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13:50 York

Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup (Class A) (Group 2) (Class A)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 198y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 25.94s
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
11/8

    1(10)
    Silk - Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap

    Millenary

    96 b
    11/8
    • Form 1042-31
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-4

    held up, headway on bit over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside furlong

    2(1)
    Silk - White, black-lilac-red-light blue sash, white sleeves and cap, light blue star
    14/1
    • Form 0-53214
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1

    tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    3(6)
    Silk - Red, Yellow sleeves, Red spots, Red cap, Yellow spots
    50/1
    • Form 16
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1

    behind, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders

    4(5)
    Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
    25/1
    • Form 1031/12
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-1

    held up, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on

    5(2)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevron, Yellow cap, Royal Blue spots
    7/1
    • Form 120-012
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1

    mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on

    6(7)
    Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
    16/1
    • Form 0-331D5
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1

    held up in rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders

    7(4)
    Silk - MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond
    14/1
    • Form 1/50442
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-1

    in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden over 4f out, weakened 2f out

    8(3)
    Silk - Silver, Dark Green sleeves
    12/1
    • Form 34-3316
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1

    led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out

    9(8)
    Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap
    7/1
    • Form 33-5012
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1

    tracked leaders, led over 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong

    10(9)
    Silk - Royal blue
    • Form 10-1215
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-1

    prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    This could rest between Millenary, Duke Of Venice and Silver Gilt, with the latter just given the nod. The interesting fact here is that Frankie Dettori has deserted Duke Of Venice to ride the John Gosden runner. This son of Silver Hawk put up a decent performance in the Goodwood Cup when the ground was possibly too fast. Romany Prince finished just ahead of the selection on that occasion, but with conditions more in his favour today we expect Silver Gilt to easily reverse that form. Millenary is the class horse in the line up having put up a superb performance here in the Yorkshire Cup when easily beating some top notch rivals. That was over a mile and six furlongs, which is probably his best trip, but he should still go well here against possibly weaker opposition. Duke Of Venice was most impressive when landing the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, but disappointed next time over twelve furlongs at Goodwood, back over a more realistic trip he will be a danger to all. Sir Michael Stoute's classy First Charter must also be regarded as a threat, but Silver Gilt is going the right way and could be ready to pounce.