Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 19:50 Norman Wells Memorial Challenge Trophy Handicap6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.68s
  • Off time: 19:51:03
19:50 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kellys Eye (IRE) 9/10
2nd Flaneur 27/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 35488-1 Red, Red cap, White spots Little Scotland 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 R A Fahey P Hanagan 88 14/115.00
2 (6) 141-275 Black, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Black armlets Edgewater (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 p1 J Akehurst M Fenton 87 7/18.00
3 (3) 25-2311 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Kellys Eye (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 D H Brown G Gibbons 87 9/101.90
4 (5) 12-5431 Orange, Brown seams, Brown sleeves, Orange seams, Orange cap, Brown spots Fly Silca Fly (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-1 M R Channon Catherine Gannon 82 12/113.00
5 (7) 35-0221 Beige, Royal blue chevrons, beige sleeves, Royal blue cap Flaneur 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 b T D Easterby D Allan 80 27/103.70
6 (4) 34210-5 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Makbullet 26
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 J Howard Johnson P Mulrennan 77 33/134.00
7 (1) 50029-4 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue cap Schoolboy Champ 30
Nag me
3 8-3 Pat Morris Sophie Doyle (5) 70 25/126.00

Verdict

KELLYS EYE has already shown his liking for this venue with a pair of recent course and distance wins and might just be capable of completing a hat-trick, although Flaneur is very much a danger and both Little Scotland and Makbullet can go well. The last-named is also a previous course and distance scorer, having taken a maiden on good ground in August of last year. He has not fared so well in stronger company in his only two subsequent runs, but with a slip in the weights to a mark of 77 and the good form of the yard a plus he is not ruled out. Little Scotland broke her maiden tag at Chester in May but looks plenty high enough in the handicap given that the form of that win has not been franked by any of her opponents and although she will act on good ground we will take her on. Flaneur is another last-time winner, landing a classified contest at Haydock around a month ago on good to firm. However, she has also won on good to soft and the form of that recent success has been given a more solid look with the runner-up going close again since. From a 3lb higher mark and with the yard going well she is feared. Fly Silca Fly goes on any ground but has been beaten from this sort of mark in the past and so can be opposed, which brings us to Kellys Eye. David Brown's gelding has done little but improve and is suited by good ground or some cut. He was good enough to defy a 6lb rise to win here last time out and the manner of his success suggested that there was still more untapped potential, which we hope he can realise tonight.