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York

Wed, 16th May 2012
16:10
ripleycollection.com E.B.F. Novice Stakes, 5f
8 Runners (2YO only) (Class 3) Total Prize Fund - £12000

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 Cumbrian Craic (GB) (18F)
2 b c Pastoral Pursuits - Bollin Janet (Sheikh Albadou)
1 Mrs Jennifer E Pallister

9-5  

3/1
D Allan
T D Easterby

Foaled 12 Apr. Dam won twice at 5f and 6f. A winner at 11-4 at Doncaster over 5f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Barracuda Boy by 6l.

21 Lastchancelucas (GB) (14F)
2 b g Ishiguru (USA) - Light Of Aragon (Aragon)
1 C H Stephenson & Partners

9-5  

8/1
Jason Hart (7)
D Carroll

Foaled 24 Apr. Dam a lightly raced maiden. A winner at 100-1 at Pontefract over 5f (heavy) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Polski Max by 1 1/2l.

32 Mrs Brown's Boy (GB) (11F)
2 gr c Verglas (IRE) - Brazilian Style (Exit To Nowhere (USA))
1 Anisska Racing Limited

9-5  

7/1
Darren Edward Egan (7)
R Harris

Foaled 22 Apr. Half-brother to Loving Thought, won at 7f. A winner at 14-1 at Goodwood over 5f (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Fletcher Christian by 3l.

43 Tatlisu (IRE) (12F)
2 b c Red Clubs (IRE) - Zwadi (IRE) (Docksider (USA))
1 Middleham Park Racing Liv

9-5  

7/2
P Hanagan
R A Fahey

Foaled 13 Apr. Dam a lightly raced maiden. A winner at 4-1 at Musselburgh over 5f (good to soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Boxing Shadows by 3/4l.

57 Botanic Garden (GB) (27F)
2 b c Royal Applause - Rock Lily (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
2 Mr J C Fretwell

9-0  

5/1
R Mullen
D H Brown

Foaled 29 Mar. Dam won at 1m. Beaten 1l by Run Fat Lass Run when second of 7 at 2-1fav on his racecourse debut at Ripon over 5f (soft) last month.

68 Citius (IRE) (9F)
2 b c Iffraaj - Brave Madam (IRE) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
32 Mrs J Wood

9-0  

5/1
R Hughes
R Hannon

Foaled 25 Jan. Half-brother to Azamata, won at 1m 2f. Placed in both starts. Beaten 1/2l by Ceiling Kitty when second of 5 at 4-6fav on his latest outing at Kempton over 5f earlier this month.

75 Hoofalong (GB)
2 b c Pastoral Pursuits - Baymist (Mind Games)
  A Chandler, L Westwood, D & Y Blunt

9-0  

14/1
P Mulrennan
M W Easterby

Foaled 30 Apr. Dam won twice at 5f.

84 Lucky Lodge (GB) (28F)
2 b c Lucky Story (USA) - Melandre (Lujain (USA))
50 Mr Mel Brittain

9-0  

16/1
R Winston
M Brittain

Foaled 22 Apr. Dam won at 5f. Unplaced in both starts. Well beaten at 4-1jt-fav behind Tharawal Lady when last of 12 on his latest outing at Beverley over 5f (soft) last month.

Race Verdict

CUMBRIAN CRAIC made a lasting impression when scoring by six lengths on his Doncaster debut last month and although the second and third have let the form down since, Tim Easterby's charge looked very professional, handled the soft ground well and finished his race off strongly. He should take plenty of beating, with Tatlisu and Mrs Brown's Boy feared most. Botanic Garden, Hoofalong, Lucky Lodge and Citius receive 5lb from the previous winners and the latter looks most likely to make it count, despite throwing the race away when odds-on favourite at Kempton last time.

Selection: Cumbrian Craic        Danger: Tatlisu        Alternative: Mrs Brown's Boy
* 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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