York

  • 14:45 Sky Bet Yorkshire Cup 1m 6f

  • Winner £79,394 2nd £30,100 3rd £15,064 4th £7,504
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 0.36s
  • Off time: 14:47:30
14:45 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gospel Choir 7/2
2nd Tac De Boistron (FR) 4/1
3rd Tiger Cliff (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 0/3121-1 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Tac De Boistron (FR) 16
Distance Winner
7 9-4 M Botti Andrea Atzeni 117 4/15.00
2 (9) 21/11F1- Red, Yellow hooped sleeves and cap Seal Of Approval 209
5 9-1 h J R Fanshawe Hayley Turner 116 10/111.00
3 (13) 222129- Royal blue, white cap Ahzeemah (IRE) 209
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 p Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 112 8/19.00
5 (10) 25/2411- Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Camborne 237
6 9-0 p J H M Gosden W Buick 114 9/110.00
6 (8) 4/15050- Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Glen's Diamond 243
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 109 16/117.00
7 (2) 7/715-41 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Gospel Choir 13
5 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 115 7/24.50
8 (12) 2/4250-3 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star High Jinx (IRE) 37
Beaten Favourite
6 9-0 J R Fanshawe S W Kelly 107 14/115.00
9 (11) 1215-78 Royal blue Penglai Pavilion (USA) 13
4 9-0 C Appleby James Doyle 117 25/126.00
10 (1) 40364-5 Red, White sash, White cap Repeater 37
5 9-0 h D O'Meara D Tudhope 104 33/134.00
11 (6) 32/1218- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Tiger Cliff (IRE) 216
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 A King T P Queally 104 10/111.00
12 (3) 1/5321-1 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Cubanita 34
5 8-11 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 111 10/111.00
13 (7) 1354/1-5 Dark Blue, Emerald Green cap Khione 34
5 8-11 L M Cumani J Fanning 105 16/117.00
Non runners
4 (5)42746-8Biographer59-0D R LaniganT E Durcan107

Verdict

Seal Of Approval won a Group 1 at Ascot in the autumn and was staying on when clipping heels and falling over this trip in the Park Hill at Doncaster earlier. She could improve further this year as she's lightly-raced but carries a penalty in this, as does TAC DE BOISTRON. But Marco Botti's stayer was hugely impressive on his reappearance at Ascot and beat Cubanita out of sight in a Chester Listed race last year. The latter's defeat of Noble Mission on her reappearance is working out really well. Camborne has an excellent strike rate and handles soft ground while Tiger Cliff won the Ebor over course and distance last August. Gospel Choir looks a bigger danger, however, having beaten a strong field in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket earlier this month. Ahzeemah had Glen's Diamond behind when winning the Lonsdale Cup here last year but Richard Fahey's charge reversed the form in a Group 3 at Ascot in October.