15:50 Ripon

Thursday 6 August 2020

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Class 5  |   1m 4f 10y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:50  |   Winning time: 2m 36.53s

1
(4)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: W Buick |  T: Olly Murphy|  OR: 76|  BF
15/8

Off a year before a highly-encouraging second of 12 to Olympic Conqueror at Kempton in June, and has since regained the winning thread over hurdles. Looks well treated, and will be hard to beat.

2
(9)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Lewis Edmunds |  T: J L Eyre|  OR: 75|  C
11/2

On a barren losing streak and quite hard to catch right, but ran one of his better races when third to Fishable over shorter here last time. Place claims with a repeat, and first two from that race run in the 3:20.

3
(1)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: D Allan |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 73|  D
4/1

Won on her final 2019 start at Catterick in September. Has struggled off higher marks this term, and while he's now just 2lb above her winning mark, others have more pressing claims.

4
(8)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: P Mulrennan |  T: I Jardine|  OR: 73
12/1

Has rather lost his way, but is very well treated on his old form having returned to his former handler. Better than the result having attracted support at Beverley last time, and the market will be informative once more.

6
(3)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: T Hamilton |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 67
10/1

Soft-ground Doncaster winner in August last year off 3lb higher. Handles faster ground, but hasn't looked like a winner in waiting in four runs this season, and others again look to have his measure.

7
(5)
Age: 8|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Selma Grage |  T: R Eddery|  OR: 65|  D
28/1

His second to Songkran at Yarmouth last month has been well advertised by the winner, but he's not built on that form in a couple of subsequent runs, albeit far from disgraced there last time.

8
(2)
Age: 8|  Weight: 8-7  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: M Appleby|  OR: 61|  BF|  D
10/3

Ran out an easy winner at Bath on his penultimate start, but took a fair hike in the weights for that, and never looked like following up when sixth of 14 to Songkran there last time, albeit running to a similar level. More needed now.

Non-Runners

5
(6)
Ilhabela Fact24
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 6
T: A W Carroll  J: Kevin Stott
9
(7)
Ghadbbaan32
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 4
T: B Ellison  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

St Gallen (15/8), Competition (10/3), Bollin Joan (4/1), Cote d'Azur (11/2), Delph Crescent (10/1), Nakeeta (12/1), Ilhabela Fact (12/1), Ghadbbaan (12/1), Country'n'western (28/1)

Verdict
ST GALLEN stands out having won over hurdles since an encouraging Flat return in June, and he will take plenty of beating against some poorly handicapped or out-of-form rivals. Cote d'Azur ran well over shorter here last time, and should be involved again, while Nakeeta is on a lowly mark these days, and he was backed as if a revival was expected last time.
  1. St Gallen
  2. Cote d'Azur
  3. Nakeeta

Previous Winners

2019
Matewan
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: P J McDonald
  |  
T: Ian Williams
9/4
Prize Money
1st:
£3,881.00
2nd:
£1,155.00
3rd:
£577.00
4th:
£289.00

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