• 17:30 Racing Again Thirsk Next Friday 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Series Handicap5f

  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.88s
  • Off time: 17:30:31
17:30 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dispol Grand (IRE) 4/1
2nd Royal Blade (IRE) 6/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1158-76 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Avertuoso 4
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-12 v B Smart Lucy K Barry 69 5/16.00
2 (5) 315015 Black, Orange cross belts, Orange cap Ridley Didley (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 N Wilson Edmond Linehan 69 4/15.00
3 (4) 035627 Maroon, Black and White striped sleeves and cap Desert Strike 4
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 p A J McCabe Nora Looby 68 7/18.00
5 (7) 648510 Brown and yellow (quartered), brown sleeves, yellow cap Dispol Grand (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 P T Midgley Luke Strong (3) 56 4/15.00
6 (2) 522421 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow spots Royal Blade (IRE) 4 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 A Berry Danielle Mooney (5) 46 6/42.50
7 (6) 6-60500 Royal Blue, White chevron, diamonds on sleeves, check cap Rattleyurjewellery 8
Nag me
3 8-3 D H Brown Claire Murray (5) 45 40/141.00
Non runners
4 (1)80-5535Mawjoodah39-4B EllisonJacob Butterfield65


Avertuoso's chances would increase if the rains arrive and Desert Strike would have a better chance if this was on Polytrack, as he hasn't won on turf in 25 starts. Ridley Didley was well beaten on Tuesday but has claims if on a going day, while Dispol Grand remains on a winning mark despite a 2lb rise for last month's victory at Leicester. However, ROYAL BLADE has been the most consistent of these recently and a big chunk of his penalty for winning at Ayr on Monday is negated by Danielle Mooney's claim. He gets the nod to follow-up here.