Today's racecards

York

  • 14:55 54th John Smith's Cup 1m 2f 88y

  • Winner £93,375 2nd £27,960 3rd £13,980 4th £6,990
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.79s
  • Off time: 14:57:08
14:55 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Danchai 10/1
2nd Stencive 6/1
3rd Tres Coronas (IRE) 20/1
4th Awake My Soul (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 50-1421 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Area Fifty One 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 105 16/117.00
2 (12) 15/15-62 Dark Blue and Light Green diamonds Validus 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-6 L M Cumani P Mulrennan 101 18/119.00
3 (17) 5010-40 Purple, Royal Blue sleeves King's Warrior (FR) 57
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 P W Chapple-Hyam R Havlin 100 25/126.00
4 (7) 11-1010 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Educate 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 I Mohammed P Makin 100 15/28.50
5 (21) 2122-62 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets Stencive 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-3 W J Haggas G Lee 98 6/17.00
6 (3) 110503 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Toto Skyllachy 15
Nag me
8 9-2 D O'Meara Jacob Butterfield (7) 97 50/151.00
7 (9) 113209 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Beaumont's Party (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 B Ellison D Swift 95 25/126.00
8 (15) 92104-1 Royal blue Expert Fighter (USA) 45
Nag me
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 95 14/115.00
9 (5) 0908-55 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Saptapadi (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 8-13 B Ellison B McHugh 94 16/117.00
10 (6) 1183-11 Red, emerald green chevron, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Clon Brulee (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 T D Barron G Gibbons 93 13/27.50
11 (11) 5-11313 Red and White diabolo, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, White star Awake My Soul (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 93 14/115.00
13 (16) 2/15-226 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Danchai 7
Nag me
4 8-11 p W J Haggas Andrea Atzeni 92 10/111.00
14 (14) 1042-11 Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Niceofyoutotellme 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 92 6/17.00
15 (18) 263121 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Star Lahib (IRE) 7 (ex5)
Nag me
4 8-11 M Johnston F Norton 87 12/113.00
16 (1) 043913 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Fennell Bay (IRE) 7 (ex5)
Nag me
4 8-10 M Johnston P McDonald 86 20/121.00
17 (22) 81/0-01 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Garde Cotiere (USA) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 R A Fahey T Hamilton 90 33/134.00
18 (20) 00-4329 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Forgotten Hero (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 8-9 h C Hills S J Drowne 90 33/134.00
19 (4) 5-42213 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Tres Coronas (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 T D Barron R Winston 90 20/121.00
20 (8) 9-02100 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Angel Gabrial (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 Ian Williams T Eaves 90 50/151.00
Non runners
12 (19)269-260Clayton48-12K A RyanP Makin93

Verdict

This valuable handicap looks as wide-open as ever. William Haggas landed this with Green Destiny in 2011 and it would not surprise were STENCIVE to follow in his footsteps. The selection, steadily progressive at three, made an unspectacular return to action at Newmarket before improving markedly to notch the runner-up spot in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes at Royal Ascot after coming with a long, steady challenge under Frankie Dettori. This drop back to a mile and a quarter could be just what's required and he can go one better. Niceofyoutotellme quickened up well to score the last twice and is the sort whose ability to do so keeps him ahead of the handicapper. Clon Brulee is another notable improver who must be kept on the right side, with Expert Fighter, Danchai and Star Lahib all respected and worthy of consideration.