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15:20 Ripon

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Ripon Races Green Scheme Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Ripon Races Green Scheme Handicap

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 31322- BF

Last run: 236 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Won at Newmarket (1m, good to firm) last July and his consistent campaign concluded with a close second when upped to 1m2f at Chelmsford (AW); this 4yo could have more to offer this season and he's on the shortlist.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(6)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fulfilled

10st 1lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

in rear

5/1

5th

4

(4)

14th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Fulfilled

11st 7lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: David Simcock

Won on fast ground at Ripon (1m2f) and Lingfield (11.6f) in June and he ran into a major improver when fourth in a Class 2 event at Beverley last time; probably still has some margin for error off this mark but he's not ruled out on this drop back in grade.

9/2

4th

6

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 23y

Class 2

14:05 Beverley

Fulfilled

8st 11lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: David Simcock

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, ridden under 2f out, no extra final furlong

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 29-375

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has dropped back down to the same mark as for her win at Thirsk (1m, soft) last September; has won over 1m2f but at tight Chester, and fast ground would be another question mark; also, a return to peak form is needed as she hasn't been at her very best so far this year.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

19:50 Ripon

Golden Melody

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tim Easterby

Failed to win last year but several efforts of note; also ran well at Pontefract on last month's reappearance (1m, soft) and met some trouble when below par at Thirsk last week; stepping back up in trip won't hurt but others appeal more for win purposes.

8/1

6th

13

(2)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Golden Melody

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

towards rear

7/2

11/4

Form: 20-052 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won twice last year (1m2f, good to firm/soft) and he got back on track with a close second over this C&D (good) 11 days ago; strong claims if able to repeat that latest form.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(4)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:25 Newcastle (AW)

Tele Red

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

prominent

15/2

1st

2

(7)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Tele Red

10st 1lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

disputed lead, led 2f out, ridden and faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, gamely

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 40-679 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Below par this season but he's now 5lb lower than when winning over C&D last August and two of his last three wins have come here; not ruled out in reapplied cheekpieces (mixed fortunes in the headgear previously).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(1)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 4

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Three successes on Tapeta since December and bids for a hat-trick after winning twice at Wolverhampton (8.6f); up another 3lb, but a bigger problem may be that he seemed to find this an inadequate test when fifth of nine over C&D in February.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Proved suited by the switch back to Tapeta (from Polytrack) in similar event over C&D two weeks ago, beating Soames Forsyte and taking overall record to 8-49; likely player back up just 2lb.

15/2

1st

2

(3)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

19:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cosmos Raj

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Sole win in 16 AW starts came off 1lb lower at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) in December; has made the frame in all three previous outings over C&D, but this looks a competive races of its type; cheekpieces the headgear of choice today.

7/1

Form: 636763

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

He's 2lb lower than when winning at Newcastle (7f, AW) last December and didn't run badly when third of seven in selling handicap at Redcar (1m) last time; however, he needs something extra here and is untested beyond 1m.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

14:20 Redcar

Like A Lion

9st 8lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Third in a 1m selling handicap here last month but beaten about 6l, and remains that bit more compelling at the 7f of his two career successes, the latest on Tapeta before Christmas; down to a new career-low mark.

16/1

5th

7

(3)

1st Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:20 Ripon

Like A Lion

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

He's 2lb lower than when winning at Newcastle (7f, AW) last December and didn't run badly when third of seven in selling handicap at Redcar (1m) last time; however, he needs something extra here and is untested beyond 1m.

14/1

3rd

1

(1)

4th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:55 Redcar

Like A Lion

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Largely below par on the AW this winter and again returned to turf in a change of headgear when sixth in 7f Catterick handicap eight days ago; handily weighted now so he can't be totally dismissed.

3/1

Form: 1206-2 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

10yo who won twice last year (including over C&D on good) and reappeared with a close second over C&D (soft) three weeks ago; also effective on fast ground and there's every chance he'll be bang there once more.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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: 8976-3

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form when third on his recent reappearance over C&D (good; Tele Red second); could build upon that performance and he's one to consider.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(7)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

On a long losing run and was below market expectations over C&D last time; the handicapper's giving him every chance but he's become very inconsistent.

10/1

9th

3

(1)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

10st 1lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

took keen hold, midfield

11/2

9th

17

(15)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Ghost Rider

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear of midfield on outer

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £203.00
Straight Forecast £207.40
Trifecta £563.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Tele Red

Telegraph:

Billy Roberts

NEWMARKET:

Fulfilled

D Express:

Ghost Rider

RP RATINGS:

Cosmos Raj

The Guardian:

Fulfilled

POSTDATA:

Tele Red

The Times:

Tele Red

Daily Mirror:

Tele Red

Daily Record:

Tele Red

The Star:

Ghost Rider

Daily Mail:

Billy Roberts

The Sun:

Billy Roberts