16:20 Thirsk

Skipton Castle Maiden Fillies' Stakes (Class D) (fillies) (Class D)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Firm
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.33s
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Aquamarine, cerise triple diamond, striped sleeves, cerise cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7

towards rear, never a factor

Silk - Black, white cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 000-600
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7

towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression

Silk - Royal blue
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra final furlong

Silk - Royal Blue, Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form 5255-6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

reared at stalls and refused to race

Silk - Red and Dark Green (quartered), Red sleeves
  • Form 000
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

prominent, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Light Blue, Grey hoop, quartered cap
  • Form 6-650
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on final furlong until headed inside, no extra close home

Silk - Purple, White sleeves, Purple stars, Red cap


  • Form 3-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, no extra final furlong

Silk - Mauve, Black stars, Mauve sleeves
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

led briefly and took keen hold to settle behind leaders, effort over 2f out, soon beaten

Silk - White, Royal Blue sleeves
  • Form 06-030
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well

  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7


In depth


Eltihaab should take a good deal of beating here with Elusive Kitty and Magari put forward as the main dangers. The selection has plenty of speed in her pedigree but she disappointed on her debut when down the field at Haydock behind Balavista over a mile. She is dropped in trip here which will suit and with conditions to suit she is taken to score. Elusive Kitty disappointed on her seasonal reappearance at Lingfield on the AW but that run can be ignored as it was over much too far and she did not get home. Back over this more suitable trip she should go well. Magari has only had one run but she caught the eye when third at Newcastle behind Redwood Rocks. However,she has not been seen on the racetrack since last October so she may just need this her first run of the season. The rest will have to improve to trouble the principles but for the winner we return to Eltihaab.