Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes
Group 2, York 15:00
£125,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 1   
Wednesday 15th May 2019

1 Invincible Army 7/2J
2 Major Jumbo 8/1
3 Yafta 7/2J
10 ran Distances: 2¼l, ¾l, ½l
Time: 1m 9.90s (slow by 0.20s)

Invincible Army Wins Comfortably

The James Tate-trained Invincible Army had appeared much improved when making an impressive start to his campaign in the Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster in late March and he was a 7-2 joint-favourite stepping up to Group Two level on the Knavesmire.

PJ McDonald rode a patient race for much of the six-furlong contest as the speedy El Astronaute adopted his customary pace-setting role.

As his challenge petered out racing inside the final furlong, Invincible Army was just getting going and he powered home late on to score by an impressive two and a quarter lengths.

Major Jumbo (8-1) was best of the rest in second, with the other joint-favourite, Yafta, finishing third.

Paddy Power was suitably impressed with Invincible Army, making him the 7-2 favourite from 8-1 for the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.

Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes (Group 2)
£125,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 1
10 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (8) Invincible Army (IRE) 7/2j P J McDonald
J Tate 4
2nd (5) Major Jumbo 8/1 J P Spencer
K A Ryan 5
3rd (1) ¾ Yafta 7/2j Jim Crowley
R Hannon 4
4th (9) ½ Limato (IRE) 4/1 Harry Bentley
H Candy 7
5th (4) ½ Hey Jonesy (IRE) 14/1 Kevin Stott
K A Ryan 4
6th (3) hd El Astronaute (IRE) 20/1 Jason Hart
J J Quinn 6
7th (6) Brando 7/1 T Eaves
K A Ryan 7
8th (7) ¾ George Bowen (IRE) 16/1 P Hanagan
R A Fahey 7
9th (2) 1 Ornate 66/1 Phil Dennis
D C Griffiths 6
10th (10) Projection 12/1 Jason Watson
R Charlton 6