ONLY seven runners assemble for the Sky Bet Thank You Key Workers Handicap at Ripon but it is still a puzzle.
Top weight Pour Me A Drink probably needs some ease underfoot to be seen at his best and is passed over along with Fraternity, a course winner in lower grade in early July, but lumbered with a 7lb rise. FISHABLE (3.20) was strong at the finish when romping more than three lengths clear of solid yardstick Scottish Summit and can confirm places, even though they should finish closer on today’s revised marks.
Mark Johnston had little option but to run Striding Edge under a fixed penalty following his ten lengths victory procession at Pontefract last Friday, with the handicapper taking Draconian action in future races.
At Bath, ZULU ZANDER (3.10) chased home Indian Sounds in mid-July and wasn’t disgraced (fourth) behind evergreen Pettochside at Windsor ten days ago. Oisin Murphy is booked.
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