York

  • 15:10 Stowe Family Law Llp Grand Cup 1m 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 54.96s
  • Off time: 15:10:49
15:10 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tactic 10/1
2nd Munsef 13/2
3rd Macarthur 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 1113-3 Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Shahwardi (FR) 47
Nag me
4 9-3 J Gask S J Drowne 103 20/121.00
2 (4) 6331/1-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Aajel (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 M P Tregoning R Hills 106 9/43.25
3 (10) 5242-12 Royal blue Age of Reason (UAE) 86
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 109 5/16.00
4 (11) 541/114- White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Caracciola (GER) 296
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
13 9-0 N J Henderson D Allan 105 10/111.00
6 (3) 16611-1 Royal Blue, Red cap Highland Glen 100
Nag me
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor T Hamilton 106 8/19.00
7 (9) 8/7800-8 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Macarthur 20
Nag me
6 9-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam S W Kelly 101 12/113.00
8 (8) 260-390 Royal blue, white cap Mojave Moon 24
Nag me
4 9-0 v M Al Zarooni N Mackay 105 33/134.00
9 (6) 12112-3 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Munsef 15
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-0 Ian Williams T Eaves 110 13/27.50
10 (1) 42454-2 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Tactic 28
Nag me
4 9-0 J L Dunlop J Quinn 103 10/111.00
11 (7) 38726-3 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap Starfala 14
Nag me
5 8-9 P F I Cole J Fanning 105 8/19.00
Non runners
5 (2)337-333Halla San89-0R A FaheyF Da Silva99

Verdict

A quality Listed contest here and although last year's winner Caracciola continues to bely his veteran status, he looks vulnerable to AGE OF REASON, while Munsef and Highland Glen are others with claims. To the selection first though and Age Of Reason was a winner over this trip at Meydan in February. He tried to add to that over two miles at the same track last time and was only just held, and both pieces of form are very smart in the context of this race. The fast ground will suit him today and he looks capable of winning again. Munsef has more ability than most of these and handles the ground very well. His issue appears to be stamina, and while he has been prolific over 1m 4f and has also scored over 1m 5f, he doesn't seem to get much further than that in a genuine gallop. Highland Glen is another Godolphin performer and he is stepped up to this trip for the first time. Pedigree suggests that he could find some improvement for that and he is feared. Caracciola has bottomless stamina and goes on any ground, while his Queen Alexandra success and a win in this race last year were wonderful efforts for a gelding who has enjoyed an Indian Summer to his career. He is certainly not dismissed today, though we prefer to side with the more youthful Age Of Reason.