Thirsk

  • 18:55 Black Sheep Brewery Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.48s
  • Off time: 18:56:19
18:55 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Night Lily (IRE) 11/2
2nd Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 9/2
3rd By Command 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 414-316 Pink, pink and dark blue diabolo on sleeves French Art 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 p N Tinkler P Makin 72 7/18.00
2 (1) 270-009 Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Violent Velocity (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-3 J J Quinn S B Kelly (7) 71 22/123.00
3 (3) 0521-21 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Night Lily (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 P W D'Arcy A Culhane 69 11/26.50
4 (2) 643 White, Red stars, diamonds on sleeves I'm Frank 22
Nag me
4 9-0 G A Swinbank P McDonald 68 16/117.00
5 (5) 126310 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap By Command 16
Nag me
5 9-0 pt K A Ryan A Munro 68 18/119.00
6 (10) 7025-23 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 6
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-13 T D Easterby D Allan 67 9/25.50
7 (7) 75474-2 Black, Pink epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Shadowtime 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 Miss Tracy Waggott A Mullen 65 85/403.12
8 (8) 650-260 Yellow, White spots, Royal Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star Sarwin (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-11 G A Swinbank R Winston 65 12/113.00
9 (4) 300951- Dark Blue and Mauve stripes, Mauve cap Kildare Sun (IRE) 221
Nag me
8 8-11 p J Mackie P Hanagan 65 20/121.00
10 (12) 51396-0 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Ailsa Craig (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 E W Tuer P Mulrennan 64 33/134.00
11 (9) 323202 Royal blue, yellow cross belts and armlets Hits Only Jude (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 8-10 D Carroll D Nolan 64 12/113.00
12 (6) 1/50-907 Orange and black check, orange sleeves, black armlets Cherri Fosfate 16
Nag me
6 8-8 t D Carroll I J Brennan (5) 62 40/141.00

Verdict

FRENCH ART is selected ahead of Shadowtime and Kildare Sun. Nigel Tinkler has got his horses in a reasonable run of form and the five-year-old ran out a ready winner at Pontefract. Granted, he was a little disappointing next time out but the assessor has dropped him 1lb since and this faster surface should suit. Shadowtime was ahead of our selection on that occasion. That was his first run of the season and there is less likelihood of gleaning a soft lead this evening. Kildare Sun is lesser rated on the turf so is effectively 1lb lower than his last success at Wolverhampton. The market will tell us how straight she is on reappearance. By Command has ability though is frustrating. Similarly Jonny Lesters Hair often travels as if there is much more in the tank than there actually is for pressure. Paul D'Arcy is in an incredibly rare visitor to these parts so the market is watched in relation to Night Lily. French Art has the right profile for this assignment and is accordingly selected.