Thirsk

  • 17:25 Hambleton Cup 1m 4f

  • Winner £8,086 2nd £2,406 3rd £1,202 4th £601
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.29s
  • Off time: 17:25:40
17:25 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rhombus (IRE) 7/2
2nd War Poet 9/2
3rd Be Perfect (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 418034 Dark Blue, Beige stripe Harry Buckle 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 P J McBride Louis Steward (7) 83 9/110.00
2 (13) 0-70395 Royal blue, red hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap War Poet 37
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-11 t1 B Ellison T Eaves 82 9/25.50
3 (8) 703476 Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Be Perfect (USA) 24
Nag me
4 9-11 D Nicholls Jordan Nason (7) 82 14/115.00
4 (12) 348002 Light blue, beige spots, light blue sleeves and cap Calaf 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 h B Ellison Connor Beasley (5) 81 7/18.00
5 (10) 186434 Maroon, black stars, maroon cap, black star San Cassiano (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 9-9 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 80 16/117.00
6 (1) 920210 Royal Blue, large White spots Choisan (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 T D Easterby D Fentiman 80 20/121.00
7 (9) 6/581-64 Red and dark green diabolo, halved sleeves, red and dark green quartered cap Braveheart Move (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 G A Harker P Mulrennan 80 25/126.00
8 (6) 735143 Dark Blue, White seams, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Now My Sun 27
Nag me
4 9-6 K R Burke P Makin 77 8/19.00
9 (7) 241612 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, hooped sleeves Eeny Mac (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 9-3 N Bycroft A Elliott 74 16/117.00
10 (14) 51-3124 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Rhombus (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-2 I Mohammed C Catlin 82 7/24.50
11 (4) 68230-6 White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap The Bells O Peover 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-1 v M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 72 20/121.00
12 (5) 133644 Maroon, beige chevron, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap Bright Applause 33
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Miss Tracy Waggott T Hamilton 71 25/126.00
14 (11) 243235 Red, White hollow box, striped sleeves, check cap Eric The Grey (IRE) 34
Nag me
3 8-6 R A Fahey P Mathers 72 11/26.50
Non runners
13 (2)235273Gioia Di Vita38-7D NichollsP M Quinn73

Verdict

Another tough handicap for punters to unravel but CALAF is taking a drop in grade and that may be enough for him to get back on the winning trail, especially as Brian Ellison has used Connor Beasley's claim successfully recently. Eeny Mac landed a minor handicap at Beverley before an excellent run in a stronger race at Ripon and he can go well though an even bigger danger could present itself in Rhombus. He landed a minor race at Goodwood on his handicap debut and has performed with credit in better company subsequently. Any rain would greatly aid his cause while six-times winner San Cassiano is generally thereabouts at this sort of level and should get into the picture.