Home / August 28 / 16:45 Ripon

16:45 Ripon

Good

Blossom Homecare Harrogate And Ripon Handicap

  • Prize money: £3663.8
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
SKY
View Course
Blossom Homecare Harrogate And Ripon Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.60
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 022408 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Twice went very close in May (1m2f/1m3f, AW/good to firm) and is now 2lb lower, but his form has gone the wrong way subsequently.

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

7th

7

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

We Still Believe

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Daragh Bourke

Split Humble Spark and Oscar Doodle when third over C&D ten days ago; no real excuses on that occasion though and he'll need to step up a level to come out on top.

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 292025

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

His form has been in and out this year and he failed to shine last time, but he's finished second on three of his last six starts and might not be far away if back on song in reapplied cheekpieces (has won in them).

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

4th

6

(1)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Bay Of Naples

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Three of his six wins have come here (1m3f/1m4f) and was running consistently well up until January, but quiet in his last three starts; just 1lb above his last winning mark, but he needs a resurgence with cheekpieces reapplied.

16/1

9th

7

(3)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:30 Southwell (AW)

Bay Of Naples

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Without an AW win since February 2021 (1m3f here; on Fibresand) but he has had C&D placings and did score on turf last September; solid sequence came to an end on penultimate start but latest wasn't too bad and he now has a switch from recent cheekpieces to blinkers.

20/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 451042 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Won at Ayr (1m2f, soft) last month and good second over this C&D (good to soft) nine days ago; also effective on good ground; likely player.

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

3rd

3

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:38 Redcar

Mac Ailey

10st 6lb

J: Miss Rebecca Burley

T: Tim Easterby

Two wins this season and close third at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month; latest run was also on heavy when below form at Ayr (off his highest mark for a long time) but he's one to consider.

11/1

7th

12

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Ayr

Mac Ailey

8st 12lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Close third at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) last month and won comfortably at Hamilton (8.3f, good to soft) next time; only fourth of seven when unpenalised back at Hamilton (8.3f, soft) last Monday and a new 6lb higher mark has now kicked in, but he's not ruled out in view of his penultimate form.

12/1

4th

7

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:40 Hamilton

Mac Ailey

8st 9lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Has done his winning in Class 6; however, he's ahead of the assessor, having escaped a penalty for last week's comfortable success in apprentice event over C&D (good to soft); strong chance off the same mark.

15/8

Form: 07-329

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Made it 0-10 when disappointing at Musselburgh (1m1f, good) last time but in good form previously, at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) and over C&D (soft), and has shaped as though this trip could suit; not written off.

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

9th

10

(8)

20th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 1y

Class 6

17:38 Redcar

Jewel Of Kabeir

10st 1lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

15-race maiden with plenty of solid runs this term but latest was not one of them; probably acts on soft; peak efforts over a bit shorter.

16/1

8th

8

(1)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Jewel Of Kabeir

9st 2lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Still a maiden but has proved largely consistent this term and ran creditably over C&D on Monday; again has place possibilities.

7/1

3rd

1

(9)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jewel Of Kabeir

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Regressive maiden who's been running consistently on turf; stays further and the chances are she'll need plenty of pushing again but she's capable at this level if things pan out her way.

10/1

Form: 059-67 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Has dropped to a basement mark but this 9yo is without a win since 2018 and others make greater appeal.

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

9th

9

3rd Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:20 Sedgefield

Thomas Cranmer

11st 1lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Tina Jackson

raced in last, awkward jump 1st, niggled along after 2nd

20/1

6th

10

(5)

26th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

14:15 Beverley

Thomas Cranmer

8st 11lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Tina Jackson

Not been in the best of form this year and others make more appeal.

33/1

11th

10

(1)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Thomas Cranmer

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Tina Jackson

Without a win since 2018; on a decent mark now but needs to improve on recent efforts.

20/1

16/1

Form: 876894

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

His mark continues to fall but he's been unable to get competitive on his three runs this summer and needs something extra in the reapplied cheekpieces (ran okay in 2020 on sole previous start in them).

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

9th

7

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:40 Musselburgh

Kells

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Iain Jardine

Sole Flat win in 30 attempts came this September in a 1m4f soft-ground handicap at Thirsk; that was a Class 6, however, and he's unlikely to be good enough.

25/1

5th

9

(3)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:40 Ayr

Kells

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

14/1

3rd

6

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

14:00 Haydock

Kells

9st 1lb

J: William Pyle

T: Iain Jardine

Belatedly off the mark with a wide-margin win at Thirsk (1m4f, soft) in the hands of William Pyle; ran a bit flat when only fourth at Hamilton after escaping a penalty and now he's 5lb higher; that Thirsk win might be dodgy form.

5/1

9/4

Form: 00-041 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Built upon her promising stable debut fourth at Windsor (1m, good to firm) when winning with something to spare at Brighton (1m2f, good) last Monday, despite hanging badly left; strong claims under 5lb penalty.

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

6th

2

(3)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

18:45 Brighton

Cryptos Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold

9/2

4th

1

(2)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cryptos Dream

9st 11lb

J: Archie Young

T: Jack Jones

Won twice in the autumn (1m2f/1m) and has made the frame on four of her five subsequent appearances, including a C&D second two starts ago; capable 7lb claimer Archie Young is enlisted tonight; likely contender.

