Today's racecards

York

  • 14:30 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup 2m 88y

  • Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.75s
  • Off time: 14:30:28
14:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ahzeemah (IRE) 4/1
2nd Simenon (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 221222 Royal blue Ahzeemah (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 9-3 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 4/15.00
2 (6) 663-990 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 vt M P Tregoning G Baker 105 25/126.00
3 (4) 081-219 Pink, White sleeves Caucus 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 110 11/26.50
4 (2) 739-747 Royal blue, white cap Colour Vision (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor James Doyle 112 8/19.00
5 (5) 604-150 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Glen's Diamond 22
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 112 14/115.00
6 (3) 1655-42 Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 W P Mullins J P Murtagh 115 15/82.88
7 (1) 4711-60 Black, Emerald Green sleeves, striped cap Times Up 64
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 113 9/25.50

Verdict

Plenty of collateral form to consider but this is more about who will come good on the day. TIMES UP chose to do just that in last year's renewal with Simenon, Askar Tau and Glen's Diamond all well beaten and it would be no surprise if Ed Dunlop's charge ran up to the same level this time round. He was eased down in the closing stages of the Ascot Gold Cup on his latest outing when Simenon finished runner-up and the latter has leading claims on that effort although Ahzeemah is the most consistent horse in the race. The Godolphin four-year-old found Brown Panther too good in the Goodwood Cup earlier this month but had a few of these behind including stablemate Colour Vision and Caucus. The last-named is another with a shout if bouncing back to his best judged on an earlier second in the Sagaro Stakes to subsequent Ascot Gold Cup heroine Estimate.