On Wednesday my local track Yarmouth stage there feature race of the season. The John Musker listed stakes for fillies & mares over 10 furlong,s and the race looks worth having small interest .
11 runners declared for John Musker trophy at Yarmouth on ground described as good/ soft .This years race looks decent contest with the three main contenders being Hippy Hippy Shake ,Rippons & Shuruq .
3.10 YARMOUTH 1MILE 2F JOHN MUSKER LISTED STAKES :
HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE : Good winner of 10 furlong listed race at York in July.Followed that with another good effort last time finishing second in 10 furlong listed race at Salisbury behind Mango Diva .No problems with ground conditions .
RIPPONS : Progressive filly winning all four starts .Won 9 furlong handicap at Goodwood last time off mark 86.Will need more improvement to win in listed company,though can't be ruled out over this longer trip .
SHURUQ : Group three winner at Meydan in UAE Oaks in February on tepeta surface, returned to form last time finishing third in group three over 1 mile at Sandown .Unproven on easy ground ,though the return to 10 furlongs will suit .
VERDICT : The unbeaten Rippons will be popular here and looks open to more improvement,however this is big step up in class and odds around 15-8 look far too short .
HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE has to concede weight all round ,though has solid winning form in listed company and will be suited by ground conditions .Also goes well for Keiren Fallon who won twice on horse last season .Odds around 4-1 look good value .
Of the others Shuruq has highest handicap rating 109 and should also go well having won in higher grade ,though has yet to win on turf and is unproven on ground conditions.
HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE 3.10 YARMOUTH
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(UNPLACED SP 4-1 LOSS £100.00)
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