GROWL WINS SILVER TROPHY

It was great to see Growl get his head in front and win the Silver Trophy at Ripon. He raced in the nearside group under Tony Hamilton. He was always prominent and lead that group entering the final two furlongs. He had the overall lead at the furlong pole and stayed on to win by a neck for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Ventura Lightning made it two from two and looks an exciting prospect for Middleham Park Racing. He was always prominent and stayed on well under pressure to win by a length-and-three-quarters. He has an entry in the Group 1 Middle Park.

Delph Crescent finally won his race after a few frustrating runs. He sat towards the rear of the field under apprentice Paula Muir and she judged the race really well. She asked him for an effort over the final three furlongs and challenged on the outside. They were clear approaching the final furlong and won by three lengths for Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited.