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Thirsk Preview: Dutch Mist to land the hat-trick

Dutch Mist is taken to continue her improvement and land a hat-trick of wins by taking the 3.05 Nursery at Thirsk.

Kevin Ryan’s chestnut filly has been allotted a mark of 85 for her runs so far and that seems fair given she won on her latest start with consummate ease. That was over five furlongs and she has also won over six which would suggest she has a good blend of speed and stamina which will serve her well today. The form of her latest run isn’t anything to shout about with the second since held off 69 but Dutch Mist disposed of her very easily and she should be up to a mark of 85.

There are some really nice unexposed sorts in this race and Dark Defender certainly rates as a major danger. He won a class two event at York and the third has since finished second off 81 in a big class two field so the form rates as very solid.

Dutch Mist is given the call on the basis that she holds a 4lb pull in the weights with Dark Defender based on her handicap mark as well as the claim of Shane Gray and it is believed this will be enough to swing things in her favour this afternoon.

In the seven furlong handicap (4.15), Myboydaniel can continue winning ways and justify favouritism.

He made a brilliant start to his handicap career when winning off a mark of 72 in a class five. That was a really competitive race and he won it with a deal of authority under red-hot jockey De Sousa who is back on board today. He has gone up 6lbs for that victory but given the quality of the race, he is probably worth a mark in that region.

A mark of 78 makes Myboydaniel the highest rated horse in the field today and he has to give weight all around but this race doesn’t look any harder than the one he won last time out. The form is solid with the second and third since running well off marks in the mid-70’s and having only raced four times, it’s possible there’s even more to come from Brian Ellison’s three year-old.

Selections

14:00 – Warapito

14:30 – Men United

15:05 – Dutch Mist (NAP)

15:40 – Ribbing

16.15 – Myboydaniel (NB)

16.45 – Ella’s Delight

17.15 – Lizzy’s Dream