Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 20:40 'Irish Day' Next Saturday 17th May Handicap7f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 34.47s
  • Off time: 20:40:23
20:40 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lady Artiste (IRE) 8/1
2nd Cara's Request (AUS) 3/1
3rd Mercers Row 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0019-67 White, Red disc, White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap, White spots Mercers Row 17
Nag me
7 9-7 Mrs K Tutty Gemma Tutty (7) 65 20/121.00
2 (6) 50-0949 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bapak Muda (USA) 14
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4 9-7 K A Ryan K Fallon 65 8/19.00
3 (10) 88/1441- Black and Yellow diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Yellow cap Cara's Request (AUS) 236
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-6 M Dods Connor Beasley (3) 64 3/14.00
4 (1) 0135-88 Dark Green, Yellow star, striped sleeves and star on cap Dream Ally (IRE) 17
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4 9-6 Micky Hammond P McDonald 64 12/113.00
6 (14) 532144- Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap Orpsie Boy (IRE) 156
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-5 Mrs R Carr D Swift 63 12/113.00
7 (3) 1343-06 Dark Blue, Orange disc, quartered cap Lady Artiste (IRE) 14
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4 9-5 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 63 8/19.00
9 (7) 572-126 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets and cap Icy Blue 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 p R M Whitaker George Chaloner (3) 63 5/16.00
10 (13) 0329-43 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Lucky Lodge 19
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4 9-5 b M Brittain D Allan 63 11/26.50
12 (4) 7009-38 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Secret City (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-4 b R Bastiman Jason Hart (3) 62 9/110.00
13 (11) 215050- Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Clock On Tom 245
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4 9-3 M W Easterby G Gibbons 61 20/121.00
14 (8) 37-7000 Maroon, white disc, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white stars Marcus Caesar (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 b1 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 60 25/126.00
Non runners
5 (9)1215-74Camerooney119-6Mrs Marjorie FifeR Winston64
8 (5)49280-4Dialogue89-5G A HarkerKevin Stott63
11 (12)34289-6No Quarter (IRE)79-4Miss Tracy WaggottP Pickard62

Verdict

NO QUARTER is taken to follow up last season's success. Tracy Waggott's gelding holds few secrets from the handicapper but he's a genuine 7f performer and he likes it here. Connor Beasley is proving to be one of the leading apprentices in the North and he continues his association with Cara's Request. Fourth in this race last season, he has to race off a 2lb higher mark in this renewal but Michael Dods' team have made a pulsating start to the Flat campaign. Secret City is a previous winner over 6f at the track, and with blinkers reapplied, goes on the short-list. Orpsie Boy has a sizeable lay-off to overcome, though he's 18lb lower than the mark off which he won over course and distance two seasons ago so any market confidence behind Ruth Carr's veteran should not be ignored.