June 07 / 19.40 Ripon

19.40

Good To Firm

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  • Prize money: £9277.2
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

Form: 6-9314 D BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Had a good year in 2022 and has carried on the good work this time around, winning easily over 6f (heavy) at Thirsk before a close fourth at York's Dante meeting (7f, good to firm); 2lb higher but on the up.
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7th

4

(1)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 4lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Course winner; two turf wins in the first half of the year, the second of them coming off 5lb higher; finished behind three of today's rivals over C&D 11 days ago (not well positioned) and vulnerable for win purposes once more.

25/1

6th

2

(2)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

9st 8lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Better known for his turf exploits but he is a winner here and has dipped 3lb beneath his last winning mark (June); they've been strong handicaps in which he's struggled of late.

25/1

Form: 74-181 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
2-3 since joining Ruth Carr, winning well at Redcar in April and taking a step forward when seeing off Fortamour over C&D last month; looked to have a fair bit up his sleeve on the latter occasion and although his wins this year have come on soft, he's fully effective on quick ground too; strong claims.
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4/1

Form: 9-9121 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Looks an improved performer this year, winning over C&D (soft) in April and at Thirsk 18 days ago (6f, good); another 4lb higher but he boasts a perfect 3-3 record at the track and has to be on the shortlist.
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4th

1

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won this race 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark, switched to the far side and making most of the running; added another two wins later in the summer but his form dipped in the autumn, albeit in some warm races; hasn't had the benefit of a run this year but won fresh in 2022 and he'll have the option to make a beeline for the far rail from stall 1; wouldn't read too much into his two defeats on heavy ground (late in the year and over 7f); claims.

13/2

4th

1

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Bay Breeze

9st 10lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won this race 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark, switched to the far side and making most of the running; added another two wins later in the summer but his form dipped in the autumn, albeit in some warm races; hasn't had the benefit of a run this year but won fresh in 2022 and he'll have the option to make a beeline for the far rail from stall 1; wouldn't read too much into his two defeats on heavy ground (late in the year and over 7f); claims.

13/2

14/1

Form: 6000-0 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
On a losing run and looked rusty on seasonal return in a warm York handicap three weeks ago; this is much less demanding than he is used to though and he has run well at this track in the past; better expected today.
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1st

8

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Gulliver

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

1st

8

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

Gulliver

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

in rear

4/1

3rd

2

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

17:23 Southwell (AW)

Gulliver

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Veteran who ended a long losing run with a comfortable C&D win in a Racing League handicap in September; that came off a 5lb higher mark and he's run well enough on occasions since to think he retains a good chunk of ability; he'll need a good pace to aim at but he's a danger to all dropping into a Class 5 handicap for the first time.

13/2

12/1

Form: -05427 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Behind Twelfth Knight over C&D last month and further behind It Just Takes Time at York since (met trouble); needs more to defy this mark.
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1st

9

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

His last four wins have come over C&D, the latest off 2lb higher last September; should win more races but this one might prove too competitive.

10/1

1st

9

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:17 Ripon

Fortamour

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

His last four wins have come over C&D, the latest off 2lb higher last September; should win more races but this one might prove too competitive.

10/1

Form: 11-444 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Hasn't added to his three wins so far this year but he has acquitted himself with great credit in hot races; back to his last winning mark and he's a strong candidate at this level.
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4th

3

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

15:50 Windsor

Leap Abroad

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

pressed leader

5/1

4th

3

(7)

15th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

15:50 Windsor

Leap Abroad

9st 5lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

pressed leader

5/1

2nd

3

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Leap Abroad

9st 7lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

raced in second

8/1

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12/1

Form: 50-690 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
His last three wins have come over C&D and he's now 10lb lower than for an easy success last June; his reappearance in April wasn't without hope but he has taken backward steps twice since; type to come good again sooner rather than later and he needs a close market check.
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1st

5

(1)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Kevin Ryan

switched left soon after start, made virtually all

12/1

7th

2

(1)

7th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

19:40 Ripon

Justanotherbottle

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

pressed leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

12/1

10th

1

(5)

20th May 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:42 Thirsk

Justanotherbottle

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

His last three wins have come over this trip at Ripon; well handicapped on last season's best but he underperformed at Ripon, albeit over 5f, when last seen three weeks ago; down in class today and one to consider; can blow it at the start.

14/1

Form: 00-082 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed his finest hour when readily seeing off 13 rivals in last season's Great St Wilfrid over C&D (good to firm) off a 4lb lower mark; first two runs this year were uninspiring but he got back on track when only picked off close home in a 5f handicap here 39 days ago (soft); 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.
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4th

3

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:09 Newcastle (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Wigham

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, disputing second over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

9/2

3

(4)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 2

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Intrinsic Bond

9st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

Six victories for previous yard; stepped up a bit for Michael Wigham, recording a win and making two bold bids in good handicaps on turf; won on Tapeta at three and could play a part if not finding this too sharp.

6/1

5th

1

(11)

28th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 3y

Class 2

15:20 Doncaster

Intrinsic Bond

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Michael Wigham

His results have been up and down since joining this yard in July and he was below par at Ascot last time, but he was a close third in the Portland here (5.5f, soft) last month and that form has worked out really well; now 1lb lower and this prominent-racer is capable of having a big say.

6/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £35.67
Tricast £133.02

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Leap Abroad

Daily Mail:

Bay Breeze

SPOTLIGHT:

Twelfth Knight

TOPSPEED:

It Just Takes Time

POSTDATA:

Fortamour

The Star:

Justanotherbottle

Telegraph:

Twelfth Knight

The Times:

Leap Abroad

The Guardian:

Leap Abroad

Daily Mirror:

Bay Breeze

Daily Record:

Bay Breeze

D Express:

Fortamour