Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 21:10 attheraces.com Is Free Handicap2m

  • Winner £4,209 2nd £1,253 3rd £626 4th £313
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 32.85s
  • Off time: 21:10:39
21:10 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jackday (IRE) 12/1
2nd Petella 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 156-134 Yellow, Orange star Descaro (USA) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 D O'Meara S De Sousa 74 13/82.62
4 (2) 32125-0 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Blazing Desert 20
Nag me
7 9-7 J J Quinn T Eaves 72 15/28.50
5 (6) 14/21-06 YELLOW, WHITE star, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Jackday (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 p T D Easterby D Allan 68 12/113.00
6 (1) 777-612 Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap Petella 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 G M Moore P McDonald 63 15/82.88
7 (9) 22927-7 Royal blue, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Hi Dancer 61
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 B Haslam P Makin 62 7/18.00
8 (4) 2-92944 Black, orange disc, black sleeves, brown spots, orange cap, brown spots Lady Norlela 4
Nag me
5 8-5 B Rothwell P Hanagan 56 18/119.00
9 (3) 0-25750 Emerald Green, Black epaulets, armlets and diamond on cap Why So Serious 20
Nag me
5 8-5 P Salmon J Fanning (3) 50 33/134.00
Non runners
1 (5)53/377-3Wild Desert (FR)69-10C E LongsdonJ P Spencer75
3 (7)4814-65Gaselee (USA)59-7Rae GuestMartin Lane72

Verdict

Gaselee won a handicap over the trip on soft ground at Nottingham in October and further rain would greatly aid his cause though he's 9lb higher. DESCARO and Petella both go well here and fought out the finish over the C&D in August with the former just prevailing. There's virtually nothing in it at the weights this time but the winner just gets the nod to confirm the form and take this. Blazing Desert looks a threat as he is just 1lb higher than when scoring at Sandown in October and badly needed his comeback run in a better handicap than this at York.