GREAT EXAMPLE (5.30) can be the answer to an interesting 1m 1f Novice Stakes at Ripon. Saeed bin Suroor's colt should be a bit more street-wise on his third racecourse outing and the form of his third at Chelmsford City is working out well enough to think he can beat chief market rival Australis.
Great Example had Maamora one place in front of him at Chelmsford City and that horse was runner-up at Newmarket to Lavender's Blue, an excellent second to Queen Power in a Listed event at Newbury yesterday. Australis split the Queen's easy winner Gold Stick and Stone Mason at Wetherby 12 days ago, while penalised Millions Memories would have a chance if fully fit returning from a long absence. Stall 12 isn't ideal for Great Example but the principal dangers are also drawn wide.
GLOBAL HEAT (3.45) looks at attractive price at 7-2 with several firms. The Godolphin colt chased home Sinjarri at Windsor and the William Haggas-trained winner ran a stormer in the big handicap at Newbury yesterday.
Favourite Takumi is up 6lb for his Goodwood success, while Redcar scorer Sameen returns to calmer waters having finished last of seven in the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom. Sameen likes to bowl along, so there should be plenty of pace to attack.
JUST HISS (4.20) stands out as a tempting each-way wager at 6-1 with Paddy Power. Tim Easterby's gelding made all to score at York last October and he had Knighted one place behind when filling the minor berth behind gambled-on Mordin in a strong handicap at Haydock last month.
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