14:15 Ripon Thu 18 April 2019
Tagula colt out of a Shamardal mare; cost £65,000 and is a brother to 1m5f winner Regal Gait as well as being a half-brother to Group-placed sprinter Santry and 5f-7f winner Pull The Plug; yard in cracking form, so must merit a betting check.
Half-brother to winning sprinters Robin Park and Astley Hall; his dam also won over the minimum trip as a juvenile; probably do better over slightly further in time but sure to benefit from this experience. One to monitor closely here.
Cost £27,000 as a yearling and makes some appeal on pedigree, which does suggest a longer trip will suit. Was slowly away and never a factor on debut at the start of this month; big improvement required.
Cost 72,000 gns and from the same family as a juvenile Group 3 winner for Aidan O'Brien; represents powerful connections; his in-form yard also has an impressive strike-rate with youngsters at this course. Has to be on the shortlist.
Cost 48,000 gns and is out of a 5f winner as a two-year-old; positive signs despite being well beaten on debut at Redcar ten days ago and likely to progress with that experience behind her. The betting will be useful this time.
A Dandy Man filly that cost £30,000 as a yearling, her debut run (well beaten in the same race as Bare All made her debut) left a lot to be desired. Another with improvement already to find.
The filly's dam, Pepper Lane, won Ripon's seasonal feature race the Great St Wilfred in 2012 but took time to develop as a juvenile. She's worth a betting check with her yard going well just now but ideally looks another long term prospect.
Cost €11,000 as a yearling; her dam won over 1m and is related to several useful individuals. Yard starting to get going but more than likely this filly will be sharper when she's got this debut run behind her.
Last Year's Winner
Bare All (9/4), Warily (3/1), Good Night Mr Tom (10/3), Hurstwood (6/1), Spirit Of The Sky (8/1), Great Dame (9/1), Infinite Grace (16/1), Stone Princess (28/1), Lakeview (33/1)
- Bare All
- Good Night Mr Tom
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