We send two across to Ripon in the afternoon, where the going is currently described as good, and two up to Musselburgh for their evening meeting, on ground that is good, good to firm, at the time of writing.
Cedar Rapids may have been last of seven at Catterick 34 days ago, but he was only beaten by two and three quarter lengths, and he will once again run from the same mark. That was his fifth start for us since arriving from Ireland in the spring, and along with his debut run for us at Ripon back in May, it represents one of his best two pieces of form so far. He runs at 2.15.pm, in the 0-70 apprentice handicap over the extended nine furlongs, with Aiden Brookes once again taking the ride.
Burnage Boy continues to mix hurdling with flat racing, and after two recent spins over jumps he is back on the flat at 5.0.pm, in the 0-60 handicap over two miles, with Aiden Brookes on board for the ninth time, having previously finished a best third on him at Newcastle in February. Burnage Boy has spent the whole of his racing career here at Oakwood Stables, and this will be his 30th start on the flat, and 49th start in total.
Patasola continues to be kept busy, and this will be her eighth start for us since being claimed at Beverley at the end of May. Patasola who was second that day over five furlongs has raced over a variety of distances since, but this will be her first try at a mile, although the extended seven furlongs at Beverley on her penultimate start will have also been a test of stamina. She runs at 6.0.pm, in the 0-60 nursery handicap, with Shane Gray in the saddle for the first time.
Magnolia Hawks will make her handicap debut at 7.05.pm, in the 0-55 handicap over nine furlongs, with P J McDonald having his first ride on her. To date Magnolia Hawks has run in four maiden or novices stakes, non over further than a mile, and her opening mark of 52 is a cautious one from the handicapper, but she is of course unexposed, having not seen a racecourse until as recently as June.
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