Horse Racing tips: Timeform’s 7 best bets at Ripon on Monday

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13:57 Summer’s Day

SUMMER’S DAY was too green to do herself justice on debut at Doncaster last month, but she offered some promise in fourth. Summer’s Day caught the eye with how well she finished at Doncaster, looking like a filly who would take a big step forward with that experience under her belt.

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14:32 Morty

This is not a strong race, and it looks a good opening for course-and-distance winner MORTY. Morty has been a bit disappointing since that course-and-distance success in June, when he impressed with the speed he displayed. However, he has been found a nice race to bounce back in.

15:07 Arctic Fox

ARCTIC FOX found the two-mile trip stretching her stamina at York, so she will be suited by this drop to a mile and three-quarters. Arctic Fox shaped like she was in good form at York, and she moved as well as anything for a long way. Her effort flattened out inside the final furlong, but she showed she is on a decent mark and ready to take advantage.

15:42 Macho Pride

MACHO PRIDE has raised his game the last twice and put up a career-best effort when successful at Haydock last month. Macho Pride was well on top at the finish at Haydock, passing the post with a two-and-a-quarter-length advantage. He still looks fairly treated after going up 6lbs. There could be a bit more still to come from the three-year-old Macho Pride.

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16:12 Big Boy Bobby

BIG BOY BOBBY shaped like he needed the run when only beating one home on his return at Salisbury in May, but he offered a lot more encouragement at Nottingham last time. Big Boy Bobby still didn’t look the finished article under pressure and had to settle for second, but he pulled clear of the third and is entitled to progress again. He looks on a decent mark and trainer Roger Charlton has his string in good order.

16:45 Mahrajaan

MAHRAJAAN has an eye-catching pedigree – his dam is from the family of Nayef and Nashwan – and he has made a promising start to his career – finishing third on debut at Newmarket and then getting off the mark at Leicester. He should be suited by the step up in trip and is likely to progress further, so he holds strong claims.

17:20 Sudona

SUDONA has failed to fire the last twice, but she has been given a chance by the handicapper and is now 1lb below her last winning mark. She also tackles slightly lesser company, so it would be little surprise were she to bounce back for the in-form David O’Meara. A reproduction of the form she showed when third at Pontefract in May would make her difficult to beat.

Timeform’s tips summary:

13:57 Summer’s Day
14:32 Morty
15:07 Arctic Fox
15:42 Macho Pride
16:12 Big Boy Bobby
16:45 Mahrajaan
17:20 Sudona

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