FRANKSTER, OUR ONE RUNNER AT THIRSK ON MONDAY.
Frankster will hopefully make it third time lucky on Monday, as on the two previous occasions he has been declared to run this season, he has been withdrawn because the ground was two firm.At the time of writing the going is good to soft, so it looks like he will finally get a run.
This will be the lowest grade Frankster has ever run in, as he is now eligible for a 0-55.He ran well over this course, and distance last season, being beaten three lengths, off a 6lb higher mark, in a 0-70, and of course he should have the ground to suit.On the minus side,he has never finished closer than forth, coming off a long break, and he is drawn widest in stall 12,The race is at 8.30,pm, and Graham Lee takes the ride. To keep up to date with all the latest happenings at Oakwood Stables,click on 'NEWS' at www.mickyhammondracing.
Good luck to the connections The Cobb Family. FRANKSTER 08 May 2013 Equiano-Milwaukee Owner-The Cobb Family.
Frankster is now one of the elder statesmen in the yard, having arrived from Doncaster's Breeze up Sales in 2015. He made his debut in September of that year over six furlongs at Pontefract, before a trip to York, tackling very good company. It was back to Pontefract for his final start as a juvenile, and over six furlongs again, he showed his first form, finishing a very respectable second, and earning an official rating of 77.
He ran five times as a three year old, all in maiden company with his best run coming over the stiff mile at Pontefract, the combination which over the years would prove his most effective.
During the early part of his 4 year old career he was struggling to find his form, and it wasn't until September when contesting a Pontefract maiden, where he looked to have little chance, did he surprise us by regaining the form he had shown as a juvenile,by finishing second. 18 days later under his optimum conditions, and at his 13th attempt he got off the mark, the handicapper took no chances and raised him 12lb to 72. As a five and six year old he has found life tough off his new mark. Thankfully the handicapper has relented, and when the new season does finally get under way, watch out for Frankster in a 0-55 at Pontefract over a mile, on good to soft ground, preferably please.