14:55 Ripon

Sunday 20 May 2018

All13:5014:2014:5515:3016:0016:3017:00

    VW Van Centre (West Yorkshire) Handicap

  • 3YO only  |   Class 4  |   1m 1f 170y  |   Good to Firm (Watered)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:55  |   Winning time: 2m 3.17s
1st
Horse silk
2
(4)
5/2f
T: R A FaheyJ: S De Sousa
Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inside, headway on rails over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, squeezed through on inside over 2f out, ridden to lead 125 yards out, stayed on op 7/2 tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
nk
5
(1)
5/1
T: A WatsonJ: D Tudhope
Raced keenly, chased leading pair, switched left over 2f out, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
hd
6
(3)
6/1
T: C W FairhurstJ: P Mulrennan
Off the pace in mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway on outside chasing leaders 2f out, led inside final 2f, narrowly headed final 125 yards, stayed on op 7/1 tchd 15/2
4th
Horse silk
9
1
(8)
15/2
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, 3rd over 3f out, 2nd and every chance over 2f out, edged right and weakened final furlong tchd 7/1
5th
Horse silk
¾
9
(5)
9/2
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Chased leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong op 4/1 tchd 7/2
6th
Horse silk
5
8
(6)
12/1
T: Micky HammondJ: A Mullen
Towards rear, pushed along before halfway, switched left over 2f out, never a factor tchd 10/1
7th
Horse silk
13
4
(2)
28/1
T: Miss A MurphyJ: Lewis Edmunds (3)
Shade keen, led pushed along and headed 3f out, soon ridden and lost 2nd, weakened 2f out tchd 25/1
8th
Horse silk
51
3
(9)
39-3
7/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Soon struggling in rear, never a factor, tailed off and eased final 2f op 6/1

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Non-Runners

7
(7)
Horse silk
Emerald Rocket9
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 3
T: K R Burke  J: Connor Beasley
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.70Pl:£1.10, £1.90, £1.60EX:£17.80Trifecta:£96.00Tricast:£65.92SF:£14.72Swingers:£3.40, £4.50, £6.30

Forecasts

Indomeneo (5/2), Glorious Player (9/2), We Are The World (5/1), Benadalid (6/1), Narcos (7/1), Starlight Mystery (15/2), Jo's Girl (12/1), Emerald Rocket (16/1), Sheriff (28/1)

Verdict

Several of these look high enough in the weights, including Starlight Mystery, Indomeneo and Narcos, who represent leading Northern stables. With that in mind, it may pay to row in with GLORIOUS PLAYER, who is having his first run in a handicap after three fair efforts over shorter on the AW. Jo's Girl looks a live danger after her win at Pontfract, while Benadalid ran well at Haydock last time and has an each-way chance if handling this faster ground.
  1. Glorious Player
  2. Jo's Girl
  3. Benadalid

Previous Winners

2017
Rita's Man
Weight: 8-6  |Age: 3
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £6,728.002nd: £2,002.003rd: £1,000.004th: £500.005th: £400.006th: £400.007th: £400.008th: £400.00

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