17:45 Thirsk Tue 18 June 2019

  • Scouting For Girls - Live At thirskraces 16th August Handicap (Class 6)
  • 5f, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 17 Runners
  • Winner£3,398.002nd£1,011.003rd£505.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:59.83sOff time:17:46:36
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1
(19)
49-13OR: 66BFD
9/2

Made an eye-catching stable debut on reappearance when second over 6f here, running on well. Bit unlucky when carried left at Nottingham and open to improvement. Drop in trip and ground (which she's avoided in the past) a concern.

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2
(4)
79-12OR: 65CD
20/1

13lb below last win but that came in September 2017. Prefers much better ground than this and questions remain following three poor runs this year. Down in grade but best watched.

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3
(6)
89-12OR: 65
8/1

Regular place-getter but sole win from 49 starts came in a 2013 maiden. Best form has come on quick ground and below par on good to soft at Beverley latest. Hard to fancy.

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4
(9)
79-11OR: 64CD
25/1

Remains 2lb higher than November's Wolverhampton (AW) win and best turf form has come on a faster surface. Tends to need a run and this is his first since January.

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5
(15)
79-9OR: 62
3/1

Frustrating that he has just two wins from 49 starts and on a long losing streak dating back to 2016. However has shaped well in two starts for new yard and was narrowly denied on soft ground at Pontefract. Likely to be involved again.

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6
(7)
129-9OR: 62D
33/1

Veteran and a 12-time career winner all over this trip. Handles soft ground but generally prefers better ground than this. Capable of being competitive but others probably better suited by the conditions.

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7
(1)
109-7OR: 60D
12/1

Veteran handles most ground and seemingly returned to form when dropped to this mark over 6f at Hamilton recently. Capable of being competitive again if taking his chance. Declared at Pontefract on Monday.

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8
(10)
Piazonb,e/s12
89-4OR: 57D
33/1

His last six wins have come on the fibresand at Southwell but suited by testing conditions on turf. Refused to race at Ripon this month and on that basis is one to swerve for now.

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9
(17)
69-4OR: 57D
20/1

Remains on his last winning mark from Southwell (AW) in March but this ground is likely to prove too testing and plenty to find with Optimickstickhill from Ripon last time.

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10
(8)
59-4OR: 57BF
11/1

Campaigned mainly on AW since joining current yard in October but has failed to score in numerous attempts despite going close a few times. Heavy ground didn't suit at Nottingham latest and ground is a major concern.

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12
(2)
58-11OR: 50
20/1

Remains a maiden after 24 starts and plenty to find from his latest Ripon effort behind Optimickstickhill. First time blinkers added and ground remains a significant concern. May be better when returned to the AW.

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13
(5)
48-11OR: 50CD
8/1

Won this race last year off the same mark but on much quicker ground. Finally gained a second success when beating a few of these at Ripon. Has handled soft previously so no reason why she shouldn't go close again.

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15
(11)
58-9OR: 48D
25/1

Sole win came on the AW and just lacks a change of gears late on. Solid third at Wolverhampton latest but this ground likely to be too testing back on turf.

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16
(14)
68-7OR: 46CD
14/1

Placed regularly but just three wins from 47 starts, the last of which came over 6f here in 2017. Handles soft ground and place possibilities once again following four thirds from his last five AW starts.

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17
(13)
58-7OR: 45
40/1

Now 66 starts without a win and continues to struggle to get involved following 10 starts this year. Handles soft ground but hard to make any sort of case for.

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18
(3)
38-2OR: 47
33/1

Hasn't got to within single figure lengths of a winner or beaten many rivals home in five poor starts to date. Remains easy to dismiss.

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19
(12)
38-1OR: 45WS
100/1

Showed no signs of being competitive for Brian Ellison and was tailed off on April's season and stable debut. Needs wind surgery to have improved her out of sight.

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Non-Runners

11
(16)
Pearl Noir1
99-1OR: 54
T: S DixonJ: Theodore Ladd
14
(18)
Tick Tock Croc246
38-10OR: 55
T: B SmartJ: P Hanagan

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
13Optimickstickhill38-78/1Full Result
T: S DixonJ: Theodore Ladd

Betting

Forecast

Shepherd's Purse (3/1), Debawtry (9/2), Pearl Noir (13/2), Gamesome (8/1), Optimickstickhill (8/1), Always Amazing (11/1), B Fifty Two (12/1), Le Manege Enchante (14/1), Tick Tock Croc (16/1), Raffle King (20/1), Twentysvnthlancers (20/1), Vimy Ridge (20/1), Burtonwood (25/1), Little Miss Lola (25/1), Piazon (33/1), Bronze Beau (33/1), Swiss Miss (33/1), Celerity (40/1), Pritty Livvy (100/1)

Verdict

Shepherd's Purse like a few of these is hard to win with but he's hit the ground running for his new stable and looks sure to be thereabouts once again. Le Manege Enchante is another with strong place credentials while B Fifty Two depending on how he fares in his Monday engagement, should be a factor. OPTIMICKSTICKHILL took advantage of a 5lb lower mark last time but that still only puts her on the same mark as when winning this last year.
  1. Optimickstickhill
  2. Shepherd's Purse
  3. Le Manege Enchante

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