Today's racecards

York

  • 14:00 Betfred City Of York Stakes 7f

  • Winner £28,355 2nd £10,750 3rd £5,380 4th £2,680
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.25s
  • Off time: 14:00:48
14:00 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 5/1
2nd Bannock (IRE) 5/1
3rd Dubawi Sound 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 3235-66 Maroon and red diamonds Beacon Lodge (IRE) 105
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 e D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 112 18/119.00
3 (4) 0-83274 Red, White hoops, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Doncaster Rover (USA) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 105 5/16.00
4 (11) 140-018 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Dubawi Sound 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 t D H Brown J P Spencer 96 9/25.50
5 (1) 52-5810 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Eton Forever (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 R Varian N Callan 109 11/43.75
6 (8) 120342 Royal blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, red cap, yellow star Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-0 T Hogan William Buick 104 5/16.00
7 (9) 7-03410 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Smarty Socks (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 97 14/115.00
8 (3) 975-100 Grey, Dark Blue stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, check cap Talwar (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 v1 J Noseda J Fortune 100 20/121.00
9 (5) 004040 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bannock (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-9 M Johnston S De Sousa 106 5/16.00
11 (2) 79-4269 Royal blue, red sash, royal blue and yellow hooped cap Royal Blue Star (IRE) 72
Nag me
4 8-9 p Mrs J Harrington G Lee 95 25/126.00
Non runners
2 (12)621-281Dimension49-0J R FanshaweL Dettori105
10 (7)2-47580Ptolemaic38-9B SmartNon Runner104
12 (6)046736Saigon38-9J A R TollerNon Runner105
13 (10)Smirfys Blackcat (IRE)38-4M MullineauxS Quinlan

Verdict

Last year's winner DONCASTER ROVER will be having his first start for Richard Fahey, which won't do him any harm whatsoever. He hasn't quite been at his best on his two latest starts but it will be a surprise if he doesn't make a bold bid to complete the double and is handed the vote. Eton Forever won the Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot but failed to fire back on the track a month later. He's well up to this class at his best and quite lightly-raced for his age. Gordon Lord Byron's only start outside of Ireland was a disappointing run in the Wokingham but has proved himself over this extra furlong and was only beaten narrowly in a Group 3 last time. Bannock won a Listed race over 6f here in October and has generally competed with distinction at a high level but three-year-olds have a poor record in the race in recent years which may also rule out Saigon, who hasn't recaptured the kind of form that saw him score at this level at Newbury a year ago. Dimension is having his first attempt at Pattern race company and could be up to it though the form of his recent victory over the C&D has worked out poorly. Beacon Lodge was placed in four Group races last summer and though he's hardly picked his feet up in two runs this season he's with the right man to bring him back.