Alfred Nobel’s English winning run continued when Ripoli took the Visitattheraces.com Handicap (seven furlongs ) at Wolverhampton yesterday. (Tuesday August 16)
Ripoli, a 9/2 chance ridden by Tom Marquand for Lambourn trainer Sylvester Kirk, beat Ballyer Rayer (12/1, by Dylan Thomas) by a neck with 2 3/4-lengths to third placed Himalayan Queen (10/1, by Poet’s Voice).
The 3Y0 sat off the leaders, was carried out when making his run but fought hard. The win was overdue with Ripoli having finished second at Leicester, beaten a neck, and second at Bath, also beaten a neck, at his previous two runs.
Alfred Nobel, with 49 individual winners, is WA’s most promising young sire and stands at Lynward Park Stud, Bullsbrook, for $4,500, plus GST.