Through The Card: Ripon, Monday 13 August

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"He was given a more positive ride there and a similar type of tactic could reap dividends here, for all he has stamina to prove over this longer trip."

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13:50 - The experienced BERYL THE PETAL (3) has been knocking on the door and perhaps this could finally be her day. Her best performance came over this trip on debut and a repeat of that could be enough. Kyroc improved when chasing home the progressive Princess Power in a Thirsk nursery last time and may provide the main threat ahead of dual previous winner Good Tyne Girl.

14:20 - MRS HOO (6) was a pleasing third at Musselburgh at the start of the month and can build on that and strike at the second time of asking. Her dam won over a mile at two, while she's also a half-sister to 9f winner Humaniste and 11f/1½m winner Enjeu. With doubts about Nina Petrovna's effectiveness on turf it could be that the main threat comes from one of the Karl Burke newcomers, Delectable or French Sonnet, with the betting likely to help split them.

14:55 - A tricky handicap. STONE THE CROWS (2) edged out the reopposing DOMINATING (1) when successful at Carlisle in June and can resume winning ways with the drop in trip in his favour. Both horses are included in the perm, at the main expense of the front-running Stormin Tom who goes well at this venue and is respected. Ajman Prince made an encouraging return from an absence at Wolverhampton last month and will be a threat if building on that.

15:25 - Timeform top-rated THREE SAINTS BAY's (3) front-running style should be well suited to this track and he's taken to complete the hat-trick under a 6 lb penalty, but a case can be made for all the others in an interesting three-year-old handicap. Restive Spirit and Aquarium both performed with credit in Glorious Goodwood handicaps recently and could be the pair to give David O'Meara's charge most to do.

15:55 - BREATHABLE (3) looks to be heading firmly in the right direction now and can make light of a 6 lb rise for his recent Beverley win. He was given a more positive ride there and a similar type of tactic could reap dividends here, for all he has stamina to prove over this longer trip. Low Profile has switched stables since his Wetherby handicap debut success in June but remains with the scope for better, while Roundhead is also respected on the back of his winning start for Grant Tuer at Musselburgh.

16:30 - BEAUDEN BARRETT (2) is on a lengthy losing run but is on a good mark and might be worth chancing back from a break with the John Quinn stable in such fine form. The drop in trip should also be in his favour. Second perm selection DUTCH COED (3) looked unlucky not to go close at Hamilton, finishing with running left, and is likely on a good mark himself, while Arcane Dancer is also well treated and took a step back in the right direction last time.


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