14:45 Thirsk Tue 18 June 2019
- Redford Handicap (Div 2) (Class 5)
- 7f, Soft
- 11 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Sprang a 33-1 surprise at Southwell over a mile back in March but showed that to be no fluke when running to the same level at Wetherby. 6f and rise in class against him at Hamilton and should fare much better in this grade. Leading contender.
6f Group 3 winning juvenile for Jessica Harrington. Yet to win in six starts for current stable, plunging a total of 19lb. Looked a hard ride at Pontefract in first time blinkers (retained) and yet to show a liking for this softer ground.
Won a Thirsk maiden in April 2018 but yet to add to that sole success. Steps up in trip following two moderate runs this year and has failed to beat a rival home in two previous tries at this trip. Others preferred.
Best effort came over 1m1f at Redcar last year but hasn't been seeing out his races over a mile since. Soft ground is ideal but needs to settle much better down in distance and more needed.
Both wins have come in a lower grade on the fibresand at Southwell over this distance. and has previously failed to impress in four turf starts. Remains 3lb higher than last win and weighted up to his best.
Daughter of Bated Breath showed promise on her second AW start over 6f last year but below that in two turf runs this time around. On a workable opening mark if returning to her best on handicap debut.
Gelded son of Red Jazz ran once early last year when showing little and has struggled again at very long odds in both runs this campaign. Best watched again on handicap debut.
Remains a maiden following 11 starts and still hard to know what her best trip is. Down in trip following a poor run over 1m1f and returns to a tougher grade. Likely to come up short again.
Twice a winner off a similar mark in 2018 and seems suited on turf with some cut in the ground. Shaped with promise on Nottingham return but disappointed last time. Chance if bouncing back to his best but remains hard to predict.
11-race maiden has only a couple of decent runs to his name and makes only his second start on turf. Very poor on his last three starts and remains easy to oppose.
Shadwell-bred three-year-old who was sold cheaply (£5,500) in October and was unfancied and showed little in three starts so far. Remains hard to make any sort of case for.
Last Year's Winner
Bee Machine (4/1), Al Suil Eile (5/1), Equidae (5/1), Take Fright (11/2), I Know How (6/1), Final Frontier (6/1), Glaceon (12/1), Thunder Buddy (12/1), The Mekon (18/1), Ghathanfar (28/1), Mountain Of Stars (50/1)
- Take Fright
- Bee Machine
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