Thirsk

  • 16:05 Fairfax Arms, Gilling Handicap 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.11s
  • Off time: 16:05:13
16:05 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silly Gilly (IRE) 16/1
2nd Darcey 25/1
3rd Spavento (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 198095 Black and orange check, halved sleeves Nacho Libre 11
Distance Winner
5 10-0 b M W Easterby J P Sullivan (5) 70 12/113.00
2 (1) 107/602 Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Tawzeea (IRE) 18
5 10-0 J D Bethell J Fanning 70 7/18.00
3 (14) 00-5082 Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Glenridding 17
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-13 p J G Given P Mulrennan 69 4/15.00
4 (12) 255-212 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Spin Again (IRE) 91
Distance Winner
5 9-13 D Nicholls M O'connell (5) 69 10/111.00
5 (7) 308-507 Pink and Black stripes, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Pink cap Darcey 24
Distance Winner
4 9-9 Miss Amy Weaver I J Brennan (5) 65 25/126.00
6 (11) 6-77247 Black, Orange epaulets, diamonds on sleeves Toby Tyler 10
Distance Winner
4 9-9 p P T Midgley P Makin 65 14/115.00
7 (10) 2445-80 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Eastern Hills 6
Distance Winner
5 9-5 v J S Wainwright L Betts (5) 61 25/126.00
8 (9) 8-64074 Dark Blue and Grey (quartered), chevrons on sleeves He's A Humbug (IRE) 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-4 J O'Reilly J D O'Reilly (5) 60 20/121.00
9 (3) 459964 Pink, large Emerald Green spots Peter's Gift (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-4 b K A Ryan W Buick 60 14/115.00
10 (5) 2S-0436 Black, Black and White check sleeves Spavento (IRE) 11
4 9-2 p E J Alston D Allan 58 13/27.50
11 (2) 44-235 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Chushka 18
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 v1 B Smart R Ffrench 65 17/29.50
12 (13) 691-366 Purple, White cross belts, sleeves and cap Clumber Place 6
Distance Winner
4 8-12 R C Guest Paul Eddery 54 28/129.00
13 (4) 00-7996 White, Red sash, White sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Silly Gilly (IRE) 12
Course and Distance Winner
6 8-9 R E Barr P Mathers 48 16/117.00
14 (6) 346-441 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Just The Tonic 7 (ex6)
Distance Winner
3 8-8 Mrs Marjorie Fife Kelly Harrison (3) 54 6/17.00

Verdict

SPIN AGAIN has solid claims, and aided by the low draw gets our support in preference to Glendinning and Just The Tonic. David Nicholls has won three previous renewals of this race, and Spin Again comes here with the best recent form, albeit at Southwell. He has done well previously on turf though, so we're not concerned about him handling the ground. Just The Tonic won at Redcar recently and carries a 6lb penalty as a result, but still gains weight from all his rivals. Glenridding won over course and distance off a higher mark last year, and was narrowly beaten last month, so also has to be respected, again from a low draw. Silly Gilly also has course and distance form, albeit over a year ago and the judge hasn't been troubled in 15 subsequent runs. Chuska's lightly raced and a first time visor may help her. However, preference is for Spin Again.