Side with Silvanus at Ripon

  • By: Keith Hamer
  • Last Updated: August 5 2014, 10:30 BST

Silvanus looks worth backing in the feature race at Ripon on Tuesday, according to our Keith Hamer - he has a tip for every UK race.

Karl Burke: Trains Truancy
Karl Burke: Trains Truancy

CATTERICK: 2.15 Phantasmo, 2.45 Sharp Shoes, 3.15 Special Fighter, 3.45 Incendo, 4.15 Red Cape, 4.45 Street Boss.

CORK: 5.25 Zylan, 5.55 Full Steam Ahead, 6.25 Little Sweetheart, 6.55 Flying Jib, 7.25 Antique Platinum, 7.55 Tarana, 8.25 Calle Aneto.

FFOS LAS: 2.00 Seebeedee, 2.30 Night Trade, 3.00 Sweeping Rock, 3.30 Miss Blakeney, 4.00 By Jupiter, 4.30 Purple Lane, 5.00 Flipping.

KEMPTON: 6.00 Stybba, 6.30 Executrix, 7.00 Inspector Norse, 7.30 Mecado, 8.00 Invasor Luck, 8.30 Hamble, 9.00 Sleep Walk.

ROSCOMMON: 5.35 Bay Hill, 6.05 Molly Connors, 6.35 Lunch Master, 7.05 Wandering Aengus, 7.35 Ross Na Righ, 8.05 Baby Whizz, 8.35 Heated Debate.

RIPON: 6.15 Toocoolforschool, 6.45 Just The Tip, 7.15 Truancy, 7.45 SILVANUS (NAP), 8.15 Deepsand, 8.45 Dancin Alpha.

DOUBLE: Silvanus and Special Fighter.

Silvanus can be another decent sprint winner for trainer Paul Midgley when taking the feature event at Ripon on Tuesday.

Midgley has enjoyed plenty of success this term with the likes of Line Of Reason and Monsieur Joe and Silvanus has shown he is no slouch either.

Silvanus actually had to play second fiddle to Line Of Reason at York in July and then carried the steadier of 9st 12lb to victory at Catterick on his latest start.

The nine-year-old can show he is still no back number by coming out on top in the David Chapman Memorial Handicap.

Truancy can continue his recent run of form by completing a hat-trick in the Washroom Company Handicap.

Karl Burke's three-year-old hit form with victory in a 10-furlong handicap at Doncaster and followed up in a similar contest at Epsom.

He has not been too harshly treated for those wins, being raised a total of 6lb to date and looks capable of further improvement.

Special Fighter can defy a 6lb penalty for trainer Mark Johnston in the Betfred Exclusive Competitions On Facebook Handicap at Catterick.

The three-year-old made all the running when hacking up by seven lengths over a mile and a half at Beverley last Tuesday and will be very hard to beat if he is in the same kind of form.

There is also likely to be plenty of improvement still in the son of Teofilo.

After getting off the mark at the 13th attempt, Street Boss at Thirsk recently can waste no time in adding to that success in the Betfred Racing Like Us On Facebook Handicap.

The three-year-old grey was bought out of Tim Easterby's stable for 8,000 guineas after winning a seller in good style when equipped with blinkers for the first time.

Now with Jedd O'Keeffe, the Verglas gelding can give his new connections an instant return on their investment.

Red Cape was only beaten a nose on his last visit to the North Yorkshire venue but can get his head in front this time in the Betfred Watch Fred's Pushes On Betfred TV.

Ruth Carr's 11-year-old has since finished a close third at Redcar just last week and can land his second success of the season.

Sweeping Rock is the choice in the 32Red Casino Handicap at Ffos Las after notching a comfortable success at Bath last month.

Marcus Tregoning's charge won in fine style that day and despite an 8lb hike for that verdict, he is still rated some 5lb lower than his initial mark last term.

Inspector Norse opened his account at Epsom last month and trainer Sylvester Kirk has found what looks another decent opportunity in the Follow BetVictorRacing On Twitter Handicap at Kempton.