York

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

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.96s
  • Off time: 14:56:54
14:55 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farraaj (IRE) 6/1
2nd Zain Eagle 20/1
3rd Bold Sniper 4/1
4th Educate 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 51-6504 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Educate 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 I Mohammed T P Queally 112 20/121.00
2 (22) 150-551 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Farraaj (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 111 6/17.00
4 (12) 111 Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Clever Cookie 42
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 P D Niven P McDonald 107 11/26.50
5 (14) 14-6130 Royal blue Saxo Jack (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor William Carson 105 25/126.00
7 (7) 1317-32 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Bold Sniper 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 102 4/15.00
8 (3) 120040 Pink, grey seams and armlets Sennockian Star 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 v M Johnston J Fanning 102 20/121.00
9 (13) 45-0431 Purple, White diamond, hooped sleeves Two For Two (IRE) 21 (ex5)
Nag me
6 9-1 D O'Meara Sam James (3) 96 20/121.00
10 (10) 33060-0 Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves Queensberry Rules (IRE) 24
Nag me
4 9-0 t W J Haggas S Sanders 100 14/115.00
11 (8) 108-310 Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap Pacific Heights (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 9-0 B Ellison George Chaloner (3) 100 25/126.00
12 (5) 2151-72 Beige, grey epaulets Tahira (GER) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 J J Quinn P Makin 99 9/110.00
14 (21) 40-3283 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Chancery (USA) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-11 D O'Meara D Tudhope 97 9/110.00
15 (19) 18-5290 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Angel (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 8-11 D O'Meara M Dwyer 97 50/151.00
16 (16) 5-80660 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Starboard 24
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 D M Simcock Hayley Turner 97 33/134.00
17 (17) 250-030 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Avenger (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 E A L Dunlop Connor Beasley (3) 96 12/113.00
18 (11) 1/7239-5 Royal blue, white cap Tarikhi (USA) 28
Nag me
4 8-9 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 95 10/111.00
20 (18) 11672-4 Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Zain Eagle 52
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 R M H Cowell T Eaves 95 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (1)21211-3Nabucco59-9J H M GosdenKieran Shoemark109
6 (20)985129Tres Coronas (IRE)79-4T D BarronGeorge Chaloner104
13 (4)4-33564Energia Davos (BRZ)68-12M BottiM M Monaghan98
19 (2)6004-80Macbeth (IRE)58-9M ApplebyRaul Da Silva95

Verdict

There's no disputing Peter Niven's confidence behind Clever Cookie and having dead-heated in a Listed race on the Knavesmire, he cannot be ruled out despite returning to handicaps off a 19lb higher mark than that which he had earlier obliged off over the track and trip. Farraaj would have been a confident selection had he not been handed a draw of 22 so we prefer the claims of BOLD SNIPER. Sir Michael Stoute's gelding wasn't far away in the Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot and the form of that race appears particularly strong. Chancery is sure to have his supporters having scored here last month, while Tres Coronas (third) and Educate (tenth) attempt to improve upon last year's positions. Tarikhi ran respectably on his reappearance and having finished second in the 2013 Britannia Stakes, he can make his experience of racing in big handicaps count. Salutation would be interesting if getting into the race as he put up a career best when second in the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.