York

  • 15:10 50th John Smith's Cup Heritage Handicap1m 2f 88y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.18s
  • Off time: 15:11:54
15:10 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sirvino 16/1
2nd Kingdom of Fife 11/2
3rd Albaqaa 15/2
4th Seeking The Buck (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (22) 326212 Royal blue Moonquake (USA) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 103 15/28.50
3 (11) 4-16434 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Re Barolo (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 M Botti Louis Beuzelin (5) 102 16/117.00
4 (13) 1133-21 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Kingdom of Fife 47
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 v Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 101 11/26.50
5 (2) 1/1-81 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Riggins (IRE) 42
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5 9-1 L M Cumani N Callan 96 11/26.50
6 (1) 589-144 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Ladies Best 57
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 B Ellison Jamie Moriarty 95 20/121.00
7 (18) 10-5342 Royal Blue, Light Blue braces and sleeves, Red cap Albaqaa 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 95 15/28.50
8 (15) 251-024 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Nanton (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 J S Goldie D Tudhope 94 20/121.00
9 (21) 376500 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Love Galore (IRE) 7
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4 8-12 M Johnston J Fanning 93 40/141.00
10 (5) 2104-09 Dark Green, Light Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Laterly (IRE) 7
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4 8-12 T P Tate M Fenton 93 33/134.00
11 (8) 703-156 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, White star Unbreak My Heart (IRE) 47
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4 8-12 R A Fahey Freddie Tylicki (3) 93 16/117.00
12 (16) 52-1111 Yellow, pink braces and sleeves, hooped cap Sirvino 44
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 T D Barron Neil Brown (3) 92 16/117.00
14 (3) 830783 White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Medici Pearl 16
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5 8-9 T D Easterby D Allan 90 25/126.00
15 (9) 18/111-5 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Ben Chorley 16
Nag me
5 8-9 D R Lanigan C Catlin 90 16/117.00
16 (17) 613-581 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Alazeyab (USA) 14 (ex5)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 M A Jarvis P Robinson 101 20/121.00
17 (4) 217/112 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Seeking The Buck (USA) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-8 R M Beckett S Sanders 89 8/19.00
18 (10) 4212-9 Light Blue, Purple epaulets, quartered cap Ra Junior (USA) 105
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3 8-6 B J Meehan David Probert (3) 98 18/119.00
19 (7) 143-230 Grey, Light Green disc, striped sleeves and cap Deep Winter 70
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-6 R A Fahey T Hamilton 87 25/126.00
20 (20) 3446-26 Red, White epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Sweet Lightning 80
Nag me
4 8-6 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 87 10/111.00
Non runners
1 (19)2/21028-Mutajarred59-10W J HaggasS De Sousa105
13 (6)13003-0Jaser48-9P W Chapple-HyamP Mulrennan90

Verdict

The ground needs to soften for top-weight Mutajarred to be a major player, and from a shortlist of Moonquake, Sweet Lightning, Alazeyab and DEEP WINTER, it is the last-named who can complete a hat-trick of wins in this race for trainer Richard Fahey. One problem may be that Mr Fahey has three in the line-up so if you're backing one you should probably back the other two as well as in the last two years it has been hard to split his runners. This filly Deep Winter was very progressive last season and although she is yet to win this year, it means that her handicap mark has dipped slightly. She is effective on any ground and should give backers a good run for their money. Sweet Lightning was well-fancied by connections earlier in the year but he then trod on a stone and was set back a bit; it will be interesting to hear how bullish his trainer is of his chances with the yard in good form. Ra Junior has stamina to prove as he steps up in trip; he hasn't been seen since Nad Al Sheba in March. Seeking The Buck has had a good season; he has been brought back from an injury with real panache by his new yard and cannot be overlooked. Alazeyab bounced back to form last time out and he has proven form in a big field before, Ben Chorley is a talented front-runner but his best efforts have come on soft ground, whilst Sirvino is progressing well and he cannot be overlooked despite an 8lb higher mark as he chases the five-timer. Kingdom Of Fife and Unbreak My Heart are linked on their run in the Zetland Gold Cup where the former came out on top, whilst Nanton was second in that race and his subsequent effort in the Royal Hunt Cup reads well. Riggins is progressing well; he has had his injury problems but he may not be badly treated off 96 and if he gets this longer trip then from his good low draw he must go close. Moonquake holds several of these on his win here in May and he then ran a blinder off this mark in the Wolferton Handicap although he will struggle to get an easy lead from this car park draw. As open a handicap as you're likely to find all season, but it is Deep Winter who we fancy to come out on top.