Thirsk

  • 15:40 James Herriot Hall Conference & Banqueting Handicap7f

  • Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.89s
  • Off time: 15:41:19
15:40 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 10/1
2nd Toto Skyllachy 13/2
3rd Comrade Bond 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 425033 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Toto Skyllachy 22
Distance Winner
7 9-7 D O'Meara D Tudhope 84 13/27.50
2 (3) 472850 Purple, Yellow triple diamond Solar Spirit (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
7 9-4 Miss Tracy Waggott S B Kelly (5) 81 10/111.00
3 (6) 422108 White, orange stars, orange cap, white star Mingun Bell (USA) 32
Distance Winner
5 9-4 E De Giles P Makin 81 15/28.50
4 (11) 580902 Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap Orpsie Boy (IRE) 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-3 Mrs R Carr D Swift (3) 80 12/113.00
5 (15) 025878 Orange, Emerald Green chevrons, quartered cap Polish World (USA) 17
Distance Winner
8 9-3 P T Midgley M Fenton 80 22/123.00
6 (7) 505425 Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Defence Council (IRE) 10
Beaten Favourite
4 9-3 M Brittain D Allan 80 17/29.50
7 (12) 010097 Yellow, Orange star Paramour 17
Distance Winner
5 9-3 D O'Meara D H Bergin (7) 80 11/26.50
8 (4) 855429 Dark Blue, White stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Green Park (IRE) 3
Course Winner
9 9-2 b D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (7) 79 18/119.00
9 (8) 205038 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Mon Brav 11
Course Winner
5 9-1 B Ellison P Pickard (3) 78 9/110.00
10 (10) 164391 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 18
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 78 10/111.00
12 (5) 837311 DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE star Comrade Bond 69
Distance Winner
4 9-0 M H Tompkins P Mulrennan 77 9/110.00
13 (14) 2-30035 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Red Eyes 179
4 8-13 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 76 28/129.00
14 (9) 1-24428 White, royal blue seams, royal blue and white striped sleeves, yellow cap Springheel Jake 25
3 8-11 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 77 16/117.00
15 (16) 3460 Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Mutafaakir (IRE) 117
3 8-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 77 33/134.00
16 (1) 001343 Dark blue, light blue hoops, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Conry (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-10 Ian Williams G Lee 73 14/115.00
Non runners
11 (2)52214Pearl Nation (USA)39-0B P J BaughF Tylicki80

Verdict

Comrade Bond benefited from a fast pace at Yarmouth last time when getting up by a neck and bids for a hat-trick off a 3lb higher mark. Fieldgunner Kirkup scored over C&D last month but would prefer slower ground so another chance goes to PEARL NATION. He won at Doncaster before having to race wide and finishing fourth at Redcar last time. He can reverse that running with third-placed Mon Brav and return to winning ways. Defence Council, Solar Spirit and Mingun Bell are others with claims in a wide-open contest.