Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 19:05 Gt Group Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.44s
  • Off time: 19:05:10
19:05 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Destinys Dream (IRE) 5/2
2nd Red Kestrel (USA) 20/1
3rd Umverti 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 564331 Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Follow The Flag (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 9-6 p A J Mccabe Conor Quish (7) 82 9/110.00
2 (5) 70646-0 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Red Kestrel (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 K A Ryan M O'connell (5) 77 20/121.00
3 (6) 21295-4 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Veroon (IRE) 11
Nag me
4 9-0 p J G Given P Mulrennan 76 13/27.50
4 (4) 131-800 BROWN, ORANGE hoop and sleeves Amazing Blue Sky 16
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4 8-11 Mrs R Carr Liam Jones 73 25/126.00
5 (9) 3/417-97 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Carnac (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 J S Wainwright L Betts (5)(ex1) 72 100/1101.00
7 (7) 44531-5 Red, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Bollin Greta 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 T D Easterby T Eaves 71 4/15.00
8 (13) 857-932 Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Destinys Dream (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-8 Miss Tracy Waggott Kelly Harrison (3) 70 5/23.50
11 (10) 55-2135 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Brockfield 4
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4 8-5 M Brittain Adrian Nicholls 67 9/25.50
12 (12) 1108-84 Yellow, Emerald Green braces, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Umverti 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 N Bycroft P M Quinn 66 12/113.00
13 (2) 0080-95 Yellow, Orange star Spahi (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 J Hetherton James P Sullivan (5) 66 28/129.00
14 (3) 072423- Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap Regal Lyric (IRE) 80
Nag me
4 8-4 T P Tate A Mullen 65 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (1)310/6Ubi Ace48-9T D WalfordP McDonald71
9 (14)723Hunters Belt (IRE)68-6N WilsonA Hamblett68
10 (11)381126-Rosewin (IRE)48-6A DickmanI J Brennan68

Verdict

DESTINYS DREAM has looked very unlucky on her last two visits to the track but can gain her supporters compensation by beating Follow The Flag, Brockfield and Bollin Greta. Our selection was ahead of Brockfield when they took in a handicap at Newcastle and she may well have won but for being trapped on the rail when the winner kicked clear. She's up 3lbs in the ratings but that may not have stopped her last time and, whilst this is arguably tougher, her price should reflect that and therefore represent good value. Follow The Flag won nicely under this rider last time and a 4lb rise doesn't appear harsh. The concern with him is he's not yet won over this far, but the gelding is in rude health and looks mildly progressive so can't be ruled out. Brockfield is strictly held by our pick but the feeling is he ran flat the last day and maybe he'll have been coaxed back to his best, however he'd have been of more interest if given a little more time to regather himself. Bollin Greta ran well on her first start for almost a year last time and should have come on for it but she's going to be seen to better effect when stepped up in trip. Hunters Belt was good enough to win a bumper and can't be ruled out for a yard in decent form on this handicap debut, whilst Red Kestrel is well treated on the pick of his form and Kevin Ryan should find a race for him in time. Ubi Ace should improve for his first run in over a year but the bounce factor has to be considered and we much prefer Destinys Dream.