Ripon

  • 14:45 SIS Live Claiming Stakes6f

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (2) 843890 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Inxile (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-10 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 91 1001
2 (6) 1967-00 Dark green, white stars, orange sleeves, dark green cap, white star Swendab (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 b J G M O'Shea G Lee 85 1001
4 (1) 88-9066 Purple, White star, sleeves and star on cap Bosun Breese 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 8-12 P T Midgley P Mulrennan 74 1001
5 (3) 08-7756 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Emily Davison (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-12 p Mrs K Tutty Gemma Tutty (7) 45 1001
6 (4) 376-316 Old Gold, Purple sash and cap, Gold spots Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-11 R E Barr Shirley Teasdale (5) 63 1001
Non runners
3 (5)561136Hamoody (USA)109-2J TuiteThomas Brown76

Verdict

Emily Davison will feel rather out of place against these old-timers, of which INXILE makes by far the greatest appeal and the grand Nicholls servant can post a first success since 2012 when good enough to land a Listed contest at Tipperary. Clearly not at that level nowadays, he was still good enough to get within a length and a half of Smoothtalkinrascal at Musselburgh in April in the Borderlescott Trophy. This ought to be straightforward if he turns up at that level. Swendab has shown little this term but would be the main threat if back to last season's form and can fight out the place money battle with Hamoody and Foreign Rhythm.