Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 15:15 Michael Foster Memorial E.B.F. Conditions Stakes6f

  • Winner £9,346 2nd £2,799 3rd £1,400 4th £700
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.28s
  • Off time: 15:20:46
15:15 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Evens And Odds (IRE) 6/1
2nd Redford (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 10006-0 Pink, Maroon cap Castles In The Air 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 102 10/34.33
2 (4) 310090- Light Blue and White stripes, Red and Yellow striped cap Damika (IRE) 176
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 R M Whitaker M Stainton 95 12/113.00
3 (6) 0104-50 White, Royal Blue cross belts, check sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Evens And Odds (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 D Nicholls K Fallon 102 6/17.00
4 (7) 461444- Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Hamish McGonagall 191
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 107 10/34.33
5 (5) 10200-0 Dark Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Rash Judgement 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 E J Alston R Winston 89 16/117.00
6 (2) 093110- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Redford (IRE) 182
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-0 D Nicholls T P Queally 111 7/24.50
7 (1) 532320- Black, Yellow Cross of Lorraine Tax Free (IRE) 154
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-0 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 102 5/16.00

Verdict

Dandy Nicholls won this with Tax Free in 2007 but the latter hasn't scored for some time now and stablemate REDFORD is preferred. Last year's Ayr Gold Cup hero followed up that victory with a win at Ascot and is the highest rated in today's field as a result. The booking of Tom Queally suggests he's ready to roll on his reappearance, though Kieren Fallon has the leg-up on Nicholls' third runner Evens And Odds and he's not without a chance on his return from Dubai. Hamish McGonagall was much improved last year but his seven wins have all been over the minimum trip, while Castles In The Air found the selection too good at Ascot in September though he did win on his seasonal debut last year. Damika and Rash Judgement look up against it on these terms.