15:00 Ripon

Nfu Mutual Challenge Handicap (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 170y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 10.43s
  • Off Time: 15:00:38
  • 10 Ran
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc and armlets, White cap
  • Form 352388
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 70

mid-division, ridden along and headway 2f out, one pace soon weakened inside final furlong

Silk - Yellow, Black sleeves
  • Form 80306-9
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Brown and White diabolo, White cap
  • Form 14-1712
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

mid-division, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong

Silk - Yellow, Mauve star, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 237-614
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, driven to chase winner final furlong

Silk - Gold and Black check, Pink sleeves and cap


43 b
  • Form 9328-00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 65

prominent, ridden along over 4f out, soon behind

Silk - Red, Black diamond, Black cap, Red diamond


12 p D
  • Form 616-624
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 63

slowly into stride and always behind

Silk - Pink, Black disc, armlets and cap


14 BF
  • Form 24-3135
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 59

in touch, led 2f out, was ridden out final furlong

Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, checked sleeves and cap
  • Form 287-038
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 58

mid-division, reminders over 4f out, soon beaten

Silk - Black, White seams, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap
  • Form 007/743
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 52

held up behind leaders, ridden over 3f out, driven and one pace final furlong

Silk - Maroon, Light Blue chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Maroon and Light Blue quartered cap
  • Form 85779-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 45

always in rear

  • Form 2042-52
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 63


In depth


Cherri Fosfate may be the safest option in a competitive contest but it would be no surprise to see Lucayan Dancer, Keisha Kayleigh or even Betteras Bertie show up well. The selection comes into the race in really good form having won a seller over course and distance on his penultimate start before going down by a short-head in a handicap at Haydock. He's creeping up in the weights but should give another good account of himself. Lucayan Dancer ran better than his finishing position suggests last time and has plenty of form to his name at around this trip from higher marks and could well bounce back to form in a race like this. Keisha Kayleigh will benefit from any rain that falls and will find this test more to her liking than the Musselburgh handicap she contested last time. Betteras Bertie has a little more to prove but he made quite an encouraging return to action at Redcar and could just surprise as he's still relatively unexposed for a five year-old. Titinius and Smoothly Does It should be in the mix but don't win very often so we'll stick with the in-form Cherri Fosfate.


Lucayan Dancer 7-1 (8-6) Towards rear, stumbled after 3f, headway 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Veiled Applause (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.

San Antonio 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 20l behind Ben Chorley (9-1) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.

Cherri Fosfate 7-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, shd behind Tufton (9-4) at Haydock 1m 3f hcap (5) gf in May.

Keisha Kayleigh (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 4th of 5, 8l behind Kasumi (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m fll hcp (4) gf in May.

Rodeo 40-1 (9-1) Soon driven along, behind, 14th of 15, 50l behind Ben Chorley (9-1) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.

Pitbull 8-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Tufton (9-4) at Haydock 1m 3f hcap (5) gf in May.

Moonstreaker 5-1fav (9-4) In touch, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 16, 5l behind Paraguay (8-13) at Beverley 1m hcap (6) gf in May.

Holiday Cocktail 5-2fav (8-7) Dwelt and towards rear, ridden along halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 10l behind Motafarred (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcap (5) gf in May.

Smoothly Does It 6-1 (8-8) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Annibale Caro (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcap (6) gf in May.

Betteras Bertie 33-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, stayed on strongly final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Daniel Thomas (9-2) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.

Titinius (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Rainbow Zest (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.