Ripon

  • 13:30 Follow WillHillRacing On Twitter Novice Auction Stakes 1m

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 46.14s
  • Off time: 13:30:42
13:30 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King's Caper 4/6
2nd Manzo Duro (IRE) 4/1
3rd Harswell Approach (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 421 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets King's Caper 42
2 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 87 4/61.67
2 (1) Pink, emerald green braces Manzo Duro (IRE)
2 9-4 D O'Meara D Nolan 4/15.00
3 (9) Dark Blue, White hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Arch Moon
2 9-2 M Dods P Mulrennan 10/111.00
4 (2) 0 Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Phantom Bride (IRE) 16
2 8-13 K R Burke C Lee 5/16.00
5 (3) 6 Dark Blue, Emerald Green chevrons and sleeves, Emerald Green and Dark Blue hooped cap Swift Arion (IRE) 61
2 8-12 J J Quinn Barry McHugh 66/167.00
6 (5) 97 Emerald green, pink star, pink sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, pink stars Two Sox 14
2 8-12 T D Easterby D Allan 16/117.00
7 (7) 734 Red, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, red and royal blue quartered cap Harswell Approach (IRE) 15
2 8-10 Liam Bailey S H James 68 16/117.00
8 (6) LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Ventura Destiny (FR)
2 8-9 K Dalgleish S A Gray 25/126.00
9 (8) 55 Light Blue and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Bye Bye Euro (IRE) 25
2 8-5 K Dalgleish J P Sullivan 16/117.00

Betting

Forecast

King's Caper (4/6), Manzo Duro (4/1), Phantom Bride (5/1), Arch Moon (10/1), Bye Bye Euro (16/1), Harswell Approach (16/1), Two Sox (16/1), Ventura Destiny (25/1), Swift Arion (66/1)

Verdict

KING'S CAPER concedes weight all round after a battling Beverley success and is advancing well with his racing. Such progression is a hallmark of a typical Mark Johnston contender and he's taken to come forward again and land back-to-back successes. The three newcomers need a market check but Phantom Bride could emerge as an intriguing threat as she was thought good enough to debut in a decent maiden at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. She will improve for the run and this rates a less demanding test. Swift Arion was beaten a long way on debut and it will be interesting to see if he improves for a subsequent gelding operation.