Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 14:40 Wooden Spoon, The Children's Charity Of Rugby Maiden Stakes 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.10s
  • Off time: 14:43:03
14:40 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jersey Bull (IRE) 11/2
2nd Flying Machine (IRE) Evs
3rd Secret Brief (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (6) 5 Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap Bobby's Flyer (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 9-5 T D Easterby D Allan 14/115.00
2 (4) 2 Dark green, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap, dark green stars Flying Machine (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-5 R A Fahey T Hamilton Evs2.00
3 (3) 533 Red and white stripes, red sleeves, black stars, red cap, black star Jersey Bull (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 11/26.50
4 (7) Royal blue, white stars, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap, white star Mr Christopher (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 N Wilson D Fentiman 25/126.00
5 (5) 5 White, red cross of lorraine, red and white halved sleeves, red and white quartered cap Mr Shekells 19
Nag me
2 9-5 P J McBride G Gibbons 20/121.00
6 (9) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Secret Brief (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 11/43.75
7 (8) Brown, Brown cap, Beige star Star Ascending (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 B Ellison D Swift 66/167.00
8 (1) 326 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Mauve cap Just Marion (IRE) 10
Nag me
2 9-0 v P D Evans S Donohoe 18/119.00
9 (2) Maroon, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Lucilla Aurelius (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 T Coyle B McHugh 50/151.00

Verdict

FLYING MACHINE was beaten only a head at Doncaster on his debut. Richard Fahey's colt can land this with normal progress. Jersey Bull is steadily improving and went within a length of catching the winner at Bath last time but Just Marion went backwards at Chester on her latest start, though that may have been down to the soft ground. A half-brother to former stablemate and Group 2 winner Steeler, Secret Brief cost 150,000gns and stands out among the newcomers.