Today's racecards

Thirsk

  • 15:35 Roe Head Maiden Stakes1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.38s
  • Off time: 15:36:48
15:35 Thirsk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mata Keranjang (USA) 1/4
2nd Tarooq (USA) 20/1
3rd Forks 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) Mauve, white halved sleeves Tarooq (USA)
Nag me
4 9-11 R A Fahey T Hamilton 20/121.00
2 (9) 8 Royal Blue, Orange stars, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Orange star Sandgate Story 25
Nag me
4 9-6 N Wilson G Bartley (3) 100/1101.00
3 (3) 8 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, Dark Blue cap Barton Bounty 7
Nag me
3 9-3 P D Niven P Makin 66/167.00
4 (13) Brown, Beige sash, sleeves and cap Denison Flyer
Nag me
3 9-3 L A Mullaney B McHugh (3) 80/181.00
5 (6) 83 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Forks 92
Nag me
3 9-3 B Smart P Mulrennan 10/111.00
6 (5) 6 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Hades (IRE) 67
Nag me
3 9-3 T D Easterby D Nolan 10/111.00
7 (12) 7 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap March Forth 25
Nag me
3 9-3 Tom Dascombe J Quinn 50/151.00
8 (11) 3-30242 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Mata Keranjang (USA) 8
Nag me
3 9-3 b1 P F I Cole S De Sousa 91 1/41.25
9 (2) White, brown seams, white sleeves and cap Prince James
Nag me
3 9-3 M W Easterby David Simmonson (7) 66/167.00
10 (1) 7 Royal blue and white diamonds, white and red striped sleeves, royal blue cap Shamo Hill Theatre 16
Nag me
3 9-3 C J Teague P Mathers 100/1101.00
11 (7) 5 Black, White chevron, Black sleeves, White stars and cap Majic Mojo 38
Nag me
3 8-12 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 66/167.00
12 (4) 9 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Nephele (IRE) 42
Nag me
3 8-12 T D Easterby D Allan 25/126.00
14 (10) 0-7 Grey, red cap Up At Last 37
Nag me
3 8-12 W J Haggas Liam Jones 22/123.00
Non runners
13 (14)Nesmeh (USA)38-12M JohnstonA Elliott

Verdict

MATA KERANJANG has a glaring opportunity to finally get rid of his maiden tag; Nesmeh and Tarooq are interesting newcomers to keep tabs on in the betting market, while Forks seems to be going the right way and can make the rest aware of his presence. However, the Paul Cole-trained selection sets a heady standard for the others at this stage and it will be very surprising if he isn't good enough to break his duck. The handicapper has him on a mark of 100 at the moment - a rating which is rarely seen in a race as moderate as this. However, Cole is resorting to the use of fitting blinkers on Mata Keranjang to (presumably) help him keep his mind on the job. Considering that he has already tried his hand in a couple of Group 1 races, a Thirsk maiden worth £7,400 ought to be a formality. Shouldn't it? Really?