17:50 Ripon Tue 6 August 2019
Historically is strongest on the AW, but kept decent enough form on turf last summer winning over 1m at Carlisle (good to soft); 7lb higher and below par at Newcastle lately.
Delightfully consistent throughout the course of 2019 (121122); stays beyond 1m, handles most conditions and is only 1lb higher than when beaten a neck by Rosemay at Ayr (1m, good to soft) a fortnight ago; obvious chance.
Without a win since May 2018 (1m, Ayr); has found the frame on a couple of occasions this season and is handicapped to win again sooner or later but equally he's had plenty of similar chances.
15-race maiden; was beaten just ½L by Zodiakos at Haydock (1m, heavy) in June and now competes from a 1lb lower mark; bitterly disappointing on the AW at Wolverhampton latest.
Has seen precious little competitive action over the past six to nine months; weakened after racing prominently at Newcastle (1m) in June; others preferred at this stage.
3lb higher than when winning by a head at Hamilton (1m1f, good to firm) in May 2018; off the track thereafter until returning to action at Newcastle (1m) ten days ago; well-being taken on trust.
Sole win came on debut at Ayr (6f, good) in June 2017; back to form with a narrow defeat at Hamilton (1m+, good) latest, so connections were no doubt left frustrated by the abandonment of racing there on Saturday evening (was declared to race).
Theoretically could be competitive from a much reduced mark, but he's had ample chances to put his best foot forward of late and has failed to do so; difficult to enthuse over.
Won over C&D (good) from a 16lb higher mark in 2017; clear signs of a return to form in recent weeks - a never nearer third to Red Seeker at Beverley (7½f, good to firm) latest; player if handling the softer ground.
On a losing run since doubling up in August 2017, although admittedly missed the vast majority of 2018; has been competing over 1m2f-1m4f so far in 2019, with a best effort coming when a ½L second to Zihaam at Beverley in June.
Without a 'win' since being awarded a Catterick maiden in May 2013 (then with Tim Easterby); her best recent form has come with ample cut underfoot; possible place angle at a price.
23-race turf maiden; is most effective between 7f and 1m on Tapeta at Newcastle; will almost certainly win more races when returning to Gosforth Park next winter; not today.
Enjoyed a profitable summer in 2017 at Hamilton Park (for Keith Dalgleish) winning on three occasions (1m-1m1f); is very well treated off this mark but has badly misfired since joining Stef Keniry; capable yet very risky; watch and monitor only.
12-race maiden; 80/1 when finishing last of 14 over C&D in July (good to firm); look elsewhere confidently.
15-race maiden; hasn't really threatened to shed that status on turf so far in 2019 (0-4) and looks to be up against it here from stall number 18.
13-race maiden; dropped noticeably back in trip when finishing just under 6L third of five to Greeley in a gentleman amateur riders' contest at Salisbury (1m) latest; blinkers now applied.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Vigee Le Brun||4||9-12||12/1||Full Result|
|T: D O'MearaJ: Patrick Vaughan|
Betty Grable (3/1), French Flyer (9/2), Rosy Ryan (8/1), Rebel State (9/1), Bigbadboy (10/1), Snooker Jim (11/1), Tom's Anna (12/1), Monsieur Jimmy (12/1), Sea Shack (12/1), Lukoutoldmakezebak (16/1), Troop (20/1), Jessinamillion (20/1), Amity Island (20/1), Adventureman (25/1), Amy Blair (25/1), Wynfaul The Wizard (33/1), Barney Bullet (33/1), Magic Ship (50/1)
- French Flyer
- Betty Grable
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