Ripon

  • 19:20 Charlie Waller Memorial Median Auction Maiden Stakes5f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.94s
  • Off time: 19:21:52
19:20 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Defence Council (IRE) 2/1
2nd Whisper Louise (IRE) 27/10
3rd Novalist 100/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (9) Pink, black seams, striped sleeves and star on cap Amazing Amoray (IRE)
2 9-3 T D Barron D J O'Donohoe 40/141.00
2 (16) 80 Royal Blue, White sash and sleeves, Pink cap Aprication (IRE) 19
2 9-3 J R Weymes Martin Lane (3) 301/2151.50
3 (17) 8325 Orange, red stars and sleeves, red cap, orange stars Belle Bayardo (IRE) 13
2 9-3 R Harris L Morris 8/19.00
4 (13) Light Blue, Purple Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Purple cap, White star Blaze Of Thunder (IRE)
2 9-3 R A Fahey P Hanagan 8/19.00
5 (8) 22 Purple, Mauve chevron, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Defence Council (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 J Howard Johnson P Mulrennan 2/13.00
6 (2) 0 Light blue and purple diabolo, light blue sleeves, purple armlets, quartered cap Good Faith 61
2 9-3 G M Moore F Norton 40/141.00
7 (4) 4U Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Novalist 12
2 9-3 R Bastiman Matthew Lawson (7) 100/1101.00
8 (14) Maroon, Mauve epaulets Paragons Folly (IRE)
2 9-3 J J Quinn Graham Gibbons 25/126.00
11 (3) 4 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop and sleeves, White cap Hortensis 14
2 8-12 T D Easterby D Allan 4/15.00
12 (7) Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mimi's Princess
2 8-12 K A Ryan S Donohoe 25/126.00
13 (1) Yellow, large Emerald Green spots and star on cap Pride Of Tagula
2 8-12 N Wilson D Fentiman 100/1101.00
14 (15) 3 ORANGE, BROWN armlets Shy Bird 16
2 8-12 J A Glover L Vickers 50/151.00
15 (5) Yellow, Maroon seams, sleeves and star on cap The Oboist (IRE)
2 8-12 M Johnston R Ffrench 25/126.00
16 (12) 8 Light blue and brown diabolo, light blue sleeves, brown cap, light blue star Welsh Inlet (IRE) 24
2 8-12 S C Williams William Carson (3) 50/151.00
17 (10) 252 Dark Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Whisper Louise (IRE) 9
2 8-12 Mrs P Sly M Fenton 27/103.70
Non runners
9 (6)7Silent Blessing29-3R M H CowellN Mackay
10 (11)45Hollyhocks (IRE)28-12N WilsonCatherine Gannon

Verdict

A tricky riddle to solve with WHISPER LOUISE given the tentative vote ahead of Blaze Of Thunder, though Paragons Folly and The Oboist are debutants who could go well. It is hard to be confident about any of these, but Whisper Louise has probably shown the best form on the racecourse in three maidens to date and acts on good ground, so we will go with her. On the negative side, she does look vulnerable from a high draw, and although her trainer Pam Sly has her string in good form and has a good strike rate at this track, she has not had a juvenile winner since Speciosa way back in 2005. Blaze Of Thunder is only just opposed here. He is drawn down the centre, so could race with either party in a likely split from the stalls, and he should act on good ground. Both his defeats read well in the context of this and a win would be no shock. Paragons Folly is nicely bred but has a high draw plus some moderate recent stable form to contend with, while Mark Johnston's string are also quiet at the time of writing and although The Oboist has the profile of a newcomer who could go very well, the filly will probably be better for the run. Having said that, if the ground turns up soft then she would have to be strongly considered on pedigree as her sire Clodovil relished cut. Blaze Of Thunder has the profile of one who will do better at three and is also drawn on the far side, but money for him would probably be significant. Hortensis needs to improve, and we will give one more chance to Whisper Louise.