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Anita Chambers makes Lambeth Walk her best bet of the day at Ripon on Monday - she has a selection for every race in the UK and Ireland.

NAP: Lambeth Walk (3.55 Ripon)

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Next best: Bodyline (3.45 Chepstow)

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Lambeth Walk has fallen short in two Group race starts so far, but Listed company should be well within her compass in the British Stallion Studs EBF Ripon Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy Stakes at the Yorkshire track.

Archie Watson has aimed high with this daughter of Charm Spirit after she won her first two starts as the odds-on favourite, jumping straight up to Group Two level in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot.

She finished 10th behind Raffle Prize that day, but was only actually beaten five and a half lengths in a tight finish, staying on again at the finish over the minimum trip.

Watson felt she was worth a try over six furlongs after that, but again Raffle Prize was too good in the Duchess of Cambridge at Newmarket, although Lambeth Walk did narrow the gap a little that day.

She also reportedly finished lame on that occasion, so her fourth place was even more noteworthy and she promises to be a leading player here.

Ibraz was just edged out in a competitive heat at Newmarket on his most recent outing, but can gain compensation in the Ripon Rowels Handicap.

Having his first outing since a gelding operation in June, Ibraz tried to kick for home with a couple of furlongs to run but just had no extra to give in the final furlong.

He was only beaten a neck by Qaysar, who was completing a quickfire double, and Ibraz should feel the benefit of that outing now.

Allegiant can give his rider a day in the sun in the Amateurs' Derby Handicap at Epsom.

He will be having just his second start over 12 furlongs here, but he certainly was not stopping when winning over a mile and a quarter at Newmarket last time out.

He raced keenly and was well in command at the finish, suggesting a switch back up in distance could be a positive factor.

Setting Sail has endured frustration in his last couple of outings but is one to be with in the Walter Nightingall Conditions Stakes.

The four-year-old was only beaten a length in the ultra-competitive John Smith's Cup at York, while he just folded under pressure at Goodwood, dropping from first to third in the dying strides in a richly-endowed heat.

He has previously run well at Epsom for Charlie Appleby and his rating of 106 certainly gives him a good shout.

Blue De Vega snapped a losing spell of just over a year recently and can follow up in the Poundhound Doggy Dash Handicap.

The six-year-old grabbed the glory by just a neck at Chelmsford, but having been good enough to finish third in the Dash at the Derby meeting back in June, he should be thereabouts again.

Bodyline can bowl his rivals over in the Comparebettingsites.com Betting EBF Novice Stakes at Chepstow.

The Sir Mark Prescott-trained youngster ran a respectable race when fifth first time up behind the smart Thunderous at Redcar, and came forward from that to get his head in front at Epsom.

Although he struggled to find his feet a bit on the unique camber of the straight, he really hit the line strongly.

There is almost certainly plenty more to come as he learns about the game and it is worth noting the ultra-shrewd Prescott has given his Australia colt a Derby entry.

Nietzsche can take a starring role on a fair card at Cartmel.

Winner of the Greatwood back in 2018, he is two from three over fences and can further enhance those statistics in the Coral Handicap Chase.

Sporting Life tips

CARTMEL: 2.05 Heavey, 2.40 What Will Be, 3.15 Nietzsche, 3.50 Steel Wave, 4.25 Dieg Man, 5.00 Mr Clarkson, 5.35 Chocolat Noir.

CHEPSTOW: 2.00 Major Valentine, 2.35 Blindingly, 3.10 Space Ace, 3.45 Bodyline, 4.20 Bold Show, 4.55 Distant Chimes, 5.30 Celtic Classic.

DOWNPATRICK: 2.15 Wendy Howell, 2.50 Musical Ava, 3.25 Summer Hill, 4.00 Blaze A Trail, 4.35 The Red Menace, 5.10 Effernock Lad, 5.45 Pencreek.

EPSOM: 1.55 Moorland Spirit, 2.30 Great Shout, 3.05 Blue De Vega, 3.40 Allegiant, 4.15 Setting Sail, 4.50 Light Up Our Stars, 5.25 Data Protection.

RIPON: 2.10 Two Hearts, 2.45 Flying Dragon, 3.20 Southern Rock, 3.55 LAMBETH WALK (NAP), 4.30 Ibraz, 5.05 Narynkol, 5.40 Ezanak.

SOUTHWELL: 1.50 Ticks The Boxes, 2.25 Declamation, 3.00 Strong Power, 3.35 Fantasy Keeper, 4.10 Dolly Dupree, 4.45 Bhangra, 5.20 Steel Helmet.

DOUBLE: Lambeth Walk and Bodyline.


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