Ripon

  • 16:10 Middleham Trainers Association Handicap1m 1f 170y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.75s
  • Off time: 16:10:25
16:10 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Veiled Applause 9/1
2nd Cape Rising (IRE) 11/1
3rd Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 205701 Pink, grey seams and armlets Licence To Till (USA) 8
Distance Winner
5 9-12 M Johnston S De Sousa 90 8/19.00
2 (4) 289135 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE star, halved sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, YELLOW star West End Lad 15
Distance Winner
9 9-7 b S R Bowring R Kennemore 85 16/117.00
3 (7) 71040-3 Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Lady Chaparral 22
5 9-4 M Dods T Eaves 82 17/29.50
4 (6) 517-774 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 T D Easterby D Allan 81 11/26.50
5 (11) 642-4 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Ashiri (IRE) 29
4 9-3 D M Simcock W Buick 81 4/15.00
6 (10) 53117-6 Red, Mauve sleeves and cap Unknown Rebel (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
4 9-2 p K A Ryan Paul McGiff (7) 80 20/121.00
7 (8) 21112-0 Red, Black epaulets and sleeves, check cap Tenhoo 22
6 8-12 E J Alston Nathan Alison (5) 76 28/129.00
8 (3) 84-4413 Royal Blue, Pink chevron, armlets and star on cap Veiled Applause 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-12 J J Quinn M O'connell 76 9/110.00
9 (9) 252/22 Red and White diabolo, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, White star Edmaaj (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
4 8-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 76 7/24.50
10 (2) 831-9 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Cape Rising (IRE) 39
Course Winner
5 8-11 G A Swinbank R L Moore 75 11/112.00
11 (1) 613/221 Dark Green, White diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Hunters Belt (IRE) 73
8 8-7 N Wilson Barry McHugh 71 20/121.00

Verdict

Licence To Till decided to post one of his better efforts when winning at Haydock last time but he's hard to predict and a chance is taken on ASHIRI instead. He caught the eye making late progress at Newbury last time to eventually finish fourth and has plenty of scope for improvement. West End Lad threw in a bad one at Doncaster last time having won at the same track in March and Lady Chaparral makes more appeal on the back of her recent third in similar company. Veiled Applause has claims and the lightly-raced Cape Rising is better than his latest effort suggests.