17:35 York Fri 12 October 2018
Scored from this mark at Ripon in April and arrives in form after another win at Pontefract last time. Should again make his presence felt.
Scored here over 5f (good to firm) in June, but not as effective from higher marks similar to this since, and also has a bit to prove over this longer trip.
Dual winner over this trip this season, the latter from 7lb lower. Went close from just 2lb lower next time and had excuse (heavy ground) latest. Should be thereabouts back on a sound surface.
Sole win was over thid trip (good) in France. Arrives on the back of a very competitive effort in a valuable Curragh handicap last month. Not ruled out.
6b higher than his last win, but went very close at Musselburgh from just 1lb lower in August. Effective over 5f-6f on good/fast ground, so if back at his best he could go close.
Completed 6f hat-trick last year. Returned to score on reappearance at Thirsk in April, from today's mark. Well held at Doncaster on only run since then. Bit to prove after that.
Completed a hat-trick in the summer, the last of those being frm a 4lb lower mark and in a Class 5. Recent efforts suggest that this might be a bit tough.
Has been well placed to win 5-18 starts, including over this trip on good. Beaten 2L from this mark on heavy last time, so more needed.
Yet to win a handicap, but went very close from 2lb lower over C&D (good to soft) two starts ago. Hard to catch at that level, however, and percentage call is to take him on.
In super form just lately, winning at Carlisle (6f, good to soft) and going well in the mud at Ayr last time after a 5lb rise. Up another 2lb for this, but stable in decent form and he has claims.
7-23 represents a good strike rate for a sprinter, but 4lb higher than her last win here and has twice been held from similar marks since. More neede.d.
Gets 6f, but all his wins have been over the minimum trip. On a competitive mark here, so not ruled out of the prize money.
Doesn't win too often and goes best at Ayr, but has to be taken seriously after his Stewards' Sprint win in August from 1lb lower, despite his two subsequent runs. Claims.
Not ground dependent. Scored here over C&D in June, when 2lb lower. Not back at that level since, but wouldn't rule him out if able to come up with his optimum effort.
Has seven wins to his name and is dropping to a more feasible mark, but plenty to prove at present judged on his last three runs.
Has been partnered by this jockey to all six of his wins. Has developed a particular liking for Thirsk, acts on good/good to firm and enters calculations from 1lb higher than his best winning mark.
Can probably excuse his latest run on account of the heavy ground. Has not won yet this season, but has been very competitive. Remains unexposed and could go close.
Won twice last year when there was cut in the ground. Hasn't added to those successes and despite helpful 2lb drop, others make more appeal.
In tremendous form this summer, running up a hat-trick over 5f/6f. 9lb higher than the last of those today and was found out last time at Chester, giving him a bit to prove now.
Last Year's Winner
Dalton (13/2), Equitation (13/2), Tommy G (15/2), Royal Residence (8/1), Tresorier (8/1), Soldier's Minute (9/1), Outrage (12/1), Captain Jameson (14/1), Gin In The Inn (14/1), Tawny Port (14/1), Yes You (16/1), Fendale (16/1), Sheepscar Lad (20/1), Paddy Power (22/1), Classic Pursuit (25/1), Related (25/1), Guardia Svizzera (25/1), The Armed Man (28/1), War Whisper (28/1), Black Isle Boy (33/1)
- Royal Residence
- Tommy G
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