Ripon

  • 14:05 CHS Vehicles Novice Auction Stakes1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.06s
  • Off time: 14:06:21
14:05 Ripon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Austrian School (IRE) 7/4
2nd Cosa Nostra (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 522 Royal Blue and White check, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Cosa Nostra (IRE) 19
2 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 79 5/61.83
3 (1) Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Austrian School (IRE)
2 8-12 M Johnston F Norton 7/42.75
4 (6) 7 White, Red stripe, hooped sleeves, Red cap Breathable 8
2 8-10 T D Easterby D Allan 15/28.50
5 (2) 0 Red, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Airplane (IRE) 14
2 8-8 T D Easterby Rachel Richardson (3) 16/117.00
6 (4) 000 Maroon, white braces, maroon sleeves, yellow stars, light green cap, yellow star Foxy's Spirit 50
2 8-3 T D Easterby J P Sullivan 41 40/141.00
Non runners
2 (5)42Guvenor's Choice (IRE)29-0K R BurkeC Lee

Verdict

Guvenor's Choice was heavily backed in the early markets before drifting nearer to the off for his latest run at Epsom. There are certainly races to be won with him but we expect COSA NOSTRA to have his measure this time. The Fahey stable have had a good year with their juveniles and this youngster has been unlucky to bump into a couple of useful types on his last two starts. This looks easier and a BHA rating of 79 suggests it will take an improved effort from one of his rivals to beat him. Newcomer Austrian School holds a Derby entry and is worth noting in the market.