featured on pages 34-35 of this racecard.

Race 6 4.25 6f The Darley July Cup (Group 1) is fully featured on pages 48-50 of this racecard.

Race 7 5.00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Graphite (FR) Koeman (GB) Amir Kabir (GB) Duke of Condicote (GB) Parachute (GB) Pied Piper (GB) Love Is Golden (IRE) Gold Souk (IRE) Autonomy (GB) Oz Legend (IRE) Barenboim (GB) Spirit Mixer (GB)

1m 4f 10-0 9-12 9-9 9-5 9-3 9-2 8-10 8-9 8-9 8-7 8-4 8-0


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

1st Race 1.45 The John Smith’s Racing Stakes

About One Mile (1,500 metres)

1m Handicap 81-100 £25,000 3+ Inside Rail

See page 61 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Underway with the first of several competitive handicaps. Such races are designed for close competition so, the handicapper, is the independent assessor who rates horses on past performance seeking to get them crossing the line together, by handing out differing weights. This one is for 3yo+ horses run over a mile, with Young Fire at the top of the scale. The high handicap rating band of 86-105 means that it will attract some pretty smart types (like for the ODI cricketers a score of over 100 denotes a top performer). Why not visit the Parade Ring to see them up close before making your final selection.

2019’S RACE Winner: ESCOBAR Trainer: David O’Meara Jockey: Jamie Spencer Age/Weight: 5-10-0 Runners: 6 SP: 11/4 Under a classic Jamie Spencer waiting ride, Escobar was a cosy winner under a welter burden of 10 stone, coming strongly on the bridle to the final furlong and leading inside the final 100 yards.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 36.87s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 35.60s Course Record: 1m 34.81s by Concer Un (22-Aug-96) 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 566 runners, 7%) runs AMAYSMONT, CROWNTHORPE, GALLIPOLI and IRREVERENT Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (10 wins from 91 runners, 11%) runs POET’S DAWN Weight Watcher: IRREVERENT won off a handicap mark of 87, his rating is now down 6lb to 81. Fancy That: D O’Meara won this race in 2015 and 2019. The stable runs HORTZADAR, SAFRAN and YOUNG FIRE today. Longest Traveller: LEXINGTON KNIGHT trained by R Hannon, Marlborough, 212 miles. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Last 6 Runs 456331 0-66220 5-22700 0-36020 2150-23 121-4 346-561 145321 563822 09-1747 2-91565 0-01152 132052 460-368 32-4361 9-94200 5-35625 51-5316 233221

NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July. Horse YOUNG FIRE FAME AND ACCLAIM DUBAI MIRAGE HORTZADAR EAGLEWAY AJYAALL LA TRINIDAD CHICHESTER CROWNTHORPE SAFRAN BROKEN SPEAR POET’S DAWN AMAYSMONT EBURY JUMP THE GUN GALLIPOLI IRREVERENT WOBWOBWOB LEXINGTON KNIGHT

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

Total Runs 40 16 12 30 22 4 14 11 44 12 35 49 19 14 20 49 25 9 6

Career Winnings 73180 35228 10221 50696 61204 6922 11675 15147 52477 18085 24561 34110 16952 13585 7172 35806 26814 20842 3024

Winning Distance Range 7-9F 7-8F 8F 7-9F 6-7F 7-9F 7-9F 8F 7-8F 7-8F 5-7F 7-10F 6-9F 8F 6-8F 5-8F 7-8F 6-7F 8F

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

Runs Since Wins 0 8 7 7 4 1 0 0 7 3 3 2 5 10 0 9 15 1 0

KNAVESMIRE TIP Narrow preference is for WOBWOBWOB. He can be forgiven a lacklustre performance on heavy ground at Haydock latest and won impressively over 7f here the time before. With Andrea Atzeni a positive jockey booking, a return to form is forecast. Ajyaall is entitled to improve for his seasonal/handicap debut over 7f here in May and warrants respect lining up off a 1lb lower mark, while Young Fire and Eagleway are other names to note.

WOBWOBWOB

AJYAALL 19


1st Race 1.45

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

The John Smith’s Racing Stakes No

Horse

1

Young Fire (FR) (7)

Age

6

B g Fuisse (FR) - Young Majesty (USA)

Owner: Mr Evan M. Sutherland Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

st-lb

1m Handicap (81-100) £25,000 3+ Inside Rail

(kgs)

10-0 (63.5)

Draw

(7)

Jockey: Jason Watson

Form: 456331 D Breeder: Mr Cyril Morange

Winner of seven races from 7f to 1m 1f on soft and heavy ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 15-2 at Haydock over 7f (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Gifted Ruler by 3/4l. Warrants respect off a 4lb higher mark today. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 11-1

2

Fame And Acclaim (IRE) (24)

B g Acclamation - Applause (IRE)

1

4

Owner: RP Racing Ltd Trainer: Les Eyre, Beverley

9-13 (63.0)

(10)

Jockey: Lewis Edmunds

Form: 0-66220 D Breeder: P & B Bloodstock

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 10l behind Real World at 50-1 when 13th of 30 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. Did well for Joseph O’Brien in Ireland and hard to dismiss. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 50-1

3

Dubai Mirage (IRE) (23)

Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Calipatria

4

9-11

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor, Newmarket

(62.1)

(11)

Jockey: Hector Crouch

Form: 5-22000 D Breeder: Godolphin

Successful twice at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 17l behind Highfield Princess at 16-1 when 20th of 28 on his latest outing at Ascot over 7f (good to firm) last month. Well beaten on his last three starts and possibly best watched. Official BHA Rating 97 SP: 16-1

4

Hortzadar (GB) (24)

B g Sepoy (AUS) - Clouds of Magellan (USA)

6

Owner: Akela Construction Ltd Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

9-10 (61.7)

(19)

Jockey: David Nolan

Form: 0-36020 D Breeder: The Aston House Stud

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 11l behind Real World at 80-1 when 16th of 30 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. Placed off this mark two starts ago. Outside claims. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 25-1

5

Eagleway (FR) (16)

B g Sakhee’s Secret - Tearsforjoy (USA)

5

Owner: John Marriott Trainer: Ivan Furtado, Newark

9-6

(59.9)

(14)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 2150-23 Breeder: Mme Nikola Bockova

He has won four times from 6f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 6 behind Hartswood beaten 1l at 7-2 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m last month. Off the same mark today and no surprise if in the shake-up. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 12-1

6

Ajyaall (FR) (49)

B g Kingman - Lucrece

4

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

9-4

(59.0)

(5)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Form: 121-4 BF Breeder: Serge Boucheron

Successful at 7f and 1m 1f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 4 1/2l behind Volatile Analyst when fourth of 7 at 5-2fav on his latest outing here over 7f (soft) in May. Forecast better ground today should be more in his favour. Merits consideration. Official BHA Rating 90 SP: 10-1

7

La Trinidad (GB) (28)

B g Bated Breath - High Drama (IRE)

Owner: Mrs D. W. Davenport Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton

4

9-3

(58.5)

(6)

Jockey: Rowan Scott

Form: 346-561 C D Breeder: Exors of the Late Mr O. J. Williams

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 1f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 4-1 here over 1m 1f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Delgrey Boy by a neck. Not disgraced at this higher level the time before. No forlorn hope. Official BHA Rating 89 SP: 16-1

8

Chichester (GB) (17)

B g Dansili - Havant

Owner: Sir Ian & Ms Catriona Good Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke

4

9-2

(58.1)

(12)

Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

Form: 145321 D Breeder: Mrs James Wigan & London TB Services Ltd

Successful twice at 1m on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 11-2 at Carlisle over 1m (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Global Spirit by a neck. Has also won at Newcastle this season. Can’t be ruled out. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 17-2 20


No

Horse

9

Crownthorpe (GB) (16)

B g Monsieur Bond (IRE) - Normandy Maid

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

6

9-1

(57.6)

(17)

Owner: Richard Fahey Ebor Racing Club Ltd Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

Jockey: Connor Murtagh (3)

Form: 563022 CD Breeder: Mrs Sheila Oakes

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m on good and soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 3/4l by Hartswood when second of 6 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m last month. Brings winning course-and-distance form to the table and not without claims. Official BHA Rating 87 SP: 16-1

10 Safran (FR) (22)

B g Dabirsim (FR) - Sosquaw (FR)

Owner: Ryedale Racing Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

4

9-0

(57.2)

(16)

Jockey: Connor Beasley

Form: 00-1040 D Breeder: S.C.A. Elevage De Tourgeville Et Al

Successful at 7f and 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 16l behind Titan Rock at 28-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing at Redcar over 1m (good to firm) last month. This is even tougher and he is probably best watched. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 50-1

11 Broken Spear (GB) (28) B g Pastoral Pursuits - My Pretty Girl

5

9-0

Owner: Morecool Racing Trainer: Tony Coyle, Norton

(57.2)

1

(9)

Jockey: Barry McHugh

Form: 2-01565 C Breeder: Heather Raw

He has won three times from 5f to 7f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind Baashir when fifth of 11 at 25-1 on his latest outing here over 7f (good to firm) last month. Just 1lb lower today and looks to have plenty on his plate. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 25-1

12 Poet’s Dawn (GB) (30)

Ch g Poet’s Voice - Dudley Queen (IRE)

Owner: Mr Timothy O’Gram & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

6

9-0

(57.2)

(15)

Jockey: Ella McCain (5)

Form: 0-01152 C D Breeder: Mrs J. K. Powell & Catridge Farm Stud

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 3/4l by Thibaan when second of 6 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Haydock over 1m (good to firm) last month. Has won twice at Beverley this season, but more needed to score here. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 16-1

13 Amaysmont (GB) (46) B g Mayson - Montjen (IRE)

4

Owner: Mr G. J. Paver Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

8-13 (56.7)

(18)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Form: 132052 D Breeder: Mrs Glenda Swinglehurst

He has won three times from 6f to 1m 1f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1 1/4l by Cockalorum when second of 9 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 1m 1f (soft) in May. Twice struggled when pitched in at this level earlier in the year. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 18-1

14 Ebury (GB) (17) Ch g Iffraaj - Alabelle

5

Owner: Chappell & Dixon Trainer: Scott Dixon, Rolleston

8-12 (56.2)

(8)

Jockey: P. J. McDonald

Form: 460-360 D Breeder: Miss K. Rausing

Successful twice at 1m on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 9l behind Johan at 25-1 when eighth of 12 on his latest outing at Salisbury over 1m (good to soft) last month. Dropping down the ratings but still faces an uphill battle. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 50-1

15 Jump The Gun (IRE) (24)

B g Make Believe - Sound of Guns

4

8-11

Owner: Let’s Be Lucky Racing 26 Trainer: Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown

(55.8)

(4)

Jockey: Andrew Mullen

Form: 32-4361 D Breeder: Ballylinch Stud

Successful at 6f and 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 7-2jt-fav at Hamilton over 1m (good) last month, beating Grantley by 3 1/2l. Impressive that day and respected, although this is tougher and he is 8lb higher. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 13-2

16 Gallipoli (IRE) (17)

B g Compton Place - Altadena Lady (IRE)

Owner: Mr Peter Timmins Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

8

8-9

(54.9)

(2)

Jockey: David Allan

Form: 0-04200 D Breeder: Lester Cullen & Whitsbury Manor Stud

Winner of six races from 5f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Chichester when last of 15 on his latest outing at Carlisle over 1m (good to firm) last month. Struggling of late. Hard to fancy. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 66-1 21


No

Horse

17 Irreverent (GB) (106)

B g Iffraaj - Royal Rascal

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

5

8-9

(54.9)

(1)

Owner: Mr Robin Oliver & Partner 1 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

Jockey: Oisin McSweeney (7)

Form: 5-35625 D Breeder: Mr & Mrs N. Wrigley

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on good ground. Finished 2 3/4l behind Kentuckyconnection when fifth of 12 at 5-1 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m in March. Engaged to run here yesterday. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 40-1

18 Wobwobwob (IRE) (49)

B g Prince of Lir (IRE) - Ishimagic

1

3

Owner: Ontoawinner, Andy Finneran Trainer: Adrian Keatley, Malton

8-7

(54.0)

(13)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 51-5316 C Breeder: Golden Vale Stud

He has won three times from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 13l behind Raadobarg when sixth of 10 at 6-1 on his latest run at Haydock over 1m (heavy) in May. Definite chance if forgiven that disappointing effort, which did come on bottomless ground. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 20-1

19 Lexington Knight (IRE) (12)

Ch c Night of Thunder (IRE) - Petit Adagio (IRE)

3

Owner: Middleham Park Racing CXXIV Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

8-2

(51.7)

(3)

Jockey: Sam Hitchcott

Form: 233221 D Breeder: Ms S. O’Connell

A winner at 11-4 at Windsor over 1m (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Dancing To Win by 1/2l, his first success from six starts. A consistent colt who sneaks in off bottom-weight on his handicap debut. Each-way claims. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 16-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 19 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Hood worn by No. 5. Visor worn by No. 1, 16. Tongue Strap worn by No. 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 8, 11. STEWARDS NOTE HORTZADAR: Following its run on 16/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was denied a clear run.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

13-2 Jump The Gun (IRE), 17-2 Chichester (GB), 10-1 Ajyaall (FR), 11-1 Young Fire (FR), 12-1 Eagleway (FR), 16-1 Dubai Mirage (IRE), La Trinidad (GB), Crownthorpe (GB), Poet’s Dawn (GB), Lexington Knight (IRE), 18-1 Amaysmont (GB), 20-1 Wobwobwob (IRE), 25-1 Hortzadar (GB), Broken Spear (GB), 40-1 Irreverent (GB), 50-1 Fame And Acclaim (IRE), Safran (FR), Ebury (GB), 66-1 Gallipoli (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

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

3rd

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

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

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

FIRST RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Georgia Pashley, Regional Sales Manager, Heineken UK Ltd John Smith’s have generously given £50 and a case of John Smith’s Smooth to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race.

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TOP JOCKEY AT YORK The Championship will be determined by the number of winners recorded and in the event of a tie, placed efforts will prove the deciding factor. The winner will receive the acclaimed Living North Trophy.

STANDINGS AFTER YESTERDAY’S MEETING Tom Marquand

5

Callum Rodriguez 4 Tom Marquand held on to his lead after victory on board Her Majesty’s Light Refrain in the William Hill Summer Stakes (pictured), but doubles on the day for both Ben Robinson and Callum Rodriguez have them hot on his tail.

