Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 15:10 Infinity Ecomax Tyres Handicap1m

  • Winner £6,301 2nd £1,886 3rd £943 4th £472
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.35s
  • Off time: 15:13:26
15:10 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silverheels (IRE) 8/1
2nd No Dominion (IRE) 20/1
3rd Flashlight (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 13-7542 Yellow, Maroon epaulets Silverheels (IRE) 17
Nag me
4 10-0 P F I Cole Ashley Morgan (3) 85 8/19.00
3 (5) 0-61130 Royal Blue, Yellow seams, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap Ingleby Angel (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-13 D O'Meara D Tudhope 84 9/110.00
4 (1) 0-99207 Purple, Orange sash, Royal Blue cap Discression 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-11 K A Ryan P Mulrennan 82 6/17.00
5 (2) 961517 Dark Green, Red sleeves, Dark Green stars, Red cap Hakuna Matata 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 b M Dods Connor Beasley (7) 78 9/25.50
6 (3) 453384 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Flashlight (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 9-4 M Johnston J Fanning 83 7/24.50
7 (8) 213305 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots No Dominion (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J G Given G Lee 74 20/121.00
8 (9) 0607-59 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Fazza 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 E W Tuer J P Sullivan 73 50/151.00
9 (10) 6-40381 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Mitchum 22
Nag me
4 8-10 p R E Barr D Swift 67 25/126.00
10 (6) 07-0002 Yellow, grey sleeves, black stars Oratory (IRE) 5
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 8-9 Mrs K Burke Joey Haynes (7) 65 5/23.50
Non runners
1 (4)7025-40Stevie Thunder810-0Ian WilliamsJ P Spencer85

Verdict

Last year's renewal was won by a top weight and if Silverheels were to run up to the form of his recent second on the Polytrack at Kempton, Paul Cole's grey would be a danger to all. Any Mark Johnston runner at Ripon is worthy of respect and in receipt of a valuable weight-for-age allowance it could be worth giving FLASHLIGHT another chance. The three-year-old had been notably busy throughout May but he didn't disgrace himself at Chester after a brief absence, and he comes to this assignment having dropped a further 2lb down the handicap. Oratory was well backed ahead of a recent visit to Ayr and having shown no worthwhile form for some time, he wasn't far away from landing the gamble. Elaine Burke's charge gets another chance off the same mark minus Joey Haynes' 7lb claim. Hakuna Matata looks to have struck up a decent partnership with Connor Beasley and the pair bid for a third success from six starts.