Thirsk

  • 18:30 Admirals Court Selling Handicap1m

  • Winner £2,215 2nd £659 3rd £329 4th £164
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.37s
  • Off time: 18:31:33
18:30 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Island Chief 5/1
2nd Abu Dubai (IRE) 8/1
3rd Bere Davis (FR) 6/1
4th Mississippian (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 9D2285 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets San Silvestro (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-0 p Mrs A Duffield Barry McHugh (3) 64 9/25.50
2 (7) 357721 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Light Green spots Island Chief 2 (ex6)
Distance Winner
4 10-4 p K A Ryan J P Spencer 62 5/16.00
3 (9) 169012 Red, Royal Blue and Red hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Provost 14
Distance Winner
6 9-11 b M W Easterby P Makin 61 10/111.00
4 (11) 450515 Royal Blue, White cross belts and armlets Nuit Sombre (IRE) 33
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 9-10 p G A Harker M O'connell (5) 60 12/113.00
5 (1) 663740 Yellow, Red sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Fortunate Bid (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-6 p1 Mrs L Stubbs R Ffrench 56 18/119.00
6 (16) 031474 ORANGE, BROWN armlets Abu Dubai (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
4 9-5 p J A Glover D Swift (5) 55 8/19.00
7 (12) 873507 Maroon, Beige triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Bere Davis (FR) 6
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 b P D Evans P Hanagan 54 6/17.00
8 (4) 0408-05 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow hooped cap Efidium 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 9-2 N Bycroft Danielle Mccreery (5) 52 50/151.00
9 (2) 6708-00 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Top Jaro (FR) 12
Distance Winner
7 9-0 p1 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan (3) 50 50/151.00
10 (3) 068585 Black and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red armlets and cap Kheskianto (IRE) 38
4 9-0 M C Chapman M Coumbe (5) 50 20/121.00
11 (5) 902498 White, royal blue seams, red sleeves, royal blue cap Mississippian (IRE) 7
6 9-0 Mrs D Sanderson D Fentiman 50 13/27.50
12 (14) 344386 Maroon, Light Blue star, sleeves and star on cap Kladester (USA) 28
4 8-12 M Herrington Lee Topliss (5) 48 12/113.00
13 (15) 006068 Red, black stripe, black armlet, red cap Secret Hero 21
4 8-12 p L Smyth Graham Gibbons 48 20/121.00
14 (13) 804430 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Vogarth 8
Distance Winner
6 8-9 M C Chapman Andrew Heffernan (3) 45 40/141.00
15 (8) 00/8068 Emerald Green and Pink stripes, Pink sleeves Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 9
5 8-9 v O Brennan D Allan 45 40/141.00
16 (6) 509-58 Light Green, Royal Blue hoops, Yellow sleeves, Light Green and Royal Blue quartered cap Kwami Biscuit 21
3 8-2 G A Harker A Elliott 45 33/134.00

Verdict

Plenty of runners but a race short on class and one who can show enough to win it is PROVOST, while the dangers are cited as Island Chief and Nuit Sombre. The last-named comes from a stable in good form and won a claimer at Redcar over 7f recently. However, he was unable to follow up in handicap from 3lbs lower last time and is taken on. Island Chief finds winning difficult but regularly makes the frame as he did in a Hamilton claimer last time. Nonethless Jamie Spencer is booked and fortunes may improve as a result. If he turns up then Abu Dubai has to have claims but preference is for Provost. Mick Easterby's six-year-old has a fast ground turf win to his name, comes here in good form and looks to be on a mark that can enable him to win again.