• 15:10 VW Van Centre Handicap1m

  • Winner £7,470 2nd £2,237 3rd £1,118 4th £559
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.77s
  • Off time: 15:11:15
15:10 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Border Bandit (USA) 6/4
2nd Shouranour (IRE) 11/2
3rd Fazza 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0-30092 Royal Blue, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue diamonds and diamonds on cap Wannabe King 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 p G A Harker P McDonald 82 12/113.00
2 (4) 8-13161 White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap Border Bandit (USA) 4 (ex6)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 p Miss Tracy Waggott R Winston 74 6/42.50
3 (6) 819316 Red, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Ralphy Boy (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-9 A C Whillans Julie Burke (3) 77 10/111.00
4 (1) 0-90695 Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap Lilac Lace (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
4 9-9 h T D Easterby D Allan 77 7/18.00
5 (2) 39764/9 Black and white diabolo, black sleeves, white stars and stars on cap Take It To The Max 49
Distance Winner
7 9-9 p G M Moore A Elliott 77 28/129.00
6 (8) 78-3635 ROYAL BLUE and PINK stripes, ROYAL BLUE sleeves and cap Shouranour (IRE) 8
4 9-8 p D O'Meara Josh Doyle (7) 76 11/26.50
7 (7) 6-48350 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Fazza 24
Distance Winner
7 9-6 E W Tuer Kevin Stott (5) 74 6/17.00
8 (3) 4-67516 Grey, pink stars, pink sleeves, grey stars, grey cap, pink star Space War 25
Distance Winner
7 9-0 M W Easterby Graham Gibbons 68 17/29.50


Ralphy Boy wasn't able to get an uncontested lead at Chester last week so his run at the Roodee is best ignored, but he may find SPACE WAR too hot to handle on this occasion. Mick Easterby's seven-year-old hasn't been the easiest horse to catch right though he won in convincing fashion at Thirsk and he wasn't far away from following up at Beverley. Border Bandit is a course and distance winner and the gelding has been a credit to his connections with three victories this term. Fazza has the chance to reverse Pontefract form with him at much more favourable terms and Edwin Tuer's charge cannot be ruled out from doing so. David O'Meara has engaged the services of a smart 7lb claimer for Shouranour and any market confidence behind the former John Oxx inmate should not be ignored.