Today's racecards

Folkestone

  • 18:20 Freebets.co.uk New Horse Racing Syndicate Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.41s
  • Off time: 18:20:29
18:20 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hi Shinko 4/1
2nd Desert Strike 3/1
3rd Evelyn May (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 092-483 Light blue, white epaulets, armlets and cap Evelyn May (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 B W Hills M Hills 75 4/15.00
2 (7) 81- Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap Bold Tie 232
Nag me
3 9-7 Richard Hannon R Hughes 75 7/24.50
3 (2) 1770-0 Black, Mauve stars on sleeves and cap Queen of Thebes (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 G L Moore Jim Crowley 75 8/19.00
5 (4) 214-153 Royal Blue, Orange seams, striped sleeves, Orange cap, Royal Blue stars Desert Strike 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 P F I Cole Martin Dwyer 74 3/14.00
6 (3) 021-015 White, Black Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Shadow Bay (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-2 Miss Z C Davison I Mongan 70 11/26.50
7 (1) 220-160 Royal Blue, White stars, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Red quartered cap Hi Shinko 19
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 B R Millman T G McLaughlin 68 4/15.00
8 (9) 8-49 Maroon, maroon and yellow check sleeves Maigh Eo (IRE) 31
Nag me
3 8-8 Pat Morris Louis Beuzelin (5) 62 40/141.00
9 (5) 00-378 Red and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Yellow cap, Red spots Avrilo 20
Nag me
3 8-2 M S Saunders Catherine Gannon 41 66/167.00
Non runners
4 (6)36-4913Amosite39-6J R JenkinsA McCarthy74

Verdict

BOLD TIE, Evelyn May and Amosite all have some appeal in this lowly opener, and our preference is for the first named. Richard Hannon's colt is joint top weight with Barry Hills' filly and Queen of Thebes, but is lightly raced with this being just his third outing. He won second time out at Windsor as a two year old, and if training on well since that run in October capable of winning on turf here for the first time. This is a slight step down in trip from his previous outings, but that looks to be a positive factor. He's well drawn, as are Evelyn May and Amosite. The former has yet to win on turf, with her sole success coming at Great Leighs, but that was over this trip. She was placed last time out in a better race than this over six furlongs, but the all-weather tracks may bring more success. Amosite may be in the grip of the handicapper after winning two runs back, but the rise in weights proved too much when attempting to follow up. The ability is clearly there, and she should be more than one from 17. We're siding with an improver though, and that's Bold Tie.