April 18 / 15.42 Ripon

15.42

Heavy

Ripon “Cock O’ The North” Handicap

  • Prize money: £6280.8
  • 1m 1f 170y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Ripon “Cock O’ The North” Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 433/1- D

Last run: 383 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Consistent for David Loughnane as a 2yo; improved to win a 1m2f maiden (heavy) on his stable debut 383 days ago; still has potential at this trip but the absence is a concern.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Maxi King

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Made it 3-3 since joining this yard (absent for a year after first win) when landing a good-ground handicap at the Newmarket Guineas meeting, looking well suited by the step up to 1m4f; could be more to come but this is a big jump in class.

25/1

4th

6

(2)

18th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Maxi King

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Made it 3-3 since joining this yard (absent for a year after first win) when landing a good-ground handicap at the Newmarket Guineas meeting, looking well suited by the step up to 1m4f; could be more to come but this is a big jump in class.

25/1

1st

4

(6)

4th May 2024

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newmarket

Maxi King

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

midfield, good headway on outer from over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and edged right against far rail over 1f out, kept on well

9/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3652-1 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Won a Leicester maiden one year ago (1m2f, soft) and ended her 3yo campaign with a close second back at that track; found plenty in the home straight when winning a 1m handicap at Pontefract on her reappearance 16 days ago (runner-up Do I Dream runs in the 1.57); now 6lb higher but returning to this trip will help; respected.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Wintercrack

9st 2lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

led, headed under 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong, no match for winner

5/1

2nd

7

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Wintercrack

9st 2lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Pam Sly

led, headed 4f out, lost position 3f out, rallied over 2f out, went second again over 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong, no match for winner

5/1

1st

4

(3)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Wintercrack

9st 6lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Pam Sly

soon raced in second, led over 2f out, ridden and clear over 1f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, kept on

4/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 114- C

Last run: 176 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Caused a shock when winning a two-runner fillies' maiden here last September; made all to win a 1m novice at Newcastle one month later and she made an encouraging start to her handicap career when a close fourth of eight at Newmarket (1m, soft; solid form) 176 days ago; likely to stay this far and still has potential.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Karmology

9st 8lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

in touch with leaders, some headway 2f out, soon hung badly right, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

3rd

3

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Karmology

9st 8lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

in touch with leaders, some headway 2f out, soon hung badly right, weakened gradually inside final furlong

4/1

4th

4

(6)

25th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:10 Newmarket

Karmology

9st 0lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Promising filly who is two from two, having won 1m contests at Ripon (good; turned over a 1-25 shot in match race) and Newcastle (AW); now goes into a deeper field but is open to further progress; interesting.

7/2

OUR TIP

Form: 7421-2 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Off the mark for this yard in a 1m2f handicap at Nottingham last October (heavy); better effort when second to an unexposed rival at Doncaster on his return to action last month (1m2f, soft; pair clear); up 2lb but still brings low mileage and this is a drop in class; major player.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

10

(11)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Stressfree

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David O’Meara

1-3 in France and 1-5 for this yard, the latter win at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy) last October; good second to Qitaal at Doncaster (1m2f, soft; pair clear) on return but disappointing favourite back on heavy at Ripon four weeks ago; cheekpieces (worn on all French starts) return; player on the Doncaster form.

14/1

11th

10

(11)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Stressfree

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David O’Meara

1-3 in France and 1-5 for this yard, the latter win at Nottingham (1m2f, heavy) last October; good second to Qitaal at Doncaster (1m2f, soft; pair clear) on return but disappointing favourite back on heavy at Ripon four weeks ago; cheekpieces (worn on all French starts) return; player on the Doncaster form.

14/1

4th

1

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Stressfree

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

held up in rear, outpaced and plenty to do 3f out, switched left and some headway over 2f out, edged left 1f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong

5/2

Form: 00340- D

Last run: 188 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Won a Pontefract maiden (1m2f, soft) on his second run last year and also ran well when trying to concede 6lb to subsequent Queen's Vase winner Gregory 18 days later; his progress stalled from June onwards but he has been gelded prior to this return and he's well treated on last spring's best; considered.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Knockbrex

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent

8/1

5th

4

(3)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Knockbrex

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

prominent, led 4f out, headed under 3f out, lost position 2f out, weakened over 1f out

8/1

11th

7

(11)

13th Oct 2023

Good

1m 5f 188y

Class 2

14:40 York

Knockbrex

8st 11lb

J: Sam James

T: Charlie Johnston

Acts on soft; the promise shown this spring, including at this track, has not been fulfilled but he did shape as if staying 1m4f at Thirsk on latest outing; that performance was the first suggestion that he might get 1m6f.

25/1

Form: 70157- CD

Last run: 199 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Three C&D wins to his name, including this race 12 months ago (soft) when returning from a similar layoff; not handicapped out of things and this veteran should give a good account.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Cockalorum

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent behind clear leaders

20/1

5th

9

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Cockalorum

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent behind clear leaders

20/1

6th

2

(6)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Cockalorum

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

prominent, pressed leaders briefly 3f out, lost position gradually over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out

8/1

13/2

Form: 1850-3 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Well suited by soft and heavy ground and he made a promising seasonal debut when third at Pontefract 16 days ago (travelled strongly); eligible for weaker races than this but he's one to consider.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(8)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Bushfire

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

Failed to build on an encouraging C&D third when only seventh in 1m2f Ripon handicap 13 days ago; this two-time scorer in 2023 needs to bounce back.

14/1

8th

4

(8)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

15:15 Pontefract

Bushfire

9st 5lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Gemma Tutty

Failed to build on an encouraging C&D third when only seventh in 1m2f Ripon handicap 13 days ago; this two-time scorer in 2023 needs to bounce back.

14/1

7th

8

(7)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Bushfire

8st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Gemma Tutty

in touch with leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon lost touch, tailed off

13/2

20/1

Form: 30705- D

Last run: 191 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Won three handicaps for Roger Varian in 2022; generally struggled last year and although he starts out for his new stable off a reduced mark (sold for 24,000gns in October), the ground could be an issue.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

15

(15)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Kitsune Power

8st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Generally struggled for Roger Varian last year and, after 24,000gns sale in October, badly tailed off for new yard at Ripon four weeks ago; heavy ground may have been against him that day, some headgear returns and he's well down the weights, but plenty of others are preferred.

50/1

15th

15

(15)

17th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

14:45 York

Kitsune Power

8st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Generally struggled for Roger Varian last year and, after 24,000gns sale in October, badly tailed off for new yard at Ripon four weeks ago; heavy ground may have been against him that day, some headgear returns and he's well down the weights, but plenty of others are preferred.

50/1

8th

6

(8)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:42 Ripon

Kitsune Power

9st 6lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, held up in rear

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £26.00
Straight Forecast £22.95
Tricast £91.50
Trifecta £110.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Knockbrex

POSTDATA:

Stressfree

The Times:

Wintercrack

Telegraph:

Karmology

LAMBOURN:

Maxi King

Daily Mail:

Cockalorum

The Star:

Karmology

D Express:

Stressfree

The Sun:

Stressfree

RP RATINGS:

Knockbrex

TOPSPEED:

Knockbrex

Daily Mirror:

Knockbrex

The Guardian:

Wintercrack

Daily Record:

Wintercrack