Ripon Placepot: Tuesday May 29

Hayley Turner will be aboard Star of Rohm, our opening leg banker.

Timeform's Matt Gardner heads to Ripon armed with a 48 line permutation for Tuesday's placepot...

The Michael Bell-trained Star of Rohm looked all about speed when finishing fourth on debut at York...

14:10 - The Michael Bell-trained Star of Rohm looked all about speed when finishing fourth on debut at York, just a short-head behind the third-placed horse Artigiano who went on to score easily at Leicester on his next start. The drop in trip is sure to suit here, and Star of Rohm is likely to prove difficult to catch.

14:40 - The second leg is a terribly open affair, in the sense that very few make any real appeal rather than there being an abundance of performers screaming for the vote, but it is hoped that selecting Free Art, Brockfield and Sinatramania will see us safely through. The former is yet to win a race but looks fairly handicapped and has run well over C&D in the past whilst Brockfield probably found the race coming to soon when folding tamely at Thirsk just five days on from a solid effort at Beverley; he is likely to be seen to better effect here. Sinatramania quickened well when winning at Carlisle last year, was back to form when runner-up on his final two starts of 2011 and looks on a fair mark.

15:10 - This is likely to be fought out between Eastern Destiny and Fortieth and Fifth, including them both presenting a decent opportunity to double up. Eastern Destiny has improved with each run having looked a little unlucky not to finish closer to the winner on her handicap debut at Redcar. He looks open to progression whilst Fortieth and Fifth also has the scope for plenty of improvement after his three starts, getting off the mark at Hamilton earlier this month and beginning life in handicaps on a fair mark.

15:40 - Just Bond shaped as if he were still in good form when fifth at Redcar on his most recent start, forced to pick his way through and nearest at the finish. He is likely to give another good account racing from 1 lb lower in the weights. There are just two recognised front-runners in this contest, namely Toto Skyllachy and Snow Bay, and it may be worth including the latter of that pair given he has slipped to a most tempting mark. Snow Bay showed up well for a long way on his latest start and is likely to be granted the run of the race from a handy draw in stall one.

16:10 - It is easy to forgive Sir Windsorlot's reappearance, as he improved considerably from his first start to his second last year, and he is well worth another chance to prove himself having shaped well in maidens. Henry Bee probably doesn't have much more to offer in form terms, but his consistency is in no doubt and he should go close once again.

16:40 - Cosmic Halo and Star Deal are taken to see us safely home in a final leg lacking much strength in depth. The former was a bit disappointing on her return but made a solid debut last year and it would be no shock to see her bounce back, whilst Star Deal, although likely to appreciate further in time, has shown enough in his two starts to think he can be involved in the finish.

Selections:
14:10 - 5
14:40 - 1, 2, 15
15:10 - 1, 5
15:40 - 7, 8
16:10 - 1, 9
16:40 - 8, 10
= 48 lines

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