Today's racecards

Ripon

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

  • Winner £15,562 2nd £4,660 3rd £2,330 4th £1,165
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.76s
  • Off time: 15:45:27
15:45 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Salutation (IRE) 9/4
2nd London Citizen (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1161-01 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Shrewd 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M L W Bell J P Spencer 93 11/43.75
2 (5) 27-3149 Maroon, grey epaulets Contradict 27
Nag me
3 9-1 M R Channon S Hitchcott 87 14/115.00
3 (1) 26-3454 Pink, red epaulets, white sleeves, orange cap London Citizen (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-0 Mrs K Burke D Tudhope 86 6/17.00
4 (4) 3182 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Fersah (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 W J Haggas Dane O'Neill 85 2/13.00
5 (2) 472652 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Salutation (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 85 9/43.25

Verdict

It's sad to see such decent prize money rewarded with so few entries and having held the lion's share of the six-day acceptors, Mark Johnston relies upon Salutation. Sixth in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot, he should have no issues in relation to both the trip and the prevailing going. Shrewd was behind on that occasion though Michael Bell's gelding bounced back to form at Chester and has been raised 4lb by the handicapper. William Haggas won this race last year and the exiled Yorkshireman will be hoping for a big run from FERSAH. She may have been outclassed in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot but she was entitled to take her chance in that Group 2 contest having performed with credit in maidens at Leicester and Ascot. London Citizen hasn't offered much since returning from an abortive spell in the USA while Contradict takes a drop in grade having made little impact in a Group 2 event at Saint-Cloud.