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14:30 Thirsk

Squire Frederick Bell Claiming Stakes (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.40s
  • 11 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Black, Yellow sash, Yellow cap
6/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3
  • Trainer W G M Turner
  • Jockey R Miles

led, was ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside

2(7)
Silk - Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1
  • Trainer D W Barker
  • Jockey N Pollard

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside

3(2)
Silk - Mauve, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Mauve spots, Purple cap, Mauve star
  • Form 541
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12
  • Trainer K A Ryan
  • Jockey D J O'Donohoe

chased leaders, reminders halfway, stayed on same pace final furlong

4(3)
Silk - Dark blue, dark blue and light blue check sleeves, white cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Trainer M E Sowersby
  • Jockey T Eaves

mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression

5(5)
Silk - White, Dark Blue hollow box, striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 81
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8
  • Trainer J S Moore
  • Jockey J D Walsh

towards rear, soon driven along, never reached challenging position

6(10)
Silk - White, Light Green seams, Royal Blue cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8
  • Trainer P D Evans
  • Jockey P Hanagan

started slowly and behind, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong

7(4)
Silk - Emerald Green, White hoops, stars on sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8
  • Trainer P T Midgley
  • Jockey L Enstone

towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish

8(9)
Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond
2/1
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6
  • Trainer D Carroll
  • Jockey D Tudhope

held up, behind leaders, ran on to lead approaching final furlong, edged left and kept on inside

9(1)
Silk - Orange, Black star, Red sleeves, Orange cap, Black star
28/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6
  • Trainer M W Easterby
  • Jockey P Sargent

jumped left at start and soon chased along, never dangerous

10(11)
Silk - WHITE, EMERALD GREEN sash, striped sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap
  • Form 74
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6
  • Trainer M W Easterby
  • Jockey Dale Gibson

in touch, driven halfway, weakened inside final furlong

11(8)
Silk - Black and Emerald Green (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-2
  • Trainer C Grant
  • Jockey R Ffrench

dwelt and was always in the rear division

In depth

Verdict

Auction Time caught the eye on her debut and is fancied to get one over on previous winners Granny Peel and Alittleriskie, while it will also be interesting to see how the market speaks about Poniard who is from a yard that enjoyed a cracking time with sprinters last season. Poniard is a half-brother to useful handicapper Strathclyde and appeals as one to monitor as he develops. At least another furlong will suit, in time, and he looks more of a long term prospect at this stage. Alittleriskie showed the benefit of experience with a gutsy victory in a Warwick selling race at the start of this month. The Rossini filly knuckled down well on that occasion and is respected in this company. However, it is debatable if she would have held Granny Peel, had she not tried to duck out at the furlong marker. It may be a different result between those two on this occasion. The Kevin Ryan-trained filly edged a narrow verdict at Redcar earlier in the week and it's interesting she is turned out so quickly. However, the same has to be said of Auction Time, who met all sorts of trouble during her introduction at Bath eleven days ago. The daughter of Auction House impressed with her attitude as he recovered to finish third. And a similar display of resolution would make her hard to beat this time around.

Formwatch

Lord Blue Boy 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in touch halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Espartano (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.

Granny Peel (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) In touch, driven along halfway, ran on to lead inside final furlong, edged left and rallied close home, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn sll (6) gf beating Tokyo Jo (8-12) by a hd, 8 ran.

Alittleriskie (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Soon chasing leaders, left in lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Warwick 5f 2yo sll (6) gs beating Sad Times (7-13) by a shd, 8 ran.

Go On Jessica (IRE) Soviet Star filly, half-sister to 1m4f & 2m winner Tharua.

Onenightinlisbon (IRE) Bold Fact filly out of a moderate racemare.

Auction Time 8-1 (8-6) Dwelt, soon in touch, lost place over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind No Worries Yet (8-6) at Bath 5f 2yo sll (6) gs.

Job Done Elmaamul filly out of a moderate racemare.

Minimum Fuss (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, driven halfway, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Gradetime (8-8) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn fll aut (6) fbs.