Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 16:15 Totesport.com Thirsk Hunt Cup Handicap1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.41s
  • Off time: 16:16:30
16:15 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flawed Genius 8/1
2nd Webbow (IRE) 16/1
3rd Bencoolen (IRE) 9/2
4th Majuro (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 31012-0 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Mangham (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 D H Brown P Mulrennan 94 14/115.00
2 (10) 222330 Maroon, White epaulets, White sleeves, Maroon stars and stars on cap Majuro (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 K A Ryan T E Durcan 94 15/28.50
3 (8) 1130-83 White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Medici Pearl 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 T D Easterby D Fentiman 92 12/113.00
4 (11) 3125-07 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Kings Point (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-1 D Nicholls S De Sousa 91 20/121.00
5 (14) 1001-20 White, black star, sleeves and star on cap Bencoolen (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 90 9/25.50
6 (7) 110090- Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Summon Up Theblood 231
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 M R Channon S Hitchcott 89 20/121.00
7 (4) 11/4320- Red, white triple diamond, white and red striped sleeves, white cap Webbow (IRE) 224
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 N Tinkler Louis Beuzelin (5) 89 16/117.00
8 (16) 160-069 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 M Dods P Makin 88 9/110.00
9 (15) 610-154 Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Wasp (AUS) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-12 W Jarvis R Havlin 88 16/117.00
10 (13) 29642-9 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap The Osteopath (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 M Dods R Ffrench 87 20/121.00
11 (6) 10120-7 Purple, White chevron hoop, armlets and cap Ansells Pride (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 B Smart P Hanagan 86 11/26.50
12 (12) 624102- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Ilie Nastase (FR) 259
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 D Nicholls A Mullen (3) 86 14/115.00
13 (2) 210360- Dark Blue, White stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Green Park (IRE) 189
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-10 D Carroll D Nolan 86 66/167.00
14 (3) 47-6066 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Flawed Genius 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-10 t K A Ryan N Callan 86 8/19.00
15 (9) 81651-2 Red, White triple diamond, White sleeves, Red seams, White cap, Red diamonds Charlie Tipple 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 p T D Easterby W Supple 84 10/111.00
16 (1) 544152 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Just Bond (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-5 G R Oldroyd P McDonald 81 11/112.00

Verdict

Favourites have a poor record in the Thirsk Hunt Cup and unless the rains arrive in plenty of time the jolly in most forecast lists, Medici Pearl, looks like being another losing market leader, and we prefer the claims of one of Dandy Nicholls' trio BENCOOLEN. The Daylami gelding stays 10f and should get the strong pace that he will undoubtedly need here. He does have to overcome a car park draw, but Adrian Nicholls can kick him out and gets across somewhere near the front for a sustained effort up the home straight and we are prepared to side with him. Medici Pearl would be more strongly considered if the ground turned soft, while stablemate Charlie Tipple prefers it quicker and may well be a player from stall nine over a trip that is ideal. On both counts, however, the lean spell for their trainer Tim Easterby remains a concern. Both The Osteopath and stablemate Osteopathic Remedy would want cut in the ground to be seen to best effect, while Flawed Genius comes from a stable going well enough and has his easiest task at the weights for some time, so he is worth a market check. Wasp can still be competitive from today's mark if he copes with a poor draw, while Just Bond has the inside rail and some very solid form in his favour and is much respected. Bencoolen can land the feature.