15:40 Ripon – Muatadel (BEST ODDS 8/1 with Paddy Power)
Muatadel looks a progressive type, having won three of his last four races. There are nine runners in the field, and I think the price on offer is definitely worth an each-way bet. Of the horse’s 11 runs on turf, he has placed in the top three on nine occasions. He’s won over the distance and the going, so there should be no worries in either of those departments. He’s up six pounds in the weights, but is still open to more improvement in my eyes. He’s some 14 pounds of being top weight here and I can see him putting in another strong effort. This horse seems to be gifted at picking the opportune moment to strike the front. As long as he has racing room, I can see him using that knack to get close to the front and perhaps even into the winner’s enclosure once again.
A £20 total stake returns £180 with Paddy Power
All prices correct at the time of posting.