Thirsk

  • 14:40 Free Racing Post Form At totepool.com Classified Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.58s
  • Off time: 14:40:16
14:40 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 17/2
2nd Henry Bee 6/1
3rd Show Flower 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 421- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Dark Falcon (IRE) 135
3 9-0 J Tate E Ahern 72 9/25.50
2 (6) 16 Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 87
3 9-0 M Wigham R Winston 75 17/29.50
3 (7) 3157- White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Fortrose Academy (IRE) 131
Distance Winner
3 9-0 A M Balding L P Keniry 75 8/19.00
4 (2) 326273 Dark Blue, Pink spots, sleeves and cap Henry Bee 10
3 9-0 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 73 6/17.00
5 (8) 921- White, royal blue chevron and sleeves, red cap Lollina Paulina 199
Distance Winner
3 9-0 K A Ryan P Makin 74 7/24.50
6 (1) 298009- BLACK, BLACK and YELLOW check cap Nearly A Gift (IRE) 203
Distance Winner
3 9-0 T D Easterby D Fentiman 74 20/121.00
7 (4) 263273- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Show Flower 246
3 9-0 M R Channon S Hitchcott 74 8/19.00
8 (5) 531-3 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Black cap Sky Crossing 17
Distance Winner
3 9-0 J G Given P Mulrennan 75 3/14.00

Verdict

A tight race with all eight runners rated within 3lb of each other. Dark Falcon and SKY CROSSING beat the same rival on different occasions to win their respective maidens at Southwell in December and the latter will have come on for his recent return at Kempton. He gets the token vote ahead of the filly Lollina Paulina who improved with every start last year culminating with a win on the Polytrack. Fairway To Heaven went backwards after a making a winning debut at Kempton and Fortrose Academy failed to figure in nurseries after scoring at the same track in November.