June 07 / 18.40 Ripon

18.40

Good To Firm

Baker McVeigh Now Also In Middleham Handicap

  • Prize money: £4710.6
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Baker McVeigh Now Also In Middleham Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.17
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6-22

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
400,000gns yearling; showed promise in all three starts on AW at up to 1m2f; withdrawn after getting upset in the stalls here recently; returns with a drop back to this trip; unlikely to need huge improvement to go close on handicap debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

16

(8)

16th Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:25 Meydan

Laser Guided

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

tracked leaders, took keen hold, upsides 1f out, faded late on

10/1

13

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Good

1m 1f 0y

18:10 Meydan

Laser Guided

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Second to Franz Kafka in 9.5f handicap here on recent reappearance; up 3lb but may come on for that and the slight cut back in trip is in his favour; cheekpieces added.

8/1

2nd

10

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Good

1m 1f 110y

15:15 Meydan

Laser Guided

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

in touch, quickened to lead 1f out, headed inside final 110yds

3/1

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.17
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 6-3533 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Sole win came when making all in a C&D novice event (good to firm; first-time cheekpieces) last August; placed at Thirsk (1m, heavy) and here (1m2f, good) on his last two starts; each-way player.
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Verdict Starting price

14th

17

(14)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 219y

Class 2

16:30 Redcar

Rievaulx Raver

8st 2lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Not ideal being out of the weights and he could be coming here in better form; others preferred.

33/1

11th

5

(9)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 5

13:50 Redcar

Rievaulx Raver

9st 13lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Dead-heated off this mark at Ripon in June (1m, good to firm); lesser runs since (two over 1m2f) and a bit to prove at present.

12/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 821-53

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Peak effort when winning a Catterick fillies' novice event (7f, soft) last October; held in both handicap starts since then (AW/soft turf) but not out of this if handling fast ground.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(2)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Young And Fun

8st 7lb

J: Leigh Roche

T: Miss Hilary McLoughlin

prominent early, prominent behind clear leaders before halfway

16/1

4th

3

(1)

8th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 100y

Class 4

16:02 Beverley

Young And Fun

9st 8lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, led, headed but prominent after 2f

4/1

3rd

2

(4)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:40 Ripon

Young And Fun

9st 11lb

J: Raul Da Silva

T: Roger Varian

Peak effort when winning a Catterick fillies' novice event (7f, soft) last October; held in both handicap starts since then (AW/soft turf) but not out of this if handling fast ground.

7/1

12/1

Form: 422314

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Has improved on nursery form in handicaps this year, producing a career best to win at Hamilton (8.5f, good to soft) last month, after racing prominently; couldn't get in a blow at Carlisle since; more needed.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

3

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

12:25 Musselburgh

Leap Year Lad

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Kevin Ryan

novicey jumping, jumped left on occasions, led, faced challenge 5th, headed 3 out, weakened 2 out, no chance when mistake last

9/4

5th

6

(4)

25th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 5

16:40 Hamilton

Leap Year Lad

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

Consistent 3yo; won at this course (1m, good to soft) in May and Haydock (1m2f, good) in July; good second at Haydock (1m2f) on latest outing; holds solid claims off unaltered mark and should go well again.

9/2

2nd

4

(2)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 100y

Class 5

15:35 Haydock

Leap Year Lad

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Kevin Ryan

Won at Hamilton (1m, good to soft) in May and made virtually all to score over this C&D (good) last month; soft ground may not have suited at Doncaster last time and he might not be far away if back on a better surface.

11/2

Form: -53351

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Confirmed the promise of some of his novice efforts when scoring on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (8.5f, AW; raced prominently) latest; 3lb rise looks fair and there could be more to come over this trip.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:45 Ripon

Flame Spirit

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: James Tate

Opened his account in 8.5f Wolverhampton handicap in May and wasn't disgraced on turf debut when fifth of nine over 1m here 15 days ago; possibilities now upped in trip.

