Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Aiming For Ripon Gold

Synchronise your watches for 3.55pm on Saturday, when a cavalry charge of horses will rattle down Ripon Racecourse for their biggest race of the season, The William Hill Great St Wilfrid Stakes.

“It’s a huge week of sport for Ripon with local diver Jack Laugher winning Gold at the Olympics and the William Hill Great St Wilfrid taking place on Saturday,” said spokesman for the sponsor, Jon Ivan-Duke.

“We’ll be hoping that one of the outsiders ‘springs’ a surprise and makes a ‘splash’ on Saturday.”

The David Nicholls-trained Orion’s Bow is the well-backed 9-2 favourite (from first odds of 6-1), while stablemate Kimberella, has also been solidly backed from 10-1 to 8-1.


William Hill Great St Wilfrid Stakes: 9-2 Orion’s Bow, 8-1 Kimberella, 10-1 Nuno Tristan, Related, 11-1 Intisaab, 14-1 Perfect Pasture, Snap Shots, Toofi, 16-1 Alben Star, Mujassam, Pipers Note, Son Of Africa, 20-1 Baccarat, George Dryden, Nameitwhatyoulike, 25-1 Go Far, Moonraker, Mythmaker, Tatlisu, 33-1 Louis The Pious, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)