Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 15:30 Humphrey And Tilly Handicap1m

  • Winner £3,497 2nd £1,041 3rd £520 4th £260
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.23s
  • Off time: 15:32:10
15:30 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cherry Bee 4/1
2nd Dream On Buddy (IRE) 9/2
3rd Petrocelli 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 144862 Dark blue, red seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star Dream On Buddy (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 B W Hills Ashley Morgan (5) 70 9/25.50
2 (8) 981221 Dark blue, yellow disc, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Madame Excelerate 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 W M Brisbourne F Norton 69 5/16.00
3 (6) 31-5736 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Cherry Bee 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 M Johnston S De Sousa 67 4/15.00
4 (12) 0435 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Director General (USA) 60
Nag me
3 8-13 Miss J A Camacho P Makin 62 18/119.00
5 (5) 37-7764 White, large Purple spots and sleeves, Red cap Pycian 17
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3 8-11 Mrs L Stubbs I J Brennan (5) 60 25/126.00
6 (13) 831757 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Verluga (IRE) 8
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3 8-11 T D Easterby D Nolan 60 25/126.00
7 (2) 1-50955 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap My One Weakness (IRE) 8
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3 8-11 B Ellison P Hanagan 60 5/16.00
8 (14) 518405 Purple, mauve hooped sleeves and cap Petrocelli 5
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3 8-11 W Storey James P Sullivan (3) 60 50/151.00
9 (1) 078152 White, Brown braces, Amber cap Emeralds Spirit (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-7 J R Weymes Kelly Harrison (3) 54 7/18.00
10 (10) 470474 Pink, white disc, quartered cap No Quarter (IRE) 22
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3 8-7 Miss Tracy Waggott Neil Farley (7) 53 11/112.00
11 (9) 05585 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Hairy Maclary 17
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3 8-7 T D Easterby P McDonald 52 20/121.00
12 (7) 800 Emerald green and black diamonds, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green star Barton Bounty 21
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3 8-7 P D Niven P Mathers 50 66/167.00
13 (3) 405844 Maroon, Pink seams, Maroon cap Battle Study (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 8-7 A J Mccabe J Doyle (ex1) 49 14/115.00
14 (4) 0-0800 Yellow, red epaulets, checked sleeves and cap Russian Brigadier 87
Nag me
3 8-7 M Brittain A Mullen 45 100/1101.00

Verdict

This race is best viewed as separating the wheat from the chaff; there are some in-form runners but also some bang out of form. Barton Bounty has shown nothing in maidens and is avoided on handicap debut whilst Verluga has struggled since winning in July at Carlisle. This course and distance saw the sole success of Emeralds Spirit three starts ago and she was just headed near the line last time to lose by a quarter of a length. Another strong run is expected but she is now 8lb higher in the ratings than her last winning mark. Dream On Buddy is interesting despite riding at the top of the weights with Ashley Morgan taking 5lb off her back to assist but the in-form MADAME EXCELERATE gets the vote. She is up in the weights for winning at Bath by a neck most recently, however she is taken to defy that rise and score.