York

  • 14:40 Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup 1m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.36s
  • Off time: 14:44:47
14:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ask 2/1
2nd Blue Bajan (IRE) 33/1
3rd Veracity 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2/15567- Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Ask 202
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 8-13 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 119 2/13.00
2 (8) 512538/ LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 27
Nag me
7 8-13 Andrew Turnell M Hills 111 33/134.00
4 (2) 201746/ Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, hooped cap Percussionist (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 J Howard Johnson T Eaves 106 40/141.00
5 (1) 12373-4 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond Royal And Regal (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-13 M A Jarvis N Callan 110 5/16.00
6 (5) 5113-21 Royal blue Veracity 78
Nag me
5 8-13 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 117 5/16.00
7 (3) 88133-2 Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Centennial (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 8-12 b J H M Gosden J Fortune 113 5/16.00
8 (4) 97123-1 Light Blue, Yellow hoop and armlets, Yellow cap, Light Blue diamond Fiulin 37
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 M Botti J F Egan 106 9/25.50
9 (7) 250261- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Washington Irving (IRE) 219
Nag me
4 8-12 J Howard Johnson P Mulrennan 112 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (9)522/125-Geordieland (FR)88-13J A OsborneS W Kelly117

Verdict

CENTENNIAL is fancied to be hard to beat as he bids to add to his tally at this level. Veracity along with last year's one-two; Geordieland and Regal And Royal, will also ensure this lives up to it's billing as premium target for high-class stayers. Regal And Royal played his part in a crackling finish last season but has endured a lenient spell since then. He should run his race but is surely beginning to try the patience of his faithful supporters. Last year's winner, Geordieland, went on to finished second in the Gold Cup at Ascot but failed to sparkle over an inadequate trip at Goodwood on his only other start. However, this is likely to have been very high on his agenda this terms and he is sure to be primed and ready to go. He can be unpredictable but a true pace will help his cause. Veracity represents the in-form Godolphin set up and has to merit respect. The predicted rain will be a big plus for this fellow as he seems to prefer a bit of give underfoot these days. Admittedly similar comments apply to a number of the others - Centennial included. However, the selection has the classiest profile on show and, having gone close on his reappearance last month, Centennial can be fancied to stamp his authority today.