• 15:10 Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival Maiden Stakes 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.64s
  • Off time: 15:10:39
15:10 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Touch Tone 11/4
2nd Fork Lightning (USA) 14/1
3rd Nimue (USA) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Grey Crystal
4 9-5 M Brittain J Cavanagh (7) 100/1101.00
2 (6) 9-6 Silver, tassel on cap Stargazing (IRE) 35
4 9-5 B J Meehan P Hanagan 22/123.00
3 (7) 23- Black and Orange diabolo, Black sleeves, White armlets, Orange and Black hooped cap Barreq (USA) 217
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 B Smart R Ffrench 11/112.00
4 (4) Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap Barton Bounty
3 9-3 P D Niven T Hamilton 100/1101.00
5 (8) Royal blue and yellow diamonds, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Premier Contender (IRE)
3 9-3 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 25/126.00
6 (13) 7-2332 Yellow, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Raqeeb (USA) 21
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 v Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan (5) 79 7/24.50
7 (2) 3 Black and white diabolo, striped sleeves, quartered cap Swiftly Done (IRE) 22
3 9-3 D Carroll D Nolan 40/141.00
8 (3) Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Ardent
3 8-12 J H M Gosden N Mackay 11/43.75
9 (11) 76 Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap Fork Lightning (USA) 48
3 8-12 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 14/115.00
11 (5) 323253 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Nimue (USA) 21
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 P F I Cole S De Sousa 73 13/27.50
12 (9) Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue cap The Chester Giant
3 8-12 Pat Morris Stephen Craine 100/1101.00
14 (10) 65-22 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Touch Tone 60
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 B W Hills R Winston 72 11/43.75
Non runners
10 (14)22Jemima Nicholas38-12W J HaggasNon Runner
13 (12)5600-09The Midshipmaid38-12Lucinda FeatherstoneA Hamblett45


Plenty to consider in what promises to be a more interesting maiden than first glance might suggest. RAQEEB is taken to make a winning debut for Ruth Carr with Touch Tone, Jemima Nicholas, Nimue and Barreq all considered. Raqeeb is rated clear of Touch Tone and Nimue so has obvious claims as things stand but Ruth Carr has done really well with her acquisitions from top yards and the 35,000 guineas purchase may well improve for the change of scenery. Touch Tone's course and distance second has been given a boost by subsequent efforts from the winner but she does look to have her quirks. Barreq, Fork Lightning and Jemima Nicholas qualify for handicaps after today and may be best watched but they've done enough to think that they won't be long in winning whilst Swiftly Done is no forlorn hope. Ardent is related to winners as one would expect with fellow newcomer, Premier Contender, of particular interest being a brother to the yard's smart sprinter Buachaill Dona but Raqeeb sets the standard and gets the vote.