June 07 / 17.37 Ripon

17.37

Good To Firm

British EBF 40th Anniversary Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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British EBF 40th Anniversary Novice Stakes (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £21.00
  • Place: £5.30

Form: 3

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
3-1, made promising debut, despite finishing last of three in a Nottingham maiden (5f, heavy) last month (odds-on favourite Desert Master finished 5l ahead in second); should improve for that and represents a trainer whose turf juveniles have a 28% strike-rate this season; player.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(4)

26th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 18y

Class 2

15:15 Nottingham

Biloxi Boy

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: K R Burke

pressed leader, lost position over 2f out, soon weakened

5/1

2nd

2

(1)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

14:40 Carlisle

Biloxi Boy

9st 9lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Stepped up from his debut when winning a Ripon novice (5f, good to firm) in June, but held in all three starts since including two nurseries; didn't stay 7f last time, but even if this trip may suit him better he still needs to resume his progress; soft ground remains a question mark; stable runs four.

14/1

9th

3

(5)

12th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Newmarket (July)

Biloxi Boy

9st 6lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: K R Burke

Won his novice over 5f and hasn't improved for 6f the last twice, latterly finishing 5l off the principals on his nursery debut at York (good to soft); getting back on fast ground may help but it's hard to call him well handicapped and 7f is a grey area.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
48,000gns foal, 80,000euros yearling; first foal; dam 4f and 5f (Listed) 2yo winner (RPR 105), half-sister to Listed-placed 1m-1m4f winner Checo; trainer yet to have a 2yo winner this season (11% over five seasons); check for any market confidence.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Mutasawi

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Best run on turf was when runner-up to a useful sort in a 5f maiden here in July (soft; third has won since); off the mark in a Kempton maiden in February, but well below his best on handicap debut at Southwell earlier this month (5f; cheekpieces); headgear retained; up to 6f for the first time.

11/2

8th

4

(1)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:20 Ripon

Mutasawi

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

Best run on turf was when runner-up to a useful sort in a 5f maiden here in July (soft; third has won since); off the mark in a Kempton maiden in February, but well below his best on handicap debut at Southwell earlier this month (5f; cheekpieces); headgear retained; up to 6f for the first time.

11/2

7th

2

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell (AW)

Mutasawi

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Only had to match his 2yo best to win a 5f maiden at Kempton six weeks ago, leading close home; improvement will be required if he's to follow up on this handicap debut but cheekpieces may help and he's not ruled out.

11/4

3rd
6 (6)
Knicks

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
70,000euros foal; seventh foal; half-brother to three winners, including Mr Excellency (7f-10.5f, including AW; RPR 91); dam a triple Listed 6f winner, including as 2yo (106); one of two in this for his trainer (28% with his turf 2yos this season).
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

12

(6)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:35 Chester

Knicks

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

started quickly, took keen hold, made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, gamely

7/1

1st

12

(6)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 3

14:35 Chester

Knicks

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

started quickly, took keen hold, made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, gamely

7/1

2nd

2

(2)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:27 Catterick

Knicks

9st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

in touch with leaders

11/2

7/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
160,000euros yearling; first foal; dam French Listed-placed 5f 2yo winner (RPR 94), half-sister to French 5f 2yo Group 3 winner Yakaba out of 1m Listed winner; interesting newcomer from a stable that can have debut winners; check market.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(5)

10th Aug 2023

Soft

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:00 Chepstow

Alghalib

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Ran poorly last time but his Hamilton sixth (6f, good) has worked out quite well and being gelded could help, as might cheekpieces; note the market on handicap debut.

14/1

12th

1

(10)

13th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

15:45 Doncaster

Alghalib

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Richard Fahey

held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, lost touch over 1f out

10/1

6th

1

(9)

21st Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

14:55 Hamilton

Alghalib

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

160,000euros yearling; made a respectable start to his career when fourth of seven at Ripon (5f, good to firm; 6-1) a fortnight ago; steps up in trip, which is likely to suit, and his trainer won this race twice in succession (2018 and 2019) in recent times.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second foal; dam prolific 5f winner (including 2yo/AW; RPR 99), half-sister to useful 6f/7f AW winner Night Narcissus; makes some appeal on pedigree; trainer 0-33 with turf 2yos this season; check market for clues.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(7)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Beverley

Malibu Sunrise

8st 11lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

awkward start

14/1

9th

9

(7)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Beverley

Malibu Sunrise

8st 11lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

awkward start

14/1

6th

9

(2)

1st Jul 2023

Good

0m 5f 15y

Class 4

13:57 Chester

Malibu Sunrise

9st 2lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

Made up late ground for fifth on her 5f Ripon debut but weakened to finish well held over 6f at Thirsk 13 days later; back at 5f for the third start.

33/1

6th
8 (7)
Louella

40/1

Form: 58

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

2 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Stepped up on a moderate debut when tried on a sound surface at Thirsk (5f) latest; would need another big step up on that to win this and likely to be of greater interest when entering nurseries.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

(5)

2nd May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

20:20 Doncaster

Louella

8st 12lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Placed in all four nurseries last season (5f-7f); seemed to find 7f on heavy ground too taxing when a weakening sixth at Thirsk last month but certainly didn't run badly there and, with Oisin Murphy booked today, he remains of interest.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 22 BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Blue Point colt who was second over C&D on debut (soft) in April, showing promise; improved slightly on that, despite being beaten at odds-on by a useful sort at Nottingham (5f, heavy) since, finishing clear of Biloxi Boy; big player.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

6

(2)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:17 Catterick

Desert Master

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Ex-James Tate; won for this yard at Newcastle in February (5f) and good second there next time; well drawn; seems to handle most surfaces.

10/1

8th

6

(2)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:17 Catterick

Desert Master

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Ex-James Tate; won for this yard at Newcastle in February (5f) and good second there next time; well drawn; seems to handle most surfaces.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 7lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
£52,000 2yo; sixth foal; half-brother to winners Pepper Streak (5f AW; RPR 77), Super Bonus (HK 6f; 66) and Magic Jet (Italian 6f including 2yo); dam placed 8.6f/9.4f AW (69); yard 1-9 with turf 2yos this season (winner was a newcomer); tongue tied.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(4)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Doctor Vuby

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Made the frame in two C&D novice races towards end of last year and kept on well to take second behind a next-time winner on last month's handicap debut at Chelmsford (5f); probably still has more to offer; respected.

2/1

2nd

1

(5)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Doctor Vuby

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Has shown ability in three sprint races at Wolverhampton, notably when runner-up on penultimate occasion; open to progress now handicapping in first-time tongue-tie; shortlisted.

6/1

4th

4

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Doctor Vuby

9st 5lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Michael & David Easterby

Both starts at this venue, better effort when keeping-on second over 5f latest; that form has a solid look to it and the drop in distance proved beneficial after he'd weakened over 6f on debut; open to further improvement and could well go one better.

11/4

Non-runners

Doctor Vuby, Invincible Royale

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £133.40
Straight Forecast £184.12
Trifecta £406.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Desert Master

Telegraph:

Knicks

The Star:

Biloxi Boy

Daily Mail:

Knicks

The Sun:

Knicks

RP RATINGS:

Desert Master

POSTDATA:

Desert Master

NEWMARKET:

Desert Master

The Times:

Desert Master

The Guardian:

Desert Master

D Express:

Desert Master

Daily Mirror:

Desert Master

Daily Record:

Desert Master