Timeform’s three best bets for Sunday 16 May

Timeform pick out the three best bets at Ripon on Sunday…

“…there is good reason to expect a better showing under more suitable conditions…”

Timeform on Eagle Court

Cometh The Man – 14:05 Ripon

Cometh The Man produced his best effort yet on his return at Redcar last month, only just failing to get up after sticking to his task well. He has produced two creditable placed efforts the last twice and could still have a bit more to offer as he is a big, strong gelding. He is on a fair mark and should go close if the application of cheekpieces can eke out any further progress.

Contact – 15:05 Ripon

Contact arrives on the back of a decisive success at Redcar last month and looks worth siding with. He scored narrowly at Ayr on his final start last season, but he took his form to another level when winning by a couple of lengths at Redcar, taking the eye with how smoothly he moved through the race. He has more to offer and a 5 lb higher mark might not stop him.

Eagle Court – 15:35 Ripon

Eagle Court disappointed on his reappearance but he was entitled to need the run, the ground was faster than ideal and the trip short of his best, so there is good reason to expect a better showing under more suitable conditions. He was progressive last season and is only 3 lb higher in the weights than for his win at Nottingham, so he can get back on the up.