• 15:10 Duke Of York Blue Square Stakes 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.70s
  • Off time: 15:13:05
15:10 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Utmost Respect 16/1
2nd King's Apostle (IRE) 16/1
3rd Tax Free (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 30271-7 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets King's Apostle (IRE) 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 W J Haggas Liam Jones 112 16/117.00
2 (12) 1611-11 Black, Grey epaulets, sleeves and cap Arganil (USA) 53
Distance Winner
4 9-7 K A Ryan N Callan 108 20/121.00
3 (10) 11/1400- Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Captain Gerrard (IRE) 220
Course Winner
4 9-7 B Smart T Eaves 110 33/134.00
4 (8) 1U-3332 White, large Royal Blue spots and sleeves, striped cap Dohasa (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
4 9-7 G M Lyons K Latham 109 20/121.00
5 (14) 18611-2 MAROON Duff (IRE) 81
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 E Lynam T E Durcan 109 20/121.00
6 (9) 05010-7 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN stars, sleeves and stars on cap Edge Closer 27
Distance Winner
5 9-7 R Hannon R Hughes 112 12/113.00
7 (1) 12149-2 White, Red chevron, Gold cap Equiano (FR) 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 B W Hills Michael Hills 116 9/25.50
8 (16) 13-6128 Royal blue Hatta Fort 27
Distance Winner
4 9-7 t Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 112 16/117.00
9 (5) 10003-1 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-7 T D Barron P Makin 110 17/29.50
10 (13) 0480-47 Light Green and Black (halved), Light Green sleeves, quartered cap Intrepid Jack 76
Distance Winner
7 9-7 H Morrison G Baker 110 28/129.00
11 (2) 411-332 Dark Blue, White triple diamond, White cap Knot In Wood (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 R A Fahey Jamie Moriarty 107 25/126.00
12 (4) 680142- Black and White check, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Rock Of Rochelle (USA) 199
Distance Winner
4 9-7 A Kinsella Shane Foley 108 100/1101.00
13 (15) 133033- Black, Pink braces, Emerald Green cap, Orange stars Sir Gerry (USA) 214
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 J R Fanshawe J P Spencer 111 11/112.00
14 (7) 54395-4 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Strike The Deal (USA) 11
Distance Winner
4 9-7 v J Noseda R L Moore 109 13/27.50
15 (6) 22411-1 Black, Yellow Cross of Lorraine Tax Free (IRE) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 112 7/24.50
16 (3) 414361- Mauve, Black braces and cap Utmost Respect 190
Distance Winner
5 9-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 111 16/117.00


Tax Free, Equiano and Knot In Wood were the first three home in the Abernant and merit respect but it could be worth siding with SIR GERRY depending upon how the race is priced up. Equiano has yet to convince that he's as effective over six as he is at five despite his trainer's claims and it was a little disappointing that he couldn't get the better of Tax Free at Newmarket as he escaped a penalty for his Group 1 win. It paid to race up with the pace that day as nothing else got into the race and they may be worth taking on. Knot In Wood has proved himself in this grade now but still doesn't appeal as a likely winner and we're happy to take King's Apostle on under a penalty although he will appreciate the return to this trip. Arganil has to prove his effectiveness at this longer trip and Utmost Respect will need plenty of rain to fall if he's to be competitive. Edge Closer is one we'd consider as he missed the break at Newmarket and is better than the bare form suggests; he was short in the market that day and may be sent off at a bigger price than he deserves as a result of that run. Strike The Deal doesn't have a great deal to find but his strike rate is offputting and of more interest is Hitchens who has bundles of ability but has been difficult to keep right; he won very easily on debut for a new yard and could yet make his mark in this company. Sir Gerry has already won on the Knavesmire and that helps to swing the vote his way whilst there have been more encouraging signs emanating from the Fanshawe yard following a season that didn't quite live up to expectations. Sir Gerry was placed four times in Group races last season and wasn't beaten more than two lengths over this trip with the exception of the July Cup where he doesn't appear to act on the track. He could well bridge that gap now that he's got another year on his back and land his second Group 2 over this course and distance.