Ripon, Cathedral City Of The Dales Handicap 1m 1f 170y
- (4yo+, 1m 1f 170y, Class 3, 8 runners)
- Winner £7,731 2nd £3,626 3rd £1,814 4th £906 5th £453 6th £226
- Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 2.24s
- Off time: 15:51:15
|1st||1 Brilliant Light||7/2|
Brilliant Light 93
|5||137 9-11||S bin Suroor||Louis Steward||92|
|5||136 9-10 pt||T D Easterby||D Allan||91|
Copper And Five 15
|6||130 9-4||Mrs R Carr||Joanna Mason||85|
Society Red 73
|8||127 9-1||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||82|
|4||126 9-0 b||C & M Johnston||J Fanning||81|
|7||123 8-11||C W Fairhurst||Jason Hart||78|
Grangeclare View (IRE) 29
|4||121 8-9||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||76|
Briardale (IRE) 20
|10||119 8-7||E Bethell||William Pyle (7)||74|
||6||8-13||C W Fairhurst||P Mulrennan||4/1|
Brilliant Light slips further down the weights looking to end a long losing run while Copper And Five finished closer at Thirsk last time and steps up in distance. It was soft going when Fishable won over track and trip at this time last year while Society Red can race off a lower mark back on Turf having won twice on the the Tapeta this year. But BENADALID (NAP) can include last year’s renewal among four previous course wins and can come out best once again racing off a 4lb lower mark today having finished second at Doncaster last time.
Brilliant Light14-1 (8-13) Raced in midfield, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Global Storm (9-8) at Meydan 1m 4f hcp fst in Feb.
Fishable11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along well over 3f out, keeping on when badly bumped well over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 10 1/2l behind State Of Bliss (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Fairmac28-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders when bumped and ran very wide after 2f, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, dist behind Pride Of America (9-2) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in May.
Briardale (IRE)5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Life On The Rocks (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Copper And Five20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression until kept on well towards finish, 4th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Redarna (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Benadalid17-2 (9-2) Chased winner until 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and rallied between horses inside final furlong, went 2nd again final 110 yards, never going pace to challenge, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Matchless (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Grangeclare View (IRE)9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, raced keenly, 3rd 2f out, no impression on winner, kept on, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Fast Medicine (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Society Red9-4fav (9-7) Raced wide, close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, no extra and lost poor 4th close home, last of 5, 14 3/4l behind Pride Of America (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Mar.