A Rose and a Thorn

  • By: Michael Shinners
  • Last Updated: June 3 2014, 12:03 BST

Thornaby Princess runs at Ripon this afternoon
Thornaby Princess runs at Ripon this afternoon

Market Movers


2.25 Angelic Lord 9/4 from 9/2

Newcomer from the Tom Dascombe yard who is speedily bred and looks well drawn.

2.55 Moving Waves 15/2 from 12/1

Entitled to come on for last month's reappearance and has relatively few miles on the clock.

4.25 Princess Rose 12/1 from 20/1

Fairly treated on the pick of her form for another yard and is re-fitted with blinkers.


2.10 The Dapper Tapper 8/1 from 16/1

A half-brother to numerous juvenile winners and this two-year-old has been well supported to make a winning debut.

3.40 Standing Strong 6/1 from 10/1

Consistent six-year-old whose recent efforts entitle him to be on the premises


6.55 One Pekan 3/1 from 7/2

Carries top-weight in a competitive heat but may be open to progress now gelded.

7.30 Wistar 5/2 from 7/1

260,000 guineas purchase who has been well backed on debut for top connections


7.10 Handmade 7/4 from 9/4

The runner-up has franked the form of her recent winning hurdling bow and she holds leading form claims.

7.45 Cheshire Prince 5/1 from 11/1

Off the track for 570 days but the market suggests that he's ready to fire on debut for Tim Vaughan

Price Boosts

2.40 Brighton - Clapperboard

3.25 Ripon - St Moritz

5.25 Yarmouth - Mind Of Madness

6.40 Southwell - Slim Pickens

Trader Tip

4.25 Ripon – Thornaby Princess

Marjorie Fife’s three-year-old hasn’t been since on the racecourse since finishing 3rd at Catterick in a maiden at the end of August last year, which could temper enthusiasm somewhat, but there is good reason to think a good run could be in order on her seasonal debut. On her first start she was beaten into 3rd by two horses now rated in the 90s and if you take a look at her staying-on 3rd, in said Catterick maiden, she makes up a lot of ground from the rear and widest of all to finish within 2 ½ lengths of the front two, who are now rated 74 and 76.

This daughter of Camacho has her first start in handicaps off a mark of a potentially lenient looking 60 and her draw, 12th of 13, can also be viewed as a positive if her jockey makes use of her early. Election Night could be well-in here but has a job on his hands from a single figure draw and a chance is worth taking on Thornaby Princess at an each-way price.