Through The Card: Ripon, Monday 31 August

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"...remains open to improvement and gets the vote to maintain his unbeaten record..."

Timeform on Bahrain Pride

12:15 - CHARLIE FELLOWES (1) always appealed as the type to progress further once in nurseries, and he proved that to be the case when narrowly beaten on his debut in that sphere at Kempton earlier this month, unlucky to bump into one given the distance he put between himself and the remainder of the field, and he still looked well ahead of his mark after a 5 lb rise when again bumping into a big improver at Sandown last time. He boasts plenty of experience in terms of this contest and is difficult to oppose as he bids to belatedly get off the mark.

12:45 - INTELLO BOY (4) left his debut form well behind when third at Haydock earlier this month, shaping well and offering an indication as to why he was sent off at single-figure odds on his first outing. He remains open to further improvement now he's up and running and seems sure to win races.

13:20 - JUST HISS (6), who ran about as well as could have been expected upped in grade from 2 lb out of the weights at York last month, confirmed the promise of that run when regaining the winning thread over this course and distance 15 days ago, doing well under unfavourable circumstances, slowly away but taking advantage of the strong pace to sustain his run and lead in the dying strides. He is up just 3 lb for that win and remains on a handy mark, so he is taken to confirm the form with the reopposing Hesslewood and Hortzadar.

13:50 - An expensive breeze-up buy, BAHRAIN PRIDE (2) made a winning start to his career at Windsor last time, impressing with the way he scythed through the pack, asserting in the final furlong. He remains open to improvement and gets the vote to maintain his unbeaten record, though he will have to fend off some proven rivals as he takes the step up to listed level.

14:20 - SARVAN (3) showed improved form to get off the mark at Pontefract last month, landing a gamble with a taking display, forging clear to get the better of a promising rival. He shaped better than the distance beaten suggests when ninth at Goodwood last time, but is still best not judged on that effort, seeming to find the increase in trip too much. He remains with potential back over this distance and looks worth a chance to bounce back.

14:55 - BRUTALAB (5) had been working his way back to fitness, twice shaping as if in need of the run at Haydock, and he duly got off the mark for the season at the third attempt at Hamilton last time, suited by the relative emphasis on stamina dropping back down both in trip and in grade. That victory took his tally to three wins in his last six runs, and a 4 lb rise looks unlikely to prevent another prominent showing, particularly with this step back up in trip a positive move.

15:30 - LITTLE TED (4) has won twice since the restart, defying a penalty in gutsy fashion to follow up his Thirsk victory at Musselburgh back in June, and he has remained in similar, if not better form since. He shaped well when runner-up at Ayr last time, deserving of credit for racing up with the strong pace over ten furlongs, losing out only to a well-treated one but pulling nicely clear of the rest of the field. He is clearly one to be interested again and is a big player here from the same mark.

16:05 - KALEIDOSCOPIC (6) is bred to be useful and, after hinting at ability when sixth on debut earlier this month, she showed much improved form to finish third at Newbury last time, shaping like very much a stayer. She will progress again and should have no problems with the ground, so is taken to open her account at the third time of asking.

16:35 - MENIN GATE (5), who was having his first run for ten months, proved better than ever as he followed up his Newcastle victory in fine style at Kempton earlier this month, producing a career-best performance to win by four-lengths on his debut for Archie Watson. He wasn't in the same form under a penalty at Bath last time, possibly finding the race coming too soon, but this step back in trip should show him to better advantage and he looks a player if able to replicate his Kempton form.

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