Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 17:40 ABF The Soldiers' Charity Handicap1m

  • Winner £2,727 2nd £805 3rd £403
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.60s
  • Off time: 17:42:29
17:40 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sooqaan 14/1
2nd Baltic Fire (IRE) 7/2
3rd It's All A Game 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 8-41543 Dark Blue, Beige star, armlets and star on cap Kraka Gym (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 b M W Easterby G Gibbons 60 5/16.00
2 (1) 765-4 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Kalahari Kingdom (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 p1 R A Fahey Samantha Bell (5) 60 5/16.00
3 (7) 635-326 Purple, light blue stars, purple cap, light blue star Baltic Fire (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 9-7 K R Burke P Makin 60 7/24.50
5 (5) 66333-3 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Another Royal 19
Nag me
3 9-5 p T D Easterby D Allan 58 13/27.50
6 (14) 70-4 Red, grey spots, red cap Sooqaan 7
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3 9-5 M Brittain P McDonald 58 14/115.00
7 (3) 0-76 White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap Minionette (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-4 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 57 10/111.00
8 (11) 5-14261 EMERALD GREEN, black stars, emerald green cap, black star It's All A Game 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 b R C Guest Jason Hart (3) 57 8/19.00
9 (8) 800- Light Blue, Yellow hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow check cap Shamouti (IRE) 271
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3 9-2 h Ollie Pears Jacob Butterfield (5) 55 40/141.00
10 (6) 652306- Red, large black spots, striped sleeves, black cap, red spots Rockie Road (IRE) 175
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3 9-2 Paul Green Kevin Stott (5) 55 18/119.00
12 (12) 02358 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Her Red Devil (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-2 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 55 16/117.00
13 (9) 015-753 Yellow, Maroon hoop and armlets, Black cap Marlismamma (FR) 17
Nag me
3 9-1 D O'Meara Julie Burke (3) 54 16/117.00
Non runners
4 (13)03-363Lynngale39-7Kristin StubbsI J Brennan60
11 (10)0655-39Gee Sharp39-2Miss J A CamachoD Swift55
14 (2)75073-Bertha Burnett (IRE)39-0B RothwellJ P Sullivan53

Verdict

A trappy opener but KRAKA GYM gets the verdict. Graham Gibbons is riding at the top of his game at present and, though connections will have been disappointed to get a 2lb rise for a recent placed effort at Kempton, the gelding should be capable of finding the necessary improvement. Another Royal and Baltic Fire have both had their chances, though the former ran with a degree of encouragement on her reappearance at Beverley. Julie Burke is aboard Marlismamma for David O'Meara and she was in the saddle on the filly's only previous success at Ayr. Sooqaan, Minionette and Shamouti are all making their first foray into handicaps while Kalahari Kingdom is often well supported and Richard Fahey reaches for the cheekpieces on this occasion.