Thirsk

  • 14:15 thirskracecourse.net For Discounted Tickets Online Handicap 7f

  • Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.51s
  • Off time: 14:16:33
14:15 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Snow Bay 7/2
2nd Al Freej (IRE) 11/4
3rd Mutafaakir (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2109-05 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Aerodynamic (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-7 M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 75 16/117.00
2 (10) 79271-5 Yellow, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Sardanapalus 10
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-7 p K A Ryan P Makin 75 4/15.00
3 (5) 09378-2 Grey and red diamonds, red and grey hooped sleeves, grey cap, red diamond Snow Bay 10
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-5 P T Midgley Shirley Teasdale (5) 73 7/24.50
4 (6) 40-1242 Beige, brown armlets Al Freej (IRE) 7
4 9-4 B Ellison D Swift 72 11/43.75
5 (8) 640254- Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star Shamrocked (IRE) 98
Distance Winner
4 9-2 M R Channon S Hitchcott 70 18/119.00
6 (1) 2734-56 White, Red spots on sleeves, Red cap Illustrious Prince (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 9-1 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 69 14/115.00
7 (9) 6000-83 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Mutafaakir (IRE) 10
4 8-12 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 66 17/29.50
8 (3) 556-614 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Mujaadel (USA) 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-11 p D Nicholls F Norton 65 7/18.00
9 (4) 54299-8 Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Orwellian 66
4 8-10 p B Smart T Eaves 64 40/141.00
10 (2) 722833- Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Windygoul Lad 165
Beaten Favourite
4 8-7 p M Smith A Mullen 59 22/123.00

Verdict

Brian Ellison's horses are running well so AL FREEJ, a winner over a mile at Lingfield and then just failing to catch School Fees over 6f at Doncaster last week, can gain her first success on Turf. Sardanapalus won a course and distance handicap in September and will be better for his reappearance at Catterick while another winner over the track and trip, Snow Bay, has slipped to a fair mark and also went well at Catterick. Shamrocked didn't take to hurdles over the winter but has won twice over this trip and should be respected along with Aerodynamic, whose last victory was from a mark just 1lb lower.