14:55 Ripon Sun 20 May 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Year's Winner
|4||Rita's Man||3||8-6||11/4||Full Result|
|T: R HannonJ: S De Sousa|
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)
- Glorious Player
- Jo's Girl
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