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14:45 Ripon

Topsport Equisand Handicap (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,500 added
  • Winner: £4,075
  • 2nd: £1,213
  • 3rd: £606
  • 4th: £303
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.26s
  • Off Time: 14:46:07
  • 6 Ran
1st
2nd
2(7)
5/4
  • Form: 42-0941
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: D Tudhope

in touch in rear, pushed along halfway, never a factor

3(6)

Timetodock

9 b BF
3/1
  • Form: 0-73315
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 64
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Jockey: D Allan

led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, rallied towards finish

4(3)
10/1
  • Form: 0653-42
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 62
  • Trainer: J G Given
  • Jockey: Barry McHugh

prominent, led approaching final furlong, ridden out

5(2)
12/1
  • Form: 775-097
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 56
  • Trainer: Roger Fell
  • Jockey: C Lee

tracked leading trio, pushed along halfway, kept on one pace

6(5)
  • Form: 0-50264
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 55
  • Trainer: Roger Fell
  • Jockey: B A Curtis

tracked leading trio, pushed along halfway, kept on one pace

7(1)
  • Form: 53405
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-5
  • Official Rating: 54
  • Trainer: Adrian Nicholls
  • Jockey: Laura Coughlan

raced wide prominent until ridden approaching 2f out, soon weakened

1(4)
NR
2/1
  • Form: 74-1611
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 70
  • Trainer: P T Midgley
  • Jockey: Non Runner

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

The Defiant had Dancing Mountain behind at Thirsk and DANCING RAVE had Timetodock more than four lengths adrift at the same course, thought that was over 6f. However, a drop back to the minimum shouldn’t faze David O’Meara’s sprinter who can defy his penalty to win the battle of the recent winners. Ginvincible never threatened when second in a modest maiden at Doncaster but still makes more appeal than Montalvan and Muhallab.

Formwatch

Dancing Rave 5-2jfav (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung left, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) sft in Jun beating Bedtime Bella (9-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Timetodock 5-2jfav (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dancing Rave (9-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) sft in Jun.

Ginvincible 10-1 (8-12) Always close up, pushed along and outpaced when edged right over 1f out, ridden and kept on to take 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Moss Gill (9-3) at Doncaster 5f stks (5) gf in Jun.

Montalvan (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Wise Words (9-7) at Redcar 5f hcp (5) gf in May.

Dancing Mountain (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Outpaced in rear, headway near side of group over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind The Defiant (9-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp (6) gf in Jun.

Muhallab (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) With leader, ridden and lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Inspired Thought (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp (5) gf in May.

The Defiant 3-1 (9-10) Raced keenly, made all, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Thirsk 5f hcp (6) gf in Jun beating Fairy Fast (9-10) by 2l, 10 ran.