Ripon

  • 16:40 Nick Horsman 21st Birthday Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.05s
  • Off time: 16:49:30
16:40 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Law To Himself (IRE) 10/1
2nd Kathlatino 20/1
3rd Jay's Treaty (USA) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 96 Royal Blue, Orange hollow box, Orange cap Fantastic Favour 27
3 9-3 Jedd O'Keeffe T Hamilton 100/1101.00
2 (11) Royal blue, pink epaulets, pink and royal blue hooped sleeves Honest Buck
3 9-3 Mrs K Walton T Eaves 100/1101.00
3 (12) 32 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Jay's Treaty (USA) 15
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 11/43.75
4 (13) 3 Beige, Black hoops, Black cap Law To Himself (IRE) 33
3 9-3 G A Swinbank P McDonald 10/111.00
5 (8) 6242-4 Pink, Royal Blue cap Music Maestro (IRE) 18
3 9-3 B W Hills Michael Hills 80 7/42.75
6 (1) 07- Beige, maroon hoops and armlets Patricks Lodge 268
3 9-3 J D Bethell Graham Gibbons 100/1101.00
7 (9) 62- Royal Blue, White epaulets and armlets Quite Sparky 262
3 9-3 T P Tate M Fenton 4/15.00
8 (14) 0- Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Roman Sioux (IRE) 227
3 9-3 R Bastiman Matthew Lawson (7) 100/1101.00
9 (2) Dark Green, Orange seams, Orange cap Silvery Moon (IRE)
3 9-3 T D Easterby D Fentiman 50/151.00
10 (5) 08- Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves Swansea Jack 217
3 9-3 t1 S C Williams William Carson (3) 50/151.00
11 (6) 9-5 Royal Blue, Gold sash, Black cap Belgooree 38
3 8-12 J G Given P Mulrennan 40/141.00
12 (4) 88 Red, purple spots, red sleeves and cap Blue Zealot (IRE) 8
3 8-12 M L W Bell J P Spencer 10/111.00
13 (15) 00- Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Both Ends Burning (IRE) 289
3 8-12 J S Wainwright L Betts (5) 100/1101.00
14 (10) 3 Black, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Black cap, Yellow star Kathlatino 21
3 8-12 Micky Hammond F Tylicki 20/121.00
15 (3) 07 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Nahab 27
3 8-12 D R Lanigan P Hanagan 20/121.00

Verdict

Music Maestro sets a good standard and is respected as a major player at this level, however, QUITE SPARKY has bags of scope for the season ahead and is worth a shot here; Jay's Treaty also comes into the reckoning as a potential improver. The last named showed plenty of zest at Brighton earlier this month and, as Mark Johnston's runners tend to thrive on being kept busy, the mount of Joe Fanning is a worthy candidate today - especially as Ripon favours front runners when the ground is on the fast side. Music Maestro has already had a number of chances to rid himself of the maiden tag and is in danger of becoming frustrating. This will be his first try on firm ground (assuming the forecast is correct) and his ability to cope has to be taken on trust. Therefore, it can pay to take side with Quite Sparky, whose pedigree suggests he will have more of an impact this term. The form of his final start as a juvenile reads well in the context of this race and, as this fellow also likes to race with the pace, the son of Lucky Story will be a very tough customer to deal with if he has thrived since he was last seen out.