• 14:25 John Smith's Silver Cup 1m 6f

  • Winner £19,536 2nd £7,389 3rd £3,693 4th £1,845
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 2.15s
  • Off time: 14:26:55
14:25 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mount Athos (IRE) 5/1
2nd High Jinx (IRE) 5/1
3rd Lyric Street (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 44484-1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mount Athos (IRE) 56
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 L M Cumani K Fallon 108 5/16.00
3 (13) 197-312 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Crackentorp 14
Course Winner
7 9-7 T D Easterby D Allan 101 5/16.00
4 (15) 76-4569 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 44
10 9-6 D O'Meara Graham Gibbons 100 16/117.00
5 (9) 4/313-41 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star High Jinx (IRE) 35
4 9-6 J R Fanshawe R Havlin 100 5/16.00
6 (3) 21211-8 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Never Can Tell (IRE) 66
Distance Winner
5 9-2 J A Osborne T Hamilton 96 14/115.00
7 (10) 25014-0 White, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Motivado 14
Distance Winner
4 9-1 Sir Mark Prescott T Eaves 95 12/113.00
9 (16) 229-067 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, red cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 7
6 9-0 J J Quinn M O'connell 94 14/115.00
10 (14) 3/1560-9 Burgundy, Yellow rising sun, Burgundy cap Lyric Street (IRE) 57
4 9-0 E A L Dunlop P Mulrennan 93 20/121.00
11 (2) 670-883 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Tepmokea (IRE) 7
Course Winner
6 9-0 Mrs K Burke N Callan 92 16/117.00
13 (8) 16230/ Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 140
6 9-0 B Ellison Barry McHugh 90 25/126.00
14 (6) 553-675 Light Blue, Dark Blue inverted triangle Western Pearl 25
5 9-0 W J Knight M Dwyer 90 16/117.00
16 (5) 5141 MAROON Suraj 14
3 8-2 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 97 11/43.75
Non runners
2 (7)1-74043Barbican49-10A BaileyGraham Gibbons104
8 (11)6-30308Hurricane Higgins (IRE)49-1M JohnstonJ Fanning95
12 (12)03-6551Bolivia (GER)69-0Mrs L WadhamI Mongan91
15 (4)54-6440Twin Soul (IRE)49-0A M BaldingNon Runner85


Crackentorp loves it around here and, though he's never won over the trip, he produced an outstanding effort when runner-up in the Northumberland Plate. Mount Athos won the Melrose Handicap over the C&D in 2010 and returned to action after a long break to land a Class 2 handicap at Newmarket on his first start for Luca Cumani. The one problem for him is the going as he's only won on fast ground or Polytrack and he was behind Never Can Tell in last year's Cesarewitch. The latter is another who has shown his best form on much quicker ground than he'll face here and he was well beaten on testing ground in the Chester Cup. This hasn't been a good race for three-year-olds in recent years but Suraj comes here with a fine chance as this very promising stayer has been a wide-margin winner on both starts when facing soft ground. Motivado hated the heavy going in the Northumberland Plate and is better than that but this can go to HIGH JINX, who was having only his sixth start when beating Anatolian in a tough Newmarket handicap and though stepping up in trip looks certain to be suited.