Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 19:00 GT Group Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £6,476 2nd £1,927 3rd £963 4th £481
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.73s
  • Off time: 19:00:47
19:00 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st George Adamson (IRE) 7/1
2nd Lady Chaparral 9/2
3rd Maneki Neko (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 31687-9 Dark Blue, Light Green disc Green Lightning (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 b M Johnston R Ffrench 78 9/110.00
2 (4) 734154 Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap The Which Doctor 4
Nag me
6 9-7 R C Guest R Lucey-Butler (3) 78 33/134.00
3 (9) 202730- Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 298
Nag me
7 9-5 B Ellison D Swift (5) 76 9/110.00
4 (8) 8/24117- Yellow, beige armlets, black cap The Caped Crusader (IRE) 210
Nag me
4 9-4 Ollie Pears B McHugh 75 9/25.50
5 (10) 3-1 Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Lady Chaparral 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 G M Moore T Eaves 72 9/25.50
6 (7) 231338- Red, White stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars and stars on cap George Adamson (IRE) 210
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 G A Swinbank P McDonald 72 7/18.00
7 (11) 35/3041- Emerald Green, White stars, sleeves and cap Penangdouble O One 199
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 t R M Beckett S Donohoe 72 11/26.50
8 (6) 5665/90- Pink, Grey striped sleeves Dzesmin (POL) 385
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-1 D O'Meara S De Sousa 72 16/117.00
9 (3) 614210- PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Maneki Neko (IRE) 244
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-0 E W Tuer T Hamilton 71 14/115.00
10 (5) 6/11625- Purple and Light Green stripes, Purple sleeves, Light Green cap Beat The Shower 186
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-12 P D Niven D Allan 69 7/18.00
11 (1) 3393/23- Light Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Daredevil Dan 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 8-11 Miss T Jackson P Hanagan 68 28/129.00

Verdict

Mark Johnston has his horses in such good form that Green Lightning should be considered on the same mark as when scoring at Newmarket a year ago. Beat The Shower improved last season when stepped up to longer trips but Lady Chaparral improved when tackling today's distance at Newcastle and looks certain to make further progress. Penangdouble O One landed a poor maiden at Kempton in October and this is tougher while The Caped Crusader may just need the run on his first start beyond 1m2f. The Which Doctor ran poorly at Catterick on Wednesday so it's GEORGE ADAMSON who gets the vote as he was in tremendous form at this time last year and his trainer knows how to get one ready after a break.