Thirsk

  • 13:55 EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.35s
  • Off time: 13:57:09
13:55 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chances Are (IRE) 5/4
2nd Thorkhill Star (IRE) 16/1
3rd Pacngo 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 65 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Fast Magic (IRE) 15
2 9-5 K A Ryan Kevin Stott (5) 7/18.00
2 (9) 00 PURPLE, GREY star Hoofithully 8
2 9-5 M W Easterby J P Sullivan 100/1101.00
3 (1) 75 Black and White diamonds Invincible Wish (IRE) 11
2 9-5 B Ellison P Pickard 66/167.00
4 (8) Dark blue, white epaulets, red and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and red hooped cap Myboydaniel
2 9-5 B Ellison Megan Carberry (7) 22/123.00
5 (10) Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star The Fulwell End
2 9-5 N Wilson Joey Haynes (3) 25/126.00
6 (3) 8 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Thorkhill Star (IRE) 18
2 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 16/117.00
7 (7) 2 Maroon and White diamonds, Maroon cap, White diamond Chances Are (IRE) 11
2 9-0 K Dalgleish T Eaves 5/42.25
8 (6) 4 Purple, Gold stars Colombia 8
2 9-0 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 12/113.00
9 (11) 4 Maroon, Yellow stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Pacngo 14
2 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 2/13.00
10 (2) 0 White, royal blue disc, royal blue and light blue striped sleeves, royal blue cap Valentine Belle 4
2 9-0 P T Midgley P Mulrennan 100/1101.00
11 (5) 6 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Ya Halla (IRE) 37
2 9-0 R M H Cowell Ahmad Alsubousi (7) 40/141.00

Verdict

CHANCES ARE has a very smart pedigree and, though no match for the long odds-on Teruntum Star at Carlisle, showed that an ordinary maiden such as this would be well within her scope. Kevin Ryan trains that winner and has Fast Magic entered here and he showed very good pace for a long way over 6f at Haydock. After a very slow start to the season, the Ann Duffield yard has been firing in the winners and the speedily-bred Colombia made an encouraging start over this course and distance. Tim Easterby's yard is another going well and Pacngo made a good impression at Ripon when staying on after a slow start.