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16:05 Ripon

Good To Soft

Armstrong Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £7731
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Armstrong Memorial Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.70
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 563120 D BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Ended a long losing run at Redcar (6f) in August but he beat only two at Doncaster (6f) 16 days ago; he needs to get back on track.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(8)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Strong Johnson

9st 4lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

8/1

6th

4

(5)

7th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 3

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Strong Johnson

9st 6lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Paul Midgley

Won at Newcastle (5f) in November and has run some more good races on Tapeta since, finishing second over this C&D and also at Southwell last time (dead-heated; no match for thriving winner); could be thereabouts.

6/1

2nd

3

(8)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Strong Johnson

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Paul Midgley

led

12/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 31-590 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

A three-time 5f winner in 2022 but she's yet to fire in three runs this season, having a wind op before coming in 11th at York (5f) last month; others are preferred.

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8th

5

(8)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:50 Newcastle (AW)

Vadamiah

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

In and out this season but her draw didn't help when down the field at Musselburgh (5f) three weeks ago and prior to that she went close at Ripon (5f); this front-runner is not ruled out on her first AW start.

11/1

9th

1

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Musselburgh

Vadamiah

9st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Did well to finish fifth of 16 over C&D (good to soft) in April having set a strong pace and she returned to form when going close at Ripon (5f, good) a fortnight; can make another bold bid and she's a key player.

4/1

2nd

7

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Ripon

Vadamiah

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

taken down early

10/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 223643 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Arrives on a lengthy losing run but he bounced back to form when third at Wolverhampton (5f) three weeks ago; he can make his presence felt off the same mark.

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

8th

9

(1)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Betweenthesticks

9st 0lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

His last win was 14 months ago but he's had several close calls this year including over C&D in September; didn't fire at Lingfield last month but was reported to have been coughing after the race and he could bounce back with a big run.

15/2

6th

5

(6)

25th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 4

12:35 Lingfield (AW)

Betweenthesticks

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Jack Channon

in touch with leaders

6/1

3rd

6

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Ripon

Betweenthesticks

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Jack Channon

Arrives on a lengthy losing run but he bounced back to form when third at Wolverhampton (5f) three weeks ago; he can make his presence felt off the same mark.

7/1

Form: 214621 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Reliable sort who bagged her second success of 2023 at Musselburgh (5f) 13 days ago; up 3lb but she's not taken lightly in her current mood.

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4th

3

(2)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Princess Karine

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

Prominent racer; her three wins have all come on turf but she's effective over C&D and has a good record fresh; one to be interested in.

14/1

10th

8

(3)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Princess Karine

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

reared in stalls before start, midfield on far side of group

12/1

5th
5 (9)
Khabib

11/2

Form: 359664 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Yet to score on turf but this three-time AW winner signalled his turn is near when fourth of 13 at Redcar (6f) 11 days ago, faltering only in last half furlong; this return to 5f should suit and he's weighted to go close.

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6th

11

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Khabib

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ray Craggs

midfield

12/1

9th

1

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Khabib

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ray Craggs

C&D winner in the past and hasn't been far away in any of his last five races; no reason why he won't be on the scene.

7/1

3rd

1

(4)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Khabib

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ray Craggs

Yet to run a bad race over this C&D and his recent fourth came in a much deeper race than this; shouldn't be much between him and Twilight Madness on their penultimate run; more appealing than most.

7/2

9/1

Form: 077005

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Is now 0-18 but he got back on track when fifth of 20 in 5f Ayr handicap nine days ago; blinkers replace cheekpieces now and he's no forlorn hope eased 2lb.

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3rd

1

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

19:00 Yarmouth

Northcliff

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Finally off the mark when scrambling home (7f, AW) in February off a 4lb lower mark; below that level last time and needs more back on turf; could probably have done without the drying weather.

6/1

4th

7

(1)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Northcliff

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Off the mark at the 25th attempt (fifth for this yard) when clinging on in a 7f handicap at Wolverhampton four weeks ago; a 5lb rise for that doesn't look unduly generous though.

4/1

1st

3

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Northcliff

9st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Mike Murphy & Michael Keady

Ran well in first three three starts on the AW after joining this yard and his fourth of nine over C&D in December could hardly be working out better, but well held at Chelmsford (6f, Polytrack) yesterday which took his record to 0-24.

6/1

10/1

Form: 73291 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark in five-runner novice at Musselburgh (5f) 13 days ago; this return to handicap company demands more but she's still lightly raced so can't be dismissed.

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6th

8

(9)

9th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Canaria Queen

9st 6lb

J: Alex Fielding

T: Tim Easterby

Off the mark in a modest Musselburgh novice (5f, good to soft) in September, but has failed to threaten since returning to handicap company, including here the last twice; an easing mark offers some hope though, and she's seemingly effective over 6f.

40/1

9th

10

(12)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Canaria Queen

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Ready winner of a small-field novice event at Musselburgh in September but that win is sandwiched by three lesser efforts in handicaps, including over C&D three weeks ago (50-1); others are more appealing.

33/1

7th

10

(6)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Canaria Queen

9st 3lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Only made her debut in June and landed a Musselburgh novice (5f, good to soft) in September, but well held in both handicaps either side; needs to bounce back, but her half-brother won over C&D last month which offers some optimism.

14/1

Form: 611073 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dual 5f scorer this summer who got back on track when third at Beverley (5f) ten days ago; she can't be discounted nudged up just 1lb.

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8th

2

(12)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 10lb

J: Tom Kiely-Marshall

T: Julie Camacho

Multiple 5f winner for David O'Meara and she handles testing ground well; unplaced in all six runs over this trip though and best watched on stable debut (sold for 13,000gns last October).

33/1

8th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Ripon

May Blossom

9st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: David O’Meara

Dual 5f scorer this summer who got back on track when third at Beverley (5f) ten days ago; she can't be discounted nudged up just 1lb.

7/1

3rd

1

(3)

20th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Beverley

May Blossom

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Decent strike-rate over this trip, including two wins (one on soft) over C&D; however, well beaten both runs since last win and she'll have to perform better to win this.

9/1

16/1

Form: 555480

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Winless since 2021 and he came in last of 14 for his new yard at Southwell (6f) 17 days ago; he has something to prove now.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

8

(11)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

American Star

9st 5lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ruth Carr

Useful as a 2yo but he hasn't won since that season; didn't fire in three runs for Ruth Carr last summer; down in the weights but plenty to prove, not least the suitability of the ground; stable also run Fools Rush In.

16/1

9th

4

(10)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Ripon

American Star

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ruth Carr

Winless since 2021 and he came in last of 14 for his new yard at Southwell (6f) 17 days ago; he has something to prove now.

16/1

14th

3

(4)

13th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

19:15 Southwell (AW)

American Star

9st 13lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Ruth Carr

His mark has fallen and he didn't run badly when eighth of 17 on last month's stable debut at Ripon; could improve for that run but needs to.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £476.00
Straight Forecast £397.60
Tricast £3255.00
Trifecta £5176.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Princess Karine

TOPSPEED:

American Star

SPOTLIGHT:

Khabib

Daily Mirror:

Canaria Queen

POSTDATA:

Betweenthesticks

The Times:

Vadamiah

The Guardian:

May Blossom

Daily Mail:

Strong Johnson

The Star:

American Star

D Express:

Princess Karine

The Sun:

Princess Karine

Daily Record:

Princess Karine

RP RATINGS:

Khabib