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14:20 Ripon

Good To Soft

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 40-024 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Two C&D wins to his name; midfield finish in the Lincoln has been followed by a near miss at Redcar and a creditable fourth at Newmarket; edged back up the weights as a result but still looks likely to make a bold bid.

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7th

3

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Hortzadar

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: David O’Meara

Three-time C&D winner, including on soft; won a Newcastle handicap in November off 1lb higher; beaten 12l in the Spring Mile on last month's return to turf but he ran into some dead ends and was keeping on at the finish; this is weaker and he's one to consider with a good apprentice booked.

7/1

8th

12

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Hortzadar

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Good third in the 2021 Lincoln but no longer retains that level of ability; last two wins (turf/AW) came in Class 5, and recent efforts also don't suggest he's about to land a Spring Mile; opposed.

25/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2230-2 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

On the same mark as when landing a 1m Redcar handicap on his stable debut 12 months ago; encouraging return to action at Doncaster four weeks ago and he should make another bold bid.

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8th

4

(12)

1st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

15:57 Redcar

A Boy Named Ivy

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Michael Dods

towards rear, pushed along and switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, made no impression

6/1

1st

1

(9)

15th Sep 2022

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Ayr

A Boy Named Ivy

10st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway and prominent over 1f out, led inside final 110yds, kept on

4/1

4th

3

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 4

14:52 Redcar

A Boy Named Ivy

10st 1lb

J: David Nolan

T: Michael Dods

midfield, headway 2f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out

13/2

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 74134- D

Last run: 231 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Made all to win a Thirsk novice (1m, good to firm) last summer, his final start for Roger Varian; two creditable efforts in good handicaps for this yard after 100,000gns sale in July; brings low mileage ahead of his return and he's respected, especially if the market speaks in his favour.

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8th

2

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

King Triton

9st 12lb

J: Archie Young

T: Grant Tuer

took keen hold, prominent, lost position under 2f out, soon no impression

11/2

5th

1

(3)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

King Triton

10st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Only win was in a Thirsk novice back in June 2021; mixed form since; recent efforts not particularly inspiring; others stronger.

13/2

9th

4

(1)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

King Triton

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Lost his way during a limited campaign last year and has gone backwards this season, each time from the front; has it to prove on Tapeta debut.

10/1

8/1

Form: 40600-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Made a winning 2yo debut for Archie Watson before finishing second in the Gimcrack and fourth to St Mark's Basilica in the Dewhurst (first run for Ralph Beckett); stiff tasks on first three 3yo runs, after which he joined David Loughnane and ran poorly on four occasions; dropped 18lb as a consequence though and starts out for new yard (sold 20,000gns in October; been gelded) off a very tempting mark; market should prove revealing.

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87

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Devilwala

8st 4lb

T: Tim Easterby

10th

4

(6)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:45 Ayr

Devilwala

9st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

Third at Thirsk (7f, soft) in June but has trailed home on all four outings since.

20/1

13th

10

(3)

18th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

20:20 Thirsk

Devilwala

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Tim Easterby

Nowhere near the force of old, and although his best efforts this term have been recorded here, he's operated too far below a winning level latterly to persuade he can capitalise on his latest career-low mark.

40/1

25/1

Form: 52320/

Last run: 532 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Positives include an ability to go well fresh and a reduced mark; usually seen over further, however, and this is his first outing for 532 days.

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8th

2

(5)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:20 Haydock

Aasheq

9st 8lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

5th

5

(5)

5th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

15:40 Chester

Aasheq

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

11/2

Form: 2613-6 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Won three times over 1m on good or quicker last season, including here; recent run at Redcar (on soft) should have sharpened him up and quite possible he will improve again this year; one to consider with a drying weather forecast.

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13th

14

(7)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Copper And Five

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

in touch with leaders

16/1

Form: 01180- CD

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Four wins in a productive 2021 campaign, including two over C&D; mixed record fresh, including two creditable efforts in defeat in this corresponding race; begins this campaign off a higher mark and could prove vulnerable; Tim Easterby runs three in here.

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4th

6

(1)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 4

15:50 Pontefract

Garden Oasis

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

C&D scorer but he ended 2023 under something of a cloud; his mark is falling though so he's no forlorn hope on his reappearance.

16/1

14/1

Form: 20305- D

Last run: 207 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Modest strike-rate on turf and he ended 2021 under a cloud; others in this field are more appealing despite his reduced mark.

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1st

6

(7)

9th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Amaysmont

10st 13lb

J: Miss Lauren Frost

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

3/1

Form: 4-2512 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Has won on slow turf but better known for his AW exploits now, adding a fourth Newcastle win to his tally in February; close second last month and he returns to turf off an 8lb lower mark; not a forlorn hope provided the ground doesn't quicken appreciably.

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6th

1

(6)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Imperial Command

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Not at the top of his game in four starts at Kempton and Southwell since returning from a break but all four AW wins have come over 7f-1m here and he's well treated on the form he showed at this time last year if a return to this venue sparks a revival.

8/1

4th

2

(2)

10th Jan 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Imperial Command

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

All four AW wins have come over 7f-1m at Newcastle; has been some way off full strength since back from break and has yet to beat a rival in two C&D runs, including behind Tropez Power three weeks ago.

12/1

10th

2

(4)

20th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

14:13 Southwell (AW)

Imperial Command

9st 12lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

Four-time Newcastle winner, latterly off today's mark early in the year; pulled hard in a messy affair on Polytrack last time and should do better back to Tapeta under a 7lb claimer who's enjoying a good spell.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £115.00
Straight Forecast £95.60
Tricast £281.20
Trifecta £321.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Hortzadar

SPOTLIGHT:

Copper And Five

Telegraph:

King Triton

TOPSPEED:

A Boy Named Ivy

The Guardian:

Imperial Command

Daily Mirror:

King Triton

RP Ratings:

Copper And Five

Daily Express:

Copper And Five

The Times:

Hortzadar

Daily Mail:

Hortzadar

The Sun:

Hortzadar

The Star:

Hortzadar

Daily Record:

Hortzadar