Ripon, Worcester and Ayr – Monday July 4

A The new week begins with America’s Independence Day and there are four British and Irish race meetings as we enter July.

Jump racing comes from Worcester (1.00-5.05) and Roscommon (5.30-8.30) alongside level action at Ayr (1.50-5.15) and Ripon (6.15-8.45).

Monday’s nap offers to score a hat-trick and give coach Tim Easterby another winner at Ripon, a track where he is prolific.

Horse Racing Predictions Today – Ripon, Worcester and Ayr

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Horse racing predictions: Ripon 7.45

Tim Easterby has had more runners at Ripon (151) than anywhere else in the last 12 months and has a very respectable 16% strike rate on the Yorkshire’s Garden course in 2022.

The filly myristic has already contributed to that tally by scoring over the course and distance last month and she is now poised for a hat trick.

The daughter of Epsom Derby winner Harzand has improved with every start this term and she followed a near miss at Redcar with this win here in mid-June. She was sacked under a 5-pound penalty six days later at Beverley and vindicated fashionable favoritism under David Allan.

The King Power Racing-owned filly is now operating from a career-high 89 (up another 5lbs since that win 13 days ago), but in her current mood, it’s not hard to l Consider adding to the seasonal tally and giving Coach Easterby another hit at this, his local course.

Selection: Myristic @ 9/4 with Paddy Power

Horse Racing Predictions: Worcester 1.00

Wind surgery really helped DRUMLEE WATAR turn a corner last year, with the charge of Warren Greatrex who won the hurdles four times from June to September. Those wins have all come at 2m7f or greater, and they included a win here at Worcester.

Winner of his only point-to-point start in May 2018, Drumlee Watar took a few laps to get to grips with the chase, putting bad runs at Exeter and Hereford behind him while second at Plumpton (3m1½f, good) in March . .

He’s enjoyed a break since then and is coming back looking to build on that effort now. He still has pretty low mileage for a nine-year-old and given his penchant for decent ground, it wouldn’t be a shock if he really finds his feet now for a summer campaign.

Selection: Drumlee Watar @ 7/4 with Paddy Power

Horse racing predictions: Ayr 3.00

Top weight AL CLASSIC worth considering for Jim Goldie and Paul Mulrennan in this sprint handicap at Ayr. The four-year-old picked up his first win scoring over the course and distance in April and has the chance to repeat the trick.

His two races since can be easily ignored, with soft ground against here in May and a slow start that seriously dented his chances last month in Hamilton (he finished the race well to finish fourth).

It is now returning to Class 6 and should be in the game for this award. The opposition is led by Slainte Mhath for coach Katie Scott.

The filly also conquered C&D last month, but it was on soft ground and her entire turf shape came onto the field with “slack” in the description. She is 6 pounds heavier for her win here seven weeks ago and will need to prove she can handle the faster conditions predicted under foot.

Selection: Al classy @ 7/2 with Paddy Power

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