Today's racecards

Ripon

  • 16:20 Skybet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap1m 1f 170y

  • 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: 2m 2.97s
  • Off time: 16:20:22
16:20 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mushaakis (IRE) 7/4
2nd It's My Time 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 037-051 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Jo'burg (USA) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 85 10/111.00
2 (8) 574186 Maroon, black stars, maroon cap, black star San Cassiano (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-11 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 82 9/110.00
5 (1) 332206 White, maroon spots on sleeves Number One London (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-0 b1 B J Meehan P Mulrennan 81 5/23.50
6 (5) 411044 Orange, black cross of lorraine, orange and grey diabolo on sleeves, orange and black striped cap Arc Light (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 T D Easterby D Fentiman 71 9/25.50
7 (9) 1-32132 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushaakis (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 M Johnston Dane O'Neill 81 7/42.75
8 (4) 38-2523 Dark Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue spots Triple Eight (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 8-12 b P A Kirby M O'connell 69 12/113.00
9 (3) 266147 Light blue, black and light blue striped sleeves and cap It's My Time 13
Nag me
4 8-9 R A Fahey T Hamilton 66 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (7)7-73530Demolition99-10N WilsonJoey Haynes81
4 (2)206205Mespone (FR)49-4P T MidgleyNon Runner75

Verdict

Jo'Burg will have gleaned some confidence from his recent victory in a claimer at Doncaster but David O'Meara's likeable veteran is always vulnerable in handicaps to an improving type, and NUMBER ONE LONDON can make the trip from Brian Meehan's yard worthwhile. It's a little offputting that the colt is tried in first time blinkers after a couple of mediocre runs, although it's worth remembering that had chased home the useful Maputo on his handicap debut. On that evidence, he's clearly worth persevering with off what is essentially a 1lb lower mark. Mushaakis dotted up in a Musselburgh handicap off a mark of 70. The handicapper didn't miss him when it came to making a reassessment and he performed with plenty of credit when attempting this trip for the first time at Sandown. Arc Light won back-to-back races at Newcastle earlier in the season and Tim Easterby's five-year-old continues to be competitive off his current mark.