Alfred Nobel’s Ripoli finished brilliantly to win the 32Red.com Handicap (seven furlongs) at Kempton in England yesterday. (Wed Oct 5)
Ripoli, a 14/1 chance ridden by Mitch Goodwin for Upper Lambourn trainer Sylvester Kirk, was bumped heavily at the start.
The 3Y0 was last top of the straight and, in the words of the authoritative Racing Post, ‘flew home to get up on the post.’
Ripoli won by a half-length from Four Poets (11/2, by Poet’s Voice) and Consulting (5/1, by Kyllachy). The 7/2 favourite Showing Off, by Notnowcato, was tenth.
Alfred Nobel joined elite winning company at Kempton. Others winners were sired by Fastnet Rock, Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready and Shamardal.
A Group 1 winning Irish juvenile from one of the UK and Europe’s most successful maternal lines, Alfred Nobel stands for $4,500, plus GST, at Lynward Park, Bullsbrook, and has already sired 49 individual winners.