Today's racecards

York

  • 15:15 52nd John Smith's Cup 1m 2f 88y

  • Winner £97,035 2nd £28,875 3rd £14,430 4th £7,215
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.74s
  • Off time: 15:18:12
15:15 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Destiny (IRE) 6/1
2nd Modun (IRE) 11/2
3rd Lost In The Moment (IRE) 11/1
4th Beachfire 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (20) 12534-7 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Saptapadi (IRE) 57
Nag me
5 9-5 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 105 33/134.00
3 (15) 1-18922 Royal blue Lost In The Moment (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 p Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 104 11/112.00
4 (2) 54-5591 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Nanton (USA) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 J S Goldie D Tudhope 104 25/126.00
5 (11) 11-5231 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Beachfire 22 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 b J H M Gosden William Buick 98 8/19.00
6 (5) 2D-2235 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Moyenne Corniche 14
Nag me
6 9-0 B Ellison S H James (5) 100 16/117.00
7 (6) 0-16010 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Jutland 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 M Johnston D Holland 100 33/134.00
8 (17) 711-17 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Green Destiny (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-13 W J Haggas Adam Beschizza (3) 99 6/17.00
9 (8) 12-10 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Modun (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 99 11/26.50
10 (7) 61/12-50 Dark blue, grey epaulets, grey cap Merchant of Dubai 40
Nag me
6 8-13 J S Goldie Lee Newman 99 33/134.00
11 (19) 73318-1 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Tepmokea (IRE) 57
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-11 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 97 20/121.00
12 (10) 2/100-21 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Constant Contact 38
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 p1 A M Balding Simon Pearce (3) 97 22/123.00
13 (14) 03-8064 Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap Crystal Gal (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 8-10 Mrs L Wadham Dane O'Neill 96 40/141.00
14 (1) 311-602 Royal blue, white cap Sarrsar 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 v Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 96 16/117.00
15 (18) 2-92240 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Pintura 24
Nag me
4 8-9 D M Simcock T P Queally 95 28/129.00
16 (9) 4/1-1 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Pekan Star 59
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-9 R Varian N Callan 95 3/14.00
17 (12) 0-60717 Yellow, Orange star Smarty Socks (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-7 D O'Meara Jim Crowley 93 33/134.00
18 (3) 8-14130 RED, BLACK sash, RED and YELLOW hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap Kay Gee Be (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 8-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 93 20/121.00
19 (13) 423044- Mauve and Purple check, Mauve sleeves, White cap, Purple diamond Demolition 274
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-7 R A Fahey T Eaves 93 25/126.00
20 (22) 0-02081 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, White star Pleasant Day (IRE) 23 (ex5)
Nag me
4 8-7 b R A Fahey Freddie Tylicki 88 50/151.00
Non runners
1 (21)322-217Kings Gambit (SAF)79-11T P TateD Swift111

Verdict

Richard Fahey has won this three times in the last 10 years and has a trio of entries. Paul Hanagan would have had the pick and Kay Gee Be, who ran very well behind Confront here last month before disappointing at Ascot four days later, is probably the best of them. Lost In The Moment is still well enough treated to be a threat, he has produced two excellent runs in very tough handicaps at Chester and Ascot. It's difficult to believe that a horse who has been raised 10lb for his most recent win is a handicap snip but PEKAN STAR looked every inch a future star when scoring over the C&D in May and his high-flying trainer missed Royal Ascot to save him for this. Those looking for an each-way bet could do worse than side with Moyenne Corniche as the ever-shrewd Brian Ellison has booked crack Irish apprentice Sam James for the ride. Green Destiny and Modun both flopped at Royal Ascot but are capable of bouncing back.