Ripon

  • 16:05 VW Van Centre Handicap1m

  • Winner £9,452 2nd £2,829 3rd £1,414 4th £708
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.93s
  • Off time: 16:07:14
16:05 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Robert The Painter (IRE) 14/1
2nd No Poppy (IRE) 6/1
3rd Lord Aeryn (IRE) 8/1
4th Mu'ajiza 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 2211-09 Purple, grey hoops, white sleeves Anton Chigurh 49
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 Tom Dascombe S J Drowne 90 22/123.00
2 (17) 022511 Red, white stripe, armlets and star on cap Robert The Painter (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-13 v D O'Meara Graham Gibbons 89 14/115.00
3 (6) 252549 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Lord Aeryn (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-11 R A Fahey T Hamilton 87 8/19.00
4 (8) 625465 BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Dubai Dynamo 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-11 Mrs R Carr P McDonald 87 7/18.00
5 (15) 8-02080 White, mauve epaulets, white sleeves, mauve stars, white cap, mauve star Xilerator (IRE) 63
Nag me
6 9-10 D Nicholls T Atkinson (5) 86 40/141.00
6 (11) 0-08507 Black and white diabolo, striped sleeves, quartered cap Swiftly Done (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 v D Carroll Jason Hart (3) 86 12/113.00
7 (10) 7025-40 Orange, White diamond, hooped sleeves, striped cap Stevie Thunder 77
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-9 Ian Williams Ryan Powell (3) 85 17/29.50
8 (16) 00-8918 Dark blue, yellow hoop King Torus (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 b Mrs R Carr D Swift 85 33/134.00
10 (12) 20-2441 Pink, royal blue stripe, royal blue cap Le Chat D'or 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 bt M Dods T Eaves 82 12/113.00
11 (13) 8-85024 Orange, Purple sash, White sleeves, White cap, Purple spots Barren Brook 20
Nag me
6 9-3 h M W Easterby P Makin 79 10/111.00
12 (1) 967547 Pink, dark blue hooped sleeves, striped cap No Poppy (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-2 h T D Easterby A Carter (5) 78 6/17.00
13 (5) 151763 Dark Green, Red sleeves, Dark Green stars, Red cap Hakuna Matata 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 b M Dods Connor Beasley (5) 78 5/16.00
14 (3) 1117-89 Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots Desert Creek (IRE) 112
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 p D Nicholls P M Quinn 77 25/126.00
15 (4) 132830 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Eutropius (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 G A Swinbank R Kennemore 75 25/126.00
16 (7) 329212 Royal blue, orange chevron, armlets and star on cap Extraterrestrial 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-13 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 75 14/115.00
17 (14) 7243 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Mu'ajiza 5
Nag me
3 8-6 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 74 12/113.00
Non runners
9 (2)1-Annina39-8H CandyD Allan90

Verdict

There are few better trainers at bringing one back after a long absence than Henry Candy so Annina, a six-length winner of her only start at Lingfield last September, is respected. Robert The Painter scrambled home at Beverley last month then followed up there a fortnight later by seven lengths but a 12lb rise may stop him in his tracks. HAKUNA MATATA won well over the course and distance in June and has been competing with credit from his new mark so, in a wide-open handicap and with Connor Beasley's claim a big help, he's handed the verdict. Dubai Dynamo, who has a dozen career victories to his name, usually goes well here and in the unlikely event of the ground turning soft, last month's Ayr winner Le Chat D'Or would be the choice and No Poppy would also have a better chance. Stevie Thunder has dropped to his lowest mark for over two years and could snatch a place at a big price.