• 17:20 Racing Excellence 'Hands And Heels' Apprentice Series Handicap5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.00s
  • Off time: 17:23:22
17:20 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Dunne (IRE) 7/2
2nd Jofranka 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 0-00818 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Captain Dunne (IRE) 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-0 T D Easterby Rachel Richardson 75 7/24.50
3 (4) 26-5565 Royal Blue, White braces, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots Jofranka 21
Distance Winner
4 9-13 T D Barron Paul McGiff (3) 74 3/14.00
4 (3) 3248-05 Black and White (quartered), Emerald Green collar and sleeves, White cap Dusty Storm (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
4 9-12 E S McMahon Lewis Walsh 73 9/43.25
5 (1) 400227 Pink, emerald green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap First In Command (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
9 9-11 t D M Loughnane Louise Day (5) 72 6/17.00
7 (2) 74419-8 White, Dark Blue chevron, armlets and cap Irish Girls Spirit (IRE) 95
Distance Winner
5 8-10 P T Midgley Rowan Scott (3) 57 12/113.00
Non runners
2 (5)415594Perfect Blossom79-13A BerryJordan Hibberd74
6 (6)5551-8Greek Spirit (IRE)49-4A J McCabeCallum Shepherd65


Captain Dunne managed to roll back the years with a success at Haydock Park under today's rider but conditions were markedly different on that evening so it could pay to be looking elsewhere. PERFECT BLOSSOM was fifth on that occasion, but with a healthy pull at the weights and more suitable ground, Alan Berry's mare can reverse the form. Greek Spirit won a Wolverhampton handicap for Jeremy Noseda but was well beaten during the week on her debut for a new yard. Jofranka has yet to rediscover the form that saw her post three victories last season though she has a useful apprentice booked. Both she and Dusty Storm tend to race prominently and this could prove to be a major advantage in this "hands and heels" only race.