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NAP: Isaan Queen 4.55 Ripon

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Next best: Takumi 3.45 Ripon

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Isaan Queen brings a touch class to the British EBF Premier Fillies' Handicap, and can make it count at Ripon.

Archie Watson's three-year-old sprang a 28-1 surprise when she launched a telling late surge to snatch a Listed contest at Chelmsford last time out.

Over the same six-furlong trip here, a repeat of that finishing burst will be an asset again.

Prevailing by just a nose following her run up the rails, Isaan Queen was taking a huge leap forward from previous efforts.

But with a decent prize on offer here too, despite the slight drop in company, Watson appears to have spotted another fine opportunity.

In the preceding Wilmot-Smith Memorial Handicap, it will be no surprise if there is a whisper or two for Just Hiss.

Tim Easterby's six-year-old gelding ran as if this extra furlong will be much appreciated, when an encouraging third on his return at Haydock last month.

Unfancied at 20-1 that day, Just Hiss outran his odds - leading for much of the mile trip and staying on well when headed.

He has needed a few runs before hitting winning form in previous campaigns, but has shown enough already to suggest he may be able to put one on the board a little earlier this time round.

Takumi looks to have found his level now - and after winning on debut at Goodwood, he can follow up in the Traditional Family Fun Day Handicap.

Maiden and novice company proved beyond him last year - but switched to handicaps by Roger Varian, Takumi got off the mark at the fourth time of asking.

The Mastercraftsman colt won a reasonable heat with the minimum of fuss, and a 6lb hike in the ratings may still make him well treated for this.

Black Kalanisi came off second best in a two-horse race on his most recent outing, but can get the better of a few more rivals in the MansionBet Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen.

Joseph Tuite's runner was conceding weight to an odds-on favourite at Sandown - and given he was also returning from a 302-day lay off, it is to his credit he was only beaten in a photo.

Any rust should have been firmly knocked off now, and he will relish quick ground.

Whatmore should be able to justify likely short odds by getting off the mark at his first attempt over fences in the MansionBet Novices' Chase.

Henry Daly's very useful handicap hurdler faces just two opponents and, on ratings over timber, has almost a stone in hand on his likely market rival.

Whatmore also has the experience edge after his fruitful and busy hurdling career to date, and has always looked a chasing prospect.

Mister Mister remains well-treated over fences following a rise of just 4lb for back-to-back victories, and may take some stopping in pursuit of his hat-trick in the Stratford Parks Handicap Chase.

Dai Williams' eight-year-old was anything but impressive when a winning favourite at Taunton back in November.

But he returned from his winter break with a much more convincing success at Plumpton last month, and this still shorter trip may well play to his front-running strengths off a light weight on favoured decent ground at another sharp track.

Sporting Life selections:

MARKET RASEN: 1.45 Siannes Star, 2.15 Mythical Prince, 2.50 Whatmore, 3.25 Clem, 4.00 Black Kalanisi, 4.35 Ballyvic Boru, 5.10 Craigmor, 5.45 Polarbrook.

NAAS: 1.35 Kiss For A Jewel, 2.05 Pistoletto, 2.40 Annie Fior, 3.15 Gossamer Wings, 3.50 So Wonderful, 4.25 Flash Gordon, 5.00 Ferretti, 5.35 Bucky Larson.

RIPON: 2.00 Abadie, 2.35 Ascot Dreamer, 3.10 Fairy Fast, 3.45 Takumi, 4.20 Just Hiss, 4.55 ISAAN QUEEN (NAP), 5.30 Great Example, 6.00 Pavers Pride

STRATFORD: 2.25 Zamparelli, 3.00 Goodthyneaway, 3.35 Angel Of The North, 4.10 Mister Mister, 4.45 Exitas, 5.20 Mrs Burbidge, 5.55 Stony Stream.

DOUBLE: Isaan Queen and Takumi.


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