• 14:20 John Smith's Silver Cup 1m 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 56.68s
  • Off time: 14:21:07
14:20 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sun Central (IRE) 3/1
2nd Songcraft (IRE) 7/2
3rd Number Theory 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1173-48 Royal blue, white cap Tenenbaum 105
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 Saeed bin Suroor G Lee 109 10/111.00
2 (7) 137-429 Red, black star, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, black star Number Theory 23
Nag me
5 9-13 J R Holt Graham Gibbons 108 16/117.00
3 (3) 3430-16 Royal blue Songcraft (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-11 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 106 7/24.50
4 (4) 538860 Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Sir Graham Wade (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 M Johnston F Norton 103 8/19.00
5 (5) 1117-67 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Guarantee 57
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 W J Haggas P Makin 102 8/19.00
6 (2) 41120-1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Montaser (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 101 11/43.75
7 (6) 1210-12 Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Sun Central (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 p1 W J Haggas S Sanders 100 3/14.00
8 (8) 33427-6 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Albamara 57
Nag me
4 9-1 Sir Mark Prescott Andrea Atzeni 96 16/117.00


SUN CENTRAL and Montaser go in search of black type and there isn't much between the pair on the book. The latter scored snugly over course and distance last time but Sun Central has given the distinct impression that this is his perfect distance. He was staying on strongly at the end of 2m at Haydock last time, scored over today's trip on his reappearance and had the requisite pace to land a competitive Ascot handicap over 1m4f last term. He just gets the nod over Montaser, although it is dangerous to overlook Songcraft. He was out of his depth behind the ill-fated Thomas Chippendale at Royal Ascot but previously impressed over course and distance and should appreciate this drop in grade and rise in distance.