May 17 / 15.45 York

15.45

Good

Boodles Yorkshire Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £102078
  • 1m 5f 188y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Boodles Yorkshire Cup Stakes (Group 2) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 153-35 CD

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won this race last year and ran well back at York (2m) in August; solid performances this year behind Tower Of London in Saudi Arabia and UAE, suggesting he will be on the premises.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(5)

11th Jul 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Giavellotto

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Marco Botti

held up in rear, raced centre from 8f out, good headway from 3f out, edged right but went second over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, soon clear, eased towards finish, 1st of 3 in group

11/2

1st

3

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Giavellotto

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish

11/2

1st

3

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Giavellotto

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Marco Botti

in touch with leaders, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish

11/2

3/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 1/110- D BF

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Very smart hurdler who was back to the Flat with a bang last summer, hacking up in a 1m6f handicap at Royal Ascot and tidy winner of a 1m4f Group 3 at Naas; favourite for the Melbourne Cup in November but faded into mid-division; leading contender on the Royal Ascot form and no shock if he's still capable of better.
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4th

8

(5)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:25 Ascot

Vauban

9st 4lb

J: Colin Keane

T: W P Mullins

Very smart 2m hurdler who was back to the Flat with a bang last summer, hacking up from the front in a 1m6f handicap at Royal Ascot (good) and tidy winner of a 1m4f Group 3 at Naas (soft); favourite for the Melbourne Cup in November but faded into mid-division; his second in the Yorkshire Cup on return was also some way below his best form but he could have come on since that run; stamina to prove but last year's win here needs a deal of respect.

6/1

2nd

7

(2)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Vauban

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: W P Mullins

took keen hold, pressed leaders, briefly led under 3f out, lost ground over 1f out, soon no extra

3/1

2nd

7

(2)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Vauban

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: W P Mullins

Very smart hurdler who was back to the Flat with a bang last summer, hacking up in a 1m6f handicap at Royal Ascot and tidy winner of a 1m4f Group 3 at Naas; favourite for the Melbourne Cup in November but faded into mid-division; leading contender on the Royal Ascot form and no shock if he's still capable of better.

3/1

Form: 11135- D

Last run: 244 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Won his first three starts, most notably from the front when evens in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot; third in the Great Voltigeur at York in August, setting a strong pace in a bid to compensate for dropping back to 1m4f, and again ran creditably when fifth in the St Leger at Doncaster, having led 3f out; needs to find a bit extra but it may be possible, starting out on just his second campaign.
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7th

9

(2)

20th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:25 Ascot

Gregory

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Took the 1m6f Queen's Vase from the front at this meeting for his third win last year; put in his place in the Great Voltigeur on good to firm at York, the St Leger at Doncaster and the Yorkshire Cup at York, but ran creditably in them all and the latter was a promising return to action seeing as it now looks as if he will be extremely well suited by longer trips; this is a much longer one but it's not hard to think that this lightly raced 4yo may be about to come into his own.

5/1

3rd

4

(4)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Gregory

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

in touch with leaders, steady headway over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong

7/1

3rd

4

(4)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Gregory

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won his first three starts, most notably from the front when evens in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot; third in the Great Voltigeur at York in August, setting a strong pace in a bid to compensate for dropping back to 1m4f, and again ran creditably when fifth in the St Leger at Doncaster, having led 3f out; needs to find a bit extra but it may be possible, starting out on just his second campaign.

7/1

7/1

Form: 0112-2 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Can front-run; ended last term in career-best form and reappeared with another big run when neck second in Group 3 at Newbury, rallying well; all those peak displays were over about 1m4f but this return to further is most unlikely to be a problem and may well suit him; in the mix.
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4th

2

(6)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Al Qareem

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

took keen hold, pressed leader on outer, led after 4f, soon edged left, headed under 3f out, weakened over 1f out

7/1

4th

2

(6)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Al Qareem

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Can front-run; ended last term in career-best form and reappeared with another big run when neck second in Group 3 at Newbury, rallying well; all those peak displays were over about 1m4f but this return to further is most unlikely to be a problem and may well suit him; in the mix.

7/1

Form: 249-11

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Progressed well as 3yo, culminating in his St Leger fourth; made a storming start to 2024 with big-money wins from off the pace at Riyadh (1m7f) and Meydan (2m) so he has the class to go well despite 3lb penalty.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(3)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Tower Of London

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

dwelt start, raced in last, headway on outer 3f out, weakened over 1f out

11/8

5th

1

(3)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Tower Of London

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Progressed well as 3yo, culminating in his St Leger fourth; made a storming start to 2024 with big-money wins from off the pace at Riyadh (1m7f) and Meydan (2m) so he has the class to go well despite 3lb penalty.

11/8

9th

12

(13)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:10 Curragh

Tower Of London

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

towards rear of midfield

7/1

20/1

Form: 2113-3 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Superbly bred; progressive at up to 1m6f in his first season last year, until disappointing in Listed event on final start; hung right that day and did so markedly when fair third in Newmarket Group 2 (1m4f) two weeks ago on first start since being gelded; leaves strong impression he has more to offer but the hanging right is a concern and he is bottom of this group on ratings.
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(11)

18th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:15 Ascot

Naqeeb

9st 10lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

He has to produce more than he's managed in Group 2 and Listed races on his last three runs; however, this beautifully bred 4yo looked one to follow when winning on his handicap debut at Haydock (1m6f, good) last September and he may be the type to benefit from cheekpieces (has tended to hang right).

14/1

6th

6

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Naqeeb

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, led narrowly, headed after 4f, weakened over 3f out, tailed off

20/1

6th

6

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 1

15:45 York

Naqeeb

9st 3lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

Superbly bred; progressive at up to 1m6f in his first season last year, until disappointing in Listed event on final start; hung right that day and did so markedly when fair third in Newmarket Group 2 (1m4f) two weeks ago on first start since being gelded; leaves strong impression he has more to offer but the hanging right is a concern and he is bottom of this group on ratings.

20/1

Non-runners

Hamish

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £16.70
Straight Forecast £16.30
Trifecta £58.80

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Vauban

NEWMARKET:

Gregory

SPOTLIGHT:

Tower Of London

The Times:

Giavellotto

Telegraph:

Gregory

Daily Mail:

Gregory

POSTDATA:

Tower Of London

Daily Mirror:

Giavellotto

TOPSPEED:

Vauban

The Guardian:

Vauban

D Express:

Vauban

The Sun:

Vauban

The Star:

Vauban

Daily Record:

Vauban