3/1

4th

1

(1)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cryptos Dream

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

in touch with leaders, pressed leader over 1f out, weakened inside final 110yds

7/2

Form: 248427 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Below-par favourite at Lingfield (1m2f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and needs to bounce back, but he went there off the back of a good second at Yarmouth (1m2f, good to firm) and he's not discounted.

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

4th

7

(12)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:50 Beverley

Calcutta Dream

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Consistent form on AW this year (8.5f-1m2f) includes two wins; thereabouts provided he continues in same vein, though doesn't look the likeliest winner with turf record 0-11.

5/1

4th

5

(15)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Calcutta Dream

11st 0lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

awkward start, towards rear

5/1

9th
12 (14)
Mr Heinz

11/1

Form: -63236

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Placed three times in a row over about 1m this May/June, shaping as though a first win may well be imminent; faded over 1m2f on soft at Beverley last time and there's a doubt regarding stamina, but he's likely to be back on better ground here which could help him see out the trip; headgear swapped.

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

10th

7

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:35 Pontefract

Mr Heinz

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Got off the mark at Newcastle (1m) in October but he looked rusty after five months off when beating only one there (1m2f) on his return 23 days ago; it would come as no surprise if he took a big step forward with cheekpieces back on.

10/1

11th

9

(12)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Heinz

8st 13lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Simon Whitaker

Won when dropped back to 1m here last October and ran well in defeat over 1m here the next twice; he's well worth another go at today's distance and could be in the mix if at the top of his game on this reappearance.

11/2

OUR TIP
10th
1 (15)
Dr Rio

5/1

Form: 768412 D BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Won at Beverley (7.4f, good to firm) last month and good second there (7.4f, good to firm) since; won over 1m2f at Beverley last season (he can run well elsewhere) and he's respected now back up in trip.

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

4th

8

(5)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

16:15 Beverley

Dr Rio

9st 3lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Declan Carroll

C&D winner off 1lb lower for Paul Midgley last August (good to firm); not been at his best for this yard this year (over 6f and 5f on last two starts); should do better back over 7f on a track that suits, although soft ground perhaps not ideal.

12/1

6th

7

(3)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:12 Catterick

Dr Rio

9st 5lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Declan Carroll

Yet to fire for current stable and not sure a sharp 5f is what he needs (has won over 1m2f).

14/1

11th
14 (8)
Skedaddled

50/1

Form: -05379

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Posted two fair efforts earlier this season but she's finished down the field the last twice and is now 0-19; probably best to look elsewhere.

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

10th

8

(10)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Skedaddled

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ron Barr

midfield on near side of group, weakened halfway

20/1

7th

10

(6)

2nd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Skedaddled

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Ron Barr

Long time since her trainer had a winner and it's unlikely this mare, who's done most racing over further, will be the one to change that.

50/1

9th

12

(2)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:50 Thirsk

Skedaddled

9st 3lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Ron Barr

20-race maiden; below form since a creditable C&D third in June (good to firm); others stronger.

33/1

50/1

Form: 974073

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

3yo is 0-10 and has shown only very modest form.

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

12th

15

(4)

28th Aug 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 6

16:45 Ripon

Knights Spear

8st 7lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

3yo is 0-10 and has shown only very modest form.

50/1

3rd

8

(3)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 6

16:58 Ripon

Knights Spear

9st 0lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Unplaced in all nine starts; blinkered on last three, with best effort this term on first occasion (fourth over 1m6f on good to firm) but beaten out of sight in the mud next time and soundly beaten on latest; risky.

20/1

7th

12

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:35 Redcar

Knights Spear

8st 5lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Unplaced in all eight starts; shaped with some promise at Thirsk (1m6f, good to firm) last month and he had an excuse in the mud at Nottingham last week but he was beaten out of sight in that race and others are more convincing; tongue-tie worn last time is removed.

33/1

Form: 563649 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Only ninth of 11 at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) a fortnight ago on her first run for 71 days, having had wind surgery; however, things didn't go her way and she's well treated on form as recent as May; has a chance.

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

2nd

9

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coconut Bay

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Tristan Davidson

Hard-pulling mare who's been ridden aggressively since dropped to this trip and may be again from a handy stall; should go well under an inexperienced jockey but the losing run is now up to 28.

8/1

2nd

11

(2)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Coconut Bay

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

prominent, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied final 110yds, kept on well

9/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

With A Start, Lincoln Rockstar

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £1423.00
Straight Forecast £1298.00
Tricast £7152.00
Trifecta £12928.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Cryptos Dream

The Guardian:

Lincoln Rockstar

The Sun:

Calcutta Dream

RP RATINGS:

Dr Rio

Daily Mail:

Mac Ailey

POSTDATA:

Cryptos Dream

NEWMARKET:

Cryptos Dream

The Times:

Cryptos Dream

Telegraph:

Cryptos Dream

D Express:

Cryptos Dream

Daily Mirror:

Cryptos Dream

The Star:

Cryptos Dream

Daily Record:

Cryptos Dream