Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 16:40 Thirsk Racecourse Christmas Party Nights 29.95 Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner £4,205 2nd £1,251 3rd £625 4th £313
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.06s
  • Off time: 16:40:14
16:40 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stormy Weather (FR) 6/1
2nd White Nile 11/8
3rd Granston (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 230/072 Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 25
Nag me
6 9-12 hb B Ellison D Swift (3) 84 6/17.00
3 (9) 802009 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap King Kurt (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 b1 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 77 18/119.00
4 (8) 15614/9- Orange, black star, sleeves and star on cap Tamanaco (IRE) 325
Nag me
5 9-3 T D Walford G Gibbons 75 33/134.00
5 (1) 085322 Red, White chevron, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Granston (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 9-2 J D Bethell G Lee 74 10/111.00
6 (2) 52130/6 Dark Green, White braces and sleeves, striped cap Crystal Rock (IRE) 10
Nag me
7 9-1 T Coyle B McHugh 73 14/115.00
8 (10) 41 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap White Nile 32
Nag me
3 8-12 D M Simcock R Winston 78 11/82.38
9 (3) 044313 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Key Gold 30
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 76 9/25.50
10 (6) 22-1542 Dark Blue, Yellow star, Striped sleeves and cap Bold Cuffs 25
Nag me
3 8-7 Sir Mark Prescott C Catlin 73 11/26.50
Non runners
2 (4)339587Shamdarley (IRE)49-6M DodsP Mulrennan78
7 (7)803060Kinyras (IRE)49-0M W EasterbyMatthew Hopkins72

Verdict

Stormy Weather returned to form with a narrow-margin defeat at Newcastle last time and a repeat will see him in the mix but veteran Granston was beaten nearly four lengths over C&D on his latest start and will need to step up on that to figure. Today's longer trip is a worry for Bold Cuffs but Key Gold scored over 1m4f at Beverley in July and has every chance on the back of another good effort at Pontefract. WHITE NILE opened his account at Newcastle last time with a subsequent winner behind and the remainder eight lengths further back. A full brother to middle-distance Group 3 winner Sense Of Purpose, he can follow up on his handicap debut.