16:55 Thirsk

Richmond Castle Handicap (Class E) (Class E)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Firm
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 26.96s
  • 10 Ran
Silk - Pink and royal blue diamonds, striped sleeves, pink cap, royal blue diamond
  • Form 300300
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13

held up behind leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong

Silk - White, red stars, white sleeves, red diamonds
  • Form 60-0060
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9

led, pushed along and headed over 3f out, soon beaten

Silk - Maroon and Beige (quartered), Beige sleeves, Maroon armlets
  • Form 54P110
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4

tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and headed inside final furlong, no extra close home

Silk - Mauve and Purple check, Mauve sleeves, Purple cap
  • Form 4-01016
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-3

held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, all out

Silk - Jade Green, Cream sash, Royal Blue and Cream quartered cap
  • Form 060014
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out and stayed on same pace

Silk - Red and White stripes, chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 222-206
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1

towards rear, pushed along and switched right over 2f out, ran on final furlong, held

Silk - Emerald Green, Pink triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 0240-20
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-12

always behind, never a factor

Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow check, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Yellow quartered cap
  • Form 02-4033
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12

slowly into stride and held up, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 2f out, never near to challenge

Silk - Purple and Grey diamonds, Purple sleeves
  • Form 13060-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11

mid-division, effort over 3f out, soon weakened

Silk - White, Black star and star on cap
  • Form 533144
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-3

mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, pulled up inside final furlong

In depth


Most Definitely is given the tentative nomination in the finale with Blackthorn and Moonshine Beach the others to consider. The selection will be suited by this faster surface after a fair effort on ground that had too much cut at Redcar last time when he finished behind Lucky Judge. He is not the easiest to win with and as finished as a runner-up on six occasions,but he could go close here with the trip and ground both in his favour. Blackthorn ran well behind Illeana at Newcastle last time when a fast finishing third but he is unproven over this trip and for that reason he is passed over. Moonshine Beach finished last in a competitive handicap at Ascot last time, but he would have a chance on his two previous wins and he is eased in grade slightly here. Paddy Mull has been running consistently of late and is another with a decent each-way chance, but for the winner we will stick with Most Definitely.