• 16:50 Handicap5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 57.64s
  • Off time: 16:50:49
16:50 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mandurah (IRE) 11/1
2nd Legal Eagle (IRE) 12/1
3rd Le Toreador 8/1
4th Blazing Heights 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 10/459-2 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Legal Eagle (IRE) 37
4 9-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 80 12/113.00
2 (5) 311337- PURPLE and ORANGE stripes, PURPLE sleeves Equuleus Pictor 222
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-4 J L Spearing J Dean (5) 80 16/117.00
3 (8) 432244 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Bo McGinty (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
8 9-4 R A Fahey Barry McHugh (7) 80 12/113.00
4 (1) 11462-5 Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap Le Toreador 20
Distance Winner
4 9-3 K A Ryan N Callan 79 8/19.00
5 (2) 139911- Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Invincible Lad (IRE) 189
Distance Winner
5 9-1 E J Alston Willie Supple 77 7/18.00
6 (11) 06267-5 Dark blue, white chevron and armlets, red cap Mambo Spirit (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
5 9-0 J G Given P Mulrennan 76 8/19.00
7 (14) 651078- Pink and Black (quartered), Pink sleeves, Black spots, Pink cap Divine Spirit 194
Distance Winner
8 9-0 M Dods Dale Gibson 76 33/134.00
8 (7) 080902- Red, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Dig Deep (IRE) 194
Distance Winner
7 9-0 J J Quinn D Tudhope 76 14/115.00
9 (3) 044233- Purple, mauve epaulets, mauve and purple hooped sleeves, striped cap Artsu 176
4 8-13 M Dods P Makin 75 20/121.00
10 (13) 400-822 White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Sandwith 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-12 A G Foster P Hanagan 74 9/25.50
11 (16) 650444- Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue diamond Glasshoughton 182
Distance Winner
6 8-12 M Dods P McDonald 74 10/111.00
12 (9) 22870-2 Yellow, Brown star and sleeves Bahamian Ballet 7
Distance Winner
7 8-11 E S McMahon T E Durcan 73 15/28.50
13 (6) 3049-69 Royal blue, orange epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, orange star Highland Warrior 20
Distance Winner
10 8-11 P T Midgley Jamie Moriarty 73 50/151.00
14 (15) 354450- SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Blazing Heights 176
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-7 J S Goldie Kelly Harrison (3) 69 12/113.00
15 (12) 167554- Dark Blue, White hoops, striped sleeves, Red cap King Of Swords (IRE) 185
Distance Winner
5 8-7 N Tinkler Louis Beuzelin (5) 69 22/123.00
16 (4) 1300-49 purple, maroon epaulets Mandurah (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 8-6 D Nicholls S De Sousa 68 11/112.00


BAHAMIAN BALLET was a shade unlucky at Ripon last weekend and is taken to go one better today, while Dig Deep and Legal Eagle are among the potential dangers. The Ed McMahon-trained selection was a little ponderous on his reappearance run, and once he got into stride he had to race down the centre of the track, which is never ideal at that track. Ted Durcan will hopefully be able to kick him out to a much better start today and get across to the nearside rail that is such a help here at Thirsk, and we will side with him to win. Dig Deep ran well when last seen at Pontefract in October. He is just 2lbs higher here, though he has won from higher marks than this in the past and as one who goes on any ground he should get involved. Legal Eagle drops to the minimum trip for the first time and appears to go on any surface. He proved his wellbeing at Wolverhampton in March and should remain very competitive from 3lbs higher. Bo McGinty continues to suffer at the hands of the assessor, while Le Toreador also appears to have a few pounds too many to lump around today. Invincible Lad chases a hat-trick here after wins at Southwell and Wolverhampton, and he must have a chance, although negatives are the draw and also the forecast quick ground. Sandwith goes on most ground and has a good pilot up, but he might also find that he is in the grip of the assessor and we'll take BAHAMIAN BALLET to score.