Oddschecker tips for every race at Ripon on Monday.
LIBERATION BAY got off the mark in decisive fashion at Yarmouth recently and further improvement looks assured with apprentice Harry Davies offsetting the majority off a 7lb penalty. Similar comments apply to narrow Carlisle scorer Claretina, who must enter calculations along with the class-dropping Miss Mai Tai, who was last seen contesting the Albany at Royal Ascot. Of the newcomers, Greycious Anna stands out for connections that have had plenty of success with juveniles this season. Prediction : 1st Liberation Bay 2nd Claretina 3rd Miss Mai Tai
The Tim Easterby stable is beginning to hit top gear and MARBUZET looks just the type to continue progressing following a gutsy success at Thirsk last week. The drop back in trip should not inconvenience either as he looks to fend off the likes of Bath second Cavendish and Ramamaras Boy, who looks to have been crying out for this trip all season. Overstate is another who could have a say in proceedings. Prediction : 1st Marbuzet 2nd Ramamaras Boy 3rd Cavendish
Narrowly denied on his last two outings, POET'S DAWN has been shaping as though a return to the winner's enclosure may be imminent and he can do so off a mark 17lb lower than his last success. Deputy is beginning to get the hang of things since joining new connections and he is entitled to be thereabouts along with Sydney Bay, who is interesting on the step up in trip. Others to note include Havana Party, Hear Me Roar and Safran.Prediction : 1st Poets Dawn 2nd Deputy 3rd Sydney Bay
MYRISTICA has benefited from the application of cheekpieces on her last couple of outings, winning here and at Beverley in the space of a week, and the four-year-old makes plenty of appeal in her bid for a hat-trick of victories. Menai Bridge returned to form when runner-up at Lingfield last month and he is capable of being in the mix along with Matchless, who may benefit from dropping back in trip having won twice over this distance earlier this year.Prediction : 1st Myristica 2nd Menai Bridge 3rd Matchless
GLAM DE VEGA ran with promise on both his starts as a juvenile, including when second to Walk Of Stars at Nottingham in November, and this appears to be the ideal opportunity for Roger Varian's colt to shed the maiden tag. Wilkins is likely to be happier dropping back to a mile following his recent third at Windsor and he warrants plenty of respect with his stable currently in terrific form. Kaatibb and newcomer Desert Glory appear best of the remainder.Prediction : 1st Glam De Vega 2nd Wilkins 3rd Kaatibb
GOLDEN DUKE returned to winning ways at Leicester on his latest start when building on a couple of placed efforts and a 2lb rise is unlikely to stop him from being competitive once again. Kendred Fire returned to form when second at Redcar last month and better is expected having shown form at this track last year. Justjamie sports cheekpieces for the first time on his handicap debut and he is capable of stepping forward.Prediction : 1st Golden Duke 2nd Kendred Fire 3rd Justjamie