Paul Hanagan

3

Ben Robinson

3


The John Smith’s Silver Cup

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

24

Eagles By Day Red Verdon Dylan Mouth Rare Rhythm Pamona Astronereus Continuum Sun Central Mount Athos Tactician

Trainer David O’Meara Ed Dunlop Marco Botti Charlie Appleby Ralph Beckett Amanda Perrett Peter Hedger William Haggas Luca Cumani Michael Bell

Jockey Daniel Tudhope David Allan Dane O’Neill James Doyle Jim Crowley Pat Dobbs Joe Fanning Seb Sanders Kieren Fallon Eddie Ahern

SP 14/1 20/1 8/1 9/4 25/1 4/1J 11/1 3/1 5/1 17/2

Runners 5 Ran 8 Ran 5 Ran 5 Ran 10 Ran 10 Ran 8 Ran 8 Ran 12 Ran 18 Ran

Time Going 3m 3.39s G 2m 58.60s G/F 3m 1.26s G/F 3m 0.79s G 2m 57.91s G 3m 0.18s G 2m 59.52s G/F 2m 56.68s G/F 3m 2.15s G/S 2m 59.49s G


2nd Race 2.20

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

The John Smith’s Silver Cup Stakes (Group 3)

1m 6f Group Three £80,000 4+ Inside Rail

One Mile About Six Furlongs (2,800 metres) See page 61 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Our second race is part of that Pattern pyramid, being a Group 3. This race is open to 3yo+ horses and is over a trip of fourteen furlongs. Remember the winner because previous victors have gone on to contest Australia’s best-known race, the Melbourne Cup, or our own Sky Bet Ebor, set for Saturday 21 August. Need some help? Look further for the letter “C”, which shows that the horse has won at York or “D” which denotes a win over this distance; Fujaira Prince definitely qualifies as the reigning Sky Bet Ebor champion.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: EAGLES BY DAY Trainer: David O’Meara Jockey: Daniel Tudhope Age/Weight: 4-9-0 Runners: 5 SP: 14/1 The outsider of the field, Eagles By Day proved anything but a back marker as he came from last to first to defeat a decent field of stayers including Group 2 winner, Communique.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 59.79s Racing Post Standard Time: 2m 56s Course Record: 2m 51.89s by Tuning (19-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 (34 wins from 191 runners, 18%) runs ILARAAB and ROBERTO ESCOBARR Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): A Balding (10 wins from 51 runners, 20%) runs MORANDO Longest Traveller: SONNYBOYLISTON trained by J P Murtagh, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Last 6 Runs 15-3253 23/1123115-413 1111-18 4132-51 1/50240247-436 134421 96/13-11 316-51 114-331

Horse AWAY HE GOES FUJAIRA PRINCE HUKUM ILARAAB LOUGANINI MAX VEGA MORANDO OUTBOX QUICKTHORN ROBERTO ESCOBARR SONNYBOYLISTON

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

Total Runs 13 10 8 8 7 8 28 17 6 5 11

Career Winnings 35001 179396 92939 75838 21353 38554 166372 84452 44520 26969 96615

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

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

Runs Since Wins 5 2 1 1 0 5 8 0 0 0 0

KNAVESMIRE TIP Although having a bit to find on the bare figures, QUICKTHORN has impressed with the style of his two wins this season and, having proven himself highly effective on easy ground, looks capable of continuing his progression now stepping up in grade. Fujaira Prince has performed well after a break on multiple occasions and is feared, while the Irish raider Sonnyboyliston is unexposed at this sort of trip and can also get involved.

QUICKTHORN

FUJAIRA PRINCE 25


2nd Race 2.20

The John Smith’s Silver Cup Stakes No

Horse

1

Away He Goes (IRE) (105)

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

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

B g Farhh - Island Babe (USA)

Owner: Mr Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman Trainer: Ismail Mohammed, Newmarket

5 9-0 (57.2) (9) Form: 15-3253 Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 11 behind Subjectivist beaten 6l on his latest outing in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan over 2m (good) in March. That form reads well now but he has to prove himself on easy ground. Official BHA Rating 111 SP: 20-1

2

Fujaira Prince (IRE) (266)

Gr or Ro g Pivotal - Zam Zoom (IRE)

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

3

2

Hukum (IRE) (21)

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn

Form: 23/1123- CD Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

4

Ilaraab (IRE) (21)

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

Form: 115-413 Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

Form: 1111-10 C Breeder: Mrs Maria Marron

Louganini (GB) (63)

4 9-0 (57.2) (1)

Owner: Mr Imad Alsagar Trainer: Roger Charlton, Beckhampton

Form: 4132-51 Breeder: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

5

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 4f on soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 9-4fav at Ascot over 1m 4f (soft) in May, beating Group One Power by 3 1/2l. Progressive type and it would be no surprise SP: 20-1 to see him step up again now up in grade. Official BHA Rating 100

6

Max Vega (IRE) (266)

Ch g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Paraphernalia (IRE)

Owner: The Pickford Hill Partnership Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

8 9-0 (57.2) (11)

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

Form: 240-436 Breeder: Guy Pariente Holding SPRL

Winner of seven races from 1m to 1m 5f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 11l behind Stratum when sixth of 15 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Ascot over 2m 6f (soft) last month. Cheekpieces on now but needs to step up. Official BHA Rating 106 SP: 22-1

8

Outbox (GB) (14)

B g Frankel - Emirates Queen

Owner: Hambleton Racing Ltd XXXIII Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn

Hector Crouch

P. J. McDonald

6 9-0 (57.2) (5) Form: 134421 Breeder: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

Winner of six races from 1m 4f to 1m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on all-weather. A winner at 6-1 at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good to firm) on his latest start last month, beating SP: 11-1 Logician by 1l. Up in grade and faces a tougher test now. Official BHA Rating 108 26

Martin Dwyer

Form: 1/50240Breeder: Tullpark Ltd

Morando (FR) (21)

7

James Sullivan

4 9-0 (57.2) (7)

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good to soft and soft ground. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Trueshan when 10th of 13 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Long Distance Cup at Ascot over 2m (soft) in October last year. Has something to prove on his return. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 40-1 Gr g Kendargent (FR) - Moranda (FR)

Jim Crowley

4 9-0 (57.2) (8)

Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 8l behind Wonderful Tonight at 4-1 when eighth of 10 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot over 1m 4f (soft) last month. Needs to bounce back. Official BHA Rating 111 SP: 5-1 Ch g Zoffany (IRE) - Princess Loulou (IRE)

Andrea Atzeni

4 9-0 (57.2) (2)

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 5f on ground varying from good to soft and on the all-weather. Third of 10 behind Wonderful Tonight beaten 3l at 8-1 on his latest start in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at SP: 7-2 Ascot over 1m 4f (soft) last month. Likely contender up in trip. Official BHA Rating 114 B c Wootton Bassett - Belova (IRE)

Pat Cosgrave

7 9-0 (57.2) (3)

Winner of five races from 1m 1f to 1m 6f on good and good to soft ground. Third of 13 behind Trueshan beaten 8l at 10-1 on his latest start in the Group 2 Long Distance Cup at Ascot over 2m (soft) in October last year. Goes well fresh and has strong claims on his return. Official BHA Rating 115 SP: 13-2 B c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Aghareed (USA)

1m 6f Group Three £80,000 4+ Inside Rail

Paul Mulrennan


No

Horse

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

9

Quickthorn (GB) (22)

4 9-0 (57.2) (4)

B g Nathaniel (IRE) - Daffydowndilly

Owner: Lady Blyth Trainer: Hughie Morrison, East Ilsley

Form: 06/13-11 Breeder: Lemington Grange Stud

He has won three times from 1m 3f to 1m 4f on good to soft and heavy ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 7-2fav at Ascot over 1m 4f (heavy) last month, beating Raymond Tusk by 1 1/2l. Highly progressive and has strong claims up in trip/grade. Official BHA Rating 103 SP: 10-1

10 Roberto Escobarr (IRE) (28) B c Galileo (IRE) - Bewitched (IRE)

Owner: Mr Hussain Alabbas Lootah Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

4 9-0 (57.2) (6)

Form: 316-51 CD Breeder: R. Scarborough & Carradale

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 6f on good to firm and good ground. Won on his latest outing when 11-8fav over this course and distance (good to firm) last month, beating Red Verdon by 1 1/2l. Unexposed but has to prove his effectiveness on easy ground. Official BHA Rating 107 SP: 17-2

11 Sonnyboyliston (IRE) (22)

4 9-0 (57.2) (10)

Owner: Kildare Racing Club Trainer: J. P. Murtagh, Ireland

Form: 114-331 Breeder: Ms Diane O’Neill

Ch g Power - Miss Macnamara (IRE)

Jason Watson

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 4f on good and yielding ground. Won on his latest outing when 6-5fav at Limerick over 1m 4f (good) last month, beating Sunchart by 1 1/2l. Unexposed at this sort of trip and can get involved. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 12-1

Paul Hanagan

2 R. P. Whelan

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 11...........................................................................................(EXACTA) Tongue Strap worn first time by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 7, 8. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 6.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

7-2 Hukum (IRE), 5-1 Ilaraab (IRE), 13-2 Fujaira Prince (IRE), 17-2 Roberto Escobarr (IRE), 10-1 Quickthorn (GB), 11-1 Outbox (GB), 12-1 Sonnyboyliston (IRE), 20-1 Away He Goes (IRE), Louganini (GB), 22-1 Morando (FR), 40-1 Max Vega (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£45368................................................................... 2nd £17200 .................................................................................

3rd

£8608 .................................................................... 4th

£4288...................................................................................

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

1. Away He Goes, 2. Fujaira Prince, 4. Ilaraab, 6. Max Vega, 7. Morando, 8. Outbox, 9. Quickthorn, 10. Roberto Escobarr and 11. Sonnyboyliston all hold an entry in the Sky Bet Ebor at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Saturday 21st August. 2. Fujaira Prince, 7. Morando and 9. Quickthorn also hold an entry in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Friday 20th August for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Saturday 14th August for a stake of £12,000.

SECOND RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Grant Morgan-Tolworthy, Regional Operations Director, Star Pubs & Bars Ltd. John Smith’s have generously given £50 and a case of John Smith’s Smooth to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race. 27



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

3rd Race 2.55 The John Smith’s Stayers’ Stakes About Two Miles (3,200 metres)

2m Handicap 61-80 £13,200 4+ Inside Rail

See page 61 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION Your second competitive handicap of the afternoon; your vital statistics are; for 4yo+ horses, run over two miles. Remember, the best on prior performance will be the highest rated horse, in this case Goobinator will carry top weight. Seeking inspiration or someone to blame? Look at the Press Selections Board near the Winners Enclosure.

2019’S RACE Winner: MANCINI Trainer: Jonathan Portman Jockey: Jamie Spencer Age/Weight: 5-9-7 Runners: 5 SP: 11/10F Sent off a strong favourite, Mancini tried to make all in the hands of Jamie Spencer, but had to battle very hard indeed to wrestle that position back from Makawee inside the final furlong.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 3m 34.62s Racing Post Standard Time: 3m 28.50s Course Record: 3m 27.06s by Stradivarius (23-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 (32 wins from 415 runners, 8%) runs CONTREBASSE Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (10 wins from 91 runners, 11%) runs CONTREBASSE Weight Watcher: ARCTIC FOX won off a handicap mark of 84, her rating is now down 7lb to 77. Longest Traveller: MR CHUA trained by M Scudamore, Bromsash, 191 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Last 6 Runs 321/4-3 11220-0 3430-52 3734-24 522385 4-11125 118425 167-432 655/6-31 435-521 243/409 730-543 621423 047-252 051344 4-88525

Horse GOOBINATOR MR CHUA ARCTIC FOX DAAWY CHOCOLATE BOX KANGAROO POINT SOCIOLOGIST NAKEETA FLINT HILL LADY ISABEL PROTON ARABIST CLIFFTOP HEAVEN CONTREBASSE GHADBBAAN NATALEENA

Career Wins Places 1 2 2 4 3 3 5 7 2 6 3 — 4 11 6 11 2 2 2 4 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 5 1 3 4 6

Total Runs 5 10 17 36 25 11 43 56 14 12 9 12 18 27 13 24

Career Winnings 3514 9348 29458 28431 13879 10139 14497 242297 8840 5636 4205 6469 4989 11044 2962 13951

Winning Distance Range 12F 14-16F 10-12F 10-12F 14-16F 16-17F 11-13F 10-14F 7-17F 11-12F 9F 12F 10-17F 12-16F 14F 13-16F

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

Runs Since Wins 6 2 11 6 13 2 4 5 0 0 3 9 3 15 3 9

KNAVESMIRE TIP ARCTIC FOX’s recent course second in the Queen Mother’s Cup received a timely boost when the winner of that contest, Nicholas T, landed the Northumberland Plate and the step up in trip may yield improvement from Martin Todhunter’s mare. 2017 Ebor hero Nakeeta has been in consistent form this season and has to enter calculations along with Flint Hill, a recent winner at Pontefract, and Lady Isabel, who scored at Brighton on soft ground when last seen.

ARCTIC FOX

NAKEETA 29


3rd Race 2.55

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

The John Smith’s Stayers’ Stakes No

Horse

1

Goobinator (USA) (44)

Ch g Noble Mission - Lilac Lilly (USA)

Owner: Mr T. G. Leslie Trainer: Donald McCain, Cholmondeley

Age

st-lb

5

9-7

2m Handicap (61-80) £13,200 4+ Inside Rail

(kgs)

Draw

(60.3)

(14)

Jockey: Paul Mulrennan

Form: 321/4-3 Breeder: Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding

A winner at 1m 4f on the all-weather; has also won three hurdles (latest NH win was in October last year). Third of 8 behind Crossing The Bar beaten 8l at 15-2 on his latest outing at Carlisle over 1m 6f (good to soft) in May. The hood being reapplied might aid his cause. Official BHA Rating 78 SP: 14-1

2

Mr Chua (IRE) (50)

B g Cape Cross (IRE) - Shama’s Song (IRE)

Owner: Mr J. C. G. Chua Trainer: Michael Scudamore, Bromsash

5

9-6

(59.9)

(8)

Jockey: Jason Watson

Form: 11220-0 D Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Successful at 1m 6f and 2m on good and good to soft ground; has also won a hurdle in March. Well beaten at 11-2 behind East Asia when 11th of 13 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 2m (soft) in May. He has a bit to prove following that performance. Official BHA Rating 77 SP: 40-1

3

Arctic Fox (GB) (28)

Ch m Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Aurora Borealis (IRE)

5

9-6

Owner: Mr Colin Taylor and Miss Kay Wilding Trainer: Martin Todhunter, Penrith

(59.9)

(4)

Jockey: David Nolan

Form: 3430-52 C Breeder: Sir Robert Ogden

She has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good to soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 1l by Nicholas T when second of 6 at 5-1 here over 1m 4f last month. That form received a decent boost from the winner and she is respected. Official BHA Rating 77 SP: 13-2

3

4

Daawy (IRE) (49)

Ch g Teofilo (IRE) - Juno Marlowe (IRE)

Owner: Kate Hardy, Jane & Victoria Greetham Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton

7

9-5

(59.4)

(16)

Jockey: P. J. McDonald

Form: 3034-24 Breeder: Tinnakill House & Alan Byrne

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 7l behind Spanish Kiss when fourth of 16 at 12-1 on his latest outing here over 1m 4f (soft) in May. The step up to 2m for the first time is worth a try. Official BHA Rating 76 SP: 22-1

5

Chocolate Box (IRE) (38)

B g Zoffany (IRE) - Chocolate Mauk (USA)

7

9-2

Owner: Racing Facades Syndicate Trainer: Mark Loughnane, Kidderminster

(58.1)

