Thirsk

  • 16:35 New 'Thomas Lord Dine & View Restaurant' Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.11s
  • Off time: 16:35:34
16:35 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elidor 11/1
2nd Dark Ruler (IRE) 13/2
3rd Bute Hall 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 011- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Retirement Plan 253
Distance Winner
4 9-9 Lady Cecil G Lee 100 15/82.88
2 (14) 2/67632- LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star Aviator (GER) 177
6 9-2 h J M P Eustace Graham Gibbons 92 20/121.00
3 (15) 215083- Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Elidor 197
Distance Winner
4 9-1 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 92 11/112.00
4 (7) 757100- Yellow, pink braces and sleeves, hooped cap Sirvino 169
Distance Winner
9 9-0 T D Barron Paul McGiff (7) 90 40/141.00
5 (2) 272195- White, black hollow box, black and white halved sleeves Linguine (FR) 169
4 8-12 P T Midgley P Mulrennan 89 33/134.00
6 (5) 787122 EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets Tepmokea (IRE) 9
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 8-12 p C R Dore P Makin 88 25/126.00
8 (10) 00/8190- Red, Royal Blue armlets, check cap Herostatus 136
Distance Winner
7 8-11 J Ward Joey Haynes (5) 87 66/167.00
9 (16) 116698- Brown, Yellow braces, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped sleeves, White cap O Ma Lad (IRE) 168
Distance Winner
6 8-10 J J Quinn I J Brennan (3) 86 18/119.00
11 (6) 1U1711- Red, white stripe, armlets and star on cap Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 180
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-8 R A Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (5) 85 14/115.00
12 (8) 031671- Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap A Star In My Eye (IRE) 206
Distance Winner
4 8-7 K A Ryan Barry McHugh 84 14/115.00
13 (1) 451/133 Orange, white star and sleeves Bute Hall 43
Distance Winner
5 8-7 D Thompson J Quinn 83 33/134.00
14 (11) 73511- Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Stomachion (IRE) 172
4 8-6 Sir Michael Stoute S W Kelly (ex1) 83 7/24.50
15 (3) 82317-1 Yellow and maroon (quartered), yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap, maroon stars Dark Ruler (IRE) 13
5 8-5 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 81 13/27.50
16 (13) 157-0 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Freewheel (IRE) 14
4 8-5 D Nicholls A Mullen 82 66/167.00
Non runners
7 (12)611296-Double Discount (IRE)48-11Tom DascombeR Kingscote88
10 (9)307919-Twelve Strings (IRE)58-8B EllisonNon Runner84

Verdict

This is a cracking contest for the time of year and the form may be worth following in the weeks ahead. Lady Cecil has high hopes for Retirement Plan this year and the Yorkshire Cup and Coronation Cup entry will probably make a bold bid to defy top weight. Sir Michael Stoute has sent up Stomachion from Newmarket. He came good in the autumn and should have more to offer this year while Bayan Kasirga won three of his final four starts in 2013. Elidor won the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot last June and Linguine, Double Discount and A Star In My Eye also boasted some decent winning form while Sirvino often pops up when least expected. DARK RULER has a lot more to do than when scoring on his reappearance at Doncaster but his yard has made a strong start to the season and he won't be lacking in fitness. If he can hold his position at the first turn, Alan Swinbank's charge could go close off a low weight.