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15:50 Thirsk

Michael Foster Memorial E.B.F. Conditions Stakes (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £18,000 added
  • Winner: £11,205
  • 2nd: £3,355
  • 3rd: £1,678
  • 4th: £839
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 32.00s
  • Off Time: 15:50:29
  • 7 Ran
1(3)
100/1
  • Form: 65-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: G M Moore
  • Jockey: A Mullen

close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out

2(2)
20/1
  • Form: 0500-00
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: P T Midgley
  • Jockey: F Tylicki

close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

3(5)
5/1
  • Form: 6060-71
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: T Hamilton

held up, headway 2f out, effort entering final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead post

4(7)
  • Form: 22725-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: S bin Suroor
  • Jockey: S De Sousa

keen held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon chased leader, ridden 1f out, kept on one pace

5(1)
11/1
  • Form: 0460-42
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: Mrs K Burke
  • Jockey: P Makin

tracked leader, led on bit approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed post

6(4)
  • Form: 32127-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: D Tudhope

slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd near finsh

7(6)
7/2
  • Form: 6/61701-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: D Nicholls
  • Jockey: Adrian Nicholls

led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, kept on same pace

In depth

Verdict

My Freedom spread-eagled a decent field on the Polytrack last time but whether he'll be able to show the same turn of foot on this much easier surface is debateable. Justonefortheroad beat an in-form rival at Musselburgh earlier this month but XILERATOR was a soft-ground winner over this trip at Ayr in the autumn and Dandy Nicholls is likely to have him ready for this. He gets the vote despite Smarty Socks being the pick on official ratings as David O'Meara's eight-year-old generally does his best work on quicker ground and was tailed off on his reappearance in the Lincoln.

Formwatch

Charles De Mille 16-1 (9-3) Reluctant to load and edgy in stalls, held up in rear, struggling 3f out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 19l behind Izzy The Ozzy (8-12) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.

Crown Choice 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 18th of 22, 12l behind Colonel Mak (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Justonefortheroad 12-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away, held up in rear, headway when not clear run 2f out to over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, ridden to lead final 100 yards, kept on, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Captain Dimitrios (8-2) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.

My Freedom (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) In touch, headway between horses over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Naabegha (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.

Rodrigo De Torres 28-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Primaeval (9-0) at Kempton 7f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Mar.

Smarty Socks (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Always behind, 19th of 22, 22l behind Brae Hill (9-1) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) gd in Mar.

Xilerator (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, driven out, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep beating Staff Sergeant (8-7) by 5l, 12 ran.