Thirsk

  • 18:00 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes5f

  • Winner £4,274 2nd £1,272 3rd £636 4th £317
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.32s
  • Off time: 18:02:52
18:00 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Major Muscari (IRE) 15/8
2nd Indieslad 3/1
3rd Abzolutely (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Bertiewhittle
Nag me
2 9-3 T D Barron D Heslop (5) 50/151.00
3 (5) 63 Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap Gottcher 9
Nag me
2 9-3 T D Barron P Makin 14/115.00
4 (8) 3 Yellow, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves, black cap, yellow diamond Indieslad 17
Nag me
2 9-3 Mrs A Duffield Barry McHugh (3) 3/14.00
5 (12) 4 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars Look Who's Kool 17
Nag me
2 9-3 E S McMahon Graham Gibbons 10/111.00
6 (13) 22 Orange, Royal Blue disc, White and Royal Blue striped sleeves and cap Major Muscari (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 A J McCabe James Doyle 15/82.88
7 (3) 9 Mauve, maroon chevron and armlets, quartered cap Mr Mo Jo 15
Nag me
2 9-3 R Bastiman Andrew Heffernan (3) 100/1101.00
8 (4) 6 Royal Blue, Orange cross belts and sleeves, Yellow cap The Nought Man (FR) 23
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (5) 40/141.00
9 (2) 52 Royal Blue, White epaulets and armlets Abzolutely (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 8-12 D O'Meara J P Spencer 7/18.00
10 (7) Yellow, emerald green star, royal blue sleeves, red cap Breezolini
Nag me
2 8-12 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3)(ex1) 100/1101.00
11 (6) Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Crimson Cloud
Nag me
2 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 15/28.50
12 (11) 532 Royal Blue, Red chevron, Red sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Red star Lady Kildare (IRE) 40
Nag me
2 8-12 Jedd O'Keeffe P Donaghy (5) 72 9/110.00
13 (1) 48 Dark Blue, Grey seams and armlets Princess Dayna 44
Nag me
2 8-12 Tom Dascombe R Smith 100/1101.00
Non runners
2 (9)0Coracle29-3J A GloverD Allan

Verdict

Trainer Alan McCabe marked out MAJOR MUSCARI as one to follow earlier in the campaign and he can build on the promise of two previous runs to break his maiden this evening at the main expense of Lady Kildare. Our selection has shown plenty of speed over both 6f and this, the minimum trip, so far. He goes on a sound or fast surface and from a good draw he can prevail. Lady Kildare is also drawn high and is respected, though she didn't progress quite as expected last time and looks vulnerable. Gottcher came on for his first run and is very much worth a market check, while the same can be said of debutant Crimson Cloud, who represents powerful connections and is related to plenty of winners. Major Muscari can come good.