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15:30 Thirsk

Barkers Of Northallerton Handicap (Class 4)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,469
  • 2nd: £1,925
  • 3rd: £962
  • 4th: £481
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.54s
  • Off Time: 15:30:52
  • 17 Ran
1(19)
Silk - Pink, dark blue stars, white sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star
  • Form 050542
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 80

close up stand side, every chance over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong

2(5)
Silk - Maroon, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap
10/1
  • Form 326352
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 79

held up towards rear far side, ridden over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, one pace

3(11)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 140-680
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 79

chased leaders stand side, weakened 2f out

4(18)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue and White check sleeves, Yellow cap

Oldjoesaid

14 C
14/1
  • Form 120525
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 78

chased leaders stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out

7(8)
Silk - White, Dark Blue armlets and cap

Expose

17 b D
14/1
  • Form 970845
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 77

soon led far side and overall leader, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

8(13)
Silk - Yellow, Black braces, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black star
18/1
  • Form 691017
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 77

chased leaders stand side, edged left inside final furlong, kept on

9(7)
Silk - Maroon and red diamonds
12/1
  • Form 93-9500
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 76

chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, led towards finish

11(4)
Silk - Light blue, pink star, sleeves and star on cap
33/1
  • Form 587140
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 74

dwelt, far side towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong

12(12)
Silk - Grey, Red star on body and cap, Red sleeves, Grey armlets
22/1
  • Form 003525
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 74

dwelt, towards rear stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out

13(10)
Silk - Pink, Maroon chevrons, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star
  • Form 114007
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 73

steadied start, stand side mid-division, weakened final furlong

14(3)
Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
7/1
  • Form 903664
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 73

chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish

15(17)
Silk - Dark Blue, Pink spots, sleeves and cap

Bunce (IRE)

10 t D
12/1
  • Form 801455
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 73

led stand side, pressed over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish and always held by far side group leaders

16(9)
Silk - White, Red spots on sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 7D5701
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 72

towards rear center, ridden entering final furlong, never dangerous

17(16)
Silk - White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap
16/1
  • Form 808507
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 71

behind stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression

18(20)
Silk - White, dark blue triple diamond, dark blue and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, dark blue diamond
15/2
  • Form 335915
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 71

reared start, behind stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish

19(6)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK chevrons, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, WHITE cap, BLACK stars
  • Form 021047
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 71

led far side group early, chased leaders, led far side group again over 1f out and overall leader, headed towards finish

20(2)
Silk - Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars
20/1
  • Form 094620
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 70

in rear far side group, outpaced halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong

6(1)
NR

Jack Luey

12 p D
  • Form 333333
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 77

Nonrunner

10(14)
NR
  • Form 9-21716
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 75

Nonrunner

5(15)
NR

Mon Brav

1 CCD
  • Form 205038
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 78

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A high draw is usually an advantage in sprints here but this big field will probably split into two so we'll take a chance that stall five won't be too much of a handicap for SHOWBOATING. Alan McCabe's four-year-old certainly deserves a change of luck having proved most consistent this year, though his only victory in the last 12 months came on the Polytrack. Cypriot champion Ian Poullis take the ride today. Illustrious Prince will be a danger if in the same mood as when successful at Goodwood last month while Defence Council is slowly coming to hand. Breezolini, Nasharra and Cocktail Charlie are also worth a second look but Bonnie Charlie has become disappointing and Bunce may be in the handicapper's grip now.

Formwatch

Defence Council (IRE) 13-2 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, challenged over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Sovereign Street (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.

Showboating (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Piscean (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.

Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear far side, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 19, 11l behind Lucky Numbers (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

Oldjoesaid 11-2 (9-4) In rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Last Sovereign (9-1) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.

Expose 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and ever chance from 2f out until no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Drift And Dream (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.

Pick A Little 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 3f out, driven over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 9l behind Sacrosanctus (9-10) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

Bonnie Charlie 4-1fav (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Piscean (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.

Nasharra (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 10l behind Sovereign Street (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.

Namwahjobo (IRE) 10-3 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 6l behind Frequency (9-11) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

Alive And Kicking 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Ingleby Star (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Cocktail Charlie 5-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside halfway, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Six Wives (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

Bunce (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Went left start, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leading duo over 1f out, weakened and lost 2 places final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind We'll Deal Again (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.

Illustrious Prince (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Held up of fthe pace in 6th, good headway in centre halfway, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Sarangoo (9-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Mandalay King (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 14, 7l behind Whozthecat (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.

Diamond Blue 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in touch, headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure, never on terms, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Commanche Raider (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Above The Stars (9-2) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

Dickie Le Davoir 8-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride outpaced, never on terms, 10th of 17, 12l behind Meandmyshadow (9-1) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Jack Luey 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, no extra final 50 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Sovereign Street (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.

Breezolini 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, close up 3f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Amenable (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.

Mon Brav 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Roninski (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.