• 15:05 Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup 2m 88y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 32.48s
  • Off time: 15:05:38
15:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opinion Poll (IRE) 3/1
2nd Duncan 4/1
3rd Bergo (GER) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2-62103 LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Blue Bajan (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 D O'Meara D Tudhope 113 8/19.00
2 (10) 80-1147 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Dandino 27
Nag me
4 9-4 J G Given T P Queally 113 9/110.00
3 (9) 2410-16 Pink, White sleeves Duncan 65
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-4 J H M Gosden E Ahern 116 4/15.00
4 (8) 223421 Royal blue Opinion Poll (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 116 3/14.00
5 (1) 5-42385 White and Yellow check, Red sleeves, Yellow cap Allied Powers (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 9-1 M L W Bell P Hanagan 109 20/121.00
6 (2) 120-925 Maroon, White Diamonds on Sleeves Bergo (GER) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-1 G L Moore G Baker 109 20/121.00
7 (6) 9-04119 Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 A M Balding R Hughes 108 16/117.00
8 (3) 711-322 White, Red braces, Black cap Harris Tweed 22
Nag me
4 9-1 W J Haggas Liam Jones 116 7/24.50
9 (7) 1205-22 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoops, quartered cap Elyaadi 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 8-12 J Queally K Fallon 95 22/123.00
10 (4) 3115 Maroon, Yellow cross belts and sleeves Highland Castle 25
Nag me
3 8-1 D R C Elsworth N Mackay 101 12/113.00


OPINION POLL took this a year ago and looks primed for a repeat. The Godolphin colt returned from a spell in Dubai to finish runner-up in the Gold Cup at Ascot before beating Lost In The Moment and Blue Bajan with Bergo not far behind in a thrilling finish to the Goodwood Cup. Frankie will ensure his stamina is brought into effect as Harris Tweed would be a major threat if staying the trip. William Haggas' charge has been in brilliant form this year and was being eased down a long way from home when successful on his only start over 1m6f on soft ground at Newmarket. Duncan landed the Yorkshire Cup here in May from Blue Bajan and wasn't disgraced in the Gold Cup. He won't mind soft ground nor will seven-times winner Allied Powers while the only three-year-old in the line-up, Highland Castle, looked a stayer in the making behind Namibian in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood. Dandino was well beaten in the St Leger on his only start beyond 1m4f but remains a classy performer who landed the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket in April.