A fantastic evening for the Chapman family at Ripon was nearly perfect when Lexington Place finished 2nd in Grandad's memorial race. He led about about half a furlong from home but got collared on the line by 10yo Silvanus trained by Paul Midgley who was winning the race for the second year running.
"Lexington Place, winner of three in a row in May/June, was racing off a mark 2lb higher than his last victory but did not have much room when about to make his run. After getting his nose in front, perhaps a bit too soon, he was out-battled near the line but remains interesting off this mark."
Racing Post, 2015