INDOMENEO (2.55) takes a drop in class at Ripon and that may enable him to rediscover last year’s winning form.
Richard Fahey’s colt scored over a mile here in September when the track was riding much softer but Indomeneo also won on good to firm at Wetherby last June, so he should handle conditions. He beat only one home at Wetherby last time but that was a hot event and the handicapper has dropped him 2lb. Trading around 7-1, I’ll be having an each-way punt.
Karen McLintock has her string in such terrific form that it would be no surprise to witness Gurkha Friend (3.30) bounce back after some pretty dismal efforts. He is a dual Ripon winner now racing off a 7lb lower mark but this is a strong 1m 1f handicap. With seven runners, betting ew doesn’t really appeal, although I’ll probably have a dabble on Betfair’s three places market.
- Ripon 2.55 – Indomeneo ew (7-1, general)
Johnb's Sunday Tips
- Stratford 2:00 – Flynnvincible 11-4 NAP
- Ripon 4:00 – Magical Dreamer 9-2 NB