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16:30 Ripon

Beaumont Robinson Insurance Ladies' Derby Handicap (Lady Amateur Riders) (Class E)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 60y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 42.42s
  • 12 Ran
1(11)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star
  • Form 130-001
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8

held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

2(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, Grey seams, Dark Blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 20215/3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened

3(6)
Silk - YELLOW and BLACK check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap
25/1
  • Form 10/0400-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6

always behind

4(3)
Silk - White, Red cap, White spots
  • Form 002112
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

with leader, led 7f out, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, one paced final furlong

5(12)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED stars on sleeves, WHITE cap
50/1
  • Form 60/0000-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11

led, headed 7f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out

6(10)
Silk - Emerald green, white hoops, emerald green and yellow hooped sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 340203
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

held up, headway 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on well to lead inside final furlong

7(4)
Silk - Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, striped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 00-1500
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3

towards rear, headway halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra final 2f

8(9)
Silk - Yellow, Orange spots, Orange cap
14/1
  • Form 00000/2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10

mid-division, lost place halfway, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression

9(8)
Silk - PURPLE, BLACK stars on sleeves, WHITE cap, BLACK stars
10/1
  • Form 500-044
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7

in touch, headway to chase leader over 5f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

10(5)
Silk - White, Maroon hoops and armlets, quartered cap

Errol

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50/1
  • Form 400000
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5

mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, soon beaten

11(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, Black and Royal Blue halved sleeves
  • Form 0005-04
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5

slowly into stride, held up in rear, brief effort over 4f out, soon weakened

12(1)
Silk - Red, Beige sash
50/1
  • Form 50-0U00
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3

missed break, always behind

In depth

Verdict

Final Dividend returned to form at Brighton last time and is fancied to land this race for the second year running. James Eustace's seven-year-old won this race last year and bids to follow up now off a six pounds higher mark. He returned to form with a win at Brighton last time and with Joanna Rees again in the saddle could prove hard to beat. Flying Spirit was only just behind the selection at Brighton and this consistent performer seems sure to go well again for Sarah Bosley, while Digger has some fair turf form to his name, but is really best on an all-weather surface. Needwood Brave was returning from a very long absence when second in a similar race at Haydock last time and certainly has place claims at least on that form, but Final Dividend appears to have the best credentials and should prove hard to beat.