16:20 Ripon

Thursday 6 August 2020

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Minster FM Novice Stakes

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

Weighed In

Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 2m 35.22s

3
(1)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: Jason Hart |  T: S G West
100/1

Well beaten on both Flat starts to date, and while he's shown some ability over hurdles, it would be a surprise to see him competitive back in this sphere.

4
(9)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: J Fanning |  T: M Johnston
7/2

Golden Horn half-brother to 1¾m winner Hidden Depths and smart 6f/7f winner Miss Celestial, out of Musidora Stakes winner Liber Nauticus. Makes plenty of appeal on paper, for all this represents rather a late debut given his smart pedigree.

5
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: W Buick |  T: S & E Crisford|  OR: 81
2/7

Yet to win, but has run to a fairly useful level, and ran up to his best when 1¾L third of 7 to Revolver in a 1¾m handicap at Haydock last time. Has been found a good opportunity to shed his maiden status here.

6
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Gianluca Sanna |  T: J D Bethell
40/1

Better effort in similar races when sixth of 10 to Without A Fight at Redcar (1¼m) last time. Saddle slipped there, and better than the bare form, but still needs to improve markedly to play a part here.

7
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: S Donohoe |  T: E F Vaughan
9/1

Well beaten on debut at Yarmouth in June, but improved despite taking a strong hold when 14¼L sixth of 12 to Almighwar at Kempton last time. Can do better if settling, and has place claims here.

8
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Nathan Evans |  T: M W Easterby
150/1

Half-brother to several winners, but was tailed off last on his racecourse bow at Redcar last month. Tongue tie added now, but makes scant appeal.

9
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Billy Garritty |  T: T D Barron
50/1

By Shirocco out of a 1m winner. Finished 3¾L seventh of 9 to Arrow of Gold on debut at Thirsk, but that came in a slowly-run contest, and he may be flattered by his relative proximity as a result.

Non-Runners

1
(5)
Alessandro Allori
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 5
T: W Storey  J: P Mulrennan
2
(2)
Eternal Romantic45
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 4
T: R A Fahey  J: T Hamilton
Betting

Forecast

Finely Tuned (2/7), Allgold (7/2), Just The Ticket (9/1), Eternal Romantic (16/1), Jervaulx (40/1), Teescomponentsfly (50/1), Alessandro Allori (50/1), Jesse Jude (100/1), Kirby Underdale (150/1)

Verdict
Allgold has an excellent pedigree, and while this debut comes at a belated stage, he is in a very winnable race if ready to go, and merits a market check for signs of confidence. The percentage call in the absence of such market clues, however, is FINELY TUNED, who has run well in Class 4 handicaps on his last two starts, and is meeting much weaker opposition on the whole here. Just The Ticket needs to settle to fulfil his potential, but he has fairly solid place claims even on the form he showed at Kempton last time, and should do better still.
  1. Finely Tuned
  2. Allgold
  3. Just The Ticket

Previous Winners

2019
Beyond The Clouds
Weight: 9-10  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-10  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: T Eaves
  |  
T: K A Ryan
22/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,493.00
2nd:
£1,040.00
3rd:
£519.00
4th:
£260.00

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