Ripon

  • 17:10 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap1m 1f 170y

  • Winner £6,301 2nd £1,886 3rd £943 4th £472
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.64s
  • Off time: 17:12:19
17:10 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Puzzle Time 11/1
2nd Principle Equation (IRE) 3/1
3rd Polar Eyes 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 2211 Emerald Green, Yellow cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green cap, Yellow star Puzzle Time 143
Distance Winner
4 9-12 G C Bravery T Hamilton 78 11/112.00
2 (5) 513136 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, hooped sleeves Maybeme 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 p N Bycroft T Eaves 73 12/113.00
3 (3) 2210 Grey Principle Equation (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 R M Beckett G Lee 80 3/14.00
4 (2) 223104 Yellow, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on emerald green cap Polar Eyes 29
3 9-6 P W Chapple-Hyam George Chaloner (3) 80 8/19.00
5 (7) 513 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Patterned 17
3 9-6 L M Cumani D Tudhope 80 9/43.25
6 (8) 3-742 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Dianora 17
3 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute Graham Gibbons 75 9/110.00
7 (1) 5616 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Wojha (IRE) 29
3 9-1 W J Haggas N Callan 75 4/15.00
8 (6) 9210/91 Black, Yellow disc, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots Aseela (IRE) 99
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-10 G M Moore Kieran Schofield (7) 62 33/134.00

Verdict

This looks really tricky as all eight are respected. But Puzzle Time faces a stiff task under top weight following a 143-day absence while Principle Equation, having looked progressive, dropped tamely away on her handicap debut at Goodwood. She's surely better than that and is well worth a market check however PATTERNED (NAP) was third in that Goodwood contest and is the slow-maturing type with which Luca Cumani excels. The Dansili filly is only 1lb higher for that performance and gets the vote here. Dianora and Wojha represent leading yards but do need to improve again on achievements to date.