(7)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 522305 D Breeder: Lisieux Stud

Successful at 1m 6f and 2m on the all-weather, but last win was over three years ago. Finished 1 3/4l behind Stonific when fifth of 6 at 17-2 on his latest outing at Ripon over 2m (good to firm) last month. Others make more appeal. Official BHA Rating 73 SP: 33-1

6

Kangaroo Point (IRE) (10)

B g Australia - Magic Peak (IRE)

4

9-0

Owner: NE Chance and Partner III Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch

(57.2)

(11)

Jockey: Lewis Edmunds

Form: 4-11125 D Breeder: Mrs Ann Marie O’Brien

He has won three times at 2m on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind Potenza when fifth of 7 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Kempton over 2m last month. Cheekpieces are reapplied and he needs to prove himself on turf. Official BHA Rating 71 SP: 18-1

7

Sociologist (FR) (18)

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

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

6

8-13 (56.7)

(9)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Form: 110425 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. Finished 13l behind Garden Paradise when fifth of 10 at 14-1 on his latest outing at Newbury over 1m 4f (soft) last month. The recent rain will be in his favour. Official BHA Rating 70 SP: 25-1

8

Nakeeta (GB) (26)

B g Sixties Icon - Easy Red (IRE)

Owner: Alex And Janet Card Trainer: Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown

10

8-13 (56.7)

(2)

Jockey: Andrew Mullen

Form: 160-432 C BF Breeder: Mike Channon Bloodstock Ltd

Winner of six races from 1m 2f to 1m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 3 1/2l by Cherry Cola when second of 6 at 2-1fav on his latest outing at Nottingham over 1m 6f (good to firm) last month. A former winner of the Ebor who cannot be discounted. Official BHA Rating 70 SP: 10-1 30


No

Horse

9

Flint Hill (GB) (33)

Ch g Excelebration (IRE) - Modify

Age

5

Owner: R Whitelock, L Clemitson & R Jefferson Trainer: Ruth Jefferson, Malton

st-lb

(kgs)

8-12 (56.2)

Draw

(10)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Form: 655/6-31 Breeder: Denniff Farms Ltd

Successful at 7f and 2m 1f on good to firm and good to soft ground; has also won a hurdle in April. Won on his latest outing when 6-4fav at Pontefract over 2m 1f (good to firm) last month, beating Dynali by 3/4l. He has to command respect off a 3lb higher mark. Official BHA Rating 69 SP: 16-1

10 Lady Isabel (IRE) (18)

B f Hallowed Crown (AUS) - Meanwhile (IRE)

4

Owner: Trevor and Ruth Milner Trainer: Joseph Parr, Newmarket

8-12 (56.2)

(3)

Jockey: Harry Burns (5)

Form: 435-521 Breeder: Stonepark Farms

Successful at 1m 3f and 1m 4f on soft and heavy ground. Won on her latest outing when 7-4fav at Brighton over 1m 4f (soft) last month, beating Be Fair by 3l. She arrives in decent form and is capable of being in the mix. Official BHA Rating 69 SP: 11-2

11 Proton (IRE) (39)

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Singing Bird (IRE)

5

8-12 (56.2)

(1)

Jockey: Connor Beasley

Owner: The Risk Takers Partnership Trainer: Tony Carroll, Cropthorne

Form: 243/-400 Breeder: Elwick Stud

A winner at 1m 1f on soft ground, but that win was over two years ago; has also won a hurdle. Beaten 14l behind Carp Kid at 66-1 when last of 9 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. Difficult to make a case for him. Official BHA Rating 69 SP: 100-1

12 Arabist (GB) (14)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Highest

5

Owner: Dr Marwan Koukash Trainer: Ian Williams, Alvechurch

8-12 (56.2)

(13)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 030-543 Breeder: Denford Stud Ltd

3

A winner at 1m 4f on soft ground. Third of 5 behind Call My Bluff beaten 4l at 7-1 on his latest outing at Chester over 2m (good) last month. A consistent performer would could very easily hit the frame. Official BHA Rating 69 SP: 28-1

13 Clifftop Heaven (GB) (27)

B g Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Heaven’s Sake

4

Owner: URSA Major Racing and Mrs S Morrell Trainer: Mark Walford, Sheriff Hutton

8-11

(55.8)

(5)

Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

Form: 621423 Breeder: Mr Andrew Parrish

Successful at 1m 2f and 2m on the all-weather. Third of 5 behind Summer’s Knight beaten 5l at 10-3 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 6f (good to firm) last month. He wasn’t disgraced against a pair of three-year-olds on that occasion so isn’t without a chance. Official BHA Rating 68 SP: 22-1

14 Contrebasse (GB) (38) B g Champs Elysees - Viola da Braccio (IRE)

6

Owner: The Harmonious Lot & Partner Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

8-9

(54.9)

(6)

Jockey: David Allan

Form: 040-252 D BF Breeder: Brook Stud Bloodstock Ltd

Successful at 1m 4f and 2m on good to firm and soft ground. Beaten a short head by Stonific when second of 6 at 9-4fav on his latest outing at Ripon over 2m (good to firm) last month.A versatile individual who is capable of a decent showing. Official BHA Rating 66 SP: 20-1

15 Ghadbbaan (GB) (16)

5

Owner: Mr Kristian Strangeway Trainer: Brian Ellison, Malton

Form: 051344 BF Breeder: Cheveley Park Stud Limited

Ch g Intello (GER) - Rock Choir

8-8

(54.4)

(15)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

A winner at 1m 6f on good to firm ground. Finished 2 1/4l behind Steel An Icon when fourth of 12 at 3-1fav on his latest outing at Nottingham over 1m 6f (good) last month. The step back up to 2m is unlikely to inconvenience him. Official BHA Rating 65 SP: 15-2

16 Nataleena (IRE) (5)

B m Nathaniel (IRE) - Hayyona

Owner: Shapiro,Milner,Rees,Nicol,Feeney & Adams Trainer: Ben Haslam, Middleham

5

8-4

(52.6)

(12)

Jockey: Martin Dwyer

Form: 4-00525 D Breeder: London Thoroughbred Services Ltd

She has won four times from 1m 5f to 2m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind Givepeaceachance when fifth of 14 at 15-2 on her latest outing at Nottingham over 1m 6f (good) earlier this month. May find a couple too strong. Official BHA Rating 61 SP: 12-1 31


NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 16 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Hood worn by No. 1, 8. Blinkers worn by No. 14. Tongue Strap worn by No. 2. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 2, 6, 7, 10, 12.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

11-2 Lady Isabel (IRE), 13-2 Arctic Fox (GB), 15-2 Ghadbbaan (GB), 10-1 Nakeeta (GB), 12-1 Nataleena (IRE), 14-1 Goobinator (USA), 16-1 Flint Hill (GB), 18-1 Kangaroo Point (IRE), 20-1 Contrebasse (GB), 22-1 Daawy (IRE), Clifftop Heaven (GB), 25-1 Sociologist (FR), 28-1 Arabist (GB), 33-1 Chocolate Box (IRE), 40-1 Mr Chua (IRE), 100-1 Proton (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

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

3rd

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

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

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

THIRD RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Jonny Scott, Regional Sales Manager, Heineken UK Ltd.

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John Smith’s have generously given £50 and a case of John Smith’s Smooth to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race.


TOP TRAINER AT YORK AWARD The Championship will be determined by the number of winners recorded and in the event of a tie, placed efforts will prove the deciding factor. The winner will receive the coveted Charles Clinkard Trophy and a smart pair of shoes!

2020 Champion: David O’Meara

STANDINGS AFTER YESTERDAY’S MEETING

Richard Fahey jumped into the lead with the final act of the afternoon yesterday as Outrun The Storm stayed on strongest to take the William Hill Extra Place Races Apprentice Stakes under the excellent Billy Garritty.

Richard Fahey

5

Tim Easterby

4

Andrew Balding

3

Keith Dalgleish

3

William Haggas

3

www.charlesclinkard.co.uk

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NEWMARKET NEWMARKET NEWMARKET NEWMARKET

3.15

The bet365 Superlative Stakes (Group 2)

Last Seven Furlongs Of The Bunbury Mile (1,400 metres)

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age:

No

Horse

st-lb

1

Austrian Theory (IRE) (27)

9-1

B c Awtaad (IRE) - Cedar Sea (IRE) (Persian Bold)

Owner: Dr J. Walker Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

7f Group Two £90,000 2 (kgs)

Draw

(57.6)

(1)

Jockey: Joe Fanning

Form: 1 D Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd and P.A Byrne

Foaled 16 Feb. Half-brother to Tenor, won four times at 1m and 1m 2f. A winner at 14-1 at Doncaster over 7f (good to firm) on his racecourse debut last month, beating Private Signal by a neck. He is capable of taking a big step forward. Official BHA Rating SP: 16-1

2

Dhabab (IRE) (25)

Ch c No Nay Never (USA) - Habbat Reeh (IRE) (Mastercraftsman (IRE))

Owner: Poseidon Thoroughbred Racing Trainer: John & Thady Gosden, Newmarket

9-1

(57.6)

(9)

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Form: 16 BF Breeder: Al Shira’aa Farms S.A.R.L.

Foaled 9 Apr. Dam unraced. A winner at 6f on good to firm ground. Finished 2 1/4l behind Berkshire Shadow when sixth of 17 at 4-1fav on his latest outing in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot over 6f last month. The extra furlong shouldn’t be an issue; big player. Official BHA Rating 101 SP: 11-4

3

Great Max (IRE) (21)

B c Wootton Bassett - Teeslemee (FR) (Youmzain (IRE))

Owner: Amo Racing Limited Trainer: Michael Bell, Newmarket

9-1

(57.6)

(8)

Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Form: 13 Breeder: Ennistown Stud

Foaled 6 Mar. Dam a lightly raced maiden. A winner at 6f on good to firm ground. Third of 10 behind Point Lonsdale beaten 4l at 15-2 on his latest outing at Ascot over 7f (soft) last month. That was a decent effort and he should have learnt plenty from the experience. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 13-2

4

Masekela (IRE) (21)

B c El Kabeir (USA) - Lady’s Purse (Doyen (IRE))

9-1

Owner: Mick and Janice Mariscotti Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

(57.6)

(3)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 15 Breeder: Coolawn Stud

Foaled 7 Apr. Half-brother to Asoof, won three times at 1m 2f. A winner at 6f on soft ground. Finished 7l behind Point Lonsdale when fifth of 10 at 6-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 7f (soft) last month. Showed signs of inexperience and better is expected. Official BHA Rating 90 SP: 9-1

5

Mot And The Messer (IRE) (23)

B c Cotai Glory - Sommorell (IRE) (Fast Company (IRE))

9-1

Owner: Mr Russell Jones Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

(57.6)

(5)

Jockey: Martin Harley

Form: 51 Breeder: Mr R. Patterson

Foaled 24 Mar. Half-brother to Inverleigh, won twice at 6f. Won on his latest outing when evens fav at Ripon over 6f (good to firm) last month, beating Boondoggle by 6l, his first success in two outings. The manner of that victory suggested he is worth his place up in grade. Official BHA Rating SP: 12-1

6

Mr McCann (IRE) (9)

B c Kodiac - Copperbeech (IRE) (Red Ransom (USA))

Owner: AJT Group Trainer: Tom Dascombe, Malpas

9-1

(57.6)

(2)

Jockey: Jane Elliott

Form: 311 D Breeder: Bernard & Eugene Heary

Foaled 16 Apr. Successful at 6f and 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 22-1 at Haydock over 7f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Triple Time by 2 3/4l. He has improved with each start to date and could have more to offer. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 14-1

7

Native Trail (GB) (29)

B c Oasis Dream - Needleleaf (Observatory (USA))

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

9-1

(57.6)

(4)

Jockey: William Buick

Form: 1 D Breeder: Le Haras D’Haspel

Foaled 3 Feb. Dam unraced. Won on his racecourse debut when 8-11fav at Sandown over 7f (good) last month, beating Royal Patronage by 4l. He was a comfortable winner of that event and represents a stable who attempt to win this for the fourth time since 2016. Official BHA Rating SP: 5-1 34


NEWMARKET NEWMARKET NEWMARKET

No

Horse

st-lb

8

Papa Cocktail (IRE) (21)

9-1

B c Churchill (IRE) - Anklet (IRE) (Acclamation)

Owner: Mr Khalifa Dasmal Trainer: Tom Clover, Newmarket

(kgs)

Draw

(57.6)

(6)

Jockey: Jack Mitchell

Form: 31 D Breeder: Grangecon Holdings Ltd

Foaled 12 Mar. Half-brother to Counterparty Risk, won twice at 1m including a Group 3 race. A winner at 5-2 at Haydock over 7f on his latest outing last month, beating Red Power by 1 3/4l, his first victory in two outings. He appeals as having further progression to come. Official BHA Rating SP: 16-1

9

Private Signal (GB) (16)

B c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Smoulder (Redoute’s Choice (AUS))

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

9-1

(57.6)

(7)

Jockey: James Doyle

Form: 21 D Breeder: Lordship Stud & Sunderland Holding Inc

Foaled 16 Mar. Dam won at 7f. Won on his latest outing when 8-15fav at Leicester over 7f (good to firm) last month, beating Aswan by 1l, his first success in two outings. The second string of Godolphin’s who is open to plenty of improvement. Official BHA Rating SP: 12-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 9............................................................................................(EXACTA)

PROBABLE S.P.’S

11-4 Dhabab (IRE), 5-1 Native Trail (GB), 13-2 Great Max (IRE), 9-1 Masekela (IRE), 12-1 Mot And The Messer (IRE), Private Signal (GB), 14-1 Mr McCann (IRE), 16-1 Austrian Theory (IRE), Papa Cocktail (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£51039.................................................................... 2nd £19350..................................................................................

3rd

£9684..................................................................... 4th

£4824...................................................................................

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

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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.

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

4th Race 3.30 The John Smith’s Nursery Stakes

Six Furlongs (1,200 metres)

6f Handicap 0-85 £11,200 2 Centre

See page 60 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION This race is limited to the babies of racing, two-year-olds. It is still a handicap so they have just about proven their form, note Red Power and Meng Tian share top weight, assessed on past performances. Given this is still their first racing season, consider your choice of “Ps”. pedigree or pin.

