Ripon

  • 17:40 Racing Again On Monday 9th July Handicap1m

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 49.80s
  • Off time: 17:41:56
17:40 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eastward Ho 6/4
2nd Petrocelli 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 18-5771 Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Ela Gonda Mou 7 (ex6)
Nag me
5 9-10 P Charalambous M O'connell 60 5/23.50
2 (11) 1D0-604 Light Blue, White stars, armlets and stars on cap My Mate Jake (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 9-7 J G Given S B Kelly (5) 63 5/16.00
3 (8) 3511-52 White, Red chevron, White sleeves, Red seams, quartered cap Eastward Ho 8
Nag me
4 9-6 J Ward T Hamilton 62 6/42.50
8 (7) 5652-20 YELLOW, BLACK star, DARK GREEN sleeves, RED cap Cathcart Castle 19
Nag me
4 8-13 S G West D Fentiman 55 10/111.00
9 (9) 3850/79- Emerald green, red chevrons, white sleeves, emerald green cap Petrocelli 421
Nag me
5 8-9 W Storey G Lee 51 16/117.00
11 (12) 009-085 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Viking Dancer 8
Nag me
5 8-3 Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 45 11/112.00
Non runners
4 (2)697047-Tukitinyasok (IRE)59-4C A MulhallP Aspell60
5 (4)60/0987-Glendaragh (IRE)49-1D O'MearaD Tudhope57
6 (1)2/38-580Praxios49-1N WilsonStephen Craine57
7 (3)64505-5Tamara Bay49-1J J DaviesNon Runner57
10 (6)48940-8Tropical Duke (IRE)68-3R E BarrL Morris45
12 (10)657Lucky For Some58-3Mrs Marjorie FifeKelly Harrison45

Verdict

Ela Gonda Mou won an equally poor contest when stepping up to 1m2f at Nottingham but led a long way out so the shorter trip shouldn't be a problem. His penalty makes things a little more difficult and in receipt of 4lb EASTWARD HO gets the nod. Jason Ward's charge hasn't had too much racing and his two victories came on Polytrack at the backend of last year but he very nearly made it three at Beverley last time when caught in the dying strides over that stiff 7f. That was only his second run of the year and he looks up to going one better. My Mate Jake will like the going but is better over further while Viking Dancer is still a maiden after 13 starts though he couldn't fall much lower in the ratings.