Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup
Group 2, York 14:25
£160,000 added,
3yo plus,
2m 56y, Class 1  
Friday 23rd August 2019

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Stradivarius is the star name in 10 entries for the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup as the crack stayer bids to scoop a £1million bonus for the second time at York on Friday.

Connections of the Bjorn Nielsen-owned stayer took advantage of the huge incentive when it was on offer for the first time in 2018, thanks to victories in the Yorkshire Cup, Ascot Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup.

The five-year-old entire, trained by John Gosden, has repeated his triumphs in the first three races this season and has now won his last eight races. 

The opposition could be led by Mark Johnston’s Dee Ex Bee, who has finished runner-up to Stradivarius at Ascot and Goodwood.

Aidan O’Brien has four possibles, including Yorkshire Cup second Southern France, who won the St Leger Trial at the Curragh on Friday evening.

Capri, Il Paradiso and South Pacific complete the Ballydoyle trainer’s quartet. Cleonete, Falcon Eight and Magic Circle are the other entries. 

Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup
(British Champions Series)
£200,000 added, 3yo plus, 2m 88y, Class 1
10 entries
Going: Good

1 11-111 Stradivarius 5 9-6 John Gosden Frankie Dettori
2 0-5364 Capri 5 9-3 A P O'Brien
3 3-3613 Cleonte 6 9-3 Andrew Balding
4 3-1122 Dee Ex Bee 4 9-3 Mark Johnston Silvestre De Sousa
5 113-21 Falcon Eight 4 9-3 D K Weld Oisin Murphy
6 110-39 Magic Circle 7 9-3 Ian Williams Jim Crowley
7 326441 Southern France 4 9-3 A P O'Brien
8 41-56 Ginistrelli 3 8-5 Ed Walker
9 22-171 Il Paradiso 3 8-5 A P O'Brien
10 -B1216 South Pacific 24 3 8-5 A P O'Brien