Timeform pick out their three best bets from Ripon on Saturday…
“…so long as he can handle the quick turnaround, there is every reason to expect another big run…”
Timeform on Breathable
HEE HAW responded well to cheekpieces when off the mark for the season at Haydock nine days ago and remains potentially well treated having won over this C&D off 4 lb higher last summer. His stablemate Related is another to note, while any rain would make recent York winner Quick Look a serious threat, still 1 lb lower than when second in a 20-runner event over C&D in April.
A red-hot renewal of this famous sprint handicap and GOLDEN APOLLO is the one to be on. He ran a blinder behind revitalised-stablemate Flying Pursuit at York last time, the pair clear, and his turn could be here again now fitted with cheekpieces. Growl was a fine third in the Stewards’ Cup and surely has one of these races in him, while Dark Power, Kimberella and course-king Pipers Note all have plenty to recommend them, too.
BREATHABLE took another step forward when edged out over C&D on Monday and, so long as he can handle the quick turnaround, there is every reason to expect another big run from the same mark here, 3 lb clear on weight-adjusted ratings after all. Ed Dunlop’s Qawamees is another who is heading the right way and could be the one to give the selection most to do.
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