2019’S RACE Winner: TROUBADOR Trainer: Michael Dods Jockey: Paul Mulrennan Age/Weight: 2-9-7 Runners: 8 SP: 5/1 Despite shouldering top weight in this nursery handicap for two-year-olds, Troubador was a tough winner under Paul Mulrennan, hitting the front inside the final furlong and staying on stoutly.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 1m 11.98s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 9.70s Course Record: 1m 8.90s by Tiggy Wiggy (21-Aug-14) 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 566 runners, 7%) runs INTERNATIONAL BOY Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (10 wins from 91 runners, 11%) runs ATOMIC LADY Fancy That: K Ryan won this race in 2016 and 2018. The stable runs MAKALU today. Longest Traveller: NIGHT CANDLE trained by R Hannon, Marlborough, 212 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Last 6 Runs 412 2153 610 421 3501 2322 321 630 463 044

Horse RED POWER MENG TIAN JERSEY ROSE NIGHT CANDLE MAKALU SILKEN PETALS ATOMIC LADY ROYAL EMERTHER INTERNATIONAL BOY WIGANESE

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

Total Runs 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3

Career Winnings 2862 2862 3267 4266 3240 3267

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

Winning Going Range GF GF S GF GF — GF — — —

Runs Since Wins 1 2 1 0 0 — 0 — — —

KNAVESMIRE TIP RED POWER has built on his pleasing debut fourth over 5f here, winning over this trip at Ayr before a solid second over 7f at Haydock. The speedy son of Acclamation will likely appreciate this drop back in distance and, off a fair opening mark of 83, he looks sure to go close on his handicap debut. Night Candle is improving all the time and shouldn’t be inconvenienced by stepping up from 5f, while Ripon scorer Atomic Lady also merits a place on the shortlist.

RED POWER

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4th Race 3.30

The John Smith’s Nursery Stakes

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

No

Horse

st-lb

1

Red Power (IRE) (21)

9-7

B c Acclamation - Duchess Power (IRE)

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

6f Handicap (0-85) £11,200 2 Centre

(kgs)

Draw

(60.3)

(9)

Jockey: Paul Mulrennan

Form: 412 D Breeder: Ballintry Stud & G. Rogers

Foaled 8 Feb. A winner at 6f on good to firm ground. Beaten 1 3/4l by Papa Cocktail when second of 5 at 15-2 on his latest outing at Haydock over 7f (good to firm) last month. Definite chance back down in trip for his handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 6-1

2

Meng Tian (GB) (36)

B c Territories (IRE) - Yearbook

Owner: Mr S. P. C. Woods Trainer: S. P. C. Woods, Newmarket

9-7

(60.3)

(6)

Jockey: Sebastian Woods (5)

Form: 2153 Breeder: Bearstone Stud

Foaled 3 Mar. A winner at 5f on good to firm ground. Third of 9 behind Kingboard Star beaten 2 3/4l at 13-2 on his latest outing at Bath over 5f (good to firm) last month. Steps up in distance on his handicap bow and has an each-way chance. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 11-1

3

Jersey Rose (IRE) (14)

B f Profitable (IRE) - Blanche Neige

Owner: Daniel MacAuliffe & Anoj Don Trainer: David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley

9-5

(59.4)

(3)

Jockey: Sean Kirrane (5)

Form: 610 D Breeder: F. Killen

Foaled 17 Feb. A winner at 6f on soft ground. Beaten 16l behind System at 50-1 when 14th of 15 on her latest outing at Newmarket over 6f (good to firm) last month. Made a good impression before that and can’t be dismissed on her handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 11-1

4

Night Candle (FR) (33)

B f Mehmas (IRE) - Epatha (IRE)

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

9-2

(58.1)

(5)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 421 Breeder: Suc. Mme La Marquise de Moratalla et al

Foaled 10 Feb. Won on her latest outing when 9-4fav at Windsor over 5f (good to firm) last month, beating Russellinthebushes by 1/2l, her first success from three starts. Improving all the time and holds leading claims stepped up in trip on her handicap bow. Official BHA Rating 78 SP: 4-1

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5

Makalu (IRE) (10)

B g Mehmas (IRE) - Jolly Juicester (IRE)

Owner: K&J Bloodstock Ltd Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

8-12 (56.2)

(4)

Jockey: Oisin McSweeney (7)

Form: 3501 D Breeder: Kevin Fox

Foaled 15 Apr. A winner at 11-1 at Thirsk over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Joeyremy by 3/4l, his first success from four starts. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time and merits consideration. Official BHA Rating 74 SP: 11-2

6

Silken Petals (GB) (15)

B f Pastoral Pursuits - Super Midge

Owner: The PMRacing Partnership Trainer: Philip McBride, Newmarket

8-12 (56.2)

(8)

Jockey: Mark Crehan (3)

Form: 2322 BF Breeder: Kirtlington Stud & Mrs Mary Taylor

Foaled 16 Mar. Placed in all four of her starts. Beaten 3/4l by Ye Gud Thing when second of 15 at 5-4fav on her latest outing at Yarmouth over 6f (good) last month. Top apprentice booked for her handicap debut and holds each-way claims. Official BHA Rating 74 SP: 12-1

7

Atomic Lady (FR) (38)

B f Kodiac - Fusion (IRE)

Owner: Reality Partnerships II Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

8-12 (56.2)

(1)

Jockey: David Allan

Form: 321 Breeder: Floors Stud

Foaled 9 Apr. Won on her latest outing when 9-4fav at Ripon over 5f (good to firm) last month, beating He’s A Gentleman by 3/4l, her first success from three starts. Stepping back up in trip shouldn’t bother her and has to be respected on handicap debut. Official BHA Rating 74 SP: 13-2

8

Royal Emerther (IRE) (24)

B c Mehmas (IRE) - Tifariti (USA)

Owner: Mr R Kent & Mr B Barker Trainer: K. R. Burke, Leyburn

8-10 (55.3)

(7)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Form: 630 Breeder: Tally-Ho Stud

Foaled 24 Apr. Yet to place in three starts. Beaten 9l behind Chipotle at 125-1 when 21st of 27 on his latest outing at Ascot over 5f (good to firm) last month. No match for Atomic Lady at Ripon the time before. Needs more on his debut in handicap company. Official BHA Rating 72 SP: 14-1 38


No

Horse

Age

9

International Boy (IRE) (40)

Ch c Camacho - Lady Arabella (IRE)

Owner: P. D. Smith Holdings Ltd Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

st-lb

8-6

(kgs)

Draw

(53.5)

(10)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Form: 463 Breeder: Yeomanstown Stud

Foaled 5 Mar. Placed once in three starts. Third of 8 behind King Of Speed beaten 2 1/4l at 11-1 on his latest outing at Redcar over 5f (good) in May. Slowly getting the hang of things but needs to improve if he’s to be successful on his handicap bow. Official BHA Rating 68 SP: 12-1

10 Wiganese (IRE) (32)

8-4

Gr g Markaz (IRE) - Pretty Bonnie

Owner: Dr I Shams, Mr S Brown & Mr I Jardine Trainer: Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown

(52.6)

(2)

Jockey: Andrew Mullen

Form: 044 Breeder: Lynn Lodge Stud

Foaled 21 Apr. Yet to place in three starts. Finished 8l behind Sharp Combo when fourth of 11 at 40-1 on his latest outing at Wolverhampton SP: 22-1 over 7f last month. Gelded ahead of today’s handicap debut and possibly best watched for now. Official BHA Rating 66

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 10 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA) Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 5. Visor worn by No. 9. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 10. STEWARDS NOTE INTERNATIONAL BOY: Following its run on 31/5/2021 it was reported that the horse hung right handed throughout.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

4-1 Night Candle (FR), 11-2 Makalu (IRE), 6-1 Red Power (IRE), 13-2 Atomic Lady (FR), 11-1 Meng Tian (GB), Jersey Rose (IRE), 12-1 Silken Petals (GB), International Boy (IRE), 14-1 Royal Emerther (IRE), 22-1 Wiganese (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£5400 .................................................................... 2nd £2535 ...................................................................................

3rd

£1268...................................................................... 4th

£634.....................................................................................

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

2. Red Power, 7. Atomic Lady, 9. International Boy and 10. Wiganese all hold an entry in the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Thursday 19th August.

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FOURTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Jamie Hornsey, Regional Sales Director, Heineken UK Ltd. John Smith’s have generously given £50 and a case of John Smith’s Smooth to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race.

HBLB PRIZE MONEY The Horserace Betting Levy Board continues to provide special funding at this time of crisis, both at York Racecourse and nationwide. This is in addition to help with funding for major Capital Projects. Everyone at York is grateful for their support.

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The 62nd John Smith’s Cup

FACT FILE: CAN YOU GIVE US A BRIEF HISTORY?

Distance 1m 2f 56y

Prize money £125,000

The John Smith’s Cup has been sponsored by John Smith’s Brewery since its inauguration in 1960, making it the longest running commercial sponsorship in flat racing.

HAVE THERE WHAT WAS BEEN ANY THE LARGEST MULTIPLE FIELD? WINNERS? The supersize stalls purchased in 2019 means a field of 22 today, only done previously in millennium year and in last year’s renewal. The smallest came in 1969 & 1982 when only six participants lined up.

Prominent (‘71 & ‘72) and Chaumiere (‘85 & ‘86). Prominent was also third twice. Five others have won the race and been placed: Town And Country, Halkopous, Mr Confusion, Pasternak & Flying Clarets.

DOES SEX MATTER?

Flying Clarets

Yes, as only one mare, Flying Clarets (‘08), has won the race since Nortia was victorious in only the third running of the race. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the females have opted out this year.

IS AGE IMPORTANT? Most definitely. Only 4 six-year-olds and over have been successful - Raccolto (‘63), Farm Walk (‘68), My Swanee (‘69) and the 2016 winner, Educate, who broke a 47-year losing streak for the older horses. Last year’s winner, Sinjaari and 2017’s victor, Ballet Concerto, returned to trend by boosting the 4-y-o total, while the 2018 & 2019 winners, Euchen Glen and Pivoine, struck blows for the five-year-olds. Since 1978 the breakdown is as follows: Three-year-olds - 14 (two dead-heated in 1987!) Four-year-olds - 18 Five-year-olds - 11 Seven-year-olds - 1 So Nicholas T has the stats against him, aged 9 - an age group that has never won the John Smith’s Cup.

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Ballet Concerto


LEADING TRAINERS?

The late Major Dick Hern

Major Dick Hern won the race 6 times with Proud Chieftain, Nortia, Bold Pirate, Town And Country, Bedtime and Straight Man. Of the current crop of trainers Richard Fahey leads the way with three previous victories and the Musley Bank maestro is represented by Hartswood this year. William Haggas matched him after SInjaari’s win last year, adding to Green Destiny in ‘11 and Danchai in ‘13 - Al Zaraqaan flies the Somerville Lodge flag today. Sir Michael Stoute also has two winners of the race to his name and bids to make it three with Astro King this afternoon.

LEADING RIDER? Geoff Baxter, Willie Carson and Tony Ives have each won the race three times but all are a longtime retired. Of those riding today, Andrea Atzeni could join this exclusive treble club if successful on board Ascension for the Roger Varian team. The pair have teamed up to great effect before in this, back in 2014 when Farraj took the John Smith’s Cup, while he was previously successful in the 2013 renewal courtesy of the William Haggas-trained Danchai.

LONGEST WINNING DISTANCE?

Halkopous won by 7 lengths in 1991. The shortest followed a dead-heat between Brave Dancer and Wolsey in 1987. Both horses finished second but were placed first in the Stewards’ Room when Knockando was demoted due to interference.

WHO ARE THE SPONSORS? John Smith’s, based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire has been the highest selling ale brand in the UK since the mid-1990s. John Smith’s Extra Smooth and Original are produced at Tadcaster, as well as a range of Heineken products including Kronenbourg 1664 and Newcastle Brown Ale. With a 3.8 million hectolitre capacity, the brewery is one of the largest in the country.

HOW DO YORKSHIRE STABLES FIGURE?

Quite well since the turn of the millennium. Richard Fahey has won it three times (Vintage Premium (02), Charlie Tokyo (07) & Flying Clarets (08)) whilst David Barron (Sirvino (09)) and Karl Burke (Achilles (99)) have also added to the tally. Yorkshire is well represented in this year’s contest, with Mark Johnston, Richard Fahey, Roger Fell, Tim Easterby and Jedd O’Keeffe all saddling a runner in a bid for the 62nd John Smith’s Cup.

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5th Race 4.05

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

The John Smith’s Cup

One Mile About Two Furlongs (2,000 metres)

1m 2f Heritage Handicap £125,000 3+ Inside Rail

See page 61 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION A handicap by conditions but famous enough to have attracted some who were good enough to compete at the highest level. The quality and history of this race is further acknowledged as it is categorised as a Heritage Handicap. If you crack this one you’ll deserve to be toasted in the sponsor’s brew by your friends. Take a hint by listening to the team at ITV, between them they have assessed a few such contests.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: SINJAARI Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Stevie Donohoe Age/Weight: 4-8-11 Runners: 22 SP: 11/1 After 281 days off the track, Sinjaari showed that his winter was certainly a productive one as he powered home in impressive style to win the 61st John Smith’s Cup by a length.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 2m 8.93s Racing Post Standard Time: 2m 6.70s 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): R Fahey (39 wins from 566 runners, 7%) runs HARTSWOOD Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (10 wins from 91 runners, 11%) runs FISHABLE Fancy That: W Haggas won this race in 2011, 2013 and 2020. The stable runs AL ZARAQAAN today. Longest Travellers: LUCANDER & VICTORY CHIME trained by R Beckett, Kimpton Down, 251 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Last 6 Runs 234-230 111-144 572-250 12-3120 644249 213-215 32-9010 1283-20 64-9301 1-63711 231-132 162-535 11115-5 9551-18 7-11910 11557-1 313-211 42-1222 023-481 88-8D14 005-331 5219-76

Horse PALAVECINO AL ZARAQAAN WHAT’S THE STORY VICTORY CHIME SKY DEFENDER AADDEEY ASCENSION LUCANDER HARTSWOOD NICHOLAS T ASTRO KING WINTER REPRISE JOHNNY DRAMA DAWAAM DARK PINE SURREY PRIDE COCKALORUM BRIGHT START FISHABLE GOOD BIRTHDAY DATA PROTECTION STRAIT OF HORMUZ

Career Wins Places 5 3 4 — 5 10 9 2 5 10 2 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 11 11 3 3 1 3 6 3 4 — 3 4 4 — 5 8 1 7 3 4 4 4 9 11 3 2

Total Runs 15 7 31 25 33 6 14 13 13 62 7 9 19 8 14 10 27 9 10 22 40 10

Career Winnings 34393 35645 106386 69961 48726 7818 34865 53275 29302 167957 21675 8475 77813 29412 21089 32583 28016 10577 16308 61767 85475 28752

Winning Distance Range 7-12F 10-12F 7-8F 10-11F 7-12F 10-12F 6-8F 8-10F 7-8F 8-16F 8-9F 10F 10-12F 8-10F 9-10F 8-10F 9-10F 10F 10F 8-10F 7-10F 7-10F

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

Runs Since Wins 7 2 11 2 17 1 1 5 0 0 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 3

KNAVESMIRE TIP A high draw perhaps less of a hindrance than normal on the forecast slower ground, which would benefit SURREY PRIDE (drawn 24) and he boasts a striking profile, having won impressively over course and distance in May. He can continue his progression, with Royal Hunt Cup second Astro King set to go well over a trip which should suit. Lucander will find these conditions more to his liking and can outrun his odds.

