May 15 / 15.40 Ripon

15.40 Ripon Good To Firm

Ripon, Cathedral City Of The Dales Handicap

  • Prize money: £7731
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Ripon, Cathedral City Of The Dales Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 004-47 D

Last run: 93 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Unplaced twice at Meydan this year and still hasn't added to his two wins in summer 2020; only fourth of six here when last seen on British soil; however, has possibilities off a reduced mark dropped in class.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(5)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Brilliant Light

9st 11lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Saeed bin Suroor

Unplaced twice at Meydan this year and still hasn't added to his two wins in summer 2020; only fourth of six here when last seen on British soil; however, has possibilities off a reduced mark dropped in class.

4/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 509-54 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Raced only on good/softer; below-par fourth over 1m4f here last time; however, he's 3-4 over C&D and the most recent success came off a 1lb higher mark last May; interesting back down in distance.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(4)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Fishable

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Raced only on good/softer; below-par fourth over 1m4f here last time; however, he's 3-4 over C&D and the most recent success came off a 1lb higher mark last May; interesting back down in distance.

7/2

4th

1

(5)

23rd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

15:28 Ripon

Fishable

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

5th

5

(1)

5th Apr 2022

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 2

14:40 Pontefract

Fishable

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

12/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 24-350 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Normally consistent but has a set of regressive results this term, well beaten at Chester most recently; needs to turn things around if he's to take advantage of a handy mark (last win came off 1lb higher).
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(8)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Fairmac

9st 0lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Normally consistent but has a set of regressive results this term, well beaten at Chester most recently; needs to turn things around if he's to take advantage of a handy mark (last win came off 1lb higher).

12/1

13th

11

(8)

5th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

15:40 Chester

Fairmac

9st 2lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

5th

5

(1)

19th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 17y

Class 2

14:55 Epsom

Fairmac

8st 6lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

12/1

Form: 5134-6 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Veteran who seemed to need his Ayr reappearance; won off a similar mark over C&D last July but that came at a lower level and it's a long time since he scored in this sort of grade.
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4th

8

(2)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Briardale

8st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Edward Bethell

Veteran who seemed to need his Ayr reappearance; won off a similar mark over C&D last July but that came at a lower level and it's a long time since he scored in this sort of grade.

12/1

6th

2

(1)

25th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:50 Ayr

Briardale

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Edward Bethell

6

(5)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 4

19:05 Doncaster

Briardale

9st 1lb

J: William Pyle

T: Edward Bethell

Veteran but showed there's still plenty of life in his legs with three 1m2f wins last year, including on reappearance; that capability when fresh provides hope back from eight months off but he was well behind Strawman when last seen and remains 4lb above his last successful mark.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 13-664 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Raced exclusively at 1m, scoring three times; creditable keeping-on fourth in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (on fast ground) most recently; new trip presents a question mark but should be thereabouts if he stays.
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5th

3

(1)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Copper And Five

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Raced exclusively at 1m, scoring three times; creditable keeping-on fourth in the Thirsk Hunt Cup (on fast ground) most recently; new trip presents a question mark but should be thereabouts if he stays.

6/1

4th

10

(5)

30th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 2

14:05 Thirsk

Copper And Five

8st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

6th

4

(8)

23rd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:20 Ripon

Copper And Five

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

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.

11/2

7/2

Form: 37-592 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Has four course wins on his CV, the most recent in this race (off 4lb higher) last year; clear signs of a return to form at Doncaster (finished second) last month; commands respect back at this venue.
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6th

6

(6)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Benadalid

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Has four course wins on his CV, the most recent in this race (off 4lb higher) last year; clear signs of a return to form at Doncaster (finished second) last month; commands respect back at this venue.

7/2

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 4

19:05 Doncaster

Benadalid

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Has dropped to a mark in the 70s for the first time since his C&D success in 2019 but there hasn't been sufficient promise in his two outings this year so suggest he's ready to take advantage.

14/1

9th

9

(1)

9th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 3

15:50 Thirsk

Benadalid

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Chris Fairhurst

Form: 12-743

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Raced only at 7f/1m, winning once (from ten attempts); respectable third at Nottingham (good) most recently; should be thereabouts provided he stays this new trip; similar profile to Copper And Five.
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7th

7

(3)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Grangeclare View

8st 9lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Richard Fahey

Raced only at 7f/1m, winning once (from ten attempts); respectable third at Nottingham (good) most recently; should be thereabouts provided he stays this new trip; similar profile to Copper And Five.

6/1

3rd

8

(11)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 75y

Class 4

19:15 Nottingham

Grangeclare View

9st 4lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

4th

6

(4)

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 4

13:35 Leicester

Grangeclare View

9st 5lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

Form: 1-1215 D BF

Last run: 73 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
In great form on AW during the winter, winning three times; had an excuse (finished lame) when last seen; looks well treated off lower mark back on grass but his turf record in 2021 raises a note of caution.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(7)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Society Red

9st 1lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

In great form on AW during the winter, winning three times; had an excuse (finished lame) when last seen; looks well treated off lower mark back on grass but his turf record in 2021 raises a note of caution.

8/1

14

(12)

5th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 3

15:40 Chester

Society Red

9st 1lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Richard Fahey

5th

1

(5)

3rd Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

15:16 Newcastle (AW)

Society Red

9st 7lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Richard Fahey

Game performance off 2lb lower at Wolverhampton last month, making it three wins from his last four starts and taking AW record to 5-15; he's 2-4 at this venue; in great form and commands respect.

5/4

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Payout
Exacta £147.00
Straight Forecast £129.40
Tricast £680.80
Trifecta £969.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Benadalid

TOPSPEED:

Brilliant Light

Daily Express:

Fishable

Daily Mirror:

Copper And Five

The Star:

Briardale

NEWMARKET:

Brilliant Light

RP Ratings:

Benadalid

POSTDATA:

Benadalid

THE NORTH:

Benadalid

The Times:

Benadalid

Telegraph:

Benadalid

Daily Mail:

Benadalid

The Sun:

Benadalid

Daily Record:

Benadalid