Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 20:20 Racing Again Next Monday - 20th August Handicap2m

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 37.46s
  • Off time: 20:56:46
20:20 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dr Finley (IRE) 13/5
2nd Bijou Dan 9/2
3rd Descaro (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 161718- Grey, Pink hoops, quartered cap Miss Ferney 311
Nag me
8 9-7 A Kirtley P Pickard (3) 64 12/113.00
2 (3) 7355-52 Yellow, Royal Blue hoops, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Dr Finley (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 Mrs L Pearce Simon Pearce (3) 64 13/53.60
3 (12) 694 Dark Green, Red hooped sleeves, Red cap Jim Tango (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-5 bt B Storey P Mulrennan 62 28/129.00
4 (6) 376558 White, dark green braces, dark green cap Descaro (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 v D O'Meara D H Bergin (7) 62 9/25.50
5 (13) 456-322 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE stripe, WHITE and ROYAL BLUE hooped sleeves and cap Bijou Dan 40
Nag meDistance Winner
11 9-0 G M Moore P McDonald 57 9/25.50
6 (11) 5/064-04 Yellow, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves and cap Grand Art (IRE) 45
Nag me
8 8-11 p N Wilson G Gibbons 54 25/126.00
7 (5) 470-085 Graham Tartan, White cap Spiders Star 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-7 S G West Shirley Teasdale (7) 50 7/18.00
8 (10) 8-47328 Maroon, Light Blue epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Terenzium (IRE) 7
Nag me
10 8-6 p Micky Hammond James P Sullivan 49 12/113.00
10 (7) 130/006 Black, Pink triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Prairie Hawk (USA) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 t B Rothwell P Mathers 47 18/119.00
11 (4) 09/8 Dark blue, white hoop, red sleeves, white armlets, white cap, dark blue star Super Smile (IRE) 34
Nag me
4 8-2 M Appleby A Mullen 45 40/141.00
12 (9) 54-5453 White, Dark Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Blue stars Lady Gargoyle 45
Nag me
4 8-2 J S Goldie Neil Farley (5) 45 8/19.00
13 (1) 5/5-6396 Mauve, Black star, sleeves and cap Lava Steps (USA) 6
Nag me
6 8-2 b D O'Meara D Fentiman 45 20/121.00
Non runners
9 (2)160356-Denison Flyer58-5L A MullaneyDeclan Cannon48

Verdict

Bijou Dan has continued to trouble the judge at his advancing years and George Moore's veteran is sure to be thereabouts again. He looks fated to find one too good again, however, and DR FINLEY may be the one to spoil the party this time. The Newmarket raider put up his best performance for some time at Newcastle and he can go one better in the night cap. Descaro is invariably supported in races of this nature and, despite some modest form in the interim, David O'Meara's grey races off a mark 5lb lower than the figure he scored off at Pontefract last October. Micky Hammond's horses are running well so the quirky Terenzium would be of interest if he consents to put his best foot forward but Miss Ferney disappointed badly on her only try over this trip. The mare has won a couple of races over 1m6f since, however, so any market confidence should be noted. Jim Goldie won this race last year but Lady Gargoyle has plenty to do in order to take the prize back to Scotland.