SURREY PRIDE

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5th Race 4.05

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

The John Smith’s Cup No

Horse

1

Palavecino (FR) (25)

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

5 9-10 (61.7) (21)

B g Cacique (IRE) - Saltita (IRE)

Owner: ARAAM Trainer: Brian Meehan, Manton

Form: 234-230 D Breeder: Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m 4f on good and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 9l behind Juan Elcano at 11-1 when 10th of 13 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. Will find this tough off top weight. Official BHA Rating 109 (-1) SP: 28-1

2

Al Zaraqaan (GB) (49)

Form: 111-144 D BF Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Finished 10l behind Stormy Antarctic when last of 4 at 6-4fav on his latest outing at Goodwood over 1m 2f (soft) in May. The cheekpieces are added now but he has something to prove. Official BHA Rating 107 SP: 18-1

3

What’s The Story (GB) (24)

B g Harbour Watch (IRE) - Spring Fashion (IRE)

Owner: Weldspec Glasgow Limited Trainer: Keith Dalgleish, Carluke

Victory Chime (IRE) (25)

B g Campanologist (USA) - Patuca

Owner: Mr A. Nevin Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

Form: 502-250 C Breeder: Mrs Liz Nelson MBE

5

Sky Defender (GB) (36)

Owner: Mr Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham

Form: 12-3120 D Breeder: M. Downey & Kildaragh Stud

6

Aaddeey (IRE) (22)

B g New Approach (IRE) - Feedyah (USA)

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

Form: 644240 D Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

7

Ascension (GB) (24)

Owner: Highclere T’Bred Racing - Benedict Allen Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

Form: 213-215 D Breeder: Godolphin

Form: 32-0010 Breeder: Highclere Stud & Partners

Lucander (IRE) (24)

4 9-0 (57.2) (11)

Owner: Mrs M. E. Slade & Mr B. Ohlsson Trainer: Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down

Form: 1203-20 CD Breeder: Mr John Connolly

8

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Well beaten at 50-1 behind Real World when 29th of 30 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. Should do better now back up in trip and on softer ground. Official BHA Rating 99 SP: 18-1 44

Mark Crehan (3)

4 9-1 (57.6) (6)

Winner of five races from 6f to 1m on good to soft and soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l behind Real World at 33-1 when 14th of 30 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. Easier ground should suit but has to prove himself at this trip. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 22-1 B g Footstepsinthesand - Lady Sefton

Connor Beasley

4 9-1 (57.6) (22)

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f on good ground. Finished 5l behind Quickthorn when fifth of 14 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (heavy) last month. Still open to improvement and it will be no surprise to see him go well. Official BHA Rating 100 SP: 11-1 Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Making Eyes (IRE)

Hector Crouch

5 9-3 (58.5) (12)

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m 4f on firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Blue Cup when last of 9 on his latest outing at Epsom over 1m 2f (good to soft) last month. SP: 40-1 Disappointing on that occasion and best to look elsewhere. Official BHA Rating 102

5

Callum Rodriguez

6 9-3 (58.5) (2)

Has won nine races from 1m 2f to 1m 3f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l behind Juan Elcano at 25-1 when 11th of 13 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. Headgear removed but others look stronger. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 25-1 B h Farhh - Al Mahmeyah

Paul Hanagan

7 9-6 (59.9) (7)

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 17l behind Real World at 40-1 when 25th of 30 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. Not at his best that day and needs to bounce back. Official BHA Rating 105 (-2) SP: 28-1

4

Martin Dwyer

4 9-8 (60.8) (20)

Br g Golden Horn - Asheerah

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: William Haggas, Newmarket

1m 2f Heritage Handicap £125,000 3+ Inside Rail

Andrea Atzeni

Laura Pearson (5)


No

Horse

9

Hartswood (GB) (16)

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

4 9-0 (57.2) (9)

B g Garswood - Nihal (IRE)

Owner: Percy / Green Racing 2 Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

(in 5lb ex)

Form: 64-0301 C Breeder: D. Lancaster-Smith & Moreton Manor Stud

He has won three times from 7f to 1m on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 15-8fav at Newcastle over 1m last month, beating Crownthorpe by 3/4l. Unexposed at this trip and not ruled out under a 5lb penalty. Official BHA Rating 94 (+2) SP: 25-1

10 Nicholas T (GB) (14)

9 9-0 (57.2) (16)

Owner: Mr James Callow & Mr J. S. Goldie Trainer: Jim Goldie, Glasgow

Form: 1-63011 C D Breeder: W. M. Johnstone

B g Rail Link - Thorntoun Piccolo

(in 8lb ex)

Has won 11 races from 1m to 2m on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. A winner at 33-1 at Newcastle over 2m on his latest outing last month, beating Hochfeld by 1/2l. Carries an extra 3lb now but in excellent form and not dismissed. Official BHA Rating 91 (+9) SP: 18-1

11 Astro King (IRE) (24)

4 8-13 (56.7) (14)

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

Form: 231-132 BF Breeder: Niarchos Family

B c Kingman - Astroglia (USA)

He has won three times from 1m to 1m 1f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 5l by Real World when second of 30 at 11-2fav on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) last month. Should be equally effective at this trip and shouldn’t be far away. Official BHA Rating 98 (+4) SP: 13-2

12 Winter Reprise (FR) (14)

13 Johnny Drama (IRE) (133) Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Andrew Balding, Kingsclere

Form: 11115-5 D Breeder: Knocktoran Stud & Maura Purcell

14 Dawaam (USA) (25)

5 8-12 (56.2) (19)

Owner: Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer: Owen Burrows, Lambourn

Form: 0551-10 D Breeder: Baumann Stables, E. Bradley & A. Sones

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Juan Elcano at 28-1 when eighth of 13 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month. 8lb well-in at the weights SP: 16-1 and should run well if proving as adept on easier ground. Official BHA Rating 97 (+8)

15 Dark Pine (IRE) (22)

B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Suitably Discreet (USA)

Owner: Mr Gary Dewhurst Trainer: David Loughnane, Tern Hill

16 Surrey Pride (IRE) (57) Owner: Surrey Racing (SP) Trainer: Joseph Tuite, Lambourn

Joshua Bryan

5 Jim Crowley

4 8-12 (56.2) (4) Form: 0-11010 D Breeder: Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd

He has won three times from 1m 1f to 1m 2f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 14l behind Quickthorn at 40-1 when last of 14 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (heavy) last month. Has won 3 times this season. Down in trip but needs to find more. Official BHA Rating 97 SP: 25-1 B c Lope de Vega (IRE) - La Conquerante

Jason Watson

6 8-13 (56.7) (1)

Winner of six races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good and yielding - soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 7l behind Forest Of Dean when last of 5 at 11-2 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Winter Derby at Lingfield SP: 22-1 over 1m 2f in February. Looks better on all-weather. Official BHA Rating 98 B g Kitten’s Joy (USA) - Nereid (USA)

P. J. McDonald

Form: 162-535 D Breeder: EARL Ste D Entrainement Clement Nicolas

A winner at 1m 2f on heavy ground. Finished 16l behind Outbox when fifth of 6 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month. May be more comfortable under these conditions but SP: 25-1 needs to step up. Official BHA Rating 98 B g Lilbourne Lad (IRE) - Quelle Histoire (IRE)

Ben Robinson

4 8-13 (56.7) (5)

B g Intello (GER) - Winter Fashion (FR)

Owner: Mr Clive Washbourn Trainer: David Menuisier, Pulborough

Connor Murtagh (3)

Cameron Noble (3)

4 8-11 (55.8) (24) Form: 11550-1 CD Breeder: Vimal and Gillian Khosla

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. A winner at 5-1 over this course and distance (good) on his latest outing in May, beating Makram by 1 1/4l. Impressive that day and still open to further progress. Leading contender. Official BHA Rating 96 SP: 9-1

Paul Mulrennan

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No

Horse

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

17 Cockalorum (IRE) (40)

6 8-10 (55.3) (3)

B g Cape Cross (IRE) - Opinionated (IRE)

Owner: K Hardy & R Fell Trainer: Roger Fell, Nawton

Form: 313-211 D Breeder: Jim Bradley

Winner of five races from 1m 1f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to soft. Won on his latest outing when 6-4fav at Redcar over 1m 2f (good) in May, beating Just Hiss by 3/4l. In excellent heart but this requires another career-best effort. Official BHA Rating 95 (-1) SP: 25-1

18 Bright Start (USA) (24)

Rowan Scott

4 8-10 (55.3) (8)

B or Br g Medaglia d’Oro (USA) - Blue Petrel (USA)

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Saeed bin Suroor, Newmarket

Form: 42-1222 Breeder: Godolphin

A winner at 1m 1f on the all-weather. Beaten a short head by Montather when second of 6 at 11-4 on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 1m 2f last month. Ran well on his return that day and he may be capable of another bold bid back on turf. Official BHA Rating 95 (+2) SP: 22-1

19 Fishable (GB) (44)

4 8-10 (55.3) (18)

Owner: Mr B Guerin & Habton Racing Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

Form: 023-401 D Breeder: Britannia T’Breds & The Hon R J Arculli

B g Dutch Art - Sweet Stream (ITY)

He has won three times at 1m 2f on good and soft ground. A winner at 15-8 at Ripon over 1m 2f (soft) on his latest outing in May, beating Scottish Summit by 1/2l. Showed a good attitude on that occasion but this SP: 18-1 race is much more demanding. Official BHA Rating 95

20 Good Birthday (IRE) (15)

David Allan

5 8-7 (54.0) (13)

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

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

Pat Cosgrave

Form: 00-0214 D Breeder: Ecurie Normandie Pur Sang

He has won four times from 1m to 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 7l behind Data Protection when fourth of 6 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 2f (good to firm) last Callum Hutchinson (7) month. Not at his best there and needs to bounce back. Official BHA Rating 92 SP: 22-1

21 Data Protection (GB) (15)

6 8-7 (54.0) (23)

Owner: Muir Racing Partnership - Santa Anita Trainer: William Muir & Chris Grassick, Lambourn

Form: 005-331 D Breeder: Mr & Mrs J. Laws

B g Foxwedge (AUS) - Midnight Sky

(in 5lb ex)

Has won nine races from 7f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. A winner at 5-1 at Newmarket over 1m 2f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Restorer by 2 3/4l. SP: 28-1 Engaged to run at Ascot yesterday. Official BHA Rating 87 (+5)

5

22 Strait of Hormuz (IRE) (36)

B g Sir Percy - Sliabh Luachra (IRE)

Owner: Quantum Trainer: Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn

Lewis Edmunds

4 8-6 (53.5) (10) Form: 5210-06 D Breeder: Epona Bloodstock Ltd

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 2f on good and soft ground. Finished 12l behind Blue Cup when sixth of 9 at 5-1 on his latest outing at Epsom over 1m 2f (good to soft) last month. Below his best this year and Thore Hammer Hansen (3) SP: 50-1 has questions to answer. Official BHA Rating 91

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 24..........................................................................................(EXACTA)

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 2. Hood worn by No. 10. Blinkers worn by No. 15. Visor worn by No. 20. Tongue Strap worn by No. 13, 19, 21. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 14, 18, 19. Running for the first time since Gelding No. 2. STEWARDS NOTE AL ZARAQAAN: Following its run on 22/5/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a quicker surface. VICTORY CHIME: Following its run on 15/6/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely. SKY DEFENDER: Following its run on 4/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was hampered in running. STRAIT OF HORMUZ: Following its run on 4/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was unsuited by the ground.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

13-2 Astro King (IRE), 9-1 Surrey Pride (IRE), 11-1 Aaddeey (IRE), 16-1 Dawaam (USA), 18-1 Al Zaraqaan (GB), Lucander (IRE), NicholasT(GB),Fishable(GB),22-1Ascension(GB),JohnnyDrama(IRE),BrightStart(USA),GoodBirthday(IRE),25-1VictoryChime(IRE), Hartswood(GB),WinterReprise(FR),DarkPine(IRE),Cockalorum(IRE),28-1Palavecino(FR),What’sTheStory(GB),DataProtection(GB), 40-1 Sky Defender (GB), 50-1 Strait of Hormuz (IRE)

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RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£64425................................................................... 2nd £30212..................................................................................

3rd

£15112 ..................................................................... 4th

£7550...................................................................................

TIME ............................................................................... DISTANCES ....................................................................................... 2. Al Zaraqaan, 6. Addeey and 10. Nicholas T all hold an entry in the Sky Bet Ebor at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Saturday 21st August.

FIFTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Stephen Rooney, Trading Director, Heineken UK Ltd. John Smith’s have generously given £50 and a case of John Smith’s Smooth to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race.

The 62nd John Smith’s Cup

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

Sinjaari Pivoine Euchen Glen Ballet Concerto Educate Master Carpenter Farraaj Danchai King’s Warrior Green Destiny

Trainer Jockey William Haggas Stevie Donohoe Andrew Balding Rob Hornby Jim Goldie Alistair Rawlinson Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle Ismail Mohammed Thomas Brown Rod Millman Phillip Makin William Haggas Andrea Atzeni William Haggas Andrea Atzeni Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Havlin William Haggas Adam Beschizza

SP 11/1 14/1 20/1 8/1 18/1 14/1 6/1 10/1 33/1 6/1

Runners 22 Ran 21 Ran 19 Ran 20 Ran 19 Ran 17 Ran 16 Ran 19 Ran 18 Ran 19 Ran

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Time Going 2m 9.48s G 2m 10.38s G/F 2m 9.50s G/F 2m 10.16s G 2m 7.34s G 2m 8.28s G 2m 7.96s G/F 2m 7.79s G/F 2m 8.28s G/S 2m 9.74s G

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4.25

The Darley July Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Last Six Furlongs Of The Bunbury Mile (1,200 metres) No

Horse

1

Art Power (IRE) (21)

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

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

Distance: Race Type: Prize Money: Age:

6f Group One £510,750 3+

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

4

9-6

(59.9)

(17)

Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

Form: 1644-63 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. Third of 12 behind Dream Of Dreams beaten 1 3/4l at 7-2 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot over 6f (soft). Has to find more. Official BHA Rating 114 SP: 18-1

2

Brando (GB) (14)

Ch g Pivotal - Argent du Bois (USA) (Silver Hawk (USA))

9

Owner: Mrs Angie Bailey Trainer: Kevin Ryan, Hambleton

9-6

(59.9)

(1)

Jockey: Tom Eaves

Form: 20-3200 CD Breeder: Car Colston Hall Stud

Has won nine races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 3l behind Chil Chil at 20-1 when seventh of 13 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle over 6f. Up against it in this field. Official BHA Rating 112 SP: 150-1

3

Emaraaty Ana (GB) (59)

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

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

5

9-6

(59.9)

(15)

Jockey: Jack Mitchell

Form: 30-2330 D Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 6l behind Starman at 16-1 when seventh of 12 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York over 6f (good to soft) in May. Has to find a lot more in this class. Official BHA Rating 107 SP: 100-1

4

Extravagant Kid (USA) (25)

B or Br g Kiss The Kid (USA) - Pretty Extravagant (USA) (With Distinction (USA))

8

Owner: DARRS Inc. Trainer: Brendan Walsh, USA

9-6

(59.9)

(12)

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Form: 4-22213 D Breeder: Vicino Racing Stable

