• 17:30 John Smith's Cask Stakes Handicap6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.87s
  • Off time: 17:32:35
17:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Striking Spirit 15/2
2nd Pavershooz 9/2
3rd Tabaret 9/1
4th Atlantic Story (USA) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (17) 0-50169 Light Blue, Red chevrons, armlets and cap Ishetoo 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-13 A Dickman Barry McHugh (5) 95 12/113.00
2 (11) 06-1077 Red and white check, striped sleeves Striking Spirit 21
Distance Winner
4 9-11 D Nicholls M Fenton 93 15/28.50
3 (16) 3024-87 Yellow, Royal Blue stars, striped sleeves, Red cap Kaldoun Kingdom (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
4 9-10 R A Fahey F Tylicki (3) 92 5/16.00
4 (9) 640-862 Light Green and Pink diabolo, Red sleeves and cap Tabaret 2
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-8 p R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 90 9/110.00
5 (14) 4-40336 Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Atlantic Story (USA) 8
7 9-8 bt M W Easterby S Sanders 90 12/113.00
6 (1) 622-420 YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap Harrison George (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 90 4/15.00
8 (4) 008000 Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap Ajigolo 4
Distance Winner
6 9-6 N Wilson Jamie Moriarty 88 40/141.00
9 (13) 44/14-80 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Silver Guest 22
Distance Winner
4 9-5 M R Channon S Hitchcott 87 40/141.00
10 (7) 3-29811 Yellow, large Emerald Green spots and star on cap Pavershooz 15
Distance Winner
4 9-4 N Wilson D Fentiman 86 9/25.50
11 (15) 3161-P0 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Knavesmire (IRE) 7
3 9-3 M Brittain D Allan 91 25/126.00
12 (3) 0-36255 Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue and Emerald Green halved sleeves Wyatt Earp (IRE) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 P Salmon Dale Gibson 83 12/113.00
13 (2) 00-7780 Light Blue, Royal Blue stars, sleeves and star on cap Inter Vision (USA) 14
Distance Winner
9 9-0 A Dickman D Tudhope 82 16/117.00
14 (5) 216404 White and Mauve check, White sleeves Rasaman (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 9-0 pt K A Ryan N Callan 82 20/121.00
15 (10) 415627 Red and Emerald Green diabolo, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Silver Wind 14
Distance Winner
4 8-13 v P D Evans M Dwyer 81 20/121.00
16 (8) 7-08124 Royal Blue, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Grazeon Gold Blend 14
Distance Winner
6 8-12 p J J Quinn Louis Beuzelin (5) 80 14/115.00
17 (12) 893469 Dark Blue, White stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Green Park (IRE) 7
6 8-8 b D Carroll D Nolan 74 33/134.00
18 (6) 250801 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Sea Rover (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
5 8-8 M Brittain J Cavanagh (7) 72 20/121.00
Non runners
7 (18)00-7557Bond City (IRE)79-6G R OldroydC Catlin88


A large and competitive field for this handicap so it has the makings of a good 'getting-out-stakes'. Narrow preference is for PAVERSHOOZ although with a list of dangers including Knavesmire, Wyatt Earp and Sea Rover, it will certainly be no walk in the park. Named after a shoe shop in York's Piccadilly area, the selection has looked a highly progressive horse of late. Having grown into himself both physically and mentally this year, he looks ready for this step back up to six furlongs and with his ultimate aim a crack at the Ayr Gold Cup, he needs to keep moving up the handicap in order to get in. Ishetoo has been behind him twice lately but was a good winner here in May on quick ground, Striking Spirit caught the eye in the Wokingham last time in a gallant seventh place, whilst Kaldoun Kingdom should appreciate this return to six furlongs. Atlantic Story is better on the all-weather, Harrison George loves this place but looks too high in the weights, whilst Bond City has some good form over this trip earlier in the year. Mel Brittain has his stable in good form and his filly Knavesmire and the bottom-weight Sea Rover give him a good chance of a local winner. Wyatt Earp loves to win at this track and hasn't been at his new yard for long; he may appreciate being the big fish in the smaller yard and is not to be taken lightly. Grazeon Gold Blend is very consistent and if the rain stays away then he should have conditions to suit. It's hard to work out how the draw will complicate things here but we will stick with Pavershooz to complete his hat-trick.