10/1

5th

3

(5)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:40 Ripon

Flame Spirit

9st 10lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: James Tate

Confirmed the promise of some of his novice efforts when scoring on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton (8.5f, AW; raced prominently) latest; 3lb rise looks fair and there could be more to come over this trip.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

23rd May 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

16:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Flame Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Neil Callan

T: James Tate

Similar level of form in his last three starts as when fifth of eight in first-time blinkers (now removed) at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) this month; up in trip for handicap debut and dam's side of pedigree suggests he may improve for it; each-way claims.

16/1

Form: -46255

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Peak effort came when going close at Newcastle (1m, AW) on handicap debut in April; some way below that level in two subsequent starts; others preferred.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

(5)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:35 Beverley

Duke Of Wybourne

9st 7lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

13-race maiden; good second with a first-time visor (retained) at Newcastle last time (1m); chance on that form, but unproven at 1m2f (well beaten on last run over C&D) and fast ground a concern.

6/1

2nd

8

(6)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Duke Of Wybourne

9st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

prominent, went second over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

100/30

3rd

3

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

15:45 Thirsk

Duke Of Wybourne

9st 4lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Yet to get his head in front but he wasn't discredited when sixth of ten in 1m Doncaster handicap 15 days ago; cheekpieces go on now and he's one to consider off a falling mark.

3/1

10/1

Form: 746-

Last run: 237 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Showed promise in all three starts last season (7f/1m); since gelded; initial mark looks a bit on the stiff side but market should be a good guide as to expectations on handicap debut.
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12th

7

(12)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:57 Ayr

New Tycoon

9st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Liam Bailey

took keen hold, prominent, weakened from 2f out

16/1

Form: 44-361 D

Last run: 5 days

W: 10st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Improved when winning comfortably at Carlisle (1m, good to firm; first-time blinkers) last Friday; carries a penalty for that success but may still be well treated on that evidence; player.
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3rd

9

(5)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ludos Landing

9st 3lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Bit of a mixed record but he made a creditable return from a six-month break when third past the post over C&D 11 days ago, hanging to his left and subsequently demoted to fourth after causing interference to the reopposing Dembe; claims if he can build on that but his overall profile raises doubts about him doing so.

8/1

4th

6

(10)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ludos Landing

9st 7lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

raced in second, pressed leaders over 2f out, hung left 1f out, no extra final 110yds

16/1

8th

8

(3)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 31y

Class 4

19:20 Windsor

Ludos Landing

9st 6lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

Comfortable win at Carlisle (1m, good to firm) in June and he's now just 1lb higher; stable's horses can bounce back to form from out of the blue but it's hard to be confident in view of his last four performances.

20/1

Form: 96-0

Last run: 56 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Showed some promise on his second juvenile start (7f, good); heavy ground a possible excuse on his reappearance at Catterick in April; initial handicap mark not obviously lenient; market check suggested.
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6th

5

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Headabovetherest

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Consistency was an issue when trained by Tim Easterby but his best effort for that stable came over 6f here, his only AW start; runs off the same mark today and interesting to see how he goes in the betting back from 172 days off.

8/1

9th

2

(7)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 33y

Class 6

19:35 Musselburgh

Headabovetherest

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Tim Easterby

Drawn away from the action in a race not run to suit when second on Tapeta early in the month; none of his turf efforts have been as good, though, with him often blowing the start and/or pulling hard, and he'll need to settle better back up from 6f.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £11.80
Straight Forecast £11.00
Tricast £48.71
Trifecta £58.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Ludo's Landing

SPOTLIGHT:

Laser Guided

D Express:

Young And Fun

POSTDATA:

Rievaulx Raver

The Sun:

Flame Spirit

NEWMARKET:

Laser Guided

Daily Mirror:

Young And Fun

The Times:

Ludo's Landing

Telegraph:

Ludo's Landing

The Guardian:

Ludo's Landing

Daily Mail:

Ludo's Landing

Daily Record:

Ludo's Landing

The Star:

Rievaulx Raver