Time to Wise up

  • By: Ashley Iveson
  • Last Updated: August 4 2014, 15:49 BST

Ashley Iveson is backing Another Wise Kid to win at Ripon on Monday and has a tip for every UK and Irish race.

Michael Bell: Sends Spiritoftheunion to Ripon
Michael Bell: Sends Spiritoftheunion to Ripon

CARLISLE: 5.45 Diddy Eric, 6.15 Licence To Till, 6.45 Rock Canyon, 7.15 Mambo Spirit, 7.45 Danceintothelight, 8.15 Talent Scout, 8.45 Spin Cast.

CORK: 2.20 Rising Euro, 2.50 Elsie, 3.20 Waaheb, 3.50 Fire Dawn, 4.20 Irish Bulletin, 4.50 Raydari, 5.20 Bosman Rule.

KEMPTON: 2.15 Stinky Socks, 2.45 Long View, 3.15 Toast Of Newbury, 3.45 Warfare, 4.15 Choral Clan, 4.45 Plough Boy, 5.15 Majestic Song, 5.50 Mimi Luke.

NAAS: 2.10 Dandyleekie, 2.40 Elusive Sally, 3.10 Parish Boy, 3.40 Seanie, 4.10 Millington, 4.40 Focas Mor, 5.10 Nidhaam.

RIPON: 2.00 Stocking, 2.30 Soul Instinct, 3.00 Life And Times, 3.30 ANOTHER WISE KID (NAP), 4.00 Noble Asset, 4.30 Spiritoftheunion, 5.00 Dabuki.

WINDSOR: 6.00 Penny Pepper, 6.30 Joyous, 7.00 Craftsmanship, 7.30 Desert Command, 8.00 Nancy From Nairobi, 8.30 My Lord.

DOUBLE: Another Wise Kid and Nancy From Nairobi.

Yorkshire-based trainer Paul Midgley is enjoying a memorable campaign and is fancied to add to his tally with the surprisingly progressive Another Wise Kid in the Weatherbys Stallion Book Summer Sprint Trophy at Ripon on Monday.

The Westow handler has already racked up over 20 winners for the year, eclipsing the yard's total for the entire 2013 season.

Line Of Reason and Monsieur Joe have been two of the main flag bearers for the team by winning lucrative prizes on big days, but Another Wise Kid has also done his bit by chipping in with a couple of victories and he has been found an excellent opportunity to find the bullseye again on Monday.

Bought by Midgley as a yearling, the six-year-old has been excellent servant over the last few years, racking up eight victories from 40 starts and finishing in the places on a further eight occasions.

Given the amount of racing he has had it may be hard to believe he is still on an upward curve, but he turns up here off a career-high mark and recent results certainly suggest he is in the form of his life.

After getting off the mark for the year at Redcar in May, Another Wise Kid chased home the highly progressive Robot Boy at Newcastle and although he failed to fire at York next time, it was no more than a blip as he then carted a big weight to an ultimately emphatic triumph at Pontefract on his most recent start.

The son of Whipper has won at Ripon before, which is another plus, and he looks bound to go close again on his favoured fast ground.

Spiritoftheunion is of obvious interest in the SIS Live Maiden Stakes.

The daughter of Authorized is certainly bred for the job as a half-sister to the very talented Windhoek and although her juvenile debut on the all-weather at Lingfield offered little promise, she left that run way behind on her return to action when filling the runner-up spot at this track in early June.

The three-year-old will encounter far quicker conditions on her return to Yorkshire, but Windhoek has showed his ability to handle all sorts of ground already this year and there is no reason to suspect Spiritoftheunion will not be just as versatile.

If she takes even a small step forward from that comeback run, Michael Bell's filly will be very difficult to beat.

Toast Of Newbury is worth chancing on his handicap debut in the Download The BetVictor App Now Nursery at Kempton.

Jamie Osborne's juvenile was beaten out of sight on his Windsor debut, but ran a little better at Brighton next time and better again on the all-weather at Lingfield last time when beaten less than four lengths into fourth.

James Doyle was on board at Lingfield and keeps the partnership intact.

Toast Of Newbury is intriguingly fitted with a tongue-tie for the first time and it would be no surprise to see him take a big step forward, kicking off life in handicap company off a very workable mark of just 67.

It is lady riders' night at Carlisle, with Group One-winning jockey Hayley Turner perhaps the best-known rider in action.

The pick of her book of rides may be the Tony Newcombe-trained Mambo Spirit, who bolted up at Bath a week and a half ago, after which Newcombe immediately stated his intentions to book Turner for the Lloyd Carlisle BMW Handicap.

The plan is expected to come to fruition in Cumbria.

Nancy From Nairobi has been set some stiff tasks this summer, running well in the Musidora Stakes at York and the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot.

Mick Channon's filly ought to make the most of having her sights lowered in the Windsor Nights Maiden Stakes.