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Goodbyeflys Ripon Racecourse Stable Staff Championships Handicap

  • Prize money: £3996
  • 1m 4f 10y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Goodbyeflys Ripon Racecourse Stable Staff Championships Handicap

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 233-13

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner at 2m in March but his sole Flat win came at about 1m1f on AW; has been in good form but this is likely to be a true test of his stamina on first attempt at 1m4f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(3)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

17:00 Ripon

Spiritofthenorth

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

led narrowly or disputed lead, led after 2f, pushed along over 3f out, kept on well final furlong, always doing enough

7/4

3rd

5

(1)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 5

16:40 Beverley

Spiritofthenorth

9st 8lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Kevin Ryan

disputed lead, led 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong

9/2

2nd

1

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:10 Sedgefield

Spiritofthenorth

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

Prominent racer; built upon Wolverhampton AW win when scoring unchallenged in a 2m maiden hurdle at Wetherby (soft); now 7lb higher than for last handicap appearance, but does have previous Sedgefield experience to fall back upon, and Brian Hughes aboard.

2nd
3 (4)
Spantik

4/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1-2232

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Front-running 1m6f win at Redcar in September (good to firm; has form on good to soft) and has since been close up over hurdles and on the Flat at 1m2f-2m, including against one well ahead of his mark here; lesser hurdle effort on latest but normally reliable; should be close up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(4)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

17:00 Ripon

Spantik

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell

prominent, pushed along and went second over 3f out, kept on well from 2f out, no match for winner

4/1

4th

1

12th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

20:40 Southwell

Spantik

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Roger Fell

led, jumped left 2nd, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened before last

6/1

1st

6

(2)

17th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:57 Ayr

Spantik

9st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

in touch with leaders, dropped to last 4f out, ridden and lost touch 3f out, jockey looked down to see if something was amiss from 2f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off, lost action (jockey said gelding lost his action 2 furlongs out; vet reported that a post-race examination of the gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities)

6/4

8/1

Form: -07186 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
All four wins at 1m-1m2f and this trip is probably the outer limit of his stamina but he does act well here, successful in two of his last three course starts; needs a shade more back at 1m4f.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(1)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

17:00 Ripon

Little Ted

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders, going okay when short of room under 3f out, ridden but carried head awkwardly under 2f out, no extra final furlong

8/1

6th

7

(1)

9th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 70y

Class 4

17:30 Chester

Little Ted

8st 10lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Tim Easterby

raced in second, lost second and prominent with one circuit to go, ridden 3f out, no impression and held when lost third final 110yds, weakened and lost two places towards finish

7/1

8th

8

(6)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 5

17:05 Chester

Little Ted

8st 13lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent, ridden 3f out, no extra over 1f out, weakened final furlong

6/1

Form: 427513 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Front-runner; most wins have come at Beverley but effective elsewhere and went close over 1m2f here before making all at Leicester last month (1m4f, good to firm); fair third at Beverley since; likely to play part.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

(2)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

17:00 Ripon

Bit Of A Quirke

8st 7lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Mark Walford

disputed lead, prominent after 2f, ridden over 4f out, soon lost position, dropped to last under 2f out, rallied towards finish

9/4

3rd

3

(2)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:25 Beverley

Bit Of A Quirke

10st 12lb

J: Miss Natalya Irvine

T: Mark Walford

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

4/1

1st

4

(1)

20th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 5

19:25 Leicester

Bit Of A Quirke

8st 10lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Mark Walford

led, faced challenge and ridden under 4f out, headed under 3f out, rallied and led again under 2f out, faced challenge final furlong, kept on well, gamely

5/2

OUR TIP

11/2

Form: -59268 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Four course wins, including over 1m4f, on ground ranging from good to soft, but he disappointed here in May and a subsequent AW run was no better; first-time headgear has a big job to do.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(5)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

17:00 Ripon

Benadalid

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Chris Fairhurst

raced in last, nudged along over 4f out, outpaced under 2f out, held final furlong

11/2

8th

3

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Benadalid

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Chris Fairhurst

always towards rear

12/1

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

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Payout
Exacta £109.00
Straight Forecast £123.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Spiritofthenorth

POSTDATA:

Bit Of A Quirke

SPOTLIGHT:

Spantik

RP Ratings:

Benadalid

Daily Record:

Spantik

Telegraph:

Spiritofthenorth

Daily Express:

Spiritofthenorth

The Sun:

Spiritofthenorth

The Star:

Spiritofthenorth

The Times:

Benadalid

The Guardian:

Bit Of A Quirke

Daily Mail:

Bit Of A Quirke

Daily Mirror:

Bit Of A Quirke