Thirsk

  • 15:05 Marc Findlay 21st Birthday Nursery1m

  • Winner £8,086 2nd £2,406 3rd £1,202 4th £601
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.80s
  • Off time: 15:05:34
15:05 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fire Fighting (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 132 Royal blue Snow Squall 21
2 9-7 C Appleby T G McLaughlin 85 13/82.62
2 (3) 64214 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Fire Fighting (IRE) 36
2 9-7 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 85 3/14.00
3 (5) 41 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, WHITE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Master Of Finance (IRE) 21
2 9-7 M Johnston P Mulrennan 85 11/43.75
6 (6) 522126 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Shot In The Sun (IRE) 21
2 8-11 R A Fahey T Hamilton 75 7/24.50
Non runners
4 (2)61Andy Dandy (IRE)29-0Tom DascombeT Eaves78
5 (1)341611Flora Medici28-12Sir Mark PrescottNon Runner76

Verdict

An exceptionally tight looking nursery but those who witnessed FLORA MEDICI scoring at Beverley last time won't want to miss her here. Sir Mark Prescott's filly was completing a double having earlier scored at Catterick and she looked certain to appreciate another furlong when coming with a late burst to catch the well supported Ocean Storm on the East Yorkshire track. Snow Squall made a winning start at Haydock and wasn't beaten far by the potentially useful Hiking at Lingfield where he was staying on over that 7f trip. Mark Johnston's pair Fire Fighting, disqualified at Kempton then an easy maiden winner at Epsom, and Master Of Finance, who beat Lincoln at Chester, are both respected, while Wolverhampton winner Andy Dandy and the consistent Shot In The Sun, can't be dismissed in a very tight affair.