3:00pm York Racecard & Odds - Matchbook Yorkshire Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series) - 17/05/2019
YORK
17 May 2019
Friday 17th May

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Matchbook Yorkshire Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series) (Class 1)

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 1m 5f 188y
  • Going: Good To Firm
York
Runners
8

Type
Flat

Surface
Turf

Stalls
Inside

Weather
Showers

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(4)
Silk colours for Stradivarius
CD
C
D
Stradivarius
J: Frankie Dettori
T: John Gosden
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
C
2 x Course Winner - Won 2 times before at this course
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Going Specialist - 5 wins from 5 starts on this ground (100%)
Top-class stayer who won all five of his starts last year; starting his winning sequence with victory in this race. These conditions will suit, and he is unbeaten from two starts fresh. Should land this contest on route to defending his Gold Cup crown.
The star of the staying scene last season, when he scooped a £1m bonus; won this last year
11111-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 120
Days: 209
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
20 Oct 18 Asc Ascot 16f Sft G2 9-7 1/6 Thomas Hobson (1½L) EvensF 120 117
24 Aug 18 Yor York 16.5f GF G2 9-6 1/9 Count Octave (1½L) 4/11F 118 118
31 Jul 18 Goo Goodwood 16f Gd G1 9-9 1/7 Torcedor (½L) 4/5F 118 121
21 Jun 18 Asc Ascot 20f GF G1 9-1 1/9 Vazirabad (¾L) 7/4J 118 120
18 May 18 Yor York 14f GF G2 9-1 1/8 Desert Skyline (3L) 4/6F 118 118
21 Oct 17 Asc Ascot 16f Sft G2 8-13 3/13 Order Of St George (1L) 4/1 118 115
2
(3)
Silk colours for Aircraft Carrier
D
Aircraft Carrier p
J: Richard Kingscote
T: John Ryan
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 2 wins from 3 starts at this distance (67%)
Shrewd 27,000 guineas purchase out of Aidan O’Brien’s yard last October; has won three of his seven starts for these connections to date. Held in conditions races on the All-Weather the last twice, however, and this is significantly tougher.
Needs to bounce back with a major career best; this much faster ground is an unknown
11-146
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 100
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Apr 19 Lin Lingfield (AW) 16f St 2 9-3 p 6/10 Watersmeet (5½L) 7/1 100 103
7 Mar 19 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 16f St 2 9-3 p 4/6 Amade (7¾L) 4/1 100 103
14 Jan 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 16.5f St 2 9-0 p 1/6 Festival Of Ages (¾L) 7/4J 90 109
20 Dec 18 Cfd Chelmsford (AW) 14f St 23yHc 9-0 p 1/8 Given Choice (4L) 9/4 84 96
10 Dec 18 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 14f St 4Hc 9-2 p 1/9 Western Duke (7L) 5/2 78 93
28 Nov 18 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 12f St 4Hc 8-12 p1 4/11 Cry Wolf (2L) 9/2 78 83
3
(1)
Silk colours for Desert Skyline
Desert Skyline p
J: Gerald Mosse
T: David Elsworth
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 0 wins from 15 in the last 14 days (0%)
Just three lengths behind Stradivarius in this race last year; behind that rival in four of his next six starts. Ended the season with an underwhelming run at Newbury, and it is difficult to see him having a major part to play on the back of that.
Career best for 3l 2nd to ready winner Stradivarius in this last year; rather lost his way
64458-
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 109
Days: 202
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Oct 18 Nby Newbury 12f GS G3 9-4 p 8/10 Morando (22L) 12/1 109 81
20 Oct 18 Asc Ascot 16f Sft G2 9-7 p 5/6 Stradivarius (3L) 28/1 110 113
22 Sep 18 Nby Newbury 11f Sft G3 9-3 p 4/7 Young Rascal (4¼L) 9/1 110 109
24 Aug 18 Yor York 16.5f GF G2 9-3 p 4/9 Stradivarius (8½L) 14/1 112 105
31 Jul 18 Goo Goodwood 16f Gd G1 9-9 p 6/7 Stradivarius (9½L) 14/1 112 108
21 Jun 18 Asc Ascot 20f GF G1 9-1 p 9/9 Stradivarius (52L) 11/1 112 68
4
(8)
Silk colours for Ispolini
D
Ispolini t
J: James Doyle
T: Charlie Appleby
D
2 x Distance Winner - Won 2 times before at this distance
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 5 wins from 13 in the last 14 days (38%)
Ten-length winner of a Group 3 at Meydan earlier this year, and he built on that effort to chase home stablemate Cross Counter in the Dubai Gold Cup afterwards. Interesting on that form, but he likely holds forecast claims at best.
Clear 2nd in Dubai Gold Cup; return to 1m6f isn't an issue; entitled to deal of respect
4-2112
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 116
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Mar 19 Mey Meydan 16f Gd G2 8-9 t 2/10 Cross Counter (1¼L) 9/4 113 118
