Thirsk

  • 16:15 Peter Bell Memorial Handicap7f

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.79s
  • Off time: 16:19:18
16:15 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wilde Inspiration (IRE) 9/4
2nd Our Boy Jack (IRE) 8/1
3rd Escape To Glory (USA) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0-12801 Dark Blue, Red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Escape To Glory (USA) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 M Dods P Mulrennan 85 7/18.00
2 (7) 35169 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Earth Drummer (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 D O'Meara D Nolan 85 13/27.50
3 (4) 413115 Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap, White spots Repetition 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 Kristin Stubbs T Eaves 85 9/25.50
4 (5) 3-40118 Maroon, White stars, armlets and star on cap Mu'ajiza 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 P T Midgley R Winston 82 10/111.00
6 (12) 008-008 Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap Nameitwhatyoulike 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-11 M W Easterby Danielle Mooney (7) 82 14/115.00
8 (10) 0-629P0 Light Blue, Orange epaulets, orange cap Our Boy Jack (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 R A Fahey T Hamilton 78 8/19.00
9 (1) 5-00662 Black, royal blue seams and armlets, royal blue and white striped cap Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 61
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 T D Barron Paul McGiff (7) 77 7/18.00
10 (8) 927-212 Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Wilde Inspiration (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 Miss J A Camacho Connor Beasley (3) 80 9/43.25
11 (9) 527616 Red, Yellow hoop, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Relight My Fire 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 b T D Easterby Barry McHugh 74 20/121.00
Non runners
5 (3)924-790Equity Risk (USA)49-11K A RyanKevin Stott82
7 (11)278-756Favourite Treat (USA)49-8Mrs R CarrJ P Sullivan79
12 (6)881225Native Falls (IRE)38-8G A SwinbankB A Curtis71

Verdict

Escape To Glory has won five times but never at this level so looks a few pounds too high. EARTH DRUMMER has been acquired from Jim Bolger and looks a very interesting recruit for David O'Meara as he's dropped 3lb in the ratings despite a fair run in a very strong handicap at the Curragh. He could well prove better class than these rivals so is given the nod to make a successful start for Middleham Park Racing. Fieldgunner Kirkup likes a bit of cut in the ground and it was soft going when Wilde Inspiration scored at Newcastle in May. Repetition stepped up to this grade on his hat-trick attempt at Newcastle but was found wanting, as was Mu'Ajiza in a Listed event at Pontefract, but Equity Risk has gradually dropped to what looks a fair mark and is expected to go well.