Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 21:20 Fossgate Handicap1m 4f 10y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.95s
  • Off time: 21:20:26
21:20 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tetbury (USA) 9/4
2nd Choisan (IRE) 11/1
3rd Bright Applause 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 2583-09 Royal Blue, large White spots Choisan (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 T D Easterby M Fenton 74 11/112.00
2 (5) 45-0454 Red and black stripes, red sleeves, black spots Tetbury (USA) 18
Nag me
4 9-6 h D O'Meara G Gibbons 73 9/43.25
3 (1) 984-113 Maroon, beige chevron, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap Bright Applause 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 Miss Tracy Waggott B McHugh 73 7/42.75
4 (4) 02223-6 Maroon, white seams, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon star Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 46
Nag me
4 9-4 M W Easterby Matthew Hopkins (7) 71 13/27.50
5 (6) 60-8096 Royal blue and white diabolo, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue diamonds Layline (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 h Miss Gay Kelleway P Makin 70 11/112.00
6 (3) 22410-0 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE star, striped sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Fossgate 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 9-1 J D Bethell Amy Ryan 68 14/115.00
7 (2) 417-086 Yellow, Black stripe, halved sleeves, quartered cap Alsahil (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 p1 Micky Hammond A Mullen 67 33/134.00
8 (8) 011267- Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Authentication 236
Nag me
4 8-12 t1 M Brittain P Mulrennan 65 16/117.00
Non runners
9 (9)91/766-5Swift Encounter (IRE)48-7Mrs A DuffieldP McDonald60

Verdict

Bright Applause beat FOSSGATE narrowly in this a year ago when receiving 2lb but the runner-up is 7lb better off and James Bethell's veteran, who will have been targeted at this, can take his revenge and gain his seventh victory on the track. Tetbury is a major threat as the former French-trained son of Giant's Causeway has gradually improved for David O'Meara and looks on a mark from which he will be winning soon. Choisan is 1lb lower than when scoring over the track and trip a year ago though he hasn't been in the best of form.