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17:15 Ripon

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £7731
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Thank You To Our Groundstaff Handicap

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 521103

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won twice over 1m6f when fitted with cheekpieces in May/June; well beaten in valuable Haydock race next time and went off too hard when well-held third in first-time visor at Ascot (2m, soft) three weeks later but can resume his progress here; cheekpieces back on today.

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

1st

4

(5)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Pledgeofallegiance

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

made all, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, unchallenged

7/4

3rd

9

(6)

28th Jul 2023

Good

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Pledgeofallegiance

8st 11lb

J: Thore Hammer Hansen

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Wore cheekpieces on last three starts, making all over about 1m6f at Redcar (good to firm) and Doncaster (good; unraced on softer) before tailed off when co-second favourite for a quite valuable race at Haydock; an eight-day break was blamed for the latter but he also now switches to a visor; likely to stay 2m and penultimate start suggests he's well handicapped.

8/1

10th

9

(6)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Pledgeofallegiance

8st 11lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt

Wore cheekpieces on last two starts; stepping up to 1m6f worked well when off the mark at Redcar (good to firm) in May and he again made all, galloping very stoutly, when following up in five-runner race at Doncaster (14.5f, good) one month later; just eight days off this time but latest 7lb rise probably underestimates him.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 323379

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Made the frame on first four starts for Tim Easterby this summer (1m3f-1m6f) and, following a below-par effort, didn't run badly on slower-than-ideal ground in quite valuable series final on Tuesday; unexposed over 2m and can make her presence felt.

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2nd

4

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Ripon

Can Can Girl

8st 12lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Craig Lidster

No win for Tim Easterby after April 2022 and well beaten on AW in her three races for new yard; placed on turf and AW last year but looks best watched for the time being.

12/1

7th

2

(3)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Can Can Girl

9st 8lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Craig Lidster

Two 1m4f wins on the Tapeta here for Tim Easterby; probably stays 2m but hard to recommend on the back of her last two runs.

14/1

8th

9

(2)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 5

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Can Can Girl

9st 0lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Two 1m4f wins on Newcastle Tapeta for Tim Easterby as well as two respectable C&D runs; not badly treated at present and should come on for her recent stable debut after a break; considered.

8/1

Form: 328315 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Gamely made all over C&D (good) in Class 6 handicap last month and was only nudged up 2lb for that but faces stronger opposition today and weakened rather tamely when last of five at Carlisle 17 days ago.

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3rd

6

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Spantik

9st 0lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

reluctant to load, raced in second

8/1

5th

1

(5)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

15:15 Carlisle

Spantik

10st 0lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Normally consistent, but was ending a 19-race losing run when making all at Ripon (2m, good) 15 days ago; only 2lb higher and worthy of respect, especially if allowed his own way again; acts on good to soft, though anything softer could be an issue.

7/2

1st

1

(7)

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Ripon

Spantik

10st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

made all, ridden when faced challenge over 1f out, kept on well final 110yds, gamely

7/2

Form: 142463 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Generally disappointing since winning small-field C&D contest on stable debut in June but is 2lb lower now and stuck to her task pretty well when third of five at Musselburgh (2m, good to soft) a fortnight ago.

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4th

2

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Haizoom

9st 11lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in fourth

3/1

3rd

4

(4)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 4

17:10 Musselburgh

Haizoom

9st 6lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

Made a winning start for current yard at Ripon (2m) in June but her form has dipped recently, only sixth in 1m6f Newmarket handicap 29 days ago; she needs to bounce back.

10/1

6th

8

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:45 Newmarket (July)

Haizoom

8st 9lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Won a four-runner race on stable debut at Ripon (2m) in June but that's her best run this year; probably okay on soft ground but soundly beaten on heavy on latest outing; back to her last winning mark.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 714327 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Didn't fire on AW nine days ago but this 11-time winner is usually pretty consistent; won't mind if there's some lingering juice in the ground and his current mark is workable; swaps usual blinkers for refitted visor.

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6th

5

(9)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Mukha Magic

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Gay Kelleway

Very well suited by 2m on Polytrack and lurks on a tempting mark but has looked out of sorts in recent months; needs to turn a corner.

33/1

8th

7

(9)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Mukha Magic

9st 7lb

J: George Bass

T: Gay Kelleway

led at steady pace

20/1

9th

1

(7)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 5

15:30 Pontefract

Mukha Magic

10st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gay Kelleway

in touch with leaders

10/1

20/1

Form: 96/08- D

Last run: 451 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Useful on the Flat in his prime but not seen in this sphere since last summer and has not been firing on all cylinders over jumps this year; refitted cheekpieces the headgear of choice today; has quite a bit to prove.

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9th

5

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:21 Market Rasen

Moon King

11st 11lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Clare Hobson

Makes his stable debut on a reduced mark but his form for Charlie Longsdon went the wrong way this year and he has plenty to prove.

25/1

6th

1

(3)

30th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ripon

Moon King

10st 1lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Charlie Longsdon

raced lazily, raced in last, pushed along before halfway, reminders 5f out, lost touch and tailed off from 4f out

20/1

0

4

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Moon King

11st 10lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Now 10lb lower than when winning over hurdles last summer but was last of four on chasing debut in July, and his finishing effort over hurdles last month was disappointing; swaps blinkers for refitted visor here; needs to up his game.

10/1

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