Horse Racing: Ribbons aims to extend run

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Ribbons can extend her unbeaten record to five as she steps up to Listed class for the EBF At The Races John Musker Fillies’ Stakes at Yarmouth.

James Fanshawe’s charge has yet to be headed after making a winning debut on the Kempton all-weather last November.

The Manduro filly then headed to Goodwood for her reappearance in May and after claiming a Newmarket event in June, she completed her four-timer back at the Sussex track in July.

Ribbons accounted for Rhagori that day, winning in the style of a decent animal and the handicapper has seen fit to raise her to a mark of 95, some 20lb higher than at the start of the season.

That leaves her with plenty to find against the likes of 109-rated Shuruq, but Ribbons is a filly in form who is on an upward curve and at her current rate of improvement, this would not be totally beyond her compass.

Joe Sugden sprang an 80-1 surprise on his debut at Newmarket and can follow up in the Sea-Deer Handicap. The four-year-old had taken some time to come to hand but he showed a good attitude in beating Zurbriggen by a head last month.

While that form might not amount to much, Joe Sugden had plenty of scope about him and can continue to improve with racing.

Wentworth is sure to be a popular choice in the Listed Fortune Stakes at Sandown following his Glorious Goodwood win. Richard Hannon has had to be patient with this Acclamation colt, who looked a possible Classic type last term but has failed to hit those heights this year.

He let down favourite backers in the Britannia at Royal Ascot before again failing to justify market support at in a competitive handicap event at Sandown in July.

However, everything came right for him in the Betfred Mile at Goodwood when he accounted for the well-regarded Cape Peron in the manner of a promising runner.