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15:55 Ripon

Ripon Rowels Handicap (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,450
  • 2nd: £3,728
  • 3rd: £1,864
  • 4th: £932
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 37.16s
  • Off Time: 15:55:40
  • 10 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Purple, emerald green cross belts
  • Form 7211-12
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 98

mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, no impression

2(2)
Silk - Orange, white striped sleeves

Gurkha Friend

72 CDCD
7/2
  • Form 0-31138
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 94

led 1f, with leader, led again narrowly over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong

3(8)
Silk - Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap
9/1
  • Form 036742
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, soon ridden to chase winner, kept on same pace, always held

4(7)
Silk - Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap
  • Form 6-74050
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

held up in rear, driven over 2f out, ridden and some headway on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders

5(10)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow seams, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap

Florenza

10 D
20/1
  • Form 216313
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

in touch on outer, led after 1f, headed over 5f out, chased leaders, driven and lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong

6(5)
Silk - White, Dark Blue disc, White sleeves, Dark Blue spots
  • Form 1-60
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out

7(9)
Silk - Purple, white disc, white and purple diabolo on sleeves
20/1
  • Form 919438
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 89

behind, outpaced over 2f out, never a threat

8(3)
Silk - Yellow, black seams, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap

Father Bertie

9 pt D
14/1
  • Form 330-096
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 88

with leader, driven 2f out, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong

9(4)
Silk - Light Green, Brown braces, armlets and cap
  • Form 005-420
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 86

dwelt, behind, driven 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 4th and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders

10(1)
Silk - Dark green and pink (quartered), grey sleeves
  • Form 458241
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 84

tracked leaders, effort when not much room and squeezed through to challenge inside final 2f, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

BRILLIANT VANGUARD receives weight from all of his rivals here and can improve on his 2/3 record at this venue following a 6lb rise for his latest victory here. The selection is often held up and with a couple of possible pace angles in this race he may well have the race run to suit here. Another horse who is often held up is Fort Bastion and he can claim second on his second run back from a break while top weight Laidback Romeo has returned to the track in good form this year and can finish third.

Formwatch

Laidback Romeo (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Greenside (9-11) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Gurkha Friend 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out until 2f out, chased leaders, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 6 1/2l behind Viscount Barfield (9-0) at York 7f hcp (2) gf in Jun.

Home Cummins (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, challenged entering final furlong, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Lord Of The Rock (9-10) at York 1m hcp (3) gs in Jul.

One Word More (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always in rear, 15th of 17, 10 1/4l behind Flaming Spear (9-2) at York 1m hcp (2) gs in Aug.

Florenza 7-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Zymyran (8-9) at Newmarket 1m hcp (3) gs in Aug.

Kharbetation (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, carried right 4f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 13, 19 1/2l behind Qassem (9-12) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Aug.

Two For Two (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Held up, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 20 1/2l behind Brilliant Vanguard (9-2) at Ripon 1m hcp (3) gd in Aug.

Father Bertie 11-1 (9-13) Held up, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Brilliant Vanguard (9-2) at Ripon 1m hcp (3) gd in Aug.

Fort Bastion (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly away, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 20 1/4l behind Bertiewhittle (9-2) at Doncaster 7f hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Brilliant Vanguard (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ran on well, won at Ripon 1m hcp (3) gd in Aug beating Sands Chorus (10-0) by 2l, 11 ran.