Although he has spent most of his career running over 5, 6 and 7 furlongs, there was always enough in his pedigree to suggest that a step up in trip would suit Kingthistle.

He is a full brother to Alfred Hucthinson, who has won 7 times from a mile to an extended 9f and his dam, Chez Cherie, was 3rd in the Lancashire Oaks.

I’m not sure about the naming of the race tonight, but Kingthistle broke his maiden in the Middle Distance Handicap