Has won 15 races from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 16 behind Oxted beaten 2l at 18-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot over 5f (good to firm) last month. No reason to see that reversed but he should still go well. Official BHA Rating 114 SP: 25-1

5

Garrus (IRE) (21)

Gr g Acclamation - Queen of Power (IRE) (Medicean)

5

9-6

Owner: Mrs Susan Roy Trainer: Charles Hills, Lambourn

(59.9)

(9)

Jockey: Rossa Ryan

Form: 0/-12425 CD Breeder: Mrs Max Morris

Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 3/4l behind Dream Of Dreams when fifth of 12 at 66-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot over 6f (soft) last month. Faster ground will suit. Official BHA Rating 111 SP: 100-1

6

Glen Shiel (GB) (21)

Ch g Pivotal - Gonfilia (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))

7

9-6

Owner: Hambleton Racing XXXVI & Partner Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn

(59.9)

(14)

Jockey: Hollie Doyle

Form: 1121-42 D Breeder: Darley

Has won eight races from 6f to 1m 1f on good - yielding and soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1l by Dream Of Dreams when second of 12 at 7-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot over 6f (soft) last month. Every chance on that form. Official BHA Rating 117 SP: 18-1

7

Glorious Journey (GB) (14)

B g Dubawi (IRE) - Fallen For You (Dansili)

Owner: HH Sheikha Al Jalila Racing Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

6

9-6

(59.9)

(11)

Jockey: James Doyle

Form: 13-3431 CD Breeder: Normandie Stud Ltd

Winner of seven races from 6f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. A winner at 9-2 here over 7f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Motakhayyel by 1l. Sure to be running on strongly late on over this trip and could surprise a few. Official BHA Rating 111 SP: 33-1 48


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Horse

8

Good Effort (IRE) (14)

B h Shamardal (USA) - Magical Crown (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA))

Owner: Mr Abdulla Al Mansoori Trainer: Ismail Mohammed, Newmarket

Age

st-lb

6

9-6

(kgs)

Draw

(59.9)

(7)

Jockey: Ray Dawson

Form: 11-4202 CD Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Winner of seven races from 5f to 7f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 3/4l by Chil Chil when second of 13 at 8-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle over 6f. Yet to win in Group class and has plenty to find. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 33-1

9

Oxted (GB) (25)

B g Mayson - Charlotte Rosina (Choisir (AUS))

5

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

9-6

(59.9)

(16)

Jockey: Cieren Fallon

Form: 15-0231 CD Breeder: Homecroft Wealth Racing

Winner of five races from 5f to 7f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 4-1 in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot over 5f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Arecibo by 1 3/4l. Top class at his best and arrives at the top of his game. Official BHA Rating 119 SP: 5-1

10 Starman (GB) (59)

B c Dutch Art - Northern Star (IRE) (Montjeu (IRE))

4

9-6

Owner: David Ward Trainer: Ed Walker, Upper Lambourn

(59.9)

(4)

Jockey: Tom Marquand

Form: 1110-1 D Breeder: Mr D. Ward

He has won four times at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. A winner at 5-1 in the Group 2 Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York over 6f (good to soft) on his latest outing in May, beating Nahaarr by a neck. Major player. Official BHA Rating 116 SP: 6-1

11 Summerghand (IRE) (21)

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Kate The Great (Xaar)

7

9-6

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

(59.9)

(13)

Jockey: Martin Harley

Form: 241140 CD Breeder: Airlie Stud

Has won 12 races at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 11l behind Dream Of Dreams at 28-1 when 10th of 12 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot over 6f (soft). Plenty to find to mount a challenge. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 100-1

12 Chil Chil (GB) (14) B m Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Tiana (Diktat)

5

9-3

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

(58.5)

(8)

Jockey: Rob Hornby

Form: 534-211 CD Breeder: A. S. Denniff

Winner of six races at 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 15-2 in the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle over 6f on her latest outing, beating Good Effort by 3/4l. Decent sort but takes a big step up in class and may get found out. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 20-1

13 Creative Force (IRE) (21)

3

Owner: Godolphin Trainer: Charlie Appleby, Newmarket

Form: 10-1111 CD Breeder: Owenstown Bloodstock Ltd

Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Choose Me (IRE) (Choisir (AUS))

9-0

(57.2)

(3)

Jockey: William Buick

Winner of five races from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on his latest outing when 5-1jt-fav in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes at Ascot over 7f (soft), beating Naval Crown by 1 1/4l. Unbeaten this season and deserves his chance in better company. Official BHA Rating 114 SP: 9-1

14 Dragon Symbol (GB) (22) Gr c Cable Bay (IRE) - Arcamist (Arcano (IRE))

3

Owner: Mr Yoshiro Kubota Trainer: Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn

9-0

(57.2)

(6)

Jockey: Oisin Murphy

Form: 111122 D Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beat Campanelle but disqualified and placed 2nd of 15 at 4-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Ascot over 6f (heavy). Compensation awaits but this looks even tougher. Official BHA Rating 116 SP: 8-1

15 Line of Departure (IRE) (27) B c Mehmas (IRE) - Entreat (Pivotal)

Owner: H.H. Shaikh Nasser Al Khalifa & F. Nass Trainer: Roger Varian, Newmarket

3

9-0

(57.2)

(5)

Jockey: David Egan

Form: 21110-1 D Breeder: CN Farm Ltd

He has won four times at 6f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 8-1 at Salisbury over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Khaadem by 2 1/4l. First start in Group class and has to find a few pounds more to mount a serious challenge. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 28-1 49


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4.25 No

Horse

16 Method (IRE) (49) Ch c Mehmas (IRE) - Darsan (IRE) (Iffraaj)

Age

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

3

9-0

(57.2)

(2)

Owner: Manton Park Racing Trainer: Martyn Meade, Manton

Jockey: Sean Levey

Form: 1102-5 D Breeder: M. Phelan

Successful twice at 6f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind Rohaan when fifth of 10 at 15-2 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock over 6f (heavy) in May. Better ground should suit and a likely improver but others appeal more. Official BHA Rating 106 SP: 50-1

17 Rohaan (IRE) (21)

3

B g Mayson - Vive Les Rouges (Acclamation)

9-0

Owner: Chris Kiely Racing Ltd & Mr J Tomkins Trainer: David Evans, Abergavenny

(57.2)

(18)

Jockey: Shane Kelly

Form: 215111 D Breeder: Liam Phelan

Winner of seven races from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. A winner at 8-1 at Ascot over 6f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Fresh by a neck. Closely matched with Dragon Symbol on Haydock form and has a chance. Official BHA Rating 116 SP: 15-2

18 Supremacy (IRE) (73)

3

Owner: Mr J Goddard Trainer: Clive Cox, Hungerford

Form: 6111-0 CD BF Breeder: Kangyu International Racing

B c Mehmas (IRE) - Triggers Broom (IRE) (Arcano (IRE))

9-0

(57.2)

(19)

Jockey: Adam Kirby

He has won three times at 6f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 6l behind Rohaan at 10-11fav when last of 8 on his latest outing in the Group 3 horseracinghof.com Pavilion Stakes at Ascot over 6f (good to firm) in April. Top two-year-old and surely better than that. Official BHA Rating 118 SP: 20-1

19 Miss Amulet (IRE) (48)

Gr or Ro f Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Shena’s Dream (IRE) (Oasis Dream)

Owner: Mrs Doreen Tabor Trainer: K. J. Condon, Ireland

3

8-11

(55.8)

(10)

Jockey: W. J. Lee

Form: 21123-0 D Breeder: Ringfort Stud

She has won three times from 5f to 6f on good and yielding ground. Beaten 10l behind Empress Josephine at 14-1 when 13th of 14 in the Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at Curragh over 1m (heavy) in May. Better ground and this trip will bring about improvement. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 66-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 19 ..........................................................................................(EXACTA)

Blinkers worn first time by No. 18. Blinkers worn by No. 4. Visor worn by No. 11. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 8. STEWARDS NOTE BRANDO: Following its run on 26/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was found to have bled. SUPREMACY: Following its run on 28/4/2021 it was reported that the trainer could not explain the poor run.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

5-1 Oxted (GB), 6-1 Starman (GB), 15-2 Rohaan (IRE), 8-1 Dragon Symbol (GB), 9-1 Creative Force (IRE), 18-1 Art Power (IRE), GlenShiel(GB),20-1ChilChil(GB),Supremacy(IRE),25-1ExtravagantKid(USA),28-1LineofDeparture(IRE),33-1GloriousJourney(GB), Good Effort (IRE), 50-1 Method (IRE), 66-1 Miss Amulet (IRE), 100-1 Emaraaty Ana (GB), Garrus (IRE), Summerghand (IRE), 150-1 Brando (GB)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£289646 ................................................................ 2nd £109811.................................................................................

3rd

£54956................................................................... 4th

£27376 .................................................................................

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

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The John Smith’s City Walls Stakes

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

Moss Gill Copper Knight Mr Lupton Take Cover Marsha Out Do Take Cover Jwala Hamish McGonagall Masamah

Trainer James Bethell Tim Easterby Richard Fahey David C Griffiths Sir Mark Prescott Bt David O’Meara David C. Griffiths Robert Cowell Tim Easterby Kevin Ryan

Jockey Daniel Tudhope David Allan Jack Garritty David Allan Luke Morris Phillip Makin Andrea Atzeni Steve Drowne David Allan Phillip Makin

SP 6/1 2/1F 5/1 9/2J 5/1 4/1F 9/1 16/1 5/1C 9/2

Runners 9 ran 8 ran 8 ran 11 ran 9 ran 12 Ran 9 Ran 9 Ran 13 Ran 13 Ran

Time 58.12s 58.16s 57.54s 57.26s 56.35s 58.00s 56.50s 58.12s 59.41s 58.37s

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

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6th Race 4.40

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

The John Smith’s City Walls Stakes (Listed Race)

5f Listed £52,000 3+ Centre

Five Furlongs (1,000 metres)

See page 61 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION A Listed contest which means it is a quality affair, part of the Pattern pyramid, Listed, Group 3, Group 2 and Group 1. Open to horses of both sexes, aged three and older, however racing recognises that the younger horses and indeed female horses are likely to be at a different stage of their development, so their weights start from a lower point; as an example three-year-old filly, Winter Power has less weight to shoulder than the four-time York winner, Dakota Gold. Looking for help? Then follow the racecourse tipster, who has marked his selections with a red bi plane.

LAST YEAR’S RACE Winner: MOSS GILL Trainer: James Bethell Jockey: Daniel Tudhope Age/Weight: 4-9-1 Runners: 9 SP: 6/1 Never out of the first two in three previous runs at York, the James Bethell-trained Moss Gill enhanced his Knavesmire record with a first Pattern success, holding on bravely in the final furlong from Al Raya, Que Amoro and Tarboosh in a thriller.

THE TALE OF THE CLOCK Race Average Time: 57.51s Racing Post Standard Time: 57.30s Course Record: 55.90s by Battaash (23-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 (32 wins from 415 runners, 8%) runs WINTER POWER Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (10 wins from 91 runners, 11%) runs WINTER POWER Fancy That: T Easterby won this race in 2012 and 2019. The stable runs WINTER POWER today. Longest Traveller: URBAN BEAT trained by J P Murtagh, Ireland. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July. Racecard No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Last 6 Runs 1231111924-19 14060-0 364-202 42355-0 351-674 21-5461 11-4210 5-24051 2/1320-0 1011-19

Horse DAKOTA GOLD EL ASTRONAUTE LAHORE MOSS GILL SNAZZY JAZZY TARBOOSH URBAN BEAT BEDFORD FLYER FIRST COMPANY QUE AMORO WINTER POWER

Career Wins Places 13 10 14 14 6 2 5 8 6 2 12 9 6 8 4 2 1 2 5 6 5 1

Total Runs 39 56 25 19 19 47 26 11 9 17 11

Career Winnings 301400 281864 52306 48323 226197 120631 146737 21285 3510 81362 77393

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

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

Runs Since Wins 0 1 5 6 7 3 0 1 0 4 1

KNAVESMIRE TIP WINTER POWER was fancied to give a bold account in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot but she suffered from being up with an overly strong pace and eventually paid the price by weakening in the closing stages. The return to a flatter track, where she recorded an impressive success on her return to action, could make her a tough nut to crack. Que Amoro (second) and Moss Gill (third) represent last year’s Nunthorpe form and are feared along with Dakota Gold.

WINTER POWER

QUE AMORO 53


6th Race 4.40

The John Smith’s City Walls Stakes No

Horse

1

Dakota Gold (GB) (245)

B g Equiano (FR) - Joyeaux

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

5f Listed £52,000 3+ Centre

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

7 9-1 (57.6) (11)

Owner: Doug Graham,Ian Davison,Alan Drysdale 1 Form: 123111- CD Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington Breeder: Redgate BStock & Peter Bottowley BStock Has won 13 races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. A winner at 4-1 at Doncaster over 6f (soft) on his latest outing in November last year, beating Aberama Gold by 3/4l. He ended last season in terrific form and has to warrant the utmost respect. Official BHA Rating 111 SP: 9-2

2

El Astronaute (IRE) (42)

Ch g Approve (IRE) - Drumcliffe Dancer (IRE)

Owner: Mr Ross Harmon Racing Trainer: John Quinn, Malton

8 9-1 (57.6) (1) Form: 1024-10 CD Breeder: Mr T. Jones

Has won 14 races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 17l behind King’s Lynn at 11-2 when 9th of 11 on his latest outing at Haydock over 5f (good to soft) in May. One of the likely front-runners who is a lot better than his last run suggests. Official BHA Rating 105 SP: 14-1

Lahore (USA) (15)

7 9-1 (57.6) (5)

Owner: Mrs Wendy Burdett Trainer: Phillip Makin, Easingwold

Form: 14060-0 CD Breeder: Nawara Stud Company Ltd

3

Br g Elusive Quality (USA) - Nayarra (IRE)

Winner of six races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 6l behind Caspian Prince at 50-1 when 13th of 14 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 5f last month. Faces a tough assignment stepping up in grade. Official BHA Rating 101 SP: 33-1

4

Moss Gill (IRE) (42)

B g No Nay Never (USA) - Sharaarah (IRE)

Owner: G Van Cutsem, J & S Bethell Trainer: Edward Bethell, Middleham

Snazzy Jazzy (IRE) (21)

B h Red Jazz (USA) - Bulrushes

Owner: Mr Ian Buckley Trainer: Lawrence Mullaney, Malton

6

Tarboosh (GB) (25)

Owner: The Guys & Dolls & Sandfield Racing Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow

6

Urban Beat (IRE) (13)

B g Red Jazz (USA) - Closetocrazy (IRE)

Owner: Fitzwilliam Racing Trainer: J. P. Murtagh, Ireland

Form: 42355-0 Breeder: Bluegate Stud

8

Bedford Flyer (IRE) (22)

