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  • 15:05 Sky Bet York Stakes 1m 2f 88y

  • (Group 2) £100,000 added 3yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 9.99s
  • Off time: 15:06:47

Full result

15:05 York Result 23rd July 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (1) Twice Over 9-5 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 6 5/2
Held up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, led 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on opened 5/2 touched 11/4 £1925-£700 £10000-£4000 £1250-£500(x2) £1000-£400(x3)
2nd (6) Ransom Note 9-2 Michael Hills B W Hills 4 12/1
Prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure, not pace of winner opened 12/1 touched 14/1
3rd (2) s.h Dominant (IRE) 8-6 N Callan R Varian 3 2/1f
Held up in touch, closed over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, not pace of winner inside final furlong opened 5/2 touched 5/2 £1100-£400 £15000-£6000 £2000-£800 £1000-£400(x2) £900-£400(x3)
4th (4) ¾ Class Is Class (IRE) 9-2 P Hanagan Sir Michael Stoute 5 4/1
Prominent, pulled hard, ridden to lead ovr 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong opened 4/1 touched 4/1
5th (3) nk Saptapadi (IRE) 9-2 P Pickard B Ellison 5 14/1
Held up in last, headway over 3f out, not clear run from over 1f out until switched left inside final furlong, never able to challenge opened 12/1 touched 20/1
6th (7) nk Eleanora Duse (IRE) 8-13 S De Sousa Sir Michael Stoute 4 12/1
Last to break, held up, pushed along and headway 4f out, driven over 1f out, edegd left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace opened 12/1 touched 14/1
7th (5) 3 Tazeez (USA) 9-2 T P O'Shea J H M Gosden 7 9/1
Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, not much room when fading inside final furlong opened 9/1 touched 10/1 £4500-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.00,£4.90
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£6.60 2&3:£6.60 1&3:£1.10

Placepot: £155.10, Pool: £158192.06, 744.18 winning tickets
Quadpot: £41.10, Pool: £6824.35, 122.8 winning tickets


A return to form from dual Champion Stakes winner TWICE OVER after disappointing runs in the Dubai Sheema Classic, Lockinge and Prince Of Wales's Stakes. His career took off after being dropped in class to restore his confidence and his trainer has pulled off the trick once again. Twice Over can race prominently but was held-up in rear in a race run at a crawl and momentarily looked in trouble close home as he was tapped for toe and found himself in last. However, he soon picked up for Tom Queally and was well on top at the line despite edging to the right. He could head back to York for the Juddmonte International next month with a third Champions Stakes the aim at the end of the season although he has failed to win in four starts at Ascot whereas he is five from seven at the race's old home at Newmarket. All the money was for Dominant who had clocked a fast time when routing a good field in a sales race at Newmarket. He had his chance and ran a career best in defeat; he is improving with racing and could return for the Great Voltigeur next month over an extra quarter of a mile although there's a chance that that could stretch his stamina, particularly if he doesn't settle. Ransom Note started the season on a high in the Earl Of Sefton but had been found wanting in Group Ones in France and Royal Ascot. His yard is just emerging from a quiet spell and this was much more like it; he's capable of winning at this level if connections can find the right opening. Class Is Class has proved much more consistent since being fitted with a visor and posted a career best in winning a Listed race at Sandown last time. He raced too keenly here and may have paid the price for his early exuberance in the closing stages but this represents another solid run. Saptapadi had caught the eye in the John Smith's Cup on his second run for Brian Ellison and has proved popular for the Ebor since and will have done nothing to dishearten his supporters in appearing to run above himself. He was well regarded at Sir Michael Stoute's so certainly has the class but he can race too freely and isn't entirely certain to produce his best over the Ebor trip despite having placed form over two miles. Eleanora Duse ran respectably on this drop back in trip and could return to York next month for the Yorkshire Oaks but Tazeez was below par even allowing for the fact that the ground may not have been ideal.