• 14:20 Martindale Nursery5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 57.99s
  • Off time: 14:20:17
14:20 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Face The Problem (IRE) 4/6
2nd Master Macho (IRE) 12/1
3rd Orchid Street (USA) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 411 Red, White stars on sleeves Face The Problem (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
2 9-9 B W Hills Ashley Morgan (5) 89 4/61.67
2 (1) 28213 Red, Yellow stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap, Yellow star Orchid Street (USA) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-11 Mrs A Duffield P Mulrennan 77 7/18.00
3 (3) 633416 Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, hooped cap Master Macho (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
2 8-8 M R Channon S Hitchcott 74 12/113.00
4 (6) 3173 Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap First Class Favour (IRE) 43
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-7 T D Easterby D Allan 73 12/113.00
5 (7) 5281 Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots Melodize 44
Distance Winner
2 8-2 W R Muir S De Sousa 68 8/19.00
6 (2) 563 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Star Today 9
2 8-1 b1 B J Meehan N Mackay 67 10/111.00
7 (5) 346416 Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
2 7-13 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 65 25/126.00
8 (4) 874426 Yellow, red cross belts, hooped sleeves Jamaica Grande 8
2 7-12 P S McEntee L Mayor (7)(ex1) 64 40/141.00


FACE THE PROBLEM impressed with a sterling effort to win a York nursery a week ago and may have too much in the locker for Orchid Street and Melodize. The last named showed improved form to score at Warwick last time out - doing his best work near the finish to claim a deserved success. This is a touch harder but, he is going the right way so merits consideration as one capable of rising to the challenge. Orchid Street has a bit to find on a literal reading of the evidence available. However, she will be suited by the conditions and, as she is getting 12lbs from the selection, Ann Duffield's filly can make a good fist of things. However, Face The Problem still has some fancy entries for later in the season and he is a strong fancy to breeze through this latest examination - especially if he is going to make a return to the Knavesmire for a crack at the Gimcrack next month.