The annual highlight of the Ripon racing year and a chance for TATLISU to gain a much-deserved success in major handicap sprint company with Declan McDonogh one of the most eye-catching jockey bookings of the weekend for the Fahey team. Off the bottom perch, he arrives in excellent shape after a splendid placed effort in the Stewards' Cup consolation, prior to which he'd gone really well in a series of ultra-competitive sprint handicaps. Out Do is another likely contender who's been threatening to land a decent pot all term whilst racking up the place money. He seems sure to be in the shake-up once again and ties in very closely with the selection and Pipers Note, who has won all of his last three races over course and distance. The latter has probably been prepared with this race in mind and is well worth a saver at the likely odds. Spinatrix, second in the race last year, also goes really well here and will appreciate the return to handicap company after not looking out of place in Listed grade on recent starts and Dandy Nicholls' Kimberella is also worth a second look.
Shropshire (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Raced near side, held up in rear of group of five, switched left inside final 2f, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, ran on to 4th final 120 yards, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Sir Reginald (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Spinatrix 10-3 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Joyeuse (8-12) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) sft in May.
Captain Ramius (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Justice Day (8-10) at Haydock 6f cond Stakes (2) gs in Jul.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Raced keenly tracking leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Clear Spring (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 15th of 24, 8l behind Intrinsic (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
Supplicant 16-1 (9-2) Raced near side, held up and behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Deeds Not Words (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jul.
Bondesire 15-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear and outpaced, switched left and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Goldream (9-3) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Fast Shot 50-1 (8-4) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 28, 12l behind Baccarat (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf in Jun.
Barkston Ash 20-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, soon pushed along, carried right over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 13, 8l behind Blaine (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Flyman 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 24, 10l behind Intrinsic (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, good headway near side rail over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, won going away (hand timed), won at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun beating Gamesome (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Majestic Moon (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led, hung badly right towards far side over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 29, 5l behind Heavy Metal (8-9) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Colonel Mak 14-1 (8-13) Made all, ridden out, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Jun beating Bear Behind (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Hitchens (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 12th of 19, 9l behind Muthmir (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Kimberella 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Muthmir (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Out Do 5-2fav (9-11) Held up off the pace, headway on outside over 2f out, riddena nd kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Pipers Note 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, 2nd approaching final furlong, challenged inside final furlong, led post, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Another Wise Kid (9-12) by shd, 10 ran.
Confessional 12-1 (9-8) Raced towards far side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 18, 3l behind Barnet Fair (9-1) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.
So Beloved 11-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no threat, 5th of 10, 6l behind Pipers Note (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Tatlisu (IRE) 11-2fav (9-4) Chased leader in centre, led group 2f out, driven over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner racing on far side, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 18, hd behind Barnet Fair (9-1) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf.