Thirsk

  • 16:40 Tomrods Steel Handicap2m

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 36.64s
  • Off time: 16:40:53
16:40 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hot Spice 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 135-532 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Beat The Tide 39
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 p M Dods Connor Beasley (3) 75 5/42.25
3 (4) 55-1124 Purple, red stars on sleeves, black cap Hallstatt (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 t J Mackie F Norton 72 5/16.00
4 (2) 88-4117 PURPLE, GREY star Hot Spice 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 M W Easterby K Fallon 72 7/42.75
5 (1) 235127- Emerald green, yellow stars and sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green stars Kodicil (IRE) 151
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 M Walford P Aspell 69 11/112.00
Non runners
2 (5)0354-81Caledonia79-5J S GoldieG Lee73

Verdict

Beat The Tide was only beaten half-a-length over course and distance in June but has been rather harshly raised 5lb for that effort. Caledonia has gone up 7lb since getting off the mark on the Flat at Musselburgh while the handicapper appears to have taken a grip on Hallstatt again. HOT SPICE failed in his hat-trick bid at York but was taking on much better opposition. He likes fast conditions so may be worth another chance in this with Fallon on board. Kodicil has won three times on the level but hasn't raced since finishing tailed off over hurdles at Southwell in March.