York

  • 15:50 John Smith's Diamond Jubilee Cup Handicap1m 2f 56y

  • Winner £124,500 2nd £37,280 3rd £18,640 4th £9,320
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.38s
  • Off time: 15:52:14
15:50 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pivoine (IRE) 14/1
2nd Setting Sail 9/2
3rd What's The Story 12/1
4th Another Touch 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (24) 24630-1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Afaak 24 (ex5)
Course Winner
5 9-12 C Hills Dane O'Neill 103 14/115.00
2 (3) 228-115 Emerald Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Mountain Angel (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
5 9-10 R Varian David Egan 106 13/27.50
3 (20) 022-150 Red, White stripe, striped sleeves Mordin (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 9-10 p S Crisford Seamus Cronin (5) 106 20/121.00
4 (6) 10-6640 Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Pivoine (IRE) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 v A M Balding Rob Hornby 104 14/115.00
5 (16) 03423-2 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Scarlet Dragon 77
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-8 h A King T P Queally 104 16/117.00
6 (13) 281070 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Aquarium 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 M Johnston F Norton 103 20/121.00
7 (21) 691521 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Waarif (IRE) 14 (ex5)
Distance Winner
6 9-5 D O'Meara D Nolan 96 40/141.00
8 (1) 600-310 White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star What's The Story 24
Course Winner
5 9-4 K Dalgleish P Hanagan 100 12/113.00
9 (17) 31-0856 Red, Black seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Original Choice (IRE) 15
5 9-4 p N P Littmoden Ben Curtis 100 66/167.00
10 (23) 21/1441 Royal blue Setting Sail 15 (ex5)
Distance Winner
4 9-4 C Appleby J P Spencer 95 9/25.50
12 (14) 742-400 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Restorer 7
Distance Winner
7 9-2 Ian Williams Alistair Rawlinson 98 50/151.00
13 (12) 1610-54 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Stylehunter 24
Distance Winner
4 9-2 b J H M Gosden R Havlin 98 6/17.00
14 (2) 204234 White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Exec Chef (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 9-2 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 98 14/115.00
15 (4) 268206- Dark blue, mauve epaulets, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars and cap My Lord And Master (IRE) 225
4 9-2 W J Haggas Cieren Fallon (5) 98 7/18.00
16 (7) 931164 Grey, royal blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Fayez (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
5 9-1 D O'Meara Cam Hardie 97 33/134.00
17 (22) 21/111-7 Red and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red star Francis Xavier (IRE) 49
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 Kevin Frost Rossa Ryan 97 16/117.00
18 (10) 641-221 Pink, large white spots Jazeel (IRE) 8 (ex5)
Distance Winner
4 9-1 Jedd O'Keeffe S P Davis (3) 92 11/112.00
19 (8) 350-133 Light blue, purple star, dark blue sleeves, orange stars, purple cap, orange stars Aasheq (IRE) 64
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 96 16/117.00
21 (15) 71-0225 Emerald Green, White diamonds on sleeves, White cap Big Kitten (USA) 14
Distance Winner
4 8-13 W J Haggas Liam Jones 95 33/134.00
22 (5) 363750- Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Another Touch 322
6 8-13 R A Fahey T Hamilton 95 50/151.00
23 (18) 16-4525 Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Leroy Leroy 15
3 8-6 R Hannon Rachel Richardson 98 33/134.00
Non runners
11 (9)6152-73Buzz (FR)59-2H MorrisonNon Runner98
20 (19)116575Hortzadar48-13D O'MearaAngus Villiers95

Verdict

Mountain Angel never figured in the Listed Wolferton Stakes at Ascot last time but landed a double at Epsom before that beating Jazeel and Setting Sail on one occasion and Aquarium earlier. He should go close on that form given Jazeel has subsequently won at Sandown ahead of Exec Chef and Setting Sail scored at Newmarket last time. Top weight Afaak won the Royal Hunt Cup on his reappearance and steps back up in distance. He had STYLEHUNTER in fourth at Ascot but John Gosden’s charge is fancied to reverse running back on fast ground on these more favourable terms and gets the vote. Buzz beat Mountain Angel in soft going at Newbury last September with My Lord And Master further behind and races over 1m2f for the first time since while Scarlet Dragon has been hurdling since last seen on the level but has won off a similar mark on the Flat in the past. Waarif is upped in class under a penalty after scoring at Windsor and What's The Story could only manage sixth in this last year.