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17:05 Ripon

Happy 70th Birthday John Ward Celebratory Handicap (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 10y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,469
  • 2nd: £1,925
  • 3rd: £962
  • 4th: £481
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 33.64s
  • Off Time: 17:05:07
  • 8 Ran
2(2)
Silk - Grey, Purple chevrons, purple and grey hooped cap

Nakeeta

2 h
14/1
  • Form 3-74936
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 79

midfield, effort over 2f out, never on terms

3(8)
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap
9/2
  • Form 312/185
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 79

prominent, led 3f out, strongly challenged approaching final furlong, stayed on well

4(6)
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue armlets
12/1
  • Form 22-0735
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 77

soon led, headed 3f out, weakened well over 1f out

5(4)
Silk - Red, black and red hooped sleeves, beige cap
  • Form 480455
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 77

took keen hold in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out

6(3)
Silk - Black, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
  • Form 2635-72
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 76

chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on well under pressure

7(1)
Silk - Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap
3/1
  • Form 07-1632
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 80

chased leaders, effort over 2f out, chased leaders effort over 2f out, kept on approaching final furlong, never able to challenge

8(5)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form 22-5933
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 76

broke well, tracked leader, effort over 2f out, stayed on closing stages

9(7)
Silk - Maroon, beige chevron, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap
  • Form 52-8808
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 60

always towards rear

1(9)
NR
8/1
  • Form 51-76
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 80

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Micky Hammond won this race last year and ENDLESS CREDIT could be capable of giving the Middleham handler yet another success. The five-year-old was a frustrating customer when trained by Luca Cumani but a change of scenery appears to have done the trick, and he remains potentially well treated at present. Nakeeta dropped a heavy hint at Ayr a fortnight ago though finished last at Doncaster on Thursday and Indian Chief was beaten at Hamilton on the same day. Felix De Vega is stepped up in trip whilst Sea The Skies has questions to answer after a blowout at Thirsk. Satanic Beat hasn't won on the Flat for almost two years but he's shown enough over this trip to make him of interest at the likely odds. Beverley winner, The Tempest, has had fewer opportunities than most.

Formwatch

Nakeeta 8-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Corton Lad (9-10) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Sea The Skies 6-4fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, under pressure over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 5, 5l behind Emerahldz (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun.

Satanic Beat (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along over 3f out, lost 3rd over 2f out, soon one pace, no impression, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind King Of The Celts (8-8) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.

Indian Chief (IRE) 6-1fav (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/4l behind L'inganno Felice (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Endless Credit (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and joined from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Maxwell (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jul.

The Tempest 3-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Frenzified (8-5) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.

Felix De Vega (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led, ridden 3 lengths clear 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mythical City (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.

Strait Run (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Dwelt, switched right start, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Ahoy There (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Instant Karma (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in May.