Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 20:00 Calverts Carpets Handicap2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.53s
  • Off time: 20:04:00
20:00 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baan (USA) 4/1
2nd Front Rank (IRE) 25/1
3rd Fistral 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 224361 Dark Blue, Grey diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Baan (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 H J Collingridge J Quinn 65 4/15.00
2 (12) 190367- Black, Maroon braces, Maroon cap Abstract Folly (IRE) 282
Nag me
7 9-5 J D Bethell J P Spencer 63 8/19.00
4 (9) 2-55186 White and Orange check, hooped sleeves and cap Squirtle (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 W M Brisbourne T G McLaughlin 58 6/17.00
5 (1) 414-754 Yellow, Orange star Simple Jim (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-6 J Hetherton S De Sousa 50 4/15.00
6 (11) 2432-55 Royal Blue, large Yellow spots, Yellow and Royal Blue chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Wotchalike (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 8-5 p Miss S Johnstone P McDonald 49 17/29.50
7 (10) 585278 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Fistral 40
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-5 P D Niven P Hanagan 49 10/111.00
8 (5) 157-470 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Front Rank (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-2 Mrs Dianne Sayer D Fentiman 46 25/126.00
9 (13) 856935/ PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Top Rocker 517
Nag me
5 8-2 E W Tuer James P Sullivan (7)(ex2) 45 18/119.00
10 (3) 665430 Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, White cap, Dark Blue diamond Wannarock (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 8-2 M C Chapman J Bruning (7) 44 14/115.00
11 (2) 0004/3-3 Purple, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Pinewood Legend (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-2 P D Niven A Elliott 43 8/19.00
12 (6) 5545/50 Red, Yellow cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Red stars Sea Cove 11
Nag me
9 8-2 Mrs Dianne Sayer D Fox (3) 40 50/151.00
13 (7) 5004-64 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Feeling Peckish (USA) 8
Nag me
5 8-2 t M C Chapman A Heffernan (7)(ex3) 37 33/134.00
14 (8) 597-967 Purple and Light Green stripes, Purple sleeves, Light Green cap Rocknest Island (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-2 p P D Niven A Mullen 35 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (14)069-411Spiders Star69-2S G WestP Pickard60

Verdict

FISTRAL is our idea of the most likely winner with Baan and Spiders Star the most pertinent dangers on the book. Peter Niven's runner has dropped down the weights somewhat in recent weeks and while that isn't necessarily a reason to be backing horses, the fact that connections were so keen to get Paul Hanagan aboard certainly is. The ground should suit and he has few issues in relation to the trip. Baan won a recent Yarmouth handicap. It was a long time between drinks as far as winning was concerned but if Hugh Collingridge has got to the bottom of any woes, he could be very well handicapped. Spiders Star is bidding for her hattrick having dotted up at Beverley and Thirsk. All credit goes to connections for campaigning her well and keeping faith with the useful apprentice, Paul Pickard. Abstract Folly hasn't been seen since pulling up at Wetherby over chase fences. The market is watched to see how straight he is on a reappearance bow. Course-and-distance scorer, Squirtle, has been a little disappointing of late so Tom McLaughlin is tried in the plate rather than her usual rider. Front Rank is a useful hurdler though he hasn't offered that much on the level to speak of. Fistral is our fancy in the staying handicap.