Free horse racing selections for Monday August 27

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Keith Hamer makes Richard Hughes' Sunsprite his best bet of the day at Ripon on Monday - he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

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Sunsprite can continue his climb up the ladder and give Richard Hughes a taste of Listed success as a trainer in the British Stallion Studs EBF Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy 2018 Stakes at the North Yorkshire track.

The son of Kodiac has shown plenty of determination to land his last two starts by a short head after winning a shade cosier at Bath on his second outing.

He is obviously progressive, but just as importantly finds more when tackled for the lead in the closing stages. That is a good virtue for a racehorse and Sunsprite is expected to shine again.

Cote D'Azur won for the first time in 14 months when seeing off Red Striker by three-quarters of a length by leading all the way at Nottingham.

The five-year-old, trained by Les Eyre, has been put up 3lb for that victory but there could be more to come now he has got his head in front again.

It looks a tougher task and he is dropping down in trip to a mile for the Ripon Rowels Handicap from 10 furlongs, but he has the speed to cope with that.

Daffy Jane can continue her purple patch in the Billy Nevett Memorial Handicap.

Nigel Tinkler's three-year-old has won three of her last five starts and seen her rating shoot up from 65 to 80 during that spell. However, she may not have stopped improving just yet.

Pettochside ran a tremendous race when second in the Dash at Epsom on Derby day and can go one better on his return to the Surrey venue in the China Southern Series Handicap.

John Bridger's evergreen nine-year-old only found Tanasoq a length and three-quarters too good in the valuable 20-runner sprint that day and deserves to bag this prize.

He had a two-month break after that effort and should be reaching his peak following two comeback runs, the latest coming in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood when he was not disgraced despite finishing down the pack.

All eyes will be on Willie John as he bids to take his unbeaten record to three in the Walter Nightingall Conditions Stakes.

A record purchase at the horses in training sales, he is rated highly at trainer Roger Varian's stable and holds an entry in the Qipco Champion Stakes.

This will be his stiffest test after promising performances at Yarmouth last season and Doncaster on his return earlier this month, but the future looked bright for the superbly-bred son of Dansili.

Poyle Vinnie ran well twice at Glorious Goodwood, including in the Stewards' Cup, and can get his head in front for trainer Ruth Carr in the Nottingham Forest News On nottinghampost.com Handicap at Southwell.

The eight-year-old also has the advantage of being a course and distance winner.

Ed Walker has made hay with Garbanzo, who has hit form with a vengeance with wins at Doncaster and Ffos Las.

The four-year-old gelding's progress has coincided with a step up in distance, as he can show again by taking the two miles in his stride and extending his winning run to three in the Sir Gordon Richards Handicap at Chepstow.

Sporting Life Tips

CARTMEL: 2.05 Mac Tottie, 2.40 Ghost Serge, 3.15 Wells De Lune, 3.50 Lofgren, 4.25 Midnight Shot, 5.00 Wynford, 5.35 Premier Rose.

CHEPSTOW: 2.00 Field Of Vision, 2.35 Trotter, 3.10 Canavese, 3.45 Production, 4.20 Barista, 4.55 Popsicle, 5.30 Garbanzo, 6.05 Sky Rocket.

DOWNPATRICK: 2.45 Melly And Me, 3.20 Lleyton, 3.55 King's Song, 4.30 Biddy The Boss, 5.05 Caltex, 5.40 Cubomania, 6.10 Hang In There.

EPSOM: 1.55 Jean Valjean, 2.30 Hula Girl, 3.05 Pettochside, 3.40 Whinging Willie, 4.15 Willie John, 4.50 Al Jellaby, 5.25 Duke Of North.

RIPON: 2.15 Five Amarones, 2.50 Raaqyah, 3.25 Daffy Jane, 4.00 SUNSPRITE (NAP), 4.35 Cote D'Azur, 5.10 Jurran, 5.45 Graceful Act.

SOUTHWELL: 1.50 Albert Boy, 2.25 Baldwin, 3.00 Bobby's Charm, 3.35 Poyle Vinnie, 4.10 Chickenfortea, 4.45 Subjectivity, 5.20 Seaforth, 5.55 Moans Cross.

DOUBLE: Sunsprite and Cote D'Azur.

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