Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Willam Hill Great St Wilfrid Stakes - Ripon



The draw in this is always a big factor and essentially you have to be on one side or the other with the far side holding sway ie low numbers and you also have to be able to race prominently.
Course winners and a recent run are other big factors.
I think it will be interesting to see which jockeys will be riding Richard Fahey's runners and a look at his piece on Friday on the Sporting Life website is a must.
Rainfall is expected on Thursday so you need to keep an eye on things there and of course the draw and field will be available.
Draw Record last 5 years :
2012 ; 10, 18, 7, 5 (20) Good
2011 ; 17, 20, 19, 6 (19) Good to Soft
2010 : 6, 1, 8, 3 (17) Good to Soft
2009 : 11, 19, 4, 13 (17) Good to Firm
2008 : 10, 5, 12, 9 (20) Good to Soft
Age of Winner : 5, 4, 7, 6, 5
2012 Result - 1st Pepper Lane, 2nd Tax Free, 3rd Louis the Pious, 4th Captain Ramius
2011 - 1st Pepper Lane, 2nd Our Jonathan, 3rd Mayson, 4th Parisian Pyramid
2010 - 1st Damika, 2nd Tajneed, 3rd Signor Peltro, 4th Rileyskeepingfaith
2012 Review - The winner was successful off 4lb lower 12 months ago, became a rare dual winner of this event. A year ago she made all up the stands´ side, but this time, drawn down the middle in stall 10, she joined the far-side group. Equipped with a hood for the first time, she broke betterthan she had been doing and was nicely on top from the furlong pole
Going - Good
Time - 1m 11.95s

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