Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 16:40 Middleham Trainers Association Handicap1m 1f 170y

  • Winner £6,301 2nd £1,886 3rd £943 4th £472
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 1.00s
  • Off time: 16:40:31
16:40 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Old Town Boy 11/4
2nd New Street (IRE) 7/2
3rd Lord Of The Nile (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 58-21 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Lord Of The Nile (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-7 D O'Meara D Tudhope 79 5/16.00
2 (1) 64-2417 orange, black stripe, black sleeves, orange stars, quartered cap Old Town Boy 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 P J McBride G Gibbons 77 11/43.75
3 (3) 88-32 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Notebook 24
Nag me
3 9-3 p W J Haggas Liam Jones 75 7/18.00
4 (2) 214-5 Red, Red cap, White spots New Street (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-2 R A Fahey D Nolan 74 7/24.50
5 (5) 2-27 Pink, red disc, quartered cap Passionate Affair (IRE) 39
Nag me
3 9-0 pt Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 72 20/121.00
6 (4) 833-381 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Solo Hunter 20
Nag me
3 8-13 v P D Evans S Donohoe 71 25/126.00
7 (7) 74285-1 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Dalaki (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 8-12 C E Brittain K Fallon 70 4/15.00
8 (8) 067-5 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mustadrik (USA) 39
Nag me
3 8-7 C Hills J Fanning 64 12/113.00

Verdict

Plenty with claims in a tough race to call. But breeding suggests LORD OF THE NILE will stay this longer trip despite having enough speed to win over 7f at Catterick earlier in the month. He beat little on that occasion but had gone close behind Yenhaab, now rated 85, at this track earlier. Others stepping up in distance include the two recent winners Solo Hunter and Dalaki though both Notebook and New Street are less exposed and make more appeal. Mustadrik finished a long way behind Old Town Boy last month but the latter was well beaten at Newmarket on his latest start albeit in better company than this. Passionate Affair found 1m4f beyond him last time but had gone close on the all-weather earlier.