16:35 Ripon

Monday 27 August 2018

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:45

Ripon Rowels Handicap

Class 2  |   1m  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:39  |   Winning time: 1m 39.9s

1st
4
(3)
22/1
T: K R BurkeJ: C Lee (3)
Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leader, led inside final furlong, all out op 16/1
2nd
hd
5
(4)
9/2
T: Karen McLintockJ: S De Sousa
Led, driven over 3f out, strongly challenged throughout final 2f, headed inside finial furlong, rallied closing stages, kept on well op 5/1
3rd
½
8
(10)
13/2
T: T D EasterbyJ: P Hanagan
Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages op 6/1 tchd 7/1
4th
¾
2
(2)
59-8
7/2
T: D O'MearaJ: C J McGovern (5)
Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer op 9/2
5th
nk
3
(7)
11/1
T: J L EyreJ: J Fanning
Tracked leader, every chance from over 2f out, until no extra final furlong op 9/1
6th
½
9
(1)
59-1
3/1f
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, never a threat op 9/2
7th
1 ¼
10
(5)
33/1
T: Roger FellJ: B A Curtis
Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong op 18/1
8th
1 ¾
6
(8)
59-3
11/2
T: Rebecca BastimanJ: D Tudhope
Keen in rear, never dangerous op 6/1
9th
1 ¾
1
(9)
12/1
T: M W EasterbyJ: Nathan Evans
Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 9/1

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Non-Runners

7
(6)
Fayez2
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: D O'Meara  J: S A Gray
Betting

Forecast

Mikmak (3/1), Waarif (7/2), Gurkha Friend (9/2), Hayadh (11/2), Just Hiss (13/2), Cote d'Azur (11/1), Gulf Of Poets (12/1), Fayez (16/1), Borderforce (22/1), Two For Two (33/1)

Verdict
Another competitive renewal of this traditional Bank Holiday race. After a spate of double-figure prices, three of the last four winners have been favourites and two of the last four winners have been trained by David O'Meara, who saddles both Waarif and Fayez this time. The former is in super form and looks a serious player again, but rain would be a bit of a concern. That is not the case, however, for GULF OF POETS, who looks to have been saved for softer conditions and can hopefully pick up where he left off in the spring. Course specialist Gurkha Friend is very much respected again, with Mikmak another for the short-list.
  1. Gulf Of Poets
  2. Waarif
  3. Gurkha Friend

Previous Winners

2017
Brilliant Vanguard
Weight: 8-12  |Age: 4
Weight: 8-12  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Kevin Stott
  |  
T: K A Ryan
11/4
Prize Money
1st:
£15,562.00
2nd:
£4,660.00
3rd:
£2,330.00
4th:
£1,165.00
5th:
£582.00
6th:
£292.00

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