Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 20:00 Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner £4,209 2nd £1,253 3rd £626 4th £313
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.70s
  • Off time: 20:04:49
20:00 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st War Poet 11/4
2nd Sirgarfieldsobers (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 0/58466- Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Sirgarfieldsobers (IRE) 346
Nag me
5 9-7 D Carroll Neil Farley (5) 80 9/25.50
2 (4) 21993-0 Purple, White epaulets and sleeves, quartered cap Daaweitza 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 B Ellison D Swift (5) 77 9/110.00
4 (2) 1687-97 Dark Blue, Light Green disc Green Lightning (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 b M Johnston J Fanning 75 8/19.00
5 (3) 232 Royal Blue, White epaulets and armlets War Poet 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 74 11/43.75
6 (5) 21126-5 RED, WHITE spots, WHITE sleeves, RED seams, RED and WHITE striped cap Pertemps Networks 54
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 M W Easterby G Gibbons 73 13/27.50
7 (6) 11625-4 Purple and Light Green stripes, Purple sleeves, Light Green cap Beat The Shower 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 P D Niven M Fenton 69 3/14.00
8 (7) 33624-5 Old Gold, Purple and Green hoops, Old Gold sleeves, Purple and Old Gold quartered cap Puy d'Arnac (FR) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 G M Moore P McDonald 69 12/113.00
Non runners
3 (9)514130-Haljaferia (UAE)59-4D R C ElsworthS De Sousa77
9 (8)043390-Red Fama78-7N BycroftB McHugh62

Verdict

Both of Haljaferia's wins last season came in amateur races while Green Lightning, though back on a winning mark, is out of sorts at present. Pertemps Networks, Beat The Shower and Puy D'Arnac were all well beaten on their reappearance runs and look in need of some respite from the handicapper so the vote goes to the less exposed WAR POET. He went close dropped back to a mile here on his latest start but has been placed over today's longer trip and there should be more to come from David O'Meara's charge now handicapping for the first time.