Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 20:40 SIS Live Maiden Stakes1m 1f 170y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.40s
  • Off time: 20:41:33
20:40 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empress Ali (IRE) 2/1
2nd Spiritoftheunion 6/1
3rd Epsom Hill (SWE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 09/09- Beige, Maroon epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Billy Redpath 352
Nag me
6 9-13 h F Watson Jason Hart (3) 31 100/1101.00
2 (8) 8-3 White, red bowtie, white cap, red star Epsom Hill (SWE) 23
Nag me
3 9-0 C Fellowes L Dettori 5/42.25
3 (6) Mauve, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap King Couture (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-0 M W Easterby B McHugh 33/134.00
4 (9) 0-5 Grey, Pink armlets, Pink cap Oscuro 22
Nag me
3 9-0 T D Easterby D Allan 16/117.00
6 (3) 022-7 Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap Empress Ali (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-9 T P Tate J P Sullivan 73 2/13.00
7 (1) 90 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond Fickle Feelings (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 8-9 T D Barron G Gibbons 14/115.00
8 (5) 6 Royal Blue, White spots and sleeves, Scarlet cap Housewives Choice 28
Nag me
3 8-9 J D Bethell P McDonald 10/111.00
9 (7) 9- WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap Spiritoftheunion 225
Nag me
3 8-9 M L W Bell J Fanning 6/17.00
Non runners
5 (4)006-466Rocky Hill Ridge39-0A J MccabeA Mullen32

Verdict

Empress Ali finished runner-up in two Newcastle maidens on soft ground last season and ran well for a long way on her reappearance over this trip there last month. She'll be winning soon but may have to play second fiddle again to EPSOM HILL. He changed hands after last season's debut and made a bright start for Charlie Fellowes behind two much better fancied rivals at Doncaster - tonight's longer trip looks certain to suit. Spiritoftheunion is the second foal of a mare who produced a winner with her first and Michael Bell's filly is the type to do better in her second season so could get into the frame. Oscuro may be best of the remainder as she appears to have been running over trips too short.