Group Two Yorkshire Cup Stakes Guide 2021

York - May 13 2021
York 14:10
1(4)
Franny Norton

Sir Ron Priestley

J:
 
Franny Norton
T:
 
Mark Johnston
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 117
Days: 13

The five year old who has won seven of his last nine starts with his two only blemishes on his record coming in the 2019 St Leger and King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The son of Australia in 2019 was one of the most progressive horses in training Landing a hat-trick of races before heading to Doncaster for the Group One St Leger and finishing a narrow second to superstar Logician.

Having suffered an injury setback he was out for a long period of time and was not seen as a four year old, but has returned this term in the same winning form.

This season he has been seen twice to date, winning on seasonal debut at Nottingham over 1m6f when beating Ocean Road in a Listed event and he backed that up again last time out over 1m4f in the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes.

He seems to be getting better with age and heading into the Yorkshire Cup in some superb form, he looks very hard to look past.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
08/07/21NMK12GF9-91
19/06/21ASC12Sft9-17
14/05/21YOR14Gd9-43
01/05/21NMK12GF9-11
07/04/21NOT14GF9-11
York - May 13 2021
York 14:10
4(3)
Ryan Moore

Santiago

J:
 
Ryan Moore
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 115
Days: 19

The four year old son of Derby winner Authorized really burst onto the racing scene last year having landed both his contests in fine style starting with a dominating display in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot.

He then dropped back two furlongs to contest the Irish Derby at the Curragh last Saturday and he managed to stay the trip the best of the pack just fending off stablemate Tiger Moth to take the Classic honours.

After landing his first Group One event, Santiago was tried at two miles for the first time in his career next time out at Goodwood and was outclassed by Stradivarius.

On his final start last term in the Group One St Leger at Doncaster finishing fourth behind the likes of Galileo Chrome, Berkshire Rocco and Pyledriver.

Back for his seasonal debut he finished fourth at Navan over 1m6f in the Group Three Vintage Crop and looked a perfect stepping stone for this race and he has no excuses.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/07/21GOO16Sft9-94
17/06/21ASC20GF9-17
14/05/21YOR14Gd9-12
25/04/21NAV14Gd9-104
12/09/20DON14.5Gd9-14
York - May 13 2021
York 14:10
3(1)
Ben Curtis

Nayef Road

J:
 
Ben Curtis
T:
 
Mark Johnston
Age: 5
Weight: 9-1
OR: 115
Days: 16

The five year old son of Galileo was stepped up to the staying division last season having finished a close third in the Group One St Leger back in 2019.

In June 2020 the 100,000gns purchase made his seasonal debut in this race at Newcastle and went on to take it in fine style.

He then went into the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and he finished a good second behind Stradivarius, with the superstar stayer giving arguably the performance of his career.

It was a case of playing second fiddle to Gosden's staying star once more in the Goodwood Cup and he ended the term at York in the Group Two Lonsdale Cup when a close third behind Enbihaar.

The gelding made his seasonal debut at Ascot in the Group Three Sagaro Stakes and not for the first time he chased home Stradivarius into third.

He will need to be better than that and dropping in trip looks a negative.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
23/09/21NMK16Gd9-31
10/09/21DON18GF9-53
27/07/21GOO16Sft9-95
17/06/21ASC20GF9-26
27/05/21SAN16Sft9-25
York - May 13 2021
York 14:10
2(2)
William Buick

Spanish Mission

J:
 
William Buick
T:
 
Andrew Balding
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 110
Days: 48

The five year old will be ridden by William Buick and has been very progressive during the last year or so, running against good company over marathon trips and performing well.

Three starts ago in September he went on to land the Group Two Dubai World Cup over 2m2f, but then went to Ascot on Champions Day and could only finish seventh in the Long Distance Cup ran on soft ground.

That bad run can be put down to a blip and not having his ground and he bounced back to form next time out in Saudi Arabia when a good second in a handicap over 1m7f.

