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15:35 York

Turftv Strensall Stakes (group 3) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 208y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 46.76s
  • Off Time: 15:36:02
  • 7 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Royal blue

Echo of Light

21 p CD
5/4
  • Form 6110-41
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 116

made all, quickened pace over 3f out, shaken up over 1f out, easily

2(8)
Silk - Royal blue, white cap
  • Form 127S22
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 112

held up, in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

3(1)
Silk - White and Black (halved horizontally), check cap, Yellow sleeves

Kandidate

25 t D
12/1
  • Form 163565
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 112

chased leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd when well inside final furlong

5(7)
Silk - Green, White blocked 'V', Gold collar, Green and White hooped sleeves, Gold cuffs, hooped cap

Mullins Bay

158 CDC
10/1
  • Form 162/2-23
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 110

held up in touch, kept on same pace final 2f

6(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, hooped cap
10/3
  • Form 0-20128
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 112

held up in touch, ridden well over 2f out, kept on same pace

7(5)
Silk - Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 010501
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 111

chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on to chase winner well inside final furlong, no impression

8(2)
Silk - Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap
  • Form 220246
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 91

pushed along to chase winner, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out

4(3)
NR
  • Form 012416
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 107

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A superb line up for this Group three contest and the boys in blue look to hold strong claims running both Echo Of Light and Formal Decree, however we will just side with Mullins Bay. The former Ballydoyle inmate is now with top South African trainer Mike De Kock and the trainer was pleased with his two runs in Dubai earlier this year. Aiden O'Brien trained the selection to win this race in 2005 and if he still has the same ability he will be hard to beat this afternoon. Jockey bookings don't always work out with the Godolphin runners but Frankie does look to have it right this time, riding Echo Of Light. He has always been held in high regard by connections and proved his well being with a recent victory in a simlar contest in France. Last year's Cambridgeshire winner Formal Decree ran well behind today's rival Halicarnassus but isn't too well in here on official ratings. It would be no surrprise to see Kandidate involved in the finish here, but the others should be out-classed and so we return to Mullins Bay as the most likley winner.

Formwatch

Echo of Light (8-9) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, just held on, won at Deauville 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) in Aug beating Atlantic Air (9-1) by a shd, 13 ran.

Formal Decree (GER) 9-4 (9-7) Steadied at start, held up, headway 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Halicarnassus (8-7) at Haydock 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.

Kandidate 8-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 3f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Halicarnassus (8-7) at Haydock 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.

Mullins Bay (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Spring At Last (9-0) at Nad Al Sheba 1m Grp 2 (1) std in Mar.

Royal Oath (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, keeping on one pace under pressure when not clear run briefly over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4l behind Tariq (8-9) at Goodwood 7f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.

Halicarnassus (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, edged left and kept on, won at Haydock 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug beating Formal Decree (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

Flying Clarets (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, led after 2f, ridden and headed 3f out, remained close up, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Samira Gold (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f lst fll hcp (1) gd in Aug.

Charlie Tokyo (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden along over 3f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Stage Gift (9-2) at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) hvy in Jul.