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16:10 Ripon

Soft

Ripon Silver Sprint Trophy Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Ripon Silver Sprint Trophy Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly coudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.10
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 3022-0 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Well suited by slow ground but he's an infrequent winner these days and is high in the weights after a strong end to his 2022 campaign; well beaten on his seasonal return four weeks ago and opposable on his first 5f start since October 2019.

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9th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Hyperfocus

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

prominent

10/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 100-08 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Capitalised on a drop in the weights to win a Class 4 at Thirsk last July (5f, good to soft) and he followed up here in the Great St Wilfrid consolation race in August (6f, good to firm); barely beaten a rival in four runs since and he's still 2lb higher than for the latter win; risky.

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4th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 06/14- D

Last run: 309 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Has saved his best turf form for York, as when finishing with a flourish to win a Class 2 event there on last season's reappearance; also ran well on AW last June but absent since; should get a pace to run at today and can go well fresh so it would be unwise to write him off.

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5th

5

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Illusionist

9st 5lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, switched left and keeping on when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression when short of room inside final 110yds

11/4

1st

7

(1)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 110y

Class 4

16:05 Wetherby

Illusionist

9st 2lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out final 110yds, won going away

7/2

Form: 0229-2 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Useful 2yo; took a while to come to hand last season but a gelding operation and a drop in the weights saw him revive in the second half of the year, notably a Windsor success (5f, good) in September; pleasing reappearance at Musselburgh three weeks ago, having to wait for a gap to appear (by which time the winner had surged clear) but keeping on well for second; dangerous off the same mark.

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3rd

3

(5)

9th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 2

13:30 Chester

Vintage Clarets

9st 10lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

dwelt start, towards rear on inner, headway from over 1f out, pressed leaders against far rail inside final 110yds, just failed

8/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 62000- D

Last run: 245 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has lots of ability but also his share of temperament, a trait which resurfaced ahead of his intended return at Wolverhampton in February (refused to enter the stalls); of interest on last season's best efforts, including a second in Listed company and a close fourth in the Group 2 Temple Stakes; handles good to soft but best form on good or quicker.

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No Results Found

Form: 0770-4 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Fine servant with 12 wins to his name, the latest of them at Chester last summer off an 8lb higher mark; encouraging return to action at Pontefract 18 days ago (ahead of two of today's rivals) and no obvious reason why he wouldn't make another bold bid.

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No Results Found

Form: 713-40 D

Last run: 85 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Boasted some solid sprint handicap form in the second half of 2022 and ended his losing run with a win in a big field in Bahrain in December; returns to Britain off a tough-enough mark as a result; others appeal more.

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6th

3

(1)

18th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 8y

Class 3

16:50 Nottingham

Nomadic Empire

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Defied higher marks twice on home soil in 2021 and won in Bahrain last December; 0-12 this year but posted encouraging efforts the last twice, latest when 1l second at York (soft) last Friday; could well go one better.

5/2

2nd

9

(14)

13th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

17:00 York

Nomadic Empire

8st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Hasn't won in Britain since 2021 but some useful efforts in 2023, including here; needs things to go better at the start than they sometimes do if he's to play a part.

7/1

3rd

6

(4)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Nomadic Empire

9st 1lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Has drawn a blank this season but he retains a good chunk of ability, running well at Haydock in June off a 5lb higher mark and beaten under 4l in a hot York sprint latest; capable of a big run but slow starts have been a feature the last twice and that sounds a note of caution.

8/1

10/1

Form: 3505-0 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Two of his 15 wins have come at this track, both over 6f; pick of last year's efforts would bring him right into the reckoning off this mark but he was well held at Newmarket on his reappearance ten days ago and a sharp 5f isn't sure to play to his strengths (first run over the trip since May 2021).

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2nd

3

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

17:50 Ripon

Mr Wagyu

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

towards rear

9/1

Form: 0250-6 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

His last three wins have all come at this track over 6f on good ground; effective at both this trip and on slow ground; blew the start (blindfold off late) on his reappearance at Pontefract 18 days ago; dropped 2lb for that and he's handicapped to strike; shortlisted.

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1st

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

switched left soon after start, made virtually all

12/1

7th

2

(1)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

12/1

10th

1

(5)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Justanotherbottle

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

His last three wins have come over this trip at Ripon; well handicapped on last season's best but he underperformed at Ripon, albeit over 5f, when last seen three weeks ago; down in class today and one to consider; can blow it at the start.

14/1

14/1

Form: 9846-8 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Won a Listed event at York's Dante meeting last spring (5f, good); disappointed afterwards and he didn't fare any better on his return to action at Newcastle (6f) in February; still to prove his effectiveness on slow ground; visor now tried (usually wears cheekpieces but absent latest).

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10th

3

(1)

29th Apr 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Last Crusader

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

Won a Listed event at York's Dante meeting last spring (5f, good); disappointed afterwards and he didn't fare any better on his return to action at Newcastle (6f) in February; still to prove his effectiveness on slow ground; visor now tried (usually wears cheekpieces but absent latest).

14/1

2

(2)

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Last Crusader

9st 10lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: K R Burke

Listed winner at York (5f, good) last May; however, his form went the wrong way subsequently and there was no revival at Newcastle (AW) in February on his first run since being gelded; unproven on slow ground.

20/1

8th

2

(6)

14th Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Last Crusader

9st 7lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

slightly awkward start, held up in rear

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £763.00
Straight Forecast £924.50
Tricast £5689.60
Trifecta £5266.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Copper Knight

SPOTLIGHT:

Vintage Clarets

The Guardian:

Illusionist

Daily Mail:

Nomadic Empire

Telegraph:

Intrinsic Bond

The Star:

Mr Wagyu

D Express:

Justanotherbottle

The Times:

Vintage Clarets

Daily Record:

Vintage Clarets

Daily Mirror:

Illusionist

TOPSPEED:

Copper Knight

POSTDATA:

Copper Knight

The Sun:

Copper Knight