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Ripon

Sat, 28th Apr 2012
17:45
Betfred Double Delight Maiden Stakes, 1m 1f 170y
7 Runners (3YO only) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £4500

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

16 Blades Lad (GB) (204F)
3 ch g Haafhd - Blades Girl (Bertolini (USA))
223- Crown Select

9-3  
74

9/4
T Hamilton
R A Fahey

Placed in all three of his starts. Third of 8 behind El Lail beaten 6l at 9-2 on his latest outing at York over 1m (good) in October last year.

25 Border Hill Jack (GB) (187F)
3 b g Danbird (AUS) - Edge Of Darkness (Vaigly Great)
7- Mr J M Barraclough

9-3  

50/1
Lee Newman
R Bastiman

Half-brother to Linda Green, won nine times at 5f. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Future Security when seventh of 11 on his racecourse debut at Redcar over 1m 1f (good) in October last year.

32 Fortieth And Fifth (IRE) (136F)
3 b g Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - Maugusta (USA) (Saint Ballado (CAN))
2- Mr Colin Bryce

9-3  

5/2
S Donohoe
M L W Bell

Beaten 3 1/2l by California English when second of 14 at 33-1 on his racecourse debut at Kempton over 1m in December last year.

43 Star Deal (IRE)
3 b g Elusive City (USA) - Cinzia Vegas (IRE) (Dr Fong (USA))
  Mr G H Bell

9-3  

16/1
G Whillans (5)
G A Swinbank

Dam a lightly raced maiden.

54 Stormbound (IRE)
3 b c Galileo (IRE) - A Footstep Away (USA) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
  P F I Cole Ltd

9-3  

8/1
D T Da Silva (5)
P F I Cole

Dam unraced.

61 Madam Lilibet (IRE) (179F)
3 b f Authorized (IRE) - Foxilla (IRE) (Foxhound (USA))
9- Mr D H Montgomerie

8-12  

50/1
P Aspell
Mrs S A Watt

Well beaten at 80-1 behind Personal Touch when 9th of 10 on her racecourse debut at Redcar over 7f (good) in November last year.

77 Ukrainian Princess (GB)
3 ch f Medicean - Unquenchable (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))
  Gestut Ammerland

8-12  

15/8
I Mongan
Sir H R A Cecil

Dam a lightly raced maiden.

Race Verdict

Sir Henry Cecil rarely visits this track and has an excellent record when he does (5-12 in the last five years prior to today). Money for his newcomer Ukrainian Princess would thus be very interesting, but with the benefit of racecourse experience to his name, BLADES LAD gets the vote instead. The Richard Fahey-trained selection was outpaced over 7f and 1m last year so this stiffer test looks ideal as he bids to strike on his seasonal return. Fortieth And Fifth is bred to appreciate this step up in trip and is another to consider.

Selection: Blades Lad        Danger: Ukrainian Princess        Alternative: Fortieth And Fifth
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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