Ripon afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, May 30

Up to Yorkshire's garden racecourse for the meeting at Ripon on Thursday, May 30 and the Planet Sport tipsters are hoping the rain clouds will part and some winning selections will shine on them.

Let's crack on with some details on our four selected horses at Ripon, and there's a full set of tips from the six-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:40 (Ripon) Substitute

Substitