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17:15 Ripon

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  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly coudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.50

Form: 5003-0 D BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Progressive handicapper in 2021; started 2022 brightly and generally acquitted himself with credit in some hot races; sent off favourite for the Spring Mile four weeks ago but ran poorly; much better than that and he's one to consider in these calmer waters, for all stall 12 isn't ideal.

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7th

3

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Ayr

Isla Kai

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April and, after a good third at Newbury (7f, good to soft) last month, he scored when back at Ripon (1m, good) most recently; one to consider up 4lb.

3/1

1st

1

(5)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Isla Kai

9st 13lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent-racer who won over C&D (soft) in April and back to form the last twice, most recently third at Newbury (7f, good to soft); has been versatile ground-wise in the past and he's a solid contender.

7/2

3rd

8

(5)

19th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newbury

Isla Kai

9st 3lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

Prominent racer whose form has been patchy since he won at Ripon (1m, soft) in April, and he was no match for the front two when third at Goodwood (7f, heavy) last time; however, it was a step back in the right direction and he ran well here (1m, good) last year on his sole course visit; a possible.

12/1

20/1

  • Place: £6.50

Form: 815820 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Failed to fire at Redcar (behind Darkness) 19 days ago but that run came quickly after a good run on testing ground at Doncaster; suspicion others will prove better treated.

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10th

3

(9)

28th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Perseverants

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Wolverhampton winner early last year who scored in some style at Windsor (1m, good) this month but was disappointing under his penalty at Pontefract (1m, soft) six days ago; not quite sure what to expect after that; stable also runs Visibility.

12/1

6th

1

(6)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

15:22 Pontefract

Perseverants

10st 1lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Form can be up and down but he went close at Doncaster (7f, soft) last month then easily made all at Windsor (1m, good) last Monday; 5lb penalty is unlikely to stop him if he can reproduce that latest form.

7/4

1st

6

(8)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

16:50 Windsor

Perseverants

9st 5lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

made all, went clear from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 5645-5 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Veteran who was in good order last spring, finishing second twice over 7f before an easy 1m win at Newcastle; left the impression the run was needed on his AW reappearance six weeks ago; seems to handle most ground.

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4th

1

(1)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Scottish Summit

9st 10lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

held up in rear

10/1

6th

6

(7)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 2

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Scottish Summit

9st 5lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Geoffrey Harker

midfield

20/1

10th

5

(8)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 6y

Class 3

16:25 Doncaster

Scottish Summit

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

pressed leader, led narrowly 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened

14/1

Form: 338-98 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

He has edged down the weights in the last 12 months and retained ability last summer; not at his best at Redcar last time though and he has something to find with Darkness on that run.

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8th

2

(8)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Ripon

Another Batt

9st 12lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

Back to winning ways over C&D (soft) last month and followed up at Thirsk (1m, soft); his last four wins have come on soft ground but he showed solid form on good going last year and this 8yo could go well once more.

5/1

1st

7

(6)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 3

16:00 Thirsk

Another Batt

9st 6lb

J: Sam James

T: David & Nicola Barron

slightly awkward start, in rear

13/2

5/2

Form: 4/412-

Last run: 246 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 4yo; off the mark in a 7f novice on AW at Lingfield last summer (first run after wind and gelding ops; form franked); improved again when second of six in a Newmarket handicap (1m, soft) last August, a meritorious effort given he bled from the nose; likely there's more to come.

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3rd

5

(3)

10th May 2024

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

18:25 Cork

Shigar

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: William Durkan

prominent, went third but no extra from over 1f out, no match for first two

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7754-2 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Listed 1m winner in France as 2yo (very soft); drew a blank in 2022 but rarely had his ground; showed there was still plenty of ability intact when second of 14 in a competitive Redcar handicap 19 days ago (soft) and he's been left on the same mark; leading claims for a yard who have won this race three times in the last nine years.

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20/1

Form: 17070- CD

Last run: 204 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Four of his eight career wins have come over C&D; usually comes good in midsummer but he is starting this season off such a lowly mark that he's worth a market check; Franny Norton a rare booking for the stable.

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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

Form: 61219- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

3-6 at Redcar as opposed to 0-13 elsewhere; seems happiest on good or quicker and probably best watched back from seven months off.

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7th

2

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Ripon

Diamondonthehill

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Michael Dods

All four wins on much quicker ground than he's likely to face this evening; only eighth of 13 when making his reappearance in this race on soft ground last year and the suspicion is he'll find a few too strong again.

