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Five-timer Freddie Tylicki chases a quickfire double on Thirsk card
Freddie Tylicki, who completed a remarkable five-timer from his five rides at Newcastle on Saturday, can continue his purple patch at Thirsk tomorrow.
The Norton jockey is fancied to complete a double on Pearl Nation and Volcanic Wind, the latter a newcomer from the Godolphin stable, which provided Tylicki with the first of his five winners at Gosforth Park.
Having previously had two trebles in his career, Tylicki scored on Saturday aboard Godolphin’s Power Of Light, Julie Camacho’s Danderrell, Cadgers Brig for Keith Dalgleish, Rhythmic for Mark Johnston and the Lawrence Mullaney-trained Mr Mo Jo, who dead-heated in the last race on the card.
It was an extraordinary feat by the 2009 champion apprentice to win on every one of his mounts, and for five different trainers.
Pearl Nation, whom Tylicki rides tomorrow in the James Herriot Hall Conference & Banqueting Handicap, scored for the jockey at Doncaster two starts back and has since finished a respectable fourth at Redcar over this trip of seven furlongs. Lightly-raced, Brian Baugh’s gelding is open to further improvement and is napped to resume winning ways.
It is impossible to know the strength of Volcanic Wind, who Tylicki rides on behalf of Saeed bin Suroor in the Thirsk Racecourse Conference Centre Maiden Stakes.
But this is a race which may not take a lot of winning and debutante Volcanic Wind would not need to be anything out of the ordinary to take the spoils. A three-year-old son of Distorted Humour, he boasts a good pedigree and may be good enough to prevail for his red-hot jockey, who is three from three on Godolphin mounts this season.
Elsewhere on the Thirsk card, a note should be made of the Brian Ellison-trained pair Stormy Weather (4.40), a good second at Newcastle last time, and recent course winner Dolphin Rock (5.40).
At Musselburgh this afternoon, Stormy Morning is napped to win the Black Jack Racing, Musselburgh’s No 1 Bookmaker, Handicap.
A course winner in the summer, the gelding just failed to follow up here a fortnight ago when beaten a head into second by La Bacouetteuse. Compensation can be forthcoming for Phil Kirby’s charge.
La Bacouetteuse also runs today, in the Brian & Beverley’s Wedding Day Celebration Handicap. A 3lb rise may not be too prohibitive for the Iain Jardine-trained seven-year-old, who will again have the services of smart claimer Gary Whillans.
The featured £12,000 William Hill Nursery over five furlongs has attracted eight runners, all but one of which are trained in North Yorkshire. Kevin Ryan saddles his speedy Catterick winner Chasing Dreams, while dual-winner Done Dreaming, trained by Richard Fahey, won on this course two weeks ago.
Marginal preference, though, is for Fahey’s other runner, Bispham Green, runner-up in his last three starts, most recently at Ascot, who will be ridden by Shane B Kelly.
2.10 Goninodaethat, 2.40 Berbice, 3.10 Lea Valley Black, 3.40 La Bacouetteuse, 4.10 Bispham Green, 4.40 Kay Gee Be, 5.10 Pavers Star, 5.40 Stormy Morning (NAP).
Today’s other meetings: Brighton and Wolverhampton.
2.10 Burning Dawn, 2.40 Cracking Choice, 3.10 Loki’s Strike, 3.40 Pearl Nation (NAP), 4.10 Queen’s Estate, 4.40 Stormy Weather, 5.10 Volcanic Wind, 5.40 Dolphin Rock.
Tomorrow’s other meetings: Folkestone and Yarmouth.