2.55 Ripon – Follow @RiponRaces On Twitter Handicap
This now 11 runner field should ensure there is a nice bit of pace on and that may play into the hands of ALDRETH. His three runs this campaign have been of a decent standard, for the grade, and in this company he may be able to run well.
His run two starts back behind a progressive horse of Richard Fahey’s is the effort that makes him of interest, now back over a more suitable trip on ground which should suit him a lot better than last time out.
He’s a horse that appears to travel well (he did two runs back) and if getting a nice pace to run at he can go close in the hands of the under-rated Graham Gibbons. The son of Champs Elysees looks a big horse so I’m hoping he is still improving.
First time cheek-pieces are added too and he ranks the top of this field in terms of speed figures. Some of those ahead of him in the betting are having their first starts on grass and/or having their first runs of the year and looks value in comparison to those.
1pt each-way ALDRETH @7/1 (William Hill)