Ripon

  • 14:55 VW Van Centre Handicap1m

  • Winner £8,821 2nd £2,640 3rd £1,320 4th £661
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.18s
  • Off time: 14:56:07
14:55 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mirrored 7/1
2nd Vito Volterra (IRE) 7/1
3rd Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 230728 Dark blue, yellow hoop Al Muheer (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
7 10-0 b Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 90 16/117.00
2 (9) 52805-0 BLACK and WHITE (halved), BLACK sleeves, WHITE armlets, BLACK cap Tiger Reigns 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 M Dods P Mulrennan 88 10/111.00
3 (8) 245935 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Kyllachy Star 14
Distance Winner
6 9-11 R A Fahey N Callan 87 9/25.50
4 (4) 072062 Red, large Yellow spots Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 12
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 Mrs Dianne Sayer S B Kelly (5) 85 13/27.50
5 (3) 757317 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mirrored 7
Distance Winner
6 9-9 T D Easterby D Fentiman 85 7/18.00
6 (6) 347580 Black, large Light Green spots, Light Green cap Orpsie Boy (IRE) 14
9 9-8 Mrs R Carr D Swift (3) 84 20/121.00
7 (7) 596142 Royal blue, royal blue and light blue check sleeves Vito Volterra (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-6 M Smith A Mullen 82 7/18.00
8 (11) 335931 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Jo'burg (USA) 7
Distance Winner
8 9-5 D O'Meara D Tudhope 81 6/17.00
9 (5) 851100 Royal blue, red epaulets, halved sleeves Oratory (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
6 9-4 P T Midgley Ned Curtis (7) 80 18/119.00
10 (2) 702586 Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Majestic Dream (IRE) 28
4 9-0 b M W Easterby G Lee 76 9/25.50
11 (12) 7149-07 White, Dark Blue star, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star You've Been Mowed 10
Distance Winner
6 8-13 R J Price Matthew Lawson (5) 75 33/134.00
12 (1) 9/513-00 PURPLE, GREY star L'astre De Choisir (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
4 8-9 M W Easterby D Allan 70 50/151.00

Verdict

A tight handicap where previous C&D winners Hot Rod Mamma and Tiger Reigns are worthy of respect. Much could depend on the going, and if significant rain arrives, it should assist the chances of VITO VOLTERRA. Michael Smith's five-year-old is still capable of showing his form on a sound surface but he likes to travel prominently and this track suits that distinct style of running. Kyllachy Star continues to drop down the weights and any market confidence about Richard Fahey's six-year-old should be noted. Jo'Burg accounted for some ordinary opposition at Redcar and given his trainer's record with other's cast offs, he is very much to be feared. Majestic Dream was far from disgraced in a valuable lady rider's event at Ascot, and having raced off a 9lb higher mark a year previously, Mick Easterby's gelding is weighted to go close.