Owner: RP Racing Ltd Trainer: Les Eyre, Beverley

Form: 351-604 D Breeder: Landmark Racing Limited Ben Robinson

6 9-1 (57.6) (8) Form: 21-5461 D Breeder: Mr Shane Quigley R. P. Whelan

3 8-10 (55.3) (6) Form: 11-4210 CD Breeder: Maurice Burns

He has won four times at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 5l behind Significantly at 14-1 when 10th of 19 on his latest outing at Ascot over 5f (heavy) last month. May be up against it tackling experienced sprinters. Official BHA Rating 97 SP: 50-1 54

Callum Rodriguez

8 9-1 (57.6) (2)

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. A winner at 9-1 at Curragh over 5f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Master Matt by 2l. Defied top-weight on that occasion and is capable of better. Official BHA Rating 109 SP: 15-2 B c Clodovil (IRE) - Nafa (IRE)

P. J. McDonald

6 9-1 (57.6) (10)

Has won 12 races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind Caspian Prince when fourth of 5 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Beverley over 5f (good to firm) last month. He needs to improve on this season’s form. Official BHA Rating 102 SP: 28-1

7

Rowan Scott

Form: 364-202 CD Breeder: Camas Park & Lynch Bages

Winner of six races at 6f on ground varying from good to soft - heavy, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 13l behind Rohaan at 40-1 when 14th of 21 on his latest outing at Ascot over 6f (soft) last month. He SP: 28-1 may find this test on the sharp side dropping in trip. Official BHA Rating 104 B g Bahamian Bounty - Mullein

James Sullivan

5 9-1 (57.6) (4)

Winner of five races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten a neck by King’s Lynn when second of 11 at 6-1 at Haydock over 5f (good to soft) in May. He finished third in the Nunthorpe last season and is likely to be in the mix. Official BHA Rating 106 SP: 6-1

5

Connor Beasley

Lewis Edmunds


No

Horse

Age st-lb (kgs) Draw

9

First Company (IRE) (6)

B c Fast Company (IRE) - Pira Palace (IRE)

Owner: Northern Marking Ltd Trainer: Declan Carroll, Malton

3 8-10 (55.3) (7) Form: 5-24051 D Breeder: Noel Finegan

Won on his latest outing when 1-6fav at Ayr over 5f (good to firm) earlier this month, beating Cometh The Man by 3/4l, his first success in nine outings. He appears to have plenty on his plate back up in class. Official BHA Rating 95 SP: 50-1

10 Que Amoro (IRE) (25)

5 8-10 (55.3) (3)

Owner: Mr P Appleton & Mrs Anne Elliott Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington

Form: 2/1320-0 CD Breeder: Rathasker Stud

B m Es Que Love (IRE) - Onomatomania (USA)

Winner of five races at 5f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 13l behind Oxted at 40-1 when 14th of 16 on her latest outing in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot over 5f last month. She couldn’t maintain a strong pace last time; capable of a lot better. Official BHA Rating 110 SP: 13-2

11 Winter Power (IRE) (25)

B f Bungle Inthejungle - Titian Saga (IRE)

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

Harrison Shaw

Paul Mulrennan

3 8-8 (54.4) (9) Form: 1011-10 CD Breeder: Newlands House Stud

Winner of five races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 6l behind Oxted at 7-1 when 9th of 16 on her latest outing in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Ascot over 5f last month. She was disappointing on that occasion but the ease in grade will suit. Official BHA Rating 114 SP: 5-2

David Allan

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 11...........................................................................................(EXACTA)

Tongue Strap worn by No. 11. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 4, 7, 8. STEWARDS NOTE TARBOOSH: Following its run on 15/6/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too freely.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

5-2 Winter Power (IRE), 9-2 Dakota Gold (GB), 6-1 Moss Gill (IRE), 13-2 Que Amoro (IRE), 15-2 Urban Beat (IRE), 14-1 El Astronaute (IRE), 28-1 Snazzy Jazzy (IRE), Tarboosh (GB), 33-1 Lahore (USA), 50-1 Bedford Flyer (IRE), First Company (IRE)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£29489................................................................... 2nd £11180...................................................................................

3rd

£5595..................................................................... 4th

£2787 ...................................................................................

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

1. Dakota Gold, 4. Moss Gill, 8. Bedford Flyer, 10. Que Amoro and 11. Winter Power all hold an entry in the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Friday 20th August for which supplementary entries can be received by noon on Saturday 14th August for a stake of £12,000.

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

7th Race 5.15 The John Smith’s Sprint Stakes

Six Furlongs (1,200 metres)

6f Handicap 71-85 £11,200 4+ Centre

See page 61 for conditions of this race.

RACE DESCRIPTION A final handicap to solve, staying with the sprinters over three quarters of a mile. Significantly, dedicated race watchers and bookmakers will be aware of them so perhaps look for a clue in the betting market. Known in racing circles as ‘the get out stakes’ it can be crucial for your restaurant choice this evening, let’s hope its caviar and not cod roe! If you finish the day as winner, congratulations, so do try to win some more on Friday evening 23rd July.

NEW RACE

COURSE RECORD HOLDER: TIGGY WIGGY THE TALE OF

THE CLOCK

Race Average Time: 1m 12.16s Racing Post Standard Time: 1m 9.70s Course Record: 1m 8.90s by Tiggy Wiggy (21-Aug-14) 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 566 runners, 7%) runs GEORGE BOWEN Trainer-in-form (last 14 days): T Easterby (10 wins from 91 runners, 11%) runs DANZAN and MUSIC SOCIETY Weight Watcher: DARK DEFENDER won off a handicap mark of 83, his rating is now down 10lb to 73. Longest Traveller: LOVE POWERFUL trained by R Hannon, Marlborough, 212 miles. NOTE: All statistics are up to and including 8th July. 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 211191 344152 112102 133-473 125125 9-22784 16946-5 35-4105 622012 0-36387 212224 3944-33 5-35613 907/99-7 41-1345 641705 8-30534 0-26332 4-47094 40-0038

Horse MR WAGYU GEORGE BOWEN CAPOTE’S DREAM RAATEA VENTURA EXPRESS DANZAN LOVE POWERFUL ROUNDHAY PARK MUSIC SOCIETY FORTAMOUR GHATHANFAR BIG LES TRIGGERED WAHOO MARK’S CHOICE GUNMETAL TRUE MASON ABATE SPANISH ANGEL DARK DEFENDER

Career Wins Places 12 11 9 12 3 2 1 3 2 6 3 12 3 1 7 10 5 9 3 5 4 11 6 6 3 3 4 2 6 3 7 8 1 6 3 7 2 1 8 6

Total Runs 49 77 11 9 15 35 13 41 35 16 27 31 24 19 30 50 25 25 16 63

Career Winnings 57881 161642 12983 3493 6040 16690 14846 45375 40939 23656 12566 36485 15452 25229 29932 100445 3881 13035 7541 54226

Winning Distance Range 6F 6F 6F 8F 5F 6F 6F 5-6F 5-7F 6-7F 6-7F 5-6F 6F 6-7F 5-6F 6-7F 6F 5-6F 5F 5-6F

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

Runs Since Wins 0 2 2 5 2 26 5 2 1 6 4 6 1 6 3 3 22 11 10 12

KNAVESMIRE TIP MR WAGYU has two wins from three starts here at York and is in great form after a narrow win at Haydock last month. A 3lb rise may not stop him even if it does take a career best to hold them all off. Danzan hasn’t won since 2018 but drops significantly in class and could go well at a decent price, while Ella McCain’s 5lb claim should prove very useful on Ayr runner-up Music Society who is another who could go well in this field.

MR WAGYU

DANZAN 57


7th Race 5.15

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

The John Smith’s Sprint Stakes No

Horse

1

Mr Wagyu (IRE) (8)

Ch g Choisir (AUS) - Lake Louise (IRE)

Age

6

Owner: The New Century Partnership Trainer: John Quinn, Malton

st-lb

6f Handicap (71-85) £11,200 4+ Centre

(kgs)

9-10 (61.7)

Draw

(18)

Jockey: Connor Murtagh (3)

Form: 211101 CD Breeder: Danny O’Sullivan

Has won 12 races at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. A winner at 6-1 at Haydock over 6f (good) on his latest outing, beating Lincoln Park by a nose and has won 3 times this season. Needs a career best off 3lb more but has two wins from three starts at York. Official BHA Rating 88 SP: 12-1

2

George Bowen (IRE) (10)

Gr g Dark Angel (IRE) - Midnight Oasis

9

9-8

Owner: Mr M. A. Scaife Trainer: Richard Fahey, Malton

(60.8)

(11)

Jockey: Paul Hanagan

Form: 344152 CD Breeder: Kevin Blake

Has won nine races at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to yielding and on the all-weather. Beaten a short head by Rathbone when second of 11 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Thirsk over 6f (good to firm) last month. 3lb higher in the handicap now but drops in class. Official BHA Rating 86 SP: 9-1

3

Capote’s Dream (IRE) (12)

Br g Dream Ahead (USA) - Capote West (USA)

4

9-7

Owner: C Rosier, B Beswick & Partner Trainer: Tom Ward, Upper Lambourn

(60.3)

(4)

Jockey: Jim Crowley

Form: 112102 D Breeder: Cn Farm Ltd

He has won three times at 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1 1/4l by Punchbowl Flyer when second of 8 at 5-1 on his latest outing at Windsor over 6f (soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season and is still on an upward curve at the age of four. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 10-1

4

Raatea (GB) (14)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Darajaat (USA)

Owner: Mr Martin Hughes Trainer: Julie Camacho, Malton

4

9-7

(60.3)

(3)

Jockey: Callum Rodriguez

Form: 133-403 Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

A winner at 1m on the all-weather. Third of 9 behind Oo De Lally beaten 1 1/2l at 6-1 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 7f last month. Yet to win on turf and not certain to handle the expected underfoot conditions, lightly raced and may have more to come. Official BHA Rating 85 SP: 14-1

5

Ventura Express (GB) (8)

Ch g Mayson - Mail Express (IRE)

4

Owner: Double Espresso and Partners Trainer: Paul Midgley, Westow

9-6

(59.9)

(1)

Jockey: Paul Mulrennan

Form: 125125 Breeder: Scuderia Archi Romani

Successful twice at 5f on good to firm ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind Mr Wagyu when fifth of 7 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Haydock over 6f (good) earlier this month and 4lb better off now. Has won twice at Pontefract this season and makes his York debut. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 28-1

6

Danzan (IRE) (4)

B g Lawman (FR) - Charanga

6

9-6

Owner: REALITY PARTNERSHIPS XVII Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

(59.9)

(10)

Jockey: David Allan

Form: 0-22004 D Breeder: Colin Kennedy

He has won three times at 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather, but last win was over three years ago. Finished 5l behind Corinthia Knight when fourth of 8 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Pontefract over 6f (soft) this month. Down in grade and could go close. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 25-1

7

Love Powerful (IRE) (12)

B f Gutaifan (IRE) - Montefino (IRE)

4

Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer: Richard Hannon, Marlborough

7

9-6

(59.9)

(2)

Jockey: Thore Hammer Hansen (3)

Form: 16046-5 D Breeder: Thomas Hassett

She has won three times at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 19l behind Be Prepared when fifth of 8 at 10-1 on her latest outing at Lingfield over 7f (soft) last month. That was her first start of the year and she could do better now dropped in trip. Official BHA Rating 84 SP: 40-1

8

Roundhay Park (GB) (14)

Ch g Mayson - Brave Mave

Owner: Leeds Plywood and Doors Ltd Trainer: Nigel Tinkler, Malton

6

9-5

(59.4)

(15)

Jockey: Faye McManoman (3)

Form: 35-4105 CD Breeder: Mr James Munroe

Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 2l behind Giogiobbo when fifth of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 6f (good) last month. Goes well at York but has to do more here, stable not in the best of form. Official BHA Rating 83 SP: 14-1 58


No

Horse

9

Music Society (IRE) (5)

Gr g Society Rock (IRE) - Absolutely Cool (IRE)

Age

st-lb

6

9-4

Owner: Richard Taylor & Philip Hebdon Trainer: Tim Easterby, Malton

(kgs)

Draw

(59.0)

(19)

Jockey: Ella McCain (5)

Form: 622012 D BF Breeder: Pier House Stud

Winner of five races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 1/2l by Black Friday when second of 7 at 3-1fav on his latest outing at Ayr over 6f (good to soft) earlier this month. Interesting with Ella McCain claiming 5lb. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 12-1

10 Fortamour (IRE) (20)

B g Es Que Love (IRE) - Kathy Sun (IRE)

Owner: C Barclay, Racing Knights & C Cleevely Trainer: Ben Haslam, Middleham

5

9-4

(59.0)

(20)

Jockey: Harrison Shaw

Form: 0-36300 D Breeder: D. Ryan, D. S. Ryan & R. A. Williams

He has won three times from 6f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Music Society at 13-2 when seventh of 10 on his latest outing at Pontefract over 6f (good to firm) last month. Wears a visor for the first time but looks to have a bit to find. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 33-1

11 Ghathanfar (IRE) (20)

Br g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Cuis Ghaire (IRE)

Owner: Mr W. J. Laws Trainer: Tracy Waggott, Spennymoor

5

9-4

(59.0)

(5)

Jockey: David Nolan

Form: 212224 D Breeder: Shadwell Estate Company Limited

He has won four times from 6f to 7f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 1/2l behind Music Society when fourth of 10 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Pontefract over 6f (good to firm) last month. 3lb better off now but still has to find more. Official BHA Rating 82 SP: 22-1

12 Big Les (IRE) (14) B g Big Bad Bob (IRE) - Love Match

6

9-3

Owner: Stockdale Racing Trainer: Julie Camacho, Malton

(58.5)

(8)

Jockey: Ben Robinson

Form: 3044-33 CD Breeder: Corrin Stud

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Third of 10 behind Giogiobbo beaten 1 1/4l at 10-3 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 6f (good) last month. Likely to be running on late if he can get a clear run. Official BHA Rating 81 SP: 16-1

13 Triggered (IRE) (16)

B g Dandy Man (IRE) - Triggers Broom (IRE)

5

9-2

Owner: L Bellman & S & A Mares Trainer: Mark Loughnane, Kidderminster

(58.1)

(17)

Jockey: Andrea Atzeni

Form: 5-35613 D Breeder: Mr N. Bradley

He has won three times at 6f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 7 behind Asadjumeirah beaten 3/4l at 8-1 on his latest outing at Nottingham over 6f (good) last month. Needs to add to that off 1lb higher but a good third here in 2018 off 9lb more and could surprise. Official BHA Rating 80 SP: 25-1

14 Wahoo (GB) (42)

B g Stimulation (IRE) - Shohrah (IRE)

6

9-1

Owner: Mr J Blackburn & Partner Trainer: Michael Dods, Darlington

(57.6)

(13)

Jockey: Andrew Mullen

Form: 000/00-0 D Breeder: Llety Farms

He has won four times from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 10l behind Dave Dexter at 20-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing at Catterick over 5f (good to soft) in May after a long break. Last win at this trip was July 2018 and has to do more. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 66-1

15 Mark’s Choice (IRE) (30) B g Bungle Inthejungle - Ramamara (IRE)

Owner: Cragg Wood Racing Trainer: Sam England, Guiseley

5

9-1

(57.6)

