Thirsk

  • 14:00 ebfstallions.com Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.60s
  • Off time: 14:07:41
14:00 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grey Zeb (IRE) 4/1
2nd Wiseton (IRE) 33/1
3rd Flicka's Boy 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (9) 0 Emerald Green, White spots, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green and White striped cap Double K 6
2 9-5 P T Midgley D Nolan 125/1126.00
4 (2) 4 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Flicka's Boy 52
2 9-5 T Coyle Barry McHugh 10/111.00
5 (15) 620 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Grey Zeb (IRE) 6
2 9-5 K Dalgleish T Eaves 75 4/15.00
6 (12) Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Mighty Zip (USA)
2 9-5 K A Ryan Harry Bentley 5/61.83
7 (5) Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Normandy Knight
2 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton 9/110.00
8 (7) Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, quartered cap Star Cracker (IRE)
2 9-5 M Dods P Mulrennan 11/26.50
10 (8) 09 BLACK, ORANGE cross belts, WHITE cap Ubedizzy (IRE) 30
2 9-5 h N Wilson Joey Haynes (3) 150/1151.00
11 (3) 9 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Wiseton (IRE) 20
2 9-5 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 33/134.00
13 (13) Purple, Gold stars Colombia
2 9-0 Mrs A Duffield P McDonald 16/117.00
14 (10) 0 Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves and cap Magh Meall 99
2 9-0 D Nicholls P M Quinn 100/1101.00
15 (4) Emerald Green, Royal Blue triple diamond, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green diamond Tagula Nation (IRE)
2 9-0 P T Midgley P Makin 150/1151.00
Non runners
1 (1)80Alfie Bond29-5B RothwellD Swift
2 (6)0Caeser The Gaeser (IRE)29-5R C GuestBilly Cray
9 (11)0Ted Larkin (IRE)29-5R C GuestD T Da Silva
12 (14)5Belle Nellie (IRE)29-0N TinklerA Mullen

Verdict

Grey Zeb will have the benefit of racecourse experience having had three starts thus far but with the ability to handle faster ground having to be taken on trust, we'll give our vote to MIGHTY ZIP. The colt certainly has something to prove having cost connections 280,000 guineas to acquire his services but he has to start somewhere, and on pedigree, 5f shouldn't be too much of an issue. Richard Fahey's runners are invariably popular at Thirsk so expect there to be plenty of interest in Normandy Knight despite a pedigree that suggests he'll be better over further. Flicka's Boy showed plenty of speed on his debut at Ripon though he'll need to have progressed. Michael Dods has produced some useful juveniles this term so don't rule out Star Cracker at a price. A son of top sprinter, Starspangledbanner, he is sure to be forward in his work.