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15:00 York Racecard - 17th May 2019

15:00 York
Matchbook Yorkshire Cup Stakes (Group 2)
  • 4YO plus, 8 Runners
  • Winner £93,572, 2nd £35,475, 3rd £17,754, 4th £8,844, 5th £4,438, 6th £2,228
  • Distance 1m 5f 188y
  • Going Good to firm-good in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Stradivarius L Dettori J H M Gosden 5 yrs, 9-4 209 Form: 3/11111-
12 Tips
Has won nine races from 1m to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when evens fav in the Group 2 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot over 2m (soft) in October last year, beating Thomas Hobson by 1 1/2l.
Aircraft Carrier R Kingscote J Ryan 4 yrs, 9-1 28 Form: 411-146 He has won four times from 1m 4f to 2m on soft - heavy ground and on the all-weather. Finished 6l behind Watersmeet when sixth of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 2m last month.
Desert Skyline G Mosse D R C Elsworth 5 yrs, 9-1 202 Form: 964458- He has won three times from 1m to 2m 2f on good to firm and good to soft ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind dead-heaters Morando and Young Rascal when eighth of 10 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Teddington Royal British Legion Stakes at Newbury over 1m 4f (good to soft) in October last year.
Ispolini James Doyle C Appleby 4 yrs, 9-1 48 Form: 44-2112 He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1 1/4l by Cross Counter when second of 10 at 9-4 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup - Turf at Meydan over 2m (good) in March.
Mildenberger S De Sousa M Johnston 4 yrs, 9-1 13 Form: 13/12-73
1 Tip
He has won four times from 7f to 1m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Third of 7 behind Communique beaten 3 1/2l at 13-2 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Roaring Lion Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good) earlier this month.
Mootasadir B A Curtis H Palmer 4 yrs, 9-1 48 Form: 4511-11 Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on the all-weather. A winner at 4-1 at Kempton over 1m 2f on his latest outing in March, beating Extra Elusive by 1/2l.
(6) Wind Ops
Sevenna Star Andrea Atzeni J Ryan 4 yrs, 9-1 224 Form: 3/11077- Successful twice at 1m 2f on good to soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 13-2 behind Ghostwatch when last of 7 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 6f (good) in October last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with J H M Gosden.
Southern France R L Moore A P O'Brien 4 yrs, 9-1 19 Form: 12437-3
1 Tip
Successful at 1m 4f and 1m 5f on good to firm and good ground. Third of 9 behind Master Of Reality beaten 1l at 2-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Sequence Events Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan over 1m 6f (yielding) last month.
View Race Verdict And 14 Tips
Odds correct as of 19/07/2019 15:33. Odds are subject to change.
Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
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  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • Sam Walker RP Ratings
  • Mel Cullinan SPOTLIGHT
  • Marlborough Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • Jason Heavey The Star
  • Templegate The Sun
  • Rob Wright The Times
Southern France
1 Tip
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  • Fortunatus Sheffield Star
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  • Andrew Bladen Wolverhampton Express & Star
The Sportsman's Verdict
STRADIVARIUS took this by three lengths from Desert Skyline 12 months ago to kick start a run of five straight victories in an unbeaten season, landing the stayers' bonus in the process, and John Gosden's five-year-old is the one to beat as he looks to repeat last year's exploits. Southern France was third in the 2018 St Leger and could build on his recent Group 3 reappearance to provide the main opposition, with Ispolini respected following his fine winter in Dubai.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Stradivarius
2nd Ispolini
3rd Southern France
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