• 16:35 Browns Of York And Helmsley Handicap1m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.48s
  • Off time: 16:35:26
16:35 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trip The Light 9/2
2nd Hurlingham 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 00-3123 Pink, Dark Blue diamond, sleeves and cap River Ardeche 14
Distance Winner
4 9-7 P C Haslam P Donaghy (5) 79 7/24.50
3 (2) 336-746 Red, Royal Blue and Red hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Hurlingham 25
5 9-6 M W Easterby P Mulrennan 78 5/16.00
4 (7) 613110 WHITE, DARK BLUE stars, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars Grand Art (IRE) 3
Distance Winner
5 9-4 P T Midgley J Fanning 76 9/43.25
5 (1) 216-164 Emerald Green, large Black spots, Black spots on Emerald Green sleeves and cap Valdan (IRE) 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 P D Evans A Heffernan (7) 76 3/14.00
6 (4) 55-7165 Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Trip The Light 17
Distance Winner
4 8-12 v R A Fahey Jamie Moriarty 70 9/25.50
Non runners
2 (6)2235-13Timocracy49-6T D WalfordGraham Gibbons78
7 (5)6-24011Chookie Hamilton58-11I SempleJamie Kyne69


We only have small field going to post for this handicap but nonetheless it looks very competitive and we will side with CHOOKIE HAMILTON to get the better of River Ardeche and Trip The Light. The selection is on the hat-trick mission here but he won well at Carlisle last time and he could still be one step ahead of the handicapper. River Ardeche returns to the level after a spin over hurdles but his best form has been with cut in the ground and on that basis he may be best watched today. Trip The Light won well at Catterick back in April but he is arguably better over further than this and although he should run his race, others are preferred. Grand Art disappointed last time but he had previously won well at York and if he can reproduce that form here today he would have a big chance. Valdan has won over the course and distance and is another to consider, but in a trappy event the vote goes to Chookie Hamilton.