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14:55 RIPON

Starting at Ripon with a very open handicap over 6f, and I’m swaying towards Les Eyre's SANDRA’S SECRET  .

The six-year-old finished the season in scintillating form (231-112) having recorded three wins from her final four trips.

Two of those victories were over course and distance, while one was a notable 2¾ lengths ahead of Magical Dreamer last May.

She was slightly disappointing in her first outing at Pontefract last week, though it was a competitive field including Mokaatil, Pipers Note and Foolaad.

Handicapped at 8-12, I think she’s got a great each-way chance this weekend.

15:35 SANDOWN

The Gold Cup Chase is up next and I think BALLYDINE  could run well at a big price.

His last victory was on this course in February when he beat Holly Bush Henry, Loose Chips and Wicked Willy in an impressive outing.

A third when not too far behind in the Grade 2 Peter Marsh in January reads as solid form and James Bowen, who rode him that day, has another chance to claim a big place here.

16:20 HAYDOCK

Across to Haydock for the Betway Stubshaw Handicap now, where THIS GIRL  could claim a first win since her debut.

The filly was victorious here back in September 2017 but hasn’t tasted glory since, despite some valiant efforts when runner-up and third in two Betway-sponsored races at Wolverhampton.

Beaten by a neck last time out was the closest she's come while we all know how effective the Richard Kingscote/Tom Dascombe team is at Haydock, so I’m hoping she’ll get back to winning ways.

16:50 HAYDOCK

We finish with another Betway handicap where I think Simon Crisford’s consistent MORDIN  can break his six-run winless streak.

He's only had one poor run during that time at York last July, but besides that his form reads as three wins and five seconds.

Finishing runner-up last time out in the Cambridgeshire when just over three lengths behind Wissahickon is strong form and he's proven over the mile.

That was Pat Cosgrave's first ride on board and I’m hoping he can go one better here.

EACH-WAY DOUBLE

SANDRA'S SECRET  | MORDIN 

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EACH-WAY LUCKY 15

SANDRA'S SECRET  | BALLYDINE   | THIS GIRL  | MORDIN 

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