28 Feb 19 Mey Meydan 14f Gd G3 8-9 t 1/7 Red Galileo (10½L) 5/2 109 116
17 Jan 19 Mey Meydan 14f Gd Hc 9-1 t 1/7 Suspicious Mind (1¼L) EvensF 105 110
3 Jan 19 Mey Meydan 12f Gd Hc 9-1 t 2/9 Bin Battuta (1½L) 5/4F 105 108
27 May 18 Lon Longchamp 12f GS 3yG3 9-2 4/7 Neufbosc (4L) 27/10J - 104
9 May 18 Chs Chester 12.5f Gd 3yG3 9-0 t 4/10 Young Rascal (4L) 100/30 106 105
5
(7)
Silk colours for Mildenberger
Mildenberger
J: Silvestre De Sousa
T: Mark Johnston
Second behind Roaring Lion in the Dante Stakes at this meeting last year. Recorded a career-best RPR when third in a Group 2 at Newmarket last time out. Needs the step up to this trip to bring about marked improvement today.
Sound third upped to 1m4f in Group 2 at Newmarket; more needed again
/12-73
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 109
Days: 13
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 May 19 Nmk Newmarket 12f Gd G2 9-1 3/7 Communique (3½L) 13/2 107 111
24 Apr 19 Eps Epsom 10f Gd 2Hc 9-9 7/11 Mountain Angel (6¼L) 100/30F 107 105
17 May 18 Yor York 10.5f GF 3yG2 9-0 2/9 Roaring Lion (4½L) 7/2 107 108
17 Apr 18 Nmk Newmarket 9f GS 3yL 9-0 1/8 Charity Go (½L) 11/4 107 106
30 Sep 17 Nmk Newmarket 8f GS 2yG2 9-0 3/5 Roaring Lion (2L) 7/2 104 106
25 Aug 17 Sal Salisbury 8f Gd 2yL 9-1 1/7 Albishr (nse) 11/10F 104 102
6
(2)
Silk colours for Mootasadir
Mootasadir
J: Ben Curtis
T: Hugo Palmer
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (0%)
Winner of his last four starts; all successes coming on synthetics. Back on turf today for the first time since trailing home last of five runners at Newmarket in August. Just a watching brief can be advised this afternoon.
Very smart at up to 1m4f on AW but there are doubts whether he's as good on grass
511-11
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 104
Days: 48
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
30 Mar 19 Kem Kempton (AW) 10f St/Slw L 9-5 1/9 Extra Elusive (½L) 4/1 110 116
4 Mar 19 Wol Wolverhampton (AW) 12f St 2Hc 9-9 1/8 Kelly's Dino (1¾L) EvensF 105 114
28 Sep 18 Dun Dundalk (AW) 10.5f St G3 9-3 1/6 Global Giant (1½L) 4/1 97 110
7 Sep 18 Kem Kempton (AW) 11f St/Slw 3Hc 8-12 1/5 Enzemble (4L) 9/2 88 99
4 Aug 18 Nmk Newmarket (July) 10f GF 3Hc 9-6 5/5 Team Decision (42L) 11/4 88 11
2 Jun 18 Don Doncaster 10f Sft 33yHc 9-7 h 4/7 Falmouth Light (3L) 11/4 88 89
7
(6)
Silk colours for Sevenna Star
w1
Sevenna Star t
J: Andrea Atzeni
T: John Ryan
w1
Wind Op - First run after wind operation
Had Ispolini a short head behind in a Group 3 at Sandown last April, but he has been nowhere near that level of form in his three starts since. Now in the care of John Ryan, but softer ground would likely be preferable on his debut for these connections.
1m2f Group 3 win last term; big career best is needed on stable/seasonal debut
11077-
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 105
Days: 224
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Oct 18 Asc Ascot 14f Gd 3yL 9-6 t 7/7 Ghostwatch (59L) 13/2 107 32
22 Aug 18 Yor York 12f GF 3yG2 9-0 t1 7/9 Old Persian (12L) 14/1 107 94
2 Jun 18 Eps Epsom 12f Gd 3yG1 9-0 10/12 Masar (28L) 50/1 107 76
27 Apr 18 San Sandown 10f GS 3yG3 9-1 1/7 Ispolini (shd) 15/8F - 109
16 Apr 18 Wdr Windsor 10f Hy 53yNv 9-2 1/7 King's Proctor (14L) 8/11F - 100
11 Oct 17 Not Nottingham 8.5f GS 42yMd 9-5 3/9 Epic (¾L) 7/4F - 88
8
(5)
Silk colours for Southern France
Southern France
J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
Third behind stablemate Kew Gardens in the St Leger last September; beaten favourite in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket afterwards. Made a promising reappearance at Navan last month, but more is demanded in this company.
Has the capacity to progress as the season goes on but this demands a definite career best
2437-3
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 111
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Apr 19 Nav Navan 14f Y G3 9-3 3/9 Master Of Reality (1L) 2/1 111 109
13 Oct 18 Nmk Newmarket 18f GF 2Hc 9-2 t 7/33 Low Sun (10½L) 4/1F 107 107
15 Sep 18 Don Doncaster 14.5f Gd 3yG1 9-1 t 3/12 Kew Gardens (6¾L) 20/1 107 112
25 Aug 18 Cur Curragh 14f Gd G3 8-12 t 4/7 Flag Of Honour (2¼L) 11/4 107 106
20 Jun 18 Asc Ascot 14f GF 3yG2 9-0 t 2/12 Kew Gardens (4½L) 9/2 95 108
19 May 18 Nav Navan 13f GF 3yL 9-3 t 1/7 Drapers Guild (½L) 4/7F - 98
Verdict

Preference has to be for last season's top stayer STRADIVARIUS, who won this readily last year. Ispolini is the clear main danger.

Verdict silk image
Stradivarius

Betting Forecast:

4/6 Stradivarius,

4/1 Ispolini,

7/1 Southern France,

12/1 Mildenberger,

Mootasadir,

16/1 Desert Skyline,

40/1 Sevenna Star,

50/1 Aircraft Carrier

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