Thirsk

  • 17:40 Richard Ellis 40th Birthday Handicap7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.25s
  • Off time: 17:43:26
17:40 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sardanapalus 8/1
2nd See Clearly 14/1
3rd Ingleby Angel (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 024461 Pink, Royal Blue striped sleeves, check cap Vital Calling 15
Distance Winner
3 9-7 T D Barron P McDonald 70 13/27.50
2 (5) 567927 Yellow, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Sardanapalus 15
3 9-7 p1 K A Ryan P Makin 70 8/19.00
3 (10) 766764 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Shamrocked (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M R Channon S Hitchcott 70 8/19.00
4 (7) 869516 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap See Clearly 12
Course Winner
3 9-5 p T D Easterby D C Byrne (5) 68 14/115.00
5 (4) 623 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Ginger Monkey (IRE) 33
3 9-4 P W Chapple-Hyam M Fenton 67 6/17.00
6 (9) 057-622 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Giorgio's Dragon (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
3 9-4 R A Fahey T Hamilton 67 9/25.50
7 (11) 69-6 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Shatter (IRE) 120
3 9-3 W J Haggas Liam Jones 66 16/117.00
8 (6) 4-51500 Red, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlets and star on white cap Bitaphon (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
3 9-2 J Balding Raul Da Silva (3) 65 20/121.00
9 (2) 0-39811 Purple, Yellow sleeves, Red and Yellow striped cap Ebony Clarets 28
Distance Winner
3 9-1 Miss L A Perratt D Swift (3) 64 12/113.00
10 (13) 0-82711 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Angel (IRE) 8
Course Winner
3 9-0 D O'Meara T Eaves 63 11/26.50
11 (8) 5715-47 Orange, dark blue star, white cap Winter Hill 109
3 8-13 Tom Dascombe A Elliott 62 14/115.00
13 (3) 3-77 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Three Darlings (IRE) 43
3 8-10 D Nicholls Shirley Teasdale (7) 59 11/112.00
Non runners
12 (12)272394Feeling Good38-13B EllisonP Pickard62

Verdict

An interesting contest featuring several in-form handicappers and a couple of lightly-raced types who are probably a bit better than they've shown so far. Ebony Clarets and Ingleby Angel are both in the first category and bidding for a hat-trick. The latter is much preferred as he got the better of a protracted duel with Giorgio's Dragon over a mile here last time while the former has only been winning in sellers and claimers. Vital Calling got off the mark at Newcastle last month but See Clearly couldn't follow up his win over 6f here at Ripon and Sardanapalus' second to Fennell Bay at Newmarket in May seems a long time ago now. Ginger Monkey races on Turf for the first time so we're prepared to take a chance on SHATTER. She's only raced once so far this term, at Lingfield in May, but that was a very promising effort and she's potentially well treated in her first handicap so gets the nod.