14:10 Ripon

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  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 170y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,400 added
  • Winner: £6,474
  • 2nd: £1,939
  • 3rd: £969
  • 4th: £485
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 1.31s
  • Off Time: 14:11:03
  • 8 Ran
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      Silk - Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap

      Sameem (IRE)

      31 DCD
      • Form 01154-7
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-11
      • Official Rating 94

      tracked leaders, went 2nd inside final 3f, lost 2nd and weakened over 1f out

      Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
      • Form 32023-0
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 90

      led, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 110 yards

      Silk - Light blue, orange epaulets and cap
      • Form 3-65495
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 89

      raced keenly tracking leader, lost 2nd inside final 3f, weakened over 2f out

      Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
      • Form 9970-33
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 86

      pushed along after start, held up in touch, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off

      Silk - Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap
      • Form 5204-25
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 85

      held up in last pair, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong

      Silk - Dark Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves, Red cap, Dark Green spots


      18 CDCD
      • Form 3140-91
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 84

      held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden chasing leaders 2f out, soon edged right, no impression final furlong

      Silk - Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap

      Arctic Fox

      36 D
      • Form 11666-8
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 84

      held up in touch on inside, not clear run over 2f out until switched left over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd well inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten

      Silk - White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap
      • Form 0658-71
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 79

      tracked leaders on inside, travelling well when switched left and went 2nd over 1f out, shaken up to challenge inside final furlong, led final 110 yards, fair bit in hand

      In depth


      It was soft going when Dark Jedi won at Hamilton and he’ll find this much tougher upped in grade under a penalty. Benadalid is a credit to connections and has won three of his six previous starts here, included his latest last month. He has to go on the shortlist as he probably holds Mulligatawny on the form book. Nicklaus has claims if his Ascot run has blown away a few cobwebs and Sameem won here last season. HESSLEWOOD tries a new trip but was just beaten under P J McDonald over an extended mile at Beverley two runs ago so should last home around here.


      Sameem (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Babbo's Boy (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in Jun.

      Nicklaus 18-1 (9-6) Raced near side, chased leaders, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 22, 5 3/4l behind Sir Busker (9-10) at Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.

      Star Of Southwold (FR) 11-1 (8-12) Led 2f, prominent, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Nicholas T (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jun.

      Mulligatawny (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Dark Jedi (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (4) sft in Jun.

      Hesslewood (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, every chance inside final 2f, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Gallipoli (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp (3) gs in Jun.

      Benadalid 9-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in Jun beating Hats Off To Larry (9-7) by 1l, 11 ran.

      Arctic Fox 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, some headway 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 16 1/2l behind Medal Winner (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Jun.

      Dark Jedi (IRE) 16-5 (9-3) Chased leaders, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (4) sft in Jun beating Where's Jeff (9-7) by 1l, 7 ran.