Thirsk

  • 15:35 Roe Head Maiden Stakes1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.38s
  • Off time: 15:36:48
15:35 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mata Keranjang (USA) 1/4
2nd Tarooq (USA) 20/1
3rd Forks 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) Mauve, white halved sleeves Tarooq (USA)
4 9-11 R A Fahey T Hamilton 20/121.00
2 (9) 8 Royal Blue, Orange stars, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Orange star Sandgate Story 25
4 9-6 N Wilson G Bartley (3) 100/1101.00
3 (3) 8 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap Barton Bounty 7
3 9-3 P D Niven P Makin 66/167.00
4 (13) Brown, Beige sash, sleeves and cap Denison Flyer
3 9-3 L A Mullaney Barry McHugh (3) 80/181.00
5 (6) 83 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Forks 92
3 9-3 B Smart P Mulrennan 10/111.00
6 (5) 6 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Hades (IRE) 67
3 9-3 T D Easterby D Nolan 10/111.00
7 (12) 7 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap March Forth 25
3 9-3 Tom Dascombe J Quinn 50/151.00
8 (11) 3-30242 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Mata Keranjang (USA) 8
3 9-3 b1 P F I Cole S De Sousa 91 1/41.25
9 (2) White, brown seams, white sleeves and cap Prince James
3 9-3 M W Easterby D M Simmonson (7) 66/167.00
10 (1) 7 Royal blue and white diamonds, white and red striped sleeves, royal blue cap Shamo Hill Theatre 16
3 9-3 C J Teague P Mathers 100/1101.00
11 (7) 5 Black, White chevron, Black sleeves, White stars and cap Majic Mojo 38
3 8-12 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 66/167.00
12 (4) 9 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Nephele (IRE) 42
3 8-12 T D Easterby D Allan 25/126.00
14 (10) 0-7 Grey, red cap Up At Last 37
3 8-12 W J Haggas Liam Jones 22/123.00
Non runners
13 (14)Nesmeh (USA)38-12M JohnstonA Elliott

Verdict

MATA KERANJANG has a glaring opportunity to finally get rid of his maiden tag; Nesmeh and Tarooq are interesting newcomers to keep tabs on in the betting market, while Forks seems to be going the right way and can make the rest aware of his presence. However, the Paul Cole-trained selection sets a heady standard for the others at this stage and it will be very surprising if he isn't good enough to break his duck. The handicapper has him on a mark of 100 at the moment - a rating which is rarely seen in a race as moderate as this. However, Cole is resorting to the use of fitting blinkers on Mata Keranjang to (presumably) help him keep his mind on the job. Considering that he has already tried his hand in a couple of Group 1 races, a Thirsk maiden worth £7,400 ought to be a formality. Shouldn't it? Really?