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Thirsk best bets: Stormy Pearl set to sparkle while Endeyaar could surprise at decent odds

There’s plenty of Saturday night racing to enjoy in these longer spring evenings, and the very last race at Thirsk looks full of betting opportunities that will surely send some race-goers home happy.

19:40 Thirsk: Vickers.Bet independent Family-Owned Bookmaker Handicap (6 furlongs)

Heading the early betting in this 20-runner sprint, Langholm is expected to build on his promising second of 10 at Catterick at the beginning of the month, while top-weighted Smalleytime is better fancied here than when he caused a 28/1 upset last time out at Newcastle 12 days ago.

Lurking just beneath them in the betting, and arguably offering more value at the prices is David Thompson’s Stormy Pearl, who looks to be building towards another visit to the winners’ circle.

The four-year-old filly has two career wins under her belt (both at Hamilton), and gave promising signs of recapturing that form with a promising second of 13 on her second outing of the season 11 days ago.

On Catterick’s heavy ground, she overcame an awkward start to put herself in contention, and although no match for the winner, she fared much the best of those held up and finished strongly to leave her other 11 rivals string out in her wake.

Thompson’s yard has been in stellar form lately, saddling eight winners out of 38, with a further dozen making the frame, and with Connor Planas bringing his useful three-pound claim back to the saddle, they could well add to those figures here.

Suggested best bet: Stormy Pearl in the 19:40 at Thirsk


With five places widely available, Tipstrr’s each-way pundits haven’t been idle and the general consensus appears to be that Antony Brittain’s five-year-old gelding Eldeyaar could be ready to punch above his weight.

He rounded his 2023 turf campaign with a couple of tidy wins at Ripon and catterick in September, and although less eye-catching on his all-weather outings over the winter, his dropping weight put him back in contention with a decent runner-up spot at Southwell a month ago.

He was last seen at Newcastle just five days later, and he appeared to pay the price of the quick turnaround when his apprentice jockey asked too much of him too soon, and he understandably faded.

With almost four weeks to recover ahead of his season turf debut, he is reunited with Cam Hardie, who should be better equipped to ease him into this big-field handicap, and it would be no surprise to see him in contention for at least a frame finish.

Next best each-way punt: Eldeyaar each-way in the 19:40 at Thirsk


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