14:55 Ripon Sun 20 May 2018

  • VW Van Centre (West Yorkshire) Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 1f 170y, Good to Firm (Watered)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£6,728.002nd£2,002.003rd£1,000.004th£500.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:2m 3.17sOff time:14:55:21
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
(8)
39-7OR: 83C
15/2

Busy time as a juvenile, winning two of her nine starts. Races off her lowest handicap mark so far, but has never run beyond 7f and peak fitness on seasonal debut has to be taken on trust.

Last RunWatch last race
2
(4)
39-6OR: 82C
5/2

Rounded off a successful juvenile campaign with wins at this venue and Leicester. Two efforts this term - albeit one on heavy ground - have not been so good, and the suspicion is that she is in the handicapper's grip.

Last RunWatch last race
3
(9)
39-3OR: 79
7/1

Stable companion of Indomeneo who won on debut at Doncaster last summer and ran fair races over 7f and 1m this spring. Tries this longer trip for the first time and, being by a sprinter, there is no guarantee it will suit.

Last RunWatch last race
4
(2)
39-3OR: 79
28/1

Won on handicap debut for Michael Bell in January, but was well beaten off higher marks in two subsequent races. Tries his luck for a new stable and the combination of first-time blinkers and a step up in trip needs to be beneficial.

Last RunWatch last race
5
(1)
39-2OR: 78
5/1

Handicap winner in first-time blinkers on the Wolverhampton AW in March, but the headgear has not had the same positive effect in two races since.

Last RunWatch last race
6
(3)
38-13OR: 75
6/1

Narrow winner of a Newcastle novice event in June, last year, and ran well to be third on reappearance over 1m on soft ground at Haydock. Up 1lb and has faster conditions to cope with.

Last RunWatch last race
8
(6)
38-11OR: 73
12/1

Failed to win as a juvenile, but hit the target on first run as a three-year-old over 1m at Pontefract last month. Up 5lb, but shaped as though this longer trip would suit despite breeding suggesting otherwise.

Last RunWatch last race
9
(5)
38-11OR: 73
9/2

Promise in three novice/maiden events on the AW. Makes his handicap debut switched to turf and shapes as though this longer distance will suit.

Last RunWatch last race

Non-Runners

7
(7)
Emerald Rocket9
38-11OR: 73
T: K R BurkeJ: Connor Beasley

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
4Rita's Man38-611/4Full Result
T: R HannonJ: S De Sousa

Betting

Forecast

Indomeneo (5/2), Glorious Player (9/2), We Are The World (5/1), Benadalid (6/1), Narcos (7/1), Starlight Mystery (15/2), Jo's Girl (12/1), Emerald Rocket (16/1), Sheriff (28/1)

Verdict

Several of these look high enough in the weights, including Starlight Mystery, Indomeneo and Narcos, who represent leading Northern stables. With that in mind, it may pay to row in with GLORIOUS PLAYER, who is having his first run in a handicap after three fair efforts over shorter on the AW. Jo's Girl looks a live danger after her win at Pontfract, while Benadalid ran well at Haydock last time and has an each-way chance if handling this faster ground.
  1. Glorious Player
  2. Jo's Girl
  3. Benadalid

Video Replay

Most Followed

Chica Buena

F: 462111

T: K Dalgleish

Aircraft Carrier

F: 9-4194

T: J Ryan

Bags Groove

F: 110-211

T: H Fry

Brewin'upastorm

F: 1/14-

T: Olly Murphy

She's Got You

F: 4

T: J H M Gosden

Most Followed

Chica Buena

F: 462111

T: K Dalgleish

Aircraft Carrier

F: 9-4194

T: J Ryan

Bags Groove

F: 110-211

T: H Fry

Brewin'upastorm

F: 1/14-

T: Olly Murphy

She's Got You

F: 4

T: J H M Gosden

Next Race Off

21:15 Zia Park
4
(4)
Short Pockets
J: Enrique Gomez
5
(5)
Jazzonfriday
J: Isaias Enriquez
8
(8)
Triggered
J: Santiago Gonzalez
1
(1)
Surrender Ur Will
J: Alfredo Sigala
7
(7)
Vivir Mi Vida
J: Miguel Fuentes Jr
6
(6)
On
J: Frank Reyes
3
(3)
Bobbytalkalot
J: Reyes Gomez
2
(2)
Goldie
J: Alejandro Medellin

Racing Tips

Check out our preview of the day's action

Wednesday's racing preview

Swiss Knight is Anita Chambers' best bet of the day and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Daily Nap: Past master

Richard Mann is back in the Nap hot-seat for Wednesday's selection and he heads to Kempton for the bet of the day.

Check out our Caspian Caviar Gold Cup preview

Caspian Caviar Gold Cup preview

David Ord has a horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and tips at 25/1 and 16/1.