• 15:25 Darley Yorkshire Oaks 1m 4f

  • Winner £175,987 2nd £66,712 3rd £33,387 4th £16,647
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.53s
  • Off time: 15:27:47
15:25 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midday 11/4
2nd Snow Fairy (IRE) 5/2
3rd Eleanora Duse (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 7-14316 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Barshiba (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 9-7 D R C Elsworth P Hanagan 110 33/134.00
2 (4) 116-325 Royal blue, white cap Flying Cloud (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 t Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 114 25/126.00
3 (6) 3121-21 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Midday 19
4 9-7 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 120 11/43.75
4 (3) 1123-12 MAROON Sariska 76
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-7 M L W Bell J P Spencer 118 85/403.12
5 (5) 691-231 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Eleanora Duse (IRE) 70
3 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute O Peslier 104 25/126.00
6 (7) 1-03107 Royal blue Hibaayeb 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 t Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 114 16/117.00
7 (1) 33-124 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box Meeznah (USA) 32
Distance Winner
3 8-11 D R Lanigan K Fallon 113 10/111.00
8 (8) 439-111 Yellow, Red epaulets and sleeves Snow Fairy (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
3 8-11 E A L Dunlop R Hughes 119 5/23.50


The most eagerly anticipated race of the week with the verdict going to SARISKA over old foe Midday. Michael Bell's Oaks heroine was second in this race last year (when odds-on favourite) but that was on quick ground and the going today will suit her much more. A fine second to Fame And Glory in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, she can go one place better today to record a second win on the Knavesmire. Midday was second to her here in May in the Middleton Stakes (giving the winner 5lbs) but has since shown all sides of her character with a victory at Goodwood. Three-year-old's have a fine record in this race and Oaks starlet Snow Fairy takes her chance. She followed up her Epsom win with victory in the Irish equivalent and although the loss of Ryan Moore is a blow, she has an able deputy in the form of Richard Hughes. This track will suit the Epsom second Meeznah, whilst the Oaks favourite Hibaayeb has something to prove after flopping at Düsseldorf earlier in the month. Barshiba, Flying Cloud and Eleanora Duse should all come up short at this level.