Ripon

  • 19:50 Follow AtTheRaces On Twitter Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.96s
  • Off time: 19:52:32
19:50 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Yorkshire 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 422153 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Ambleside 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-7 b M Johnston F Norton 72 11/102.10
2 (3) 500342 Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Duke Of Yorkshire 9
Nag me
3 9-0 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 65 5/42.25
3 (1) 0-2824 dark green, yellow cap Hamla 23
Nag me
3 8-10 M Johnston K Fallon 61 5/16.00

Verdict

Mark Johnston saddles two of the three runners in this and will be disappointed if one of them can't take home first prize. Fallon rides Hamla but she was all at sea on her Turf debut at Bath and finished a tailed-off last. A big improvement would be needed to beat stablemate AMBLESIDE, who gets the nod despite being a beaten favourite in his two starts since winning at Beverley in April. Duke Of Yorkshire was only beaten a neck at Doncaster nine days ago but has been raised 3lb since and looks as though he'll do better when given a more searching test of stamina.