Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 19:10 GT Group Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 52.89s
  • Off time: 19:10:15
19:10 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aramist (IRE) 4/1
2nd Gran Maestro (USA) 10/1
3rd Arizona John (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 63/5474- Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Eltheeb 53
Nag me
7 9-7 P A Kirby K Fallon 80 6/17.00
2 (11) 736053- Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Noble Alan (GER) 166
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-7 N G Richards I J Brennan (3) 80 4/15.00
3 (14) 231-941 Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Arizona John (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-5 J Mackie R Havlin 78 18/119.00
4 (1) 33/1-464 SALMON PINK, WHITE check cap Fujin Dancer (FR) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
9 9-3 B Ellison P Pickard 76 20/121.00
5 (12) 78340-0 Grey, large Purple spots, Purple cap Cloud Monkey (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-1 h M Todhunter P Makin 74 25/126.00
8 (10) 444414- Dark blue and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, dark blue armlets Aramist (IRE) 208
Nag me
4 9-0 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 73 4/15.00
11 (8) 12 Dark blue, large yellow spots Genius Boy 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-12 J Tate P Mulrennan 71 5/23.50
12 (3) 3024-14 Yellow, black seams, black sleeves, yellow stars and cap Pertuis (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 Micky Hammond P McDonald 70 16/117.00
13 (7) 8344-76 Red and Black (quartered), hooped sleeves Gran Maestro (USA) 17
Nag me
5 8-10 b Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 69 10/111.00
Non runners
6 (4)40-6352Flying Power69-0J R NortonP Aspell73
7 (5)433323-Rex Whistler (IRE)49-0Miss J A CamachoConnor Beasley73
9 (13)253254-Good Speech (IRE)48-13T P TateA Elliott72
10 (6)117323-Chant (IRE)48-12Mrs A DuffieldRowan Scott71
14 (2)5173-99Danehill Flyer (IRE)48-8P A KirbyEva Moscrop67

Verdict

Arizona John battled gamely to score at Beverley but consistency isn't his strong suit and we'll take GENIUS BOY to make amends for a recent short-priced reverse. James Tate's colt had been backed off the boards on debut but he found disappointingly little on his follow-up bid. With a pedigree that suggests he'll stay the trip, we won't give up on him yet. The evergreen Noble Alan has won over track and trip in the past and could be a factor in this contest, but fellow National Hunt winner Fujin Dancer needs to bounce back from a modest run on the level. Flying Power is higher rated on artificial surfaces and switches to Turf in an attempt to take advantage of what could be a lenient mark. Eltheeb has raced against much better opposition than this in the past and Phil Kirby's seven-year-old could still prove to be competitive at this level.