21st May 2017 1st 7/2 – Pearl Noir – Scott Dixon Ripon

Well-backed – led from pillar-to-post – great call from Scott. Original quote: “Pearl Noir – Course and distance winner – one of two in the race for us. Likes to race up with the pace so hoping to make a bold bid from the front again. Has run well the last twice and is also a past course and distance winner here at the track. Won here off a 5lb higher mark too so still well-handicapped and Paddy takes off 3lbs too. Hoping for a decent run.”