Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 13:55 Saltersgate Handicap 1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.18s
  • Off time: 13:55:19
13:55 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fujin Dancer (FR) 9/1
2nd Sir George (IRE) 7/2
3rd French Art 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 2-31221 Royal Blue, Light Blue hollow box Sir George (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 9-6 Ollie Pears B McHugh (3) 72 7/24.50
3 (8) 8325-23 Purple, White chevron hoop, armlets and cap Ansells Pride (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 B Smart T Eaves 70 9/25.50
5 (14) 479444- Black, Maroon braces, Maroon cap Templetuohy Max (IRE) 196
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5 9-2 v J D Bethell D Holland 68 17/29.50
6 (13) 44B223- Orange, Royal Blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves and cap Northside Prince (IRE) 222
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4 9-2 G A Swinbank P McDonald 68 17/29.50
7 (11) 222414- Pink, pink and dark blue diabolo on sleeves French Art 129
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-1 N Tinkler A Elliott 67 14/115.00
8 (1) 318424- Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Evening Sunset (GER) 43
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 M G Quinlan J M O'Dwyer 66 10/111.00
9 (5) F2-2326 Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Seldom (IRE) 36
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4 8-13 M Brittain R Winston 65 12/113.00
10 (10) 787-857 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Ninth House (USA) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-12 t Mrs R Carr S De Sousa 64 12/113.00
11 (12) 622-273 PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap Fujin Dancer (FR) 7
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5 8-12 p1 K A Ryan A Ryan (5) 64 9/110.00
12 (15) 436-084 Red, Black seams, Red cap, Black spots Street Devil (USA) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 p1 R Curtis Greg Fairley 63 14/115.00
13 (9) 08-3407 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Maximus Aurelius (IRE) 37
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5 8-9 t J Jay L Morris 61 14/115.00
14 (3) 5/5-40 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dream Win 74
Nag me
4 8-5 B Ellison P Pickard (5) 57 25/126.00
Non runners
2 (7)330-Localiser (IRE)49-4D CarrollD Nolan70
4 (4)202280-Peaceful Rule (USA)49-2D NichollsAdrian Nicholls68
15 (6)626-326Fitzolini48-4A D BrownF Norton56

Verdict

A wide open contest to begin the card and with the stable in good form we will side with top weight SIR GEORGE to defy both that and a wide draw, with French Art, Ansells Pride and Northside Prince among a host of dangers. The selection has certainly shown his fair share of consistency, winning four of his 13 starts, mainly in claimers and sellers. He remains very competitive from today's mark and should have no problem on the ground, so we will side with him. French Art acts on good ground or softer, so this should be ideal for Nigel Tinkler's charge, who has not been seen since a decent effort from 1lb higher in December. If he is straight enough after the break then he has claims. Ansells Pride has been on the slide since scoring from a mark of 83 a couple of seasons ago and if he could reproduce anything like that ability he woudl go close, though on recent evidence he is bet watched. Northside Prince has look exposed from a mark of 65 recently, so a 3lb rise won't help him, but he might just be good enough to be part of the shake-up. Templetuohy Max is now back on a winning mark and stays at least this far, so he should be doing all his best work at the business end, though Sir George gets the vote.