Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 16:15 Robin Hoods Bay Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.04s
  • Off time: 16:15:40
16:15 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Machinist (IRE) 6/1
2nd Legal Eagle (IRE) 9/2
3rd Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 7004-08 Light Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap Machinist (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-4 D Nicholls S De Sousa 90 6/17.00
2 (9) 60-0690 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 M Dods P Makin 86 3/14.00
3 (4) 31000-3 Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue and Emerald Green halved sleeves Wyatt Earp (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-13 P Salmon Dale Gibson 85 10/111.00
4 (10) 147/12-0 Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Speed Song 18
Nag me
4 8-13 W J Haggas Liam Jones 85 9/110.00
5 (7) 42599-8 Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Cape Vale (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-11 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls (7) 83 7/24.50
7 (2) 0/459-22 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Legal Eagle (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 D Nicholls P M Quinn 80 9/25.50
9 (5) 8355-07 Purple, White hooped sleeves, check cap Kiwi Bay 14
Nag me
4 8-8 M Dods T Eaves 80 14/115.00
10 (6) 683104 Yellow, Light Blue spots on sleeves Cornus 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-8 be A J Mccabe A Mullen (3) 80 15/28.50
Non runners
6 (3)008-438Indian Trail98-10D NichollsAdrian Nicholls82
8 (8)14142-0Filligree (IRE)48-8Rae GuestC Catlin80

Verdict

Dandy Nicholls won this race last year, and has a great chance of landing it again given he's got four runners, but the one of his we like the best is LEGAL EAGLE, who's got the best form coming into this, and gets the vote over stablemate Indian Trail and Wyatt Earp in what's a decent looking contest. Legal Eagle can improve on two recent seconds in his first two runs for the trainer after being switched from John Gosden's stable after being sold for ¿6,000, just a couple of years after changing hands for 300,000 Guineas. The low draw might be a negative, but at least he's shown some decent form this year. On jockey bookings, Indian Trail would probably be the yard's first string; he's more than paid his way over the years, but hasn't won for nigh on two years. He may prefer five furlongs though. Wyatt Earp ran well on debut for the Salmon yard after previously being with Richard Fahey. He was placed without the usual help of the blinkers and they stay off again. He's the highest rated of our trio. However we think Dandy Nicholls will be in the winners' enclosure, together with Legal Eagle.