Ripon

  • 15:45 Ripon Bell-Ringer Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.62s
  • Off time: 15:46:46
15:45 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Penhill 9/4
2nd Notarised 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 64-317 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Gold Approach 29
Nag me
3 9-7 W J Haggas G Gibbons 89 6/17.00
2 (2) 221 Royal blue Desert Snow 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 h Saeed bin Suroor Freddie Tylicki 85 2/13.00
3 (1) 0-91241 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Penhill 4 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 J D Bethell P McDonald 77 9/43.25
4 (3) 73-4405 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Fire Fighting (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-0 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 82 11/112.00
5 (5) 3-43198 Emerald Green, Red sash, striped sleeves, quartered cap Notarised 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-13 M Johnston R Ffrench 81 4/15.00

Verdict

William Haggas and Mark Johnston have both won this prize in the past and we'll take the former to come out on top again with GOLD APPROACH. The filly made far too much use of herself in the Queen's Prize at Royal Ascot, but she'd won in emphatic fashion at Lingfield, and she can defy the handicapper here. Notarised was sent off as a hot favourite for the Ulster Derby at Down Royal, and we narrowly prefer the Yarmouth winner over stable companion, Fire Fighting. Desert Snow accounted for a useful type in Rocket Ship at Kempton Park, and if she is able to translate her form to Turf, the Godolphin raider has to be considered to be a major player. Penhill steps up in class following a clear-cut success at Thirsk.