Thirsk

  • 15:25 Injured Jockeys' Fund 50th Anniversary Year Handicap7f

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.16s
  • Off time: 15:25:39
15:25 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farlow (IRE) 11/4
2nd Askaud (IRE) 16/1
3rd Showboating (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 691708- Royal blue, orange epaulets, orange and royal blue halved sleeves, orange cap Norse Blues 203
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 95 16/117.00
2 (15) 201707- Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 176
Course Winner
10 9-6 M Dods T Eaves 94 25/126.00
3 (5) 1/0U778- Dark blue, yellow hoop Fort Bastion (IRE) 182
5 9-6 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 94 22/123.00
4 (13) 55930-0 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Bear Behind (IRE) 7
5 9-5 h Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 93 28/129.00
5 (4) 4600-83 Emerald green and black stripes, yellow cap Chilworth Icon 22
4 9-4 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 92 10/111.00
6 (14) 03830-0 Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Chosen Character (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 9-4 vt Tom Dascombe Jenny Powell (7) 92 33/134.00
7 (3) 124-97 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Talented Kid 7
5 9-2 M Johnston J Fanning 90 15/28.50
8 (10) 10/ Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Englishman 662
4 9-2 C Hills G Lee 90 5/16.00
10 (6) 1000-40 ORANGE, BROWN armlets Askaud (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p S Dixon Matthew Hopkins (7) 88 16/117.00
11 (16) 1170-35 Maroon, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Showboating (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-0 pt A J McCabe M Barzalona 88 9/110.00
12 (7) 09003/8- Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE) 273
Distance Winner
8 8-13 T D Easterby D Allan 87 40/141.00
13 (12) 275040- Royal blue, yellow seams, checked sleeves, yellow cap Shahdaroba (IRE) 175
4 8-13 Micky Hammond P McDonald 87 22/123.00
14 (2) 204154- Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Dusky Queen (IRE) 154
Distance Winner
4 8-12 R A Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (5) 86 10/111.00
15 (9) 95025-4 Dark blue and red (quartered), white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Farlow (IRE) 14
6 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 86 11/43.75
16 (8) 564410- Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap Lilac Lace (IRE) 154
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-12 T D Easterby D Fentiman 86 16/117.00
Non runners
9 (1)74040-0Trail Blaze (IRE)59-2K A RyanAmy Ryan90

Verdict

TRAIL BLAZE made his reappearance in the Irish Lincoln at the Curragh but weakened in the closing stages having cut out the early running. He should last longer here on quicker ground with that run under his belt and, ideally drawn for a front-runner, could take some pegging back as he is 10lb better off with Norse Blues than when third behind the top weight over course and distance last August. Englishman is an interesting runner as Charlie Hills wouldn't be running him if he didn't think he was capable of a bold showing. Fort Bastion is potentially well treated but Chilworth Icon is probably better over sprint distances and Grissom usually needs a run. Dusky Queen and stablemate Farlow have to go on the short-list, however, with the latter looking the pick on jockey bookings having run well in the Spring Mile at Doncaster two weeks ago.