(7)

Jockey: Laura Pearson (5)

Form: 41-1345 D Breeder: Northern Bloodstock Agency Ltd

Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 5l behind Tenaya Canyon when fifth of 7 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Haydock over 5f (good to firm). Better at this trip and dropped 2lb, soft ground could be an issue. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 33-1

16 Gunmetal (IRE) (38)

Gr g Clodovil (IRE) - March Star (IRE)

Owner: MrLaurenceO’Kane/HarrowgateBloodstockLtd Trainer: David Barron, Thirsk

8

9-1

(57.6)

(12)

7

Jockey: Connor Beasley Form: 641005 D Breeder: Maurice Byrne

Winner of seven races from 6f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 4l behind Commanche Falls when fifth of 9 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Ripon over 6f (good to firm) last month. Races off a mark of 79, the same as his last success. Official BHA Rating 79 SP: 25-1 59


No

Horse

Age

17 True Mason (GB) (42)

5

B g Mayson - Marysienka

st-lb

(kgs)

Draw

8-13 (56.7)

(9)

Jockey: Rowan Scott

Owner: Mr John Thomas Hanbury Trainer: Phillip Makin, Easingwold

Form: 0-30534 D Breeder: Simon Balding

A winner at 6f on firm ground, but that win was over three years ago. Finished 2 1/4l behind Punchbowl Flyer when fourth of 16 at 25-1 on his latest outing at Haydock over 6f (good to soft) in May. Handles softer going and placed on it twice but proving hard to win with. Official BHA Rating 77 SP: 16-1

18 Abate (GB) (15)

5

Br g Bated Breath - Red Kyte

Owner: The Never Say No Racing Club Trainer: Adrian Nicholls, Sessay

8-13 (56.7)

(16)

Jockey: Barry McHugh

Form: 0-26332 CD Breeder: Malih L. Al Basti

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten a short head by Giogiobbo when second of 13 at 13-2 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 6f (good) last month. 8lb better off with Mr Wagyu on June form and one to consider. Official BHA Rating 77 SP: 11-1

19 Spanish Angel (IRE) (15) Br g Gutaifan (IRE) - City Dazzler (IRE)

4

8-9

Owner: The Beer Stalkers & Ruth Carr Trainer: Ruth Carr, Stillington

(54.9)

(6)

Jockey: James Sullivan

Form: 4-40004 Breeder: Elaine Chivers

Successful twice at 5f on good to firm ground. Finished 1 3/4l behind Tanasoq when fourth of 12 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 5f last month. Only run on softer ground saw a poor effort at Doncaster and conditions may not be to his liking here. Official BHA Rating 73 SP: 22-1

20 Dark Defender (GB) (43)

B g Pastoral Pursuits - Oh So Saucy

Owner: Rebecca Bastiman Racing Trainer: Harvey Bastiman, Wetherby

8

8-9

(54.9)

(14)

Jockey: Dylan Hogan (3)

Form: 40-0030 CD Breeder: Mrs C. J. Walker

Has won eight races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 5l behind Kapono at 8-1 when last of 8 on his latest outing at Haydock over 6f (soft) in May. Upped in class off 1lb lower but well handicapped on his better form of 2020 and before. Official BHA Rating 73 SP: 40-1

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 20..........................................................................................(EXACTA)

Visor worn first time by No. 10. Blinkers worn by No. 6, 13, 20. Visor worn by No. 1, 2. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 8, 17. STEWARDS NOTE VENTURA EXPRESS: Following its run on 2/7/2021 it was reported that the horse hung left-handed. FORTAMOUR: Following its run on 20/6/2021 it was reported that the horse was impeded nearing the 1f marker.

PROBABLE S.P.’S

9-1 George Bowen (IRE), 10-1 Capote’s Dream (IRE), 11-1 Abate (GB), 12-1 Mr Wagyu (IRE), Music Society (IRE), 14-1 Raatea (GB), Roundhay Park (GB), 16-1 Big Les (IRE), True Mason (GB), 22-1 Ghathanfar (IRE), Spanish Angel (IRE), 25-1 Danzan (IRE), Triggered (IRE), Gunmetal (IRE), 28-1 Ventura Express (GB), 33-1 Fortamour (IRE), Mark’s Choice (IRE), 40-1 Love Powerful (IRE), Dark Defender (GB), 66-1 Wahoo (GB)

RESULT & PRIZE MONEY INFORMATION 1st

£5400 .................................................................... 2nd £2535 ...................................................................................

3rd

£1268...................................................................... 4th

£634.....................................................................................

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

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SEVENTH RACE PRESENTATION & BEST TURNED OUT The trophy for this race will be presented to the winning owner after the race by Lynn Ezard, Event Executive, Heineken UK Ltd. John Smith’s have generously given £50 and a case of John Smith’s Smooth to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race.

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Today’s Race Conditions FIRST RACE 1.45 - The John Smith’s Racing 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 three yrs old and upwards, Rated 81-100 (also open to such horses rated 101 and 102; such horses rated 80 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £125 stake if the horse is rated 81 or higher, or £25 stake if the horse is rated 80 or lower with £100 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 8th. Lowest weight: 4-y-o and up 8st 9lb; 3-y-o 8st Highest weight: 4-y-o and up 10st; 3-y-o 9st 5lb Penalties, after July 3rd, 2021, for each race won 3yo 6lb; 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. HEINEKEN UK 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 £2200 towards the prize money for this race. 34 entries, 2 at £25 and 32 at £125. - Closed July 5th, 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. SECOND RACE 2.20 - The John Smith’s Silver Cup Stakes (Class 1) (Group 3) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £45368 to the winning horse The second to receive £17200, the third £8608, the fourth £4288, the fifth £2152 and the sixth £1080. for four yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, July 5th and pay £650 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 8th. Weights: Colts and geldings 9st; fillies 8st 11lb Penalties, after 2020, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb Of a Group 2 race 5lb Of a Group 1 race 7lb. HEINEKEN UK has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. The Horserace Betting Levy Board has kindly provided for the inclusion of £2000 towards the prize money for this race. 13 entries at £650. - Closed July 5th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £35648; Second £14632; Third £7320; Fourth £3656; Fifth £1832; Sixth £912 Penalty Value: £45368 A SS For race details see page 25. THIRD RACE 2.55 - The John Smith’s Stayers’ 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 61-80 (also open to such horses rated 81 and 82; such horses rated 60 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £60 stake if the horse is rated 61 or higher, or £12 stake if the horse is rated 60 or lower with £48 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 8th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after July 3rd, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. HEINEKEN UK 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 £2400 towards the prize money for this race. PLEASE NOTE: The two mile start is in the home straight. 33 entries at £60. - Closed July 5th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £5120; Second £2560; Third £1280; Fourth £640; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240 Penalty Value: £6480 Weights raised 2lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS For race details see page 29. FOURTH RACE 3.30 - The John Smith’s Nursery Stakes (Class 4 Handicap) (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5400 to the winning horse The second to receive £2535, the third £1268, the fourth £634, the fifth £300, the sixth £300, the seventh £300 and the eighth £300. for two yrs old only, Rated 0-85 (also open to such horses rated 86 and 87 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, July 5th and pay £50 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 8th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 7lb Penalties, after July 3rd, 2021, for each race won 6lb. HEINEKEN UK 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 £1760 towards the prize money for this race. 20 entries at £50. - Closed July 5th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £4267; Second £2133; Third £1067; Fourth £533; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240 Penalty Value: £5400 SS For race details see page 37. FIFTH RACE 4.05 - The John Smith’s Cup (Class 2 Handicap) (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £64425 to the winning horse The second to receive £30212, the third £15112, the fourth £7550, the fifth £3775 and the sixth £1887. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, June 1st and pay £215 stake, Scratch by noon, June 15th or pay £250, Confirm by noon, July 5th and pay £160, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 8th. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb Penalties, after June 5th, 2021, a winner of a race 5lb Of 2 races 8lb 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.. HEINEKEN UK has generously sponsored this race and will present the winning owner with the JOHN SMITH’S CUP, a perpetual trophy, to be held for ten months only. In addition to the prize money, a memento will also be presented to the winning owner. Declarations to run for this race must be made by 10.00 a.m. on Thursday, July 8th, and declaration of riders must be made by 1.00 p.m. on Thursday, July 8th. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of JOHN SMITH’S. The sponsorship payment of £1000 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 British Horseracing Authority will amend paragraphs 28 to 32 of the Weights and Handicapping Code and the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code in the event that raising of the weights at the 24-hour stage proves necessary. This race will be restricted to 22 runners plus two reserves. The two reserves will be nominated as R23 and R24. The procedure for the allocation and operation of the reserves protocol will be as detailed in the notice headed ‘Reserves’ which has been published in The Racing Calendar and which also appears in the important notices following the Standard Conditions on the Racing Bulletin area of the BHA Racing Administration Internet site www.racingadmin.co.uk. Trainers are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 41 of the Race Entry Code which require that they must notify the Racing Calendar Office immediately when the decision has been made not to run. This will maximise the list of runners and determine whether the weights will need to be raised. The British Horseracing Authority has modified the Declaration of Jockey section of the Race Entries Code and the Division of Races section of the Race Administration Code of the Rules of Racing for the purposes of this race. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 71 entries, 6 at £215, 29 at £465, 36 at £625. - Closed June 1st, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £50788; Second £25400; Third £12700; Fourth £6350; Fifth £3175; Sixth £1588 Penalty Value: £64425 12 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS For race details see page 43. SIXTH RACE 4.40 - The John Smith’s City Walls Stakes (Class 1) (Listed Race) (CLASS 1) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £29489 to the winning horse The second to receive £11180, the third £5595, the fourth £2787, the fifth £1398 and the sixth £702. for three yrs old and upwards, which have not won a Group 1 Pattern race after 2020. Enter by noon, July 5th and pay £200 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 8th. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 5lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 1lb; fillies 8st 10lb Penalties, after 2020, a winner of a Listed race 3lb Of a Group 3 race 5lb Of a Group 2 race 7lb. HEINEKEN UK has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. 23 entries at £200. - Closed July 5th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £23171; Second £9511; Third £4758; Fourth £2376; Fifth £1191; Sixth £593 Penalty Value: £29489.20 A SS For race details see page 53. SEVENTH RACE 5.15 - The John Smith’s Stakes (Class 4 Handicap) (CLASS 4) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £5400 to the winning horse The second to receive £2535, the third £1268, the fourth £634, 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). £50 stake if the horse is rated 66 or higher, or £10 stake if the horse is rated 65 or lower with £40 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. July 8th. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after July 3rd, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb (Sellers and Claimers excluded for the purposes of penalties). HEINEKEN UK has generously sponsored this race and will present a memento to the winning owner. 32 entries, 1 at £10 and 31 at £50. - Closed July 5th, 2021. Owners Prize Money Winner £4267; Second £2133; Third £1067; Fourth £533; Fifth £240; Sixth £240; Seventh £240; Eighth £240 Penalty Value: £5400 8 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS For race details see page 57.

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The Small Print

An A-Z of information for racegoers Abandoned Racing

In the event of racing being abandoned, refunds on badges and tickets purchased will only be paid in the following circumstances. a) before the first race - 100% refund. b) before the completion of the third race - 50% refund. c) therafter - no refund applies. Refunds cannot be made on racedays. To obtain a refund, racegoers who purchased their admission on the day should send the ticket they were given on entrance with their full name and address to: York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX within 30 days. Racegoers who booked in advance direct with the track and so paid by card will receive an automatic refund. A similar process will apply for those who paid in advance by cheque. Please visit the racecourse website www.yorkracecourse.co.uk for more information.

Alcohol And Public Order

The Racecourse takes its responsibilities under Licensing Laws very seriously and puts in place training and measures to exceed these obligations. Racegoers are urged to drink responsibly. Alcohol cannot be brought into the stands side enclosures. York Racecourse reserves the right to expel any person found to be drunk or behaving in a disorderly manner. The “Challenge 25” initiative will be in operation to ensure that only those aged 18 and over are served with alcohol. Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. Under the law applicable to “step 3 of the government roadmap”, alcoholic drinks can ONLY be consumed when seated at a table. You may approach an outdoor bar to purchase a drink, but are required to return to a seat. Thank you for your support of this obligation.

Cameras

Please feel free to take a souvenir photo of your day. However we would remind you that the preparation and performance of the sport must be ensured, so please note:1. Kindly refrain from flash photography. 2. Avoid taking photos in restricted areas used by the sporting professionals i.e. Saddling Boxes, Stables, Unsaddling Boxes & Weighing Room. 3. Respect the privacy of others.

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes

The current smoking legislation regarding smoking in public places applies at the racecourse. The use of e-cigarettes is permitted, however they will be treated the same as tobacco products.

Common Courtesy/Entry Conditions All persons visiting York Racecourse are admitted subject to Racecourse Regulations and the Rules of Racing. The Racecourse reserves the right to refuse admission or remove from the racecourse any person refusing to comply with the Rules and Regulations or whose presence is a source of danger or annoyance to others. A full set of entry rules can be viewed at www.yorkracecourse.co.uk.

Dogs

Racegoers are requested to leave their pets including all dogs at home. Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome. 62

First Aid

There are first aid posts in the Edwardian Weighing Room, other such buildings have been designated as isolation rooms, should they be required.

Dress Standards

Most racegoers like to make racing at York a special occasion and choose to dress accordingly. For the racedays under “step 3 of the government roadmap”, there is no formal dress code. A recognition of the weather is understood. All racegoers are reminded that the removal of shirts is not encouraged and that basic decency and not causing offence to fellow racegoers by clothing choices, is required. York Racecourse reserves the right to refuse or, to require anyone to leave who does not observe the above code.

Drugs

A zero tolerance policy on drug abuse is in force, be warned, North Yorkshire Police and our own team are watching with some canine help, sniffing.

Litter

Racegoers are requested to place all litter in the receptacles provided. If you do not need your racecard please place it in a bin as you leave the racecourse.

Noise

So that the horses have the best chance to perform and so your fellow racegoers have the opportunity to enjoy them please do not cause any distractions; the waving of flags or banners, use of radios or making of sudden noises are examples of things to avoid. Racegoers are reminded of Public Health England advice that shouting increases the risk of the spread of diseases, so to consider wearing your face covering when part of a cheering crowd.

Parade Ring

For safety reasons children under the age of twelve are not permitted into the Parade Ring or Unsaddling Enclosure.

Photo Finishes And Stewards’ Enquiries/Objections

In any race where Photo Finish has been called by the Judge, this information will be displayed on the Giant Screen. An announcement will also be broadcast. Race Results and Photographs will also be displayed on the York Racecourse television monitors.

Radios and Mobile Telephones

The use of all types of communication equipment is strictly controlled at all racecourses. Members of the public may not use two-way radios, scanning receivers etc., for any purpose at the racecourse.

Track Safety

For your own safety and the welfare of the horses, jockeys and stable staff please keep off the track. Anyone trespassing on the track: Will be liable to arrest and prosecution Will be ejected immediately Will be banned from all future York race meetings May face a nationwide racecourse ban