Thirsk

  • 14:55 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden Stakes7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.43s
  • Off time: 14:56:19
14:55 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Epic Battle (IRE) 10/1
2nd Reggae Star 7/2
3rd Wyldfire (IRE) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 8 Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Red armlets and diamond on Black cap Apache Rising 22
2 9-3 B Smart T Eaves 20/121.00
2 (10) 53 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Causeway Foot (USA) 28
2 9-3 Jedd O'Keeffe P McDonald 14/115.00
3 (6) 03 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Epic Battle (IRE) 12
2 9-3 W J Haggas Liam Jones 10/111.00
4 (7) 69 Red, White sash, striped sleeves Index Waiter 91
2 9-3 B J Meehan J Mackay 20/121.00
5 (11) 6 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Ransom (IRE) 109
2 9-3 K A Ryan P Makin 9/25.50
6 (3) 0 Beige, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap Red Charmer (IRE) 14
2 9-3 Mrs A Duffield M Fenton 33/134.00
8 (1) EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Three Glasses (IRE)
2 9-3 T D Easterby D Nolan 25/126.00
9 (8) 4 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Wyldfire (IRE) 22
2 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 10/111.91
10 (4) 27 Emerald Green, Red sash, striped sleeves, quartered cap Reggae Star 15
2 8-12 M Johnston Raul Da Silva (3) 7/24.50
11 (9) Light blue and black (quartered), black and light blue halved sleeves Thirlestane
2 8-12 J G Given J P Sullivan 66/167.00
Non runners
7 (5)0Rex Whistler (IRE)29-3Miss J A CamachoBarry McHugh

Verdict

Epic Battle reached the frame when stepped up to this distance at Warwick but the form is nothing special. Pearl Ransom hinted at ability at Nottingham in May but hasn't raced since but Wyldfire was only beaten two lengths when fourth on his debut at Newcastle three weeks ago and will know more here. REGGAE STAR was just touched off at Ayr last month before struggling in what looked a hot maiden at York. She looks to have a good chance of getting off the mark today with Causeway Foot needing to improve again on his third at Ayr if he's to mount a challenge.