• 19:50 Market Cross Jewellers Handicap7f

  • Winner £4,140 2nd £1,232 3rd £616 4th £308
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.46s
  • Off time: 19:50:41
19:50 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ingleby Exceed (IRE) 11/8
2nd Mingun Bell (USA) 9/2
3rd Glenridding 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 04-0112 Yellow, black hoop, black sleeves, yellow armlets, quartered cap George Benjamin 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 C N Kellett Adrian Nicholls 79 12/113.00
2 (10) 290-354 Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Defence Council (IRE) 9
4 9-6 M Brittain P Mulrennan 78 13/27.50
3 (6) 3210-42 White, orange stars, orange cap, white star Mingun Bell (USA) 26
Distance Winner
5 9-6 E De Giles P Makin 78 9/25.50
4 (7) 420858 Black, White Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves and cap Dozy Joe 30
4 9-5 I A Wood T Hamilton 77 9/110.00
5 (3) 40-0060 Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Glenridding 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 J G Given D Swift (3) 75 14/115.00
6 (1) 1253-02 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Exceed (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
4 9-3 D O'Meara D Tudhope 75 11/82.38
7 (2) 0/50556- Light blue, pink star, sleeves and star on cap Nasharra (IRE) 292
4 9-3 K A Ryan G Lee 75 25/126.00
8 (9) 241-000 Royal blue, white stripe, sleeves and star on cap Switchback 9
4 9-1 M W Easterby D M Simmonson (7) 73 50/151.00
9 (8) 2-84945 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets and cap Icy Blue 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-12 v1 R M Whitaker T Eaves 70 15/28.50
10 (5) 05/0800 PURPLE, GREY star Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 8-10 M W Easterby P Aspell 68 33/134.00


INGLEBY EXCEED was having only his second start since September when just failing to hold the late thrust of Levitate over a mile at Doncaster and, as he can race from the same mark, he gets the vote to go one better. Mingun Bell is another who has been left alone by the assessor despite a good run at Folkestone last month and he's just 2lb higher than when scoring there in September. George Benjamin landed a claimer and a low-grade handicap before a length runner-up in another claimer at Salibury. He has a C&D victory to his credit but is looking a few pounds high in the weights. Switchback ended the last campaign with a victory at Beverley and, though badly out of sorts this season, don't be surprised by a better run from this mark. Defence Council looks the main threat as, though he hasn't won for two years, he's been running well in similar company and looks certain to get competitive.