16/1

12/1

Form: 13040- D

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Won twice in the first half of last season before a close third in the Carlisle Bell (off a 1lb higher mark); ended the season quietly but he can go well fresh and conditions shouldn't be an issue; one to consider.

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12th

10

(1)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Makeen

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

9lb below his last winning mark, but beaten a long way on his return from 212 days off at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) last month which took his AW record to 0-10; needs a turnaround.

14/1

11th

10

(2)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Makeen

9st 6lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Julie Camacho

Raced five times last year and it was a patchy campaign; 0-9 on AW as opposed to 3-14 on turf but he has a lower mark to work with in this sphere and has run well here in the past; returns from an absence with Hollie Doyle on board and he's not a forlorn hope.

7/1

Form: 5631-4 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 with a ready defeat of 17 rivals on heavy ground at Redcar (7f); not much expected of him on his reappearance 12 days ago (33-1) but didn't run too badly; this is deeper though and others appeal more.

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7th

16

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Give It Some Teddy

8st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Contesting this race for the fifth successive year, winning it 2018 and 2019; no better than sixth in the last two runnings but wouldn't be without hope if reproducing his penultimate run at Chester when prevailing comfortably.

10/1

14th

10

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Newmarket

Give It Some Teddy

10st 8lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

Goes particularly well at Redcar but is able elsewhere as he showed when winning easily last week at Chester under Emily Roberts; a 5lb rise isn't beyond him at all.

7/1

1st

7

(7)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 127y

Class 4

17:05 Chester

Give It Some Teddy

10st 4lb

J: Mrs Emily Roberts

T: Tim Easterby

Redcar specialist (six wins there) who sits 3lb below his last winning mark; ran a solid race when runner-up to the subsequent Wolverhampton scorer Painters Palette on penultimate start, but wasn't quite on song at Beverley (8.5f) subsequently; remains fairly treated but others appeal more.

8/1

20/1

Form: 1301-4 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Course winner (1m2f, soft); enjoyed a good spell in the second half of 2022 and he made a satisfactory return here last week; more will be required in this stronger race though.

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No Results Found

Form: 2-3436 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Fit from AW when only sixth at Windsor 12 days ago, meeting a bit of trouble in running; 1m on slow ground no problem and he should be making an impact off this reduced mark.

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3rd

2

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Oh Herberts Reign

10st 0lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

4yo who has regressed and is on a 23-race losing run; however, he went very close at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) last month and was a fair fifth at Doncaster (1m) eight days later; effective on Polytrack; chance.

5/1

5th

11

(9)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Doncaster

Oh Herberts Reign

11st 7lb

J: Adrian Nicholls

T: Richard Hannon

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

7/1

2nd

4

(8)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Oh Herberts Reign

9st 13lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

On a near two-year losing spell but he's in fair form having made the frame a couple of times in recent starts; on a reduced mark and drops to Class 6 for the first time, so can't be dismissed.

11/2

8/1

Form: 37658- CD

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a soft-ground C&D handicap on last season's reappearance; couldn't build on it subsequently but he starts this campaign off a more manageable mark; gelded since last seen; there are reasons to be positive but stall 13 isn't one of them.

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4th

6

(6)

17th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 177y

Class 4

16:50 York

Blenheim Boy

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Easy winner of a soft-ground Ripon handicap on 2022 reappearance but hasn't built on it since and he was found to have bled from the nose when tailed off on his seasonal return at the same venue seven weeks ago.

10/1

13th

5

(13)

29th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:15 Ripon

Blenheim Boy

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Easy winner of a soft-ground C&D handicap on last season's reappearance; couldn't build on it subsequently but he starts this campaign off a more manageable mark; gelded since last seen; there are reasons to be positive but stall 13 isn't one of them.

8/1

8th

9

(14)

14th Oct 2022

Heavy

0m 7f 212y

Class 3

16:00 Haydock

Blenheim Boy

9st 6lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out

8/1

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Straight Forecast £1283.80
Tricast £19043.70
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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Darkness

NEWMARKET:

Shigar

TOPSPEED:

Oh Herberts Reign

Daily Mirror:

Isla Kai

The Times:

Shigar

Telegraph:

Shigar

Daily Record:

Shigar

D Express:

Oh Herberts Reign

RP Ratings:

Darkness

POSTDATA:

Darkness

The Guardian:

Darkness

Daily Mail:

Darkness

The Star:

Darkness