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20:15 Ripon

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Next Evening Meeting Wednesday 7th June Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Next Evening Meeting Wednesday 7th June Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 97/60-

Last run: 213 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Two-time scorer in 2021 for Clive Cox; off 16 months before enjoying a productive winter hurdling for his current yard, scoring twice over 2m; tongue tied; interesting back on the Flat off a handy-looking mark.

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2

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

16:00 Perth

Berties Wish

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, headed and fell last

4/1

1st

4

(6)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

20:15 Ripon

Berties Wish

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jennie Candlish

pushed along briefly to lead soon after start, headed but raced in second after 1f, pushed along and led again 3f out, ridden and drifted right 2f out, keeping on against far rail 1f out, ridden out final 110yds

4/1

10

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Berties Wish

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jennie Candlish

Free-goer who is 2-7 over hurdles, the latter win gained in first-time hood on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in February; both subsequent runs (one on soft ground) were perfectly respectable but it seems that others in this line-up have more potential.

33/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 21206- CD

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Took this event 12 months ago but this veteran ended 2022 with two below-par efforts on the AW; he needs to hit the ground running on his seasonal return.

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8th

4

(1)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:45 Southwell (AW)

Billy Roberts

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

prominent, outpaced and lost position over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

20/1

6th

5

(8)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Billy Roberts

9st 10lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Simon Whitaker

Veteran who has finished second a few times on turf this season, without being particularly consistent; scored twice over C&D in December 2021 but is harder to fancy on his 2022 AW form.

20/1

14th

7

(3)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Redcar

Billy Roberts

9st 9lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Simon Whitaker

Veteran who has finished second three times this season, most recently behind Dogged at Ripon in August; often amateur ridden; suspicion one or two will prove stronger.

14/1

Form: 1347-3 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Veteran handicapper who posted a good third of 11 in 1m2f Beverley handicap 15 days ago on his first run for eight months; considered.

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4th

5

(2)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:10 Beverley

Bit Of A Quirke

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Mark Walford

Front-runner; has won six times over C&D on good to soft/good/good to firm; creditable third on heavy ground here last time; not the force of old but on a good mark; chance

9/2

3rd

3

(7)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

20:00 Beverley

Bit Of A Quirke

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

raced in second

5/1

5th

3

(6)

18th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

15:10 Beverley

Bit Of A Quirke

9st 10lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Multiple course winner; good start to this campaign with placed efforts here and at Ripon; not beaten far here last month and he continues to drop in the weights.

9/1

Form: 26540-

Last run: 170 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Fair ex-Irish 7f winner who also proved consistent in 2022; he's one for the shortlist for his new yard off an easing mark.

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6th

9

(12)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Cedar Rapids

10st 9lb

J: Miss Becky Smith

T: Micky Hammond

Continues to drop down the weights but has poor 1-30 strike-rate and hasn't been shaping of late as though a win is imminent.

25/1

8th

10

(10)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:15 Ripon

Cedar Rapids

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, led after 2f, increased tempo and 3 lengths ahead over 3f out, much reduced lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened

33/1

7th

2

(2)

26th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:30 Catterick

Cedar Rapids

9st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Creditable fourth on stable debut (1m2f, soft) at Ripon in May but not in such good form more recently; well treated now but a bit to prove.

8/1

Form: 6885-4 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who returned from six months off with an encouraging fourth of 11 in 1m2f Beverley handicap 15 days ago; she is firmly in the picture off the same mark.

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6th

2

(1)

7th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 140y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Bollin Margaret

11st 4lb

J: Mr Thomas Easterby

T: Tim Easterby

Form has been in and out this season, but she made it three wins for the campaign (1m4f/1m2f) when landing an apprentice handicap at Ripon last Tuesday and she escapes a penalty today; has to be in calculations.

7/2

1st

8

(5)

29th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

14:15 Ripon

Bollin Margaret

9st 11lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, prominent, switched right over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, always doing enough

14/1

7th

11

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 99y

Class 3

19:30 Windsor

Bollin Margaret

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

midfield

18/1

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6th
1 (4)
Bushfire

11/2

Form: 06326-

Last run: 141 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Winless in 2022 but he performed with credit in AW handicaps on all his four runs for his current yard; he can't be discounted on his seasonal return.

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8th

4

(8)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Bushfire

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

Failed to build on an encouraging C&D third when only seventh in 1m2f Ripon handicap 13 days ago; this two-time scorer in 2023 needs to bounce back.

14/1

7th

8

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Bushfire

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Gemma Tutty

in touch with leaders

13/2

12/1

Form: 50540-

Last run: 189 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

A fair 8.5f winner in 2022 for Richard Fahey but he's offered little for his current yard, having a breathing op before coming in a well-held third over hurdles at Sedgefield in March; others appeal more.

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0

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

14:20 Sedgefield

Grifter

10st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

First run in this headgear combination and for this stable when coming from off the pace to be close up on the AW Flat at Newcastle (2m) this month but then finished last there 13 days ago; soundly beaten in his qualifying runs over hurdle; others look safer.

9/1

8th

1

(2)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

14:30 Newcastle (AW)

Grifter

10st 1lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Jennie Candlish

slowly away, soon recovered and in touch with leaders

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £150.00
Straight Forecast £159.10
Trifecta £877.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Bit Of A Quirke

RP RATINGS:

Bollin Margaret

Telegraph:

Bushfire

TOPSPEED:

Grifter

The Star:

Billy Roberts

The Times:

Bollin Margaret

D Express:

Bollin Margaret

The Sun:

Bollin Margaret

The Guardian:

Bit Of A Quirke

Daily Mail:

Bit Of A Quirke

Daily Mirror:

Bit Of A Quirke

Daily Record:

Bit Of A Quirke