• 17:25 Dorothy Laird Memorial Trophy Handicap 1m 1f 207y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.55s
  • Off time: 17:26:14
17:25 Beverley Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurricane Thomas (IRE) 5/1
2nd Silly Gilly (IRE) 13/2
3rd Catbells (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 5-45743 Orange, Black star, Red sleeves, Orange cap, Black star Country Road (IRE) 14
4 10-7 e M W Easterby Miss Joanna Mason (5) 65 7/24.50
2 (9) 3660-82 Yellow, Orange star Descaro (USA) 11
4 10-1 D O'Meara Kelly Harrison 59 2/13.00
3 (3) 08-5725 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Hurricane Thomas (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-11 R A Fahey Miss Phillipa Tutty (5) 55 5/16.00
4 (5) 996132 White, Red sash, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Silly Gilly (IRE) 10
6 9-11 R E Barr Miss V Barr (5) 55 13/27.50
5 (10) 467864 Maroon, white stars, white sleeves, maroon armlets, maroon cap, white star Catbells (IRE) 4
3 9-6 A Bailey Natasha Eaton 60 10/111.00
6 (7) 9-09024 White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap Mississippian (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
6 9-6 Mrs D Sanderson Miss D Lenge (5) 50 16/117.00
7 (8) 867836 ROYAL BLUE, BEIGE hoop Tres Froide (FR) 24
Distance Winner
5 9-5 p N Tinkler Kirsty Milczarek 49 12/113.00
8 (2) 449078 Red, White stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, White star Sacco D'oro 55
4 9-2 M Mullineaux Miss M Mullineaux 45 50/151.00
9 (6) 676505 Maroon, beige chevrons on sleeves Mojeerr 29
4 9-2 v A J McCabe Miss A Wallace (5) 45 28/129.00
10 (1) 857/996 Light Blue, Yellow hoop, striped sleeves, Brown cap Parchment (IRE) 6
Course Winner
8 9-2 b A J Lockwood Marzena Jeziorek (5) 45 16/117.00


DESCARO can get off the mark ahead of Country Road, Silly Gilly and Hurricane Thomas. Our pick hasn't been with this yard for long and is very nicely handicapped on last year's Irish form. Add that to the fact he ran his best race of the year when second at Pontefract and is unpenalised here, and the case for Kelly Harrison's mount is strong. Ronnie Barr won this last year so Silly Gilly is respected having bumped into a well-handicapped rival at Ripon. That was her first try over this trip and she got it well enough, although this is a stiffer examination. Country Road is an unexposed maiden who took third in a similar contest here on his most recent outing under this rider. Off the same mark it's hard to see him not featuring in this average contest. Hurricane Thomas is held by Mick Easterby's horse on the form of that race having taken fifth but he is a course and distance winner and there wasn't much between the pair at the death, so on the same terms there shouldn't be this time either. Mississippian returns to the trip that saw him make a winning debut for Aidan O'Brien back in 2007 but he's regressed since and couldn't be supported with any degree of confidence while Tres Froide is slipping in the weights and will receive assistance from the saddle, but Descaro looks poised to get off the mark at last.