He has since been seen again in Meydan finishing a fair fifth in the Group Two Dubai Gold Cup behind the smart Subjectivist, but now dropping in trip he could be vulnerable.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/11/21FLE16Gd9-03
20/08/21YOR16.5GF9-32
17/06/21ASC20GF9-23
14/05/21YOR14Gd9-41
27/03/21MEY16Gd9-15
York - May 13 2021
York 14:10
5(5)
David Allan

Wells Farhh Go

J:
 
David Allan
T:
 
Tim Easterby
Age: 6
Weight: 9-1
OR: 106
Days: 587

The final runner of the event is the talented Wells Farhh Go that is making his first appearance for 587 days having picked up numerous injury setbacks.

The six year old was a bright horse back in 2017 when making his debut, winning both his first two events as a juvenile at York.

Other big scalps during his short career have been the Group Three Bahrain Trophy over 1m5f at Newmarket and the Listed Fred Archer Stakes over 12f.

In his last three runs in 2019 he fell off the boil slightly and it looks a massively tough task for him to go close in this after so long off.

He also will not want much rain.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
23/10/21NBY12Sft9-46
02/10/21ASC12Sft9-26
11/09/21CHS12.5GS9-33
14/05/21YOR14Gd9-14
05/10/19ASC12Sft9-27

Free Bets & Offers


✅ GET UP TO £50 MONEY BACK IN CASH!!! ✅
New UK users only. The cash refund will equal the amount of your first deposit up to £50. Payment restrictions & T&Cs apply. 18+ BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus
🔸 BET £10 ON TODAYS RACING & GET £30 FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS! 🔸
Min deposit £/€/$10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £/€/$10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager the bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Casino Bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
🔥 ✅ BET £10 & GET £60 IN FREE BETS! ✅ 🔥
New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+). First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔵 BET £10, GET £30 IN FREE BETS + MONEY BACK ON ALL LOSERS IN THE 13:45! 🔵
New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. **18+. IRE & UK mobile customers & in-shop BoyleXtra cardholders. Max Free Bet refund £/€10 on losing selections. Applies to first bet on race from 3pm Friday 21st January on win single & win part of each way single on the outright market. Applies to selected races as advertised on mobile. Antepost/combined odds/Free/void/cashed out bets won't qualify. Free Bet will expire after 7 days. T&Cs apply.
CLAIM HERE
🐎 BET £10 ON RACING & GET £40 IN FREE BETS!!! 🐎
Place a £10 bet on horse racing (21 - 23 Jan), at min. odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £40 in free bets. Only deposits via cards will qualify, Apple pay not valid on this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £10 ON RACING & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! 🔥
Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on any Horse Racing market between the 21st & 23rd of January, at min. odds 1/5 (1.2) — get £40 in free bets on bet settlement, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify (Apple Pay deposits excluded). T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🚀 £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU PLACE A £5 BET 🚀
New customers only. First single & e/w bet only. Odds of 1/1 or greater. 2 x £10 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets exclude virtuals. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions. Further t&cs apply. 18+. Begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus
🏇🏼 BET £10 ON ANY RACE TODAY & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! 🏇🏼
Sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more and we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets. By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below. See full terms below.
Claim Bonus
⚽️ UP TO £50 MONEY BACK AS CASH IF ANY OF YOUR FIRST 5X £10 FOOTBALL BETS LOSE ⚽️
Place 5x£10 Single Sportsbook bets on any Football market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs) between the 18th and 31st January, and get money back as Cash if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus
🔴 BET £10 & GET £30 IN FREE BETS! ⚫️
New customers only. Place a £10 fixed odds bet min odds 1/2, 2 x £10 free bets & 2x free spread bets. Free bets awarded on consecutive days. Full t&c’s apply.
Claim Bonus

🏆 Money Back as CASH up to £20 if your first bet loses! 🏆
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £10 ON ANY SPORT & GET £20 IN FREE BETS 🔥
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £20 free bets valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. begambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus
🟢 Bet £10 & Get £50 in free bets! 🟡
Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
GET A £30 MATCHED FREE BET IF YOUR FIRST FOOTBALL ACCA LOSES!!!! 🙌🙌🙌
New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & get £30 in bonuses! 🌟
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
🤩 BET £10 AT MANSION BET AND GET A £10 FREE BET 🤩
New customers only. Min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK debit card only. Min odds evens (1/5 per leg in multi selection). £10 Free Bet vaild for 7 days, stake not returned, no Cash Out, max winnings £5k. T&C’s apply. 18+.
Claim Bonus