15:20 Ripon

Thursday 6 August 2020

All12:4513:1513:4514:2014:5015:2015:5016:20

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Class 4  |   1m 1f 170y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:20  |   Winning time: 2m 1.55s

2
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Jack Mitchell |  T: Tom Clover|  OR: 85|  D
9/2

Left Richard Hannon prior to scoring at Chelmsford on his return, and ran to a similar level when third to the impressive Cape Cavalli at York last time. High enough in the weights if that's a guide, but should continue in form.

3
(3)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Kevin Stott |  T: G A Harker|  OR: 83|  D
7/1

Placed on all four outings this season, his best effort when 3¼L second of 8 to Fishable over C&D last time. Caught a bit of a tartar there, and should be competitive once more.

4
(6)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: J J Davies|  OR: 80|  C|  D
18/1

Tends to start slowly these days, and needs some motivation from the saddle, but not disgraced when fifth of 13 to Garden Oasis over 1m here last time. Can build on that if he fancies it, and not ruled out.

5
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: D Allan |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 84|  CD
15/8

Form of his penultimate third in a Hamilton maiden has worked out handsomely, and three of the beaten horses have won since, including him when beating Scottish Summit over C&D on handicap bow. Unexposed, and 7lb rise is fair in the circumstances.

6
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: P Mathers |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 78|  C
7/2

Disappointing on handicap debut on AW, but improved when landing a 1m handicap here last time from Abbotside. Up 7lb for that, and more needed, but she should have more to offer now she's clicked.

7
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: J Fanning |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 70
9/2

Has already had seven handicap starts, but seems to be improving suddenly, winning by 10L at Pontefract for his latest success. Well-in under a penalty if he can repeat that standout effort.

Non-Runners

1
(1)
Pour Me A Drink17
Weight: 10-1|  Age: 4
T: K Dalgleish  J: S A Gray
Betting

Forecast

Fishable (15/8), Fraternity (7/2), Striding Edge (9/2), Ritchie Valens (9/2), Scottish Summit (7/1), Pour Me A Drink (8/1), Alfred Richardson (18/1)

Verdict
The trio of three-year-olds all have plenty to recommend them, and while Striding Edge is the obvious one on the back of a 10-length demolition of his rivals at Pontefract, this run comes quick enough, and preference is for the course winners FISHABLE and Fraternity, with preference for the former given he's completely unexposed after beating his elders, headed by Scottish Summit, on handicap debut over C&D last time.
  1. Fishable
  2. Fraternity
  3. Striding Edge

Previous Winners

2019
Southern Rock
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: D Tudhope
  |  
T: D O'Meara
3/1
Prize Money
1st:
£5,175.00
2nd:
£1,540.00
3rd:
£770.00
4th:
£385.00

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