Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 20:30 Downlands Handicap5f

  • Winner £4,313 2nd £1,283 3rd £641 4th £320
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.29s
  • Off time: 20:30:53
20:30 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mon Brav 11/8
2nd Magical Macey (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 610470 Red and Purple (quartered), Red sleeves, Purple cap Magical Macey (USA) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 b T D Barron P Makin 84 9/25.50
3 (4) 5-96134 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap High Spice (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 p R M H Cowell T Eaves 83 10/111.00
4 (1) 742318 Red, Grey cross belts Ignatieff (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-5 Mrs L Stubbs D Fentiman 82 3/14.00
5 (5) 524518 Yellow and Brown (quartered), striped sleeves, Yellow cap Mon Brav 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 v D Carroll J P Spencer 78 11/82.38
6 (6) 471-509 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap My One Weakness (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 8-5 be B Ellison Andrew Heffernan (3) 68 6/17.00
Non runners
2 (2)6-63531Walvis Bay (IRE)39-7T P TateM Fenton78
7 (7)969143Boragh Jamal (IRE)38-4B J MeehanJames P Sullivan67

Verdict

A 4lb drop in the handicap, the application of first-time blinkers and the presence in the plate of Paul Hanagan suggests that tonight is the night to be with MY ONE WEAKNESS, who we hope can return to winning form. Ripon winner Walvis Bay carries a penalty for that success over this trip, but previous efforts from this sort of mark are not encouraging. Mon Brav, Ignatieff and High Spice have all obliged over this distance in recent runs, but the assessor may just have the measure of that trio, and Magical Macey may be more of a threat from his current pitch. Even so, My One Weakness has his best chance for some time and gets the vote.