Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 16:50 totepool Supporting The Sport You Love Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 52.54s
  • Off time: 16:50:45
16:50 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taqneen (IRE) 10/11
2nd Millkwood 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 58462-2 Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Iftikaar (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 9-12 P A Kirby R Ffrench 70 8/19.00
3 (1) 253630 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Millkwood 38
Nag me
4 9-12 hb J J Davies R Winston 76 2/13.00
5 (6) Beige, dark blue star Guesshowmuchiloveu (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 C Fellowes T Eaves 15/28.50
6 (7) 4- Red, light blue cross of lorraine, light blue and red halved sleeves Medicine Hat 291
Nag me
3 9-5 G M Moore J P Sullivan 20/121.00
7 (5) 4222 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Taqneen (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-5 b1 E A L Dunlop P Mulrennan 79 10/111.91
Non runners
1 (3)4653Cliff (IRE)49-12N TinklerT Hamilton68
4 (4)02Gleese The Devil (IRE)39-5R A FaheyD Nolan

Verdict

Taqneen is likely to come in for support after his third second spot in succession at Haydock but the value of his previous narrow defeat on that track has taken a knock and he looks one to oppose. Iftikaar was cheaply bought after half-a-dozen outings in France and had little chance on his debut for Philip Kirby here last month but ran respectably and will have come on for the run, his first for over a year. Millkwood has now had 22 starts and seems better on ground with some give while the stoutly-bred Gleese The Devil looked as though a longer trip would suit when staying on at Carlisle. GUESSHOWMUCHILOVEU is related to a host of winners, including Irish Oaks winner Vintage Tipple. He makes the journey from Newmarket so, in a race that shouldn't take too much winning, he's handed a speculative vote though the market may tell us more.