16:35 Ripon Thu 18 April 2019

  • Ripon 'Cock O' The North' Handicap (Class 3)
  • 1m, Good (Good to Firm in Places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£8,715.002nd£2,610.003rd£1,305.004th£652.005th£326.006th£164.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 39.23sOff time:16:38:05
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1
(1)
39-7OR: 86BFD
10/1

Won two novice stakes last season but found handicapping tough after assessment. Held when highly tried in a Group 2 at Doncaster last September and also brushed aside in both subsequent starts. Has a bit to prove now.

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2
(2)
39-7OR: 86D
7/1

Visored for both wins last season but the headgear is dispensed with today. Gelded since last seen, so possible he'll be naturally more focused. The betting can guide though.

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3
(3)
39-6OR: 85D
4/1

Held his form impeccably well since contesting handicaps and went close to extending his winning run to four on the bounce last time out; got on well with Cieren Fallon on that occasion and another bold bid can be expected from just 1lb higher.

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4
(6)
39-5OR: 84BF
10/1

Has ability and is a likely candidate to cut out the running. Yet to race on turf but it's still early days for the gelding; interesting to note how the betting reacts to this handicap debutante. Possible he can rise to the challenge.

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(9)
39-5OR: 84D
4/1

Was just a neck in front of Alkaamel at Newcastle at the start of this month but his turf form hasn't been so good up to now. Still unexposed at 1m but is 1lb worse off with his old foe this time and also needs to prove he'll adapt to the surface.

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(8)
39-4OR: 83D
4/1

Won twice in novice company but held off this mark on her handicap debut last time; more to do in a stiffer looking race. Others make more appeal.

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(7)
39-0OR: 79CD
12/1

Won a C&D novice auction last August but well beaten in both handicap starts since. Plenty to prove now. Gelded since his last run.

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(5)
38-13OR: 78
10/1

Yard won this race four times in the last ten years and this fellow comes here as an unexposed individual over a trip which should suit. He was denied a clear run twice last time out and is probably better than the bare form. One to consider.

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9
(4)
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38-10OR: 75
33/1

Showed promise on handicap debut but was well held from a 1lb higher mark last time. Another with a bit to find now.

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10
(10)
38-10OR: 75
12/1

Form up to press hasn't looked anything out of the ordinary and the gelding has plenty to prove on his handicap debut.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Crownthorpe39-74/1Full Result
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan

Betting

Forecast

Alkaamel (4/1), Hesslewood (4/1), Ideological (4/1), Two Blondes (7/1), Divinity (10/1), Mustadun (10/1), Metatron (10/1), Garrison Commander (12/1), Off Piste (12/1), Irv (33/1)

Verdict

The switch to turf and a 1lb turn around in the weights can help ALKAAMEL reverse earlier April form with Hesslewood, who is respected but lacks the previous turf form of the selection. Metatron also lacks experience of this surface but this £120,000 purchase has shown plenty of zest so far and could well rise above the challenge. Mustadun is another who is probably better than he showed last time and is rated as the best of the rest on this occasion.
  1. Alkaamel
  2. Metatron
  3. Mustadun

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