• 15:30 John Smith's City Walls Stakes 5f

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 56.35s
  • Off time: 15:30:37
15:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Take Cover 9/1
2nd G Force (IRE) 7/4
3rd Monsieur Joe (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 530-232 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Kingsgate Native (IRE) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-1 h R M H Cowell R L Moore 112 9/43.25
3 (7) 150-155 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Blue and Red hooped cap Lucky Beggar (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
4 9-1 C Hills William Carson 106 14/115.00
5 (6) 691773 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Monsieur Joe (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 P T Midgley T P Queally 104 9/110.00
6 (11) 2740-40 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Move In Time 28
Distance Winner
6 9-1 D O'Meara S H James 102 20/121.00
7 (14) 27102-8 Red, Royal Blue epaulets Take Cover 25
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-1 D C Griffiths Andrea Atzeni 109 9/110.00
8 (12) 12100-0 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Whozthecat (IRE) 59
Distance Winner
7 9-1 D Carroll D Allan 97 33/134.00
9 (3) 0822-70 Light blue, red epaulets, halved sleeves, light blue and red striped cap York Glory (USA) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 b K A Ryan P Makin 107 8/19.00
10 (10) 2-113 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets G Force (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 D O'Meara D Tudhope 103 7/42.75
14 (1) 1569-23 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Reroute (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-5 t1 Ed Walker Hayley Turner 98 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (2)71-1824Eton Rifles (IRE)99-5S C WilliamsAndrea Atzeni106
4 (13)710-572Mirza79-1Rae GuestM Dwyer108
11 (4)357-284Graphic Guest48-10R M H CowellA Elliott93
12 (8)224-115Mecca's Angel (IRE)38-5M DodsConnor Beasley106
13 (9)38-5624One Chance (IRE)38-5J ButlerJ Fanning94


Monsieur Joe has been a credit to his connections and he should be capable of running another big race on the Knavesmire but KINGSGATE NATIVE can roll back the years here. The nine-year-old has shown unbelievable levels of constitution to hold his form for so long and having gone down to honourable defeat in three Group contests this term, he can take advantage of this significant drop in grade. Eton Rifles and Mirza are capable performers though both would be suited by plenty of rain arriving ahead of the meeting. That comments equally applies to Meccas Angel, who confirmed that she'd trained on with a fair performance in Listed company at Maisons-Lafitte. York Glory has been below par this term although the former course and distance winner isn't one to rule out if the market speaks positively. G Force is a colt of considerable potential and this appears to be a watershed moment for David O'Meara's three-year-old.