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20:15 Ripon

Ripon Cathedral Handicap (Class 3)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 170y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,000 added
  • Winner: £7,561
  • 2nd: £2,263
  • 3rd: £1,132
  • 4th: £566
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 2.50s
  • Off Time: 20:16:53
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 430625
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

2(5)
Silk - White, Purple cap

Sands Chorus

18 BFCD
13/8
  • Form 421614
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 86

made all, quickened pace over 3f out, ridden 2f out, ran on

3(2)
Silk - Light blue, purple star, dark blue sleeves, orange stars, purple cap, orange stars
9/1
  • Form 127210-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 86

close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong

4(4)
Silk - Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap
8/1
  • Form 156311
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 85

raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

5(3)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 0-51314
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 84

tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong

6(6)
Silk - Light Blue, Purple Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Purple cap, White star

Sunglider (IRE)

13 vt D
10/1
  • Form 7-15701
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 80

in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Sands Chorus scored over track and trip on his penultimate start but was behind runner-up MULLIGATAWNY (NAP) and the winner Magic City over 1m1f here last time. The latter is upped a further 3lb as he bids for a treble but the former re-opposes on better terms and can come out best on this occasion. Sunglider is upped in class off a higher mark after winning at Beverley and Energia Fox makes more appeal back on faster ground after a below par effort at Chester last time.

Formwatch

Mulligatawny (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Magic City (8-13) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp (3) gd in Jun.

Sands Chorus 5-2fav (9-3) Soon pressing leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, 4th and held when not much room close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Magic City (8-13) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp (3) gd in Jun.

Icefall (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 30 1/2l behind Calvinist (8-2) at York 1m 6f hcp stks (2) gd in Oct.

Magic City (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right well inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Ripon 1m 1f hcp (3) gd in Jun beating Mulligatawny (9-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Energia Fox (BRZ) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Al Destoor (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jun.

Sunglider (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) In touch, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led last 100 yards, kept on well towards finish, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Save The Bees (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.