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15:50 York

45th John Smith'S Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Class B) (Class B)

  • 21 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 88y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 10.01s
  • 21 Ran
1st
Silk -
20/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    7/2

      4th
      Silk -
      1(16)
      Silk - Light Blue, Light Blue and Black check sleeves
      15/2
      • Form 140-131
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-12

      chased leaders, headway to challenge well over 1f out, soon ridden and every chance, no extra final furlong

      2(17)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
      • Form 0-41463
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-10

      always towards rear

      3(8)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap
      • Form 04-0141
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-9

      mid-division, ridden and outpaced 3f out, never on terms

      4(14)
      Silk - Yellow, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap
      • Form 6-41205
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-9

      never better than mid-division

      5(11)
      Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
      50/1
      • Form 300-046
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-7

      towards rear, headway into mid-division over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

      6(19)
      Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap
      • Form 600-400
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-7

      always behind

      7(10)
      Silk - LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star
      50/1
      • Form 045500
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-6

      always towards rear

      8(1)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop, armlets and cap
      • Form 64121-1
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-2

      always prominent, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, not reach leaders

      9(18)
      Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap

      Arcalis

      50
      20/1
      • Form 32412-1
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-2

      mid-division, headway under pressure from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, rider dropped whip inside final furlong, driven and stayed on well to lead close home, all out

      10(6)
      Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
      • Form 530-101
      • Age 9
      • Weight 9-2

      slowly into stride and behind, ridden 3f out, stayed on under pressure final 2f, never nearer

      11(9)
      Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe
      7/2
      • Form 132-12
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-2

      held up mid-division, headway 3f out, led well over 1f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home

      12(3)
      Silk - Red, Royal Blue epaulets
      14/1
      • Form 341111
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1

      led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no extra final furlong

      14(13)
      Silk - Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, Maroon armlets, White cap
      • Form 251132-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-13

      chased leaders, ridden and lost place 2f out, soon behind

      15(5)
      Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, quartered cap
      12/1
      • Form 461-024
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-13

      full into stride and behind, never dangerous

      16(20)
      Silk - White, Red hoop, diabolo on sleeves, White cap
      • Form 304-140
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-13

      chased leader, ridden and effort over 2f out, soon lost place

      17(4)
      Silk - Beige, Yellow diamond
      25/1
      • Form 33-4300
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-13

      mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never able to challenge

      19(2)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue disc and sleeves, quartered cap
      • Form 106023
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-10

      chased leaders to over 2f out, soon weakened

      20(22)
      Silk - Emerald green,wte triple dmnd and dmnds on cap
      25/1
      • Form 020-136
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-10

      towards rear, never dangerous

      21(15)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
      12/1
      • Form 31-1333
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-9

      mid-division, lost place 3f out, soon behind

      22(12)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Orange hoops, stars on sleeves and star on cap
      50/1
      • Form 0-03562
      • Age 6
      • Weight 8-7

      in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, no impression

      23(21)
      Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, chevrons on sleeves, red and white quartered cap
      50/1
      • Form 20-2053
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-7

      chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong

      18(7)
      NR
      • Form 10-0004
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-11

      Nonrunner

      24
      NR
      • Weight 8-6

      13(21)
      NR
      • Form 060-350
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-0

      Nonrunner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Red Fort, Promotion, Polar Jem and Consonant look to be the principles in a hugely competitive John Smith's Cup, and the vote is given to Promotion. The selection was well beaten behind Red Fort at Royal Ascot in a Listed handicap, but he should get closer at the revised weights as Red Fort has an 8lbs penalty here, and he also has a tough draw to overcome in stall 16. The selection is boxed in stall 9 and will appreciate the juice in the ground and he is given the nod to turn the tables with Red Fort. Red Fort was the widest margin winner at Royal Ascot and is entitled to plenty of respect, but his trainer Michael Jarvis reported that he jarred up at Royal Ascot after that win, and with an extra 8lbs on his back and a poor draw to overcome he is narrowly passed over. Polar Jem has had a terrific campaign and has got a good draw in stall 3 and it would no surprise to see this filly from the George Margarson yard put up another bold show. She is likely to bowl along in front and although she is steadily rising in the weights, she is also improving and may still be one step ahead of the handicapper. Consonant is another that is well drawn and this gelding looks to be on a handy mark at present. He also has useful claimer on board and should go well over arguably his optimum trip. Arcalis will struggle to make the frame from stall 18, while Coat Of Honour has also not been done any favours by the draw, but Sir Mark Prescott's string have come to the fore again in the last few days so he could be interesting if the market vibes are positive. Blue Spinnaker is another that usually goes well on this track so this gelding from the Mick Easterby yard should not be dismissed lightly from a fair draw. However, Promotion has plenty in his favour here and this gelding from the Sir Michael Stoute yard is put forward as the one they all have to beat.