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Lord Riddiford

Lord Riddiford did well to finish as close as he did in the Dash at Epsom on Saturday. Drawn poorly in stall five, he shipped a bump from Ornate next door on leaving the stalls, with the result that he stumbled a little, which left him playing catch-up immediately. There was plenty of pace on his side early on, with Son And Sannie leading the entire field from stall seven, but it was the far side horses who ultimately came to the fore. The first four home were all drawn high and they all raced towards the stands side early on. Lord Riddiford did get into his rhythm, but he was squeezed again a little between the ultimate winner Mokaatil and Pettochside at the two-furlong marker. Even after all that, he finished off his race well, running all the way to the line and getting up to finish fifth. He was one of just two horses drawn lower than 13 who finished in the first seven.

It was a really good run by John Quinn’s horse, and he could be a well-handicapped horse now on turf.  His all-weather rating of 103 is 13lb higher than the mark off which he raced on Saturday, and he will be of interest again now back on turf. He has run well at Doncaster and Goodwood in the past, he will be of particular interest if and when he returns to one of those tracks, and five furlongs is his trip.
Epsom, 5th June 2021