16:30 Thirsk Mon 16 September 2019
- Thirsk Racecourse Conference & Events Centre Fillies' Handicap (Class 5)
- 7f 218y, Good to Firm (Good in places)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
C&D winner who is operating a notch below her best at the moment, although wasn't beaten far when fifth in a Class 3 event here last time, and could easily benefit from a marked drop in class.
Pretty consistent and bounced back from a rare off-day when 1¼ lengths second of 8 to Maggies Angel at Musselburgh last time. Wouldn't need to step up on that to be right in the mix again.
Best effort when seventh in a 1¼m Listed race at Goodwood in May but finished well held over the same trip in novice company at Doncaster the following month. Bit better at Bath last time, but hard to back her with confidence now handicapping.
Best efforts have come on fast ground, and again ran well when 1¼L third of 6 to Five Helmets at Beverley (1¼m) last time. Claims back in trip, but may not want to see any rain.
Has run to a similar level in three qualifying runs at up to 7f, and handicapper has been pretty harsh with her opening mark, but quite likely tom improve now handicapping at 1m, and market will tell a story.
Had wind surgery in May and stepped up on her return effort when finishing fifth over 1m at Haydock. Ran to a similar level when tried in a visor last time, but looked awkward under pressure, and perhaps not the most genuine.
Placed at Pontefract and Beverley this summer, but not the most consistent, and followed a good run at the latter track with a poor effort over C&D last time, weakening tamely. Questions to answer now.
Better on AW than Turf, but has only run one respectable race in her last five outings on either surface, and simply seems to have gone off the boil.
Won in soft ground at Chester in June, but has been rather quiet since finishing second on her next start. Not beaten that far at Catterick last time, but opposable unless the ground changes.
Been a fine servant, but largely below form this year, and makes limited appeal from out of the handicap after a rather lacklustre run at Carlisle on her latest start.
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Harvest Day (4/1), Ideal Candy (5/1), Florenza (6/1), Lady Lizzy (13/2), Sloane Garden (15/2), Eponina (8/1), Alfa Dawn (8/1), Elixsoft (12/1), Beethoven's Gal (14/1), Love Explodes (20/1), Alexandrakollontai (33/1)
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