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15:45 Thirsk

Whitby Selling Handicap (Ladies Race) (Class F) (Class F)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.56s
  • 18 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
13/2

    1(14)
    Silk - Brown, Orange hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap

    Torrent

    18 b
    7/1
    • Form 000120
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-0

    hampered at start and held up stand side, pushed along halfway, ridden and one pace final furlong

    3(4)
    Silk - BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves
    • Form 002160
    • Age 13
    • Weight 10-13

    held up far side group, ridden to lead over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

    4(12)
    Silk - YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap
    • Form 040445
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-11

    chased leaders stand side, effort over 2f out, no impression

    5(18)
    Silk - Black, white cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 066650
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10

    in touch stand side, pushed along halfway, ridden and stayed on same pace final furlong

    6(8)
    Silk - Yellow, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Blue cap
    25/1
    • Form 002000
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-8

    dwelt and went prominent far side, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    7(17)
    Silk - Brown, Beige sash and armlets, quartered cap
    • Form 500004
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-7

    in touch stand side, pushed along halfway, one pace final furlong

    8(5)
    Silk - Yellow, Black star, Red cap
    8/1
    • Form 000016
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-7

    chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong

    10(9)
    Silk - Light Blue, Beige sash, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
    20/1
    • Form 000-000
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-4

    led far side group, headed over 2f out, soon behind

    11(1)
    Silk - Maroon, Yellow diamond and armlets, Yellow cap, Maroon star
    33/1
    • Form 000/650-
    • Age 11
    • Weight 10-3

    towards rear and never dangerous

    12(3)
    Silk - Red, White hoops, Light Green sleeves, Red cap
    • Form 100055
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-3

    always behind far side group

    13(2)
    Silk - Black and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves
    14/1
    • Form 030633
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0

    dwelt and went mid-division far side group, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

    14(13)
    Silk - Purple, Pink chevron and star on cap
    7/1
    • Form 000056
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-0

    jumped right at start and tracked leaders stand side group, ridden to lead over 1f out, overall lead and ran on final furlong

    15(20)
    Silk - White, Dark Blue star, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars
    25/1
    • Form 300000
    • Age 3
    • Weight 10-0

    slowly into stride and always behind

    16(7)
    Silk - Mauve and Grey diabolo, Grey cap, Mauve diamond
    20/1
    • Form 000050
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-13

    in touch far side group, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong

    17(19)
    Silk - Red and White check, Black sleeves, White armlets, Black cap
    13/2
    • Form 000004
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-13

    led stand side group, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace

    18(10)
    Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue seams, diamonds on cap
    16/1
    • Form 040330
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-11

    prominent to halfway stand side

    19(16)
    Silk - Royal Blue and White (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Red cap
    33/1
    • Form 210000
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-10

    mid-division stand side group, ridden over 1f out, edged left and one pace final furlong

    20(15)
    Silk - Beige and Dark Blue (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Beige cap, Dark Blue star
    66/1
    • Form 00-0006
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-8

    hampered at start stand side, never a factor

    9(11)
    NR
    • Form 052066
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-5

    Nonrunner

    2(6)
    NR
    • Form 405100-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-13

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    This is a wide open handicap and many would have chances on their best form, but Torrent, Sabana, Redoubtable and Beyond Calculation look to be the principles and the vote is given to Torrent. The selection is a course and distance winner and he confirmed his well-being with a really good effort when a close 7th behind Fairgame Man at Beverely last time. He is well drawn here and with a decent lady jockey in the plate he looks the one to beat. Sabana is another in good heart at present but he has it all to do here from his low draw and for that reason is passed over. Redoubtable also has plenty to do from his draw but he is a prolific winner so can not be ruled out easily. Beyond Calculation ran well behind Roxanne Mill last time but the suspicion is that he is better over shorter and for that reason he is passed over. African Spur hinted at a return to form last time and is well drawn so looks to have decent place claims, while Danakim is well drawn and has the services of Carol Williams so should go well. However, in a wide open affair we will side with Torrent as our selection.