TWO-YEAR-OLDS SPARKLE AT THIRSK

We had two really nice two-year-old winners at Thirsk. Diamond Sparkles improved for his run at Carlisle to win nicely under apprentice Sean Davis. He was held up in midfield and started to make headway over the final two furlongs. He battled to get the lead and stayed on strongly to win by three-quarters-of-a-length for owner Mrs Richard Henry.

Ventura Lightning made a really pleasing debut for Middleham Park Racing. He tracked the leaders under Tony Hamilton and was pushed for an effort over the final furlong. Once he had daylight he stayed on strongly to get up an win by a neck.