Thirsk runner Stonific earns the vote from Newsboy, ahead of an action-packed weekend of horse racing, which features the Group 2 tote Celebration Mile at Goodwood
STONIFIC is fancied to win the Glenn Baxter Has Never Liked It Handicap (2.05) at Thirsk.
David O’Meara’s charge was a shock 40-1 winner in the Betway Summer Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen two starts ago.
Switched back to the Flat, the eight-year-old most recently finished fifth at Pontefract, when the jockey reported he was denied a clear run near the finish.
In a class five event, the same grade he won in back in June, he is 1lb lower here off a mark of 76.
He meets the runner-up Contrebasse again, one of several horses with form from the front.
That should help set the race up for the strong travelling selection, priced at 4-1 with Grovesnor Sport – and he is tipped to defy top weight under Danny Tudhope.
GLAMOROUS FORCE can be rewarded for his recent consistency by taking Goodwood’s Now Handicap (7.23).
Ron Harris’ runner goes well at unconventional tracks like Brighton and gets his chance here at the West Sussex track.
Conditions look ideal for the son of Lethal Force, who has progressed steadily in this type of race in recent months.
Top apprentice Marco Ghiani takes the reins for the first time as the sprinter bids for career win number four.
1.30 DIFFERENT LOOK
2.05 STONIFIC (NAP)
4.20 SUZI’S CONNOISSEUR
1.10 SILK ROMANCE
2.20 RAZZLE DAZZLE
2.55 COSMOS RAJ
3.30 LIVING LEGEND
4.00 MILLE MIGLIA
4.30 BOOGIE TIME
1.55 EVOCATIVE SPARK
2.30 JULIE JOHNSTON
3.05 PERCY’S PRIDE
4.35 KENTUCKY ROSE
5.10 THUNDER LEGEND
6.10 SWEET BELIEVER
7.10 THREE CASTLES
7.40 GLORIOUS RIO
5.53 AUTUMN WAR
6.23 COUNTRY PYLE
6.53 STUNNING BEAUTY
7.23 GLAMOROUS FORCE (NB)