16:30 Ripon Sun 20 May 2018
Only one win in six starts, but has been keeping good company and two runs behind talented winners this season have been perfectly acceptable. Looks to have been found a golden opportunity to return to winning ways.
Little to shout about in runs over 6f at this venue and Carlisle. Tries a longer trip and may do better when handicapping. Connections reach for a hood on this occasion.
Stepped up on Newmarket debut effort when finishing third of 13 at Windsor. Should continue to progress and looks the main danger to the likely favourite.
Sent off at big prices when well held on both starts over 1m at Thirsk. Qualifies for a handicap mark after this and that looks the most likely way forward.
Beat only one rival in two runs in the autumn. Nicely-bred, however, and may do better as a three-year-old and when handicapping.
Started at huge prices when failing to figure at Newcastle and Thirsk. No reason why there should be any other scenario this time.
Last Year's Winner
Tigre du Terre (1/9), Gift Of Raaj (7/2), Mokhles (5/1), Esme Kate (25/1), Holy Wings (33/1), Bigdabog (40/1), Teatro (40/1), Unique Company (100/1)
- Tigre du Terre
- Gift Of Raaj
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