Ripon Horn Blower Conditions Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £9,452 2nd £2,829 3rd £1,414 4th £708 5th £352
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 14.27s
- Off time: 16:35:44
|1st||4 Dark Reckoning||10/1|
|2nd||3 Prince Bonnaire||nk||7/1|
Lexington Times (IRE) 15
|2||131 9-5||R Hannon||D Tudhope||91||2/1|
|2||131 9-5||M Johnston||Adrian Nicholls||99||10/11f|
Prince Bonnaire 28
|2||129 9-3||D H Brown||G Lee||79||7/1|
Dark Reckoning 20
|2||126 9-0||Mrs A Duffield||Harry Bentley||81||10/1|
Strategic Order (IRE) 15
|2||126 9-0||P T Midgley||P McDonald||67||40/1|
||2||9-5||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||1/20|
Ann Duffield has her yard in much better form after a painful start to the season but Dead Reckoning looks to have plenty on here despite scoring at Pontefract last time. LEXINGTON TIMES has to concede her 5lb but looks well up to the task, the Paco Boy colt dropping to 6f for the first time after being exclusively campaigned over 7f to date. However, he's consistently shown good pace and can outclass these rivals as the form of his Newmarket maiden win at the July Meeting is working out well. Surewecan looks his main rival and will appreciate the easier task than when fifth behind the high-class Ivawood in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood.
Dark Reckoning 2-1fav (9-0) Made virtually all, driven clear approaching final furlong, ridden out, readily, won at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Charlie Croker (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Prince Bonnaire 100-1 (8-6) Off the pace towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 10th of 24, 12l behind Tiggy Wiggy (9-1) at Newbury 5f 2yo auc (2) gd in Jul.
Lexington Times (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, lost 2nd post, last of 3, 2 1/2l behind Prince Gagarin (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Surewecan 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Ivawood (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Strategic Order (IRE) 3-1 (9-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 10l behind Summer Stroll (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo clm (5) gf.