Ripon

  • 15:45 Armstrong Memorial Handicap6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.12s
  • Off time: 15:45:32
15:45 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Cape (FR) 7/2
2nd Viking Spirit 12/1
3rd Kerrys Requiem (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 40-8623 Light Green and Pink diabolo, Red sleeves and cap Tabaret 23
Distance Winner
6 9-11 R M Whitaker T Hamilton 92 10/111.00
2 (3) 400-630 White and Emerald Green (halved), halved sleeves, White cap Viking Spirit 9
Distance Winner
7 9-9 t W R Swinburn S W Kelly 90 12/113.00
3 (8) 403364 Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Atlantic Story (USA) 23
7 9-8 b M W Easterby Dale Gibson 89 13/27.50
4 (5) 557206 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Bond City (IRE) 3
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-6 G R Oldroyd P McDonald 87 7/18.00
5 (1) 752632 White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap Kerrys Requiem (IRE) 9
3 9-4 M R Channon Tony Culhane 89 10/111.00
6 (10) 080000 Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap Ajigolo 23
Distance Winner
6 9-2 N Wilson D Tudhope 83 33/134.00
7 (4) 412392 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Red Cape (FR) 3
Distance Winner
6 9-0 Mrs R Carr A Elliott 81 7/24.50
8 (7) 3-65362 Maroon, Mauve epaulets Capucci 35
4 8-13 t J J Quinn Graham Gibbons 80 7/18.00
9 (2) 805631 Emerald Green and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Black cap Mister Laurel 9
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 83 5/16.00
10 (11) 839190 Purple, Grey disc, Grey cap Bel Cantor 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 p W J H Ratcliffe Kelly Harrison (3) 79 20/121.00
11 (9) 147070 Black, Mauve diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Malcheek (IRE) 9
Course and Distance Winner
7 8-6 T D Easterby D Allan 73 16/117.00

Verdict

The speed should come down the nearside here from Mister Laurel and KERRYS REQUIEM, and the latter is given the nod to avenge last week's Newcastle defeat to Richard Fahey's charge. Kerry's Requiem had previously been very unlucky not to score here over course and distance when hampered and no better than third behind Bajan Tryst, and Mick Channon's filly was then beaten four lengths by Mister Laurel at Gosforth Park. She is now 8lbs better off with that rival and we will give her the nod to turn the tables. She acts on good ground and won't mind if it rains. Viking Spirit is well handicapped on old form and will relish further rain should it come, but he was beaten a mile at York last time and you'd be hard pressed to lump on on that evidence. Red Cape would prefer faster ground than this to be at his best, while Atlantic Story is thrown in on the best of his form on artificial surfaces, but is only one from 18 on turf. Tabaret is another about whom there are going concerns unless things dry out and we will give another chance to Kerrys Requiem.