Thirsk

  • 15:30 Breeders Backing Racing EBF Conditions Stakes7f

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.64s
  • Off time: 15:30:41
15:30 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mushir 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 11-263 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushir 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 R Varian G Lee 101 11/82.38
2 (4) 110-001 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Big Johnny D (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 T D Barron F Norton 96 4/15.00
3 (3) 4-62618 Royal blue Free Wheeling (AUS) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 t Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 108 6/42.50
4 (1) 1282-0 Dark blue, large yellow spots Invincible Strike (IRE) 48
Nag me
3 8-12 J Tate P Aspell 95 16/117.00

Verdict

FREE WHEELING has yet to record a victory in this country and was well beaten on his reappearance after a break at Windsor. But he's won in Australia and Dubai, including a Group 2, and should have too much for today's rivals at the weights. Mushir won a Listed contest at York last year but has been slightly disappointing this term and isn't suited by race conditions. Fellow three-year-old Invincible Strike may also struggle but Big Johnny D bounced back to form in a claimer at Chester, though would have preferred an easier surface.