Today's racecards

York

  • 15:10 Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.19s
  • Off time: 15:11:58
15:10 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prime Defender 20/1
2nd Showcasing 4/1
3rd Main Aim 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 141-413 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Starspangledbanner (AUS) 67
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 4/15.00
2 (8) 0/14541- Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Sayif (IRE) 227
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 P W Chapple-Hyam R Hills 115 13/27.50
3 (7) 4630-42 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap Damien (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 B W Hills M Hills 103 20/121.00
4 (10) 21317-3 Red, White hoops, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Doncaster Rover (USA) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 D H Brown L Dettori 104 14/115.00
5 (9) 10/7036- WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Edge Closer 298
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 Richard Hannon J Fortune 103 66/167.00
6 (4) 3355-41 Black, Yellow Cross of Lorraine Inxile (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 108 9/110.00
7 (5) 20-9816 Buff, Blue sleeves, Mauve cap Judd Street 46
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 v Eve Johnson Houghton K Fallon 109 33/134.00
8 (6) 142804- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Main Aim 207
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 117 5/16.00
9 (12) 13/32 Light green, emerald green epaulets Mullionmileanhour (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 9-7 J R Best S Drowne 107 15/28.50
10 (1) 089241 Purple, White seams, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, White stars Prime Defender 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 B W Hills R Winston 105 20/121.00
11 (2) 4/1236-3 Red, Red cap, White spots Anglezarke (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 102 16/117.00
12 (11) 2113- Green, Pink Sash, White Sleeves Showcasing 222
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 J H M Gosden William Buick 114 4/15.00

Verdict

Australian import Starspangledbanner makes his debut for Aidan O'Brien today and the dual Grade 1 winner in his native country has to be given every consideration on his debut in the UK but he does have a penalty to carry and has to give weight away all round so he may be best watched with preference for MAIN AIM, who gets the vote ahead of Mullionmileanhour. The selection was highly tried last term but equipped himself well in the highest grade by finishing a close up fourth in the Queen Anne and finding just Fleeting Spirit too good in the July Cup, form on which he looks worth supporting on his reappearance receiving weight from Starspangledbanner. Inxile was a game winner at Doncaster of the Cammidge Trophy last time and has to be considered being trained by David Nicholls but this is tougher, while John Gosden's Showcasing showed progressive form as a juvenile and now makes his debut at the age of three and he has to be respected. Peter Chapple-Hyam's Sayif won well in this grade in the Diadem Stakes at Ascot when last seen in September and he has claims if ready for his reappearance but a better bet looks to be Main Aim, who can make a winning return.