Ripon

  • 15:30 Totetentofollow.co.uk Handicap2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 27.98s
  • Off time: 15:30:55
15:30 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Downhiller (IRE) 5/2
2nd Wells Lyrical (IRE) 4/1
3rd Dolly Penrose 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 332020- RED, black sash, halved sleeves, black cap Bogside Theatre (IRE) 119
5 9-11 G M Moore P McDonald 95 20/121.00
3 (4) 5/36940- Yellow, purple hoops and armlets Wing Collar 246
8 9-7 p T D Easterby T Hamilton 91 9/110.00
4 (10) 16432-9 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Downhiller (IRE) 28
4 9-6 J L Dunlop E Ahern 94 5/23.50
5 (11) 131203- Red, White sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Bollin Felix 169
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-5 b T D Easterby D Allan 89 8/19.00
7 (12) 15/70-70 Red, yellow epaulets Tamimi's History 28
5 9-2 P D Evans P Doe 86 17/29.50
8 (6) 333111- Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Wells Lyrical (IRE) 183
4 9-1 B Smart T Eaves 89 4/15.00
9 (1) 912100- Dark Blue, White disc, halved sleeves Four Miracles 189
Distance Winner
5 8-13 M H Tompkins P Mulrennan 83 9/110.00
11 (2) 421725- YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Dolly Penrose 201
4 8-6 M R Channon Catherine Gannon 80 12/113.00
12 (9) 56/9438- ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Luna Landing 138
6 8-6 Jedd O'Keeffe P Hanagan 74 11/26.50
Non runners
2 (3)75624-4Dunaskin (IRE)99-9B EllisonN Callan93
6 (5)408863-Double Banded (IRE)59-4Ian WilliamsAdrian Nicholls88
10 (7)23110/0My Immortal78-7J J QuinnGraham Gibbons77

Verdict

An interesting stayers' handicap where both Wells Lyrical and Bollin Felix would be of much more interest if their stables were not in such dire form, and so we will side with Arundel raider DOWNHILLER. John Dunlop's runners have shown plenty of good signs this week and when Eddie Ahern rides for the maestro then it usually pays to take note. Although Downhiller has never won over two miles he did go close on his penultimate start last season, his fitness is taken on trust and he can prove good enough with conditions suitable. Bogside Theatre has bombproof stamina but would want rain and a drop in the weights to be taken seriously as a winner here, although the frame may await. Double Banded is another with claims in this. Ian Williams' gelding has won over the trip at Newmarket when with John Dunlop a couple of seasons ago and he has slipped back to a competitive mark after a string of defeats. He is given plenty of respect but we turn to Downhiller for the selection today.