York

  • 14:30 Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup 1m 6f

  • Winner £79,478 2nd £30,128 3rd £15,078 4th £7,518
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 58.33s
  • Off time: 14:38:46
14:30 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duncan 11/4
2nd Blue Bajan (IRE) 25/1
3rd Manighar (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 3/22410- Pink, White sleeves Duncan 222
6 9-2 J H M Gosden W Buick 119 11/43.75
2 (1) 6/875-31 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Askar Tau (FR) 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-13 v M P Tregoning G Baker 106 5/16.00
3 (4) 8244/2-6 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 9
9 8-13 D O'Meara D Tudhope 101 25/126.00
4 (6) 115683- Royal Blue, White hoops, Yellow and White halved sleeves, Yellow cap Buxted (IRE) 209
5 8-13 R Mills J Fanning 102 33/134.00
5 (5) 10/3240- Orange, Black stars, halved sleeves Electrolyser (IRE) 245
6 8-13 C G Cox P Robinson 111 10/111.00
6 (9) 1412-23 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Free Agent 16
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 p1 R Hannon R L Moore 106 15/28.50
7 (2) 552573- Burgundy, Yellow rising sun, Burgundy cap Manighar (FR) 181
5 8-13 L M Cumani K Fallon 114 7/18.00
8 (8) 21773/2 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Native Ruler 13
5 8-13 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 112 5/23.50
Non runners
9 (3)424/010-Clowance68-10R CharltonJ P Spencer110

Verdict

One-time classic hope Native Ruler went down with all guns blazing when just beaten by Dandino in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket. That was his first run for more than 18 months and he'll be a big danger here if that hasn't taken too much out of him. But we're going to stick with the rejuvenated ASKAR TAU, who was given a very patient ride by George Baker to beat Akmal and Free Agent in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot last month. Marcus Tregoning's stayer will have had his confidence boosted by that success and may well have the edge in fitness over several of today's rivals. Duncan is yet to prove he stays this far, while Electrolyser usually finds at least one too good and Clowance is better with plenty of give underfoot, as is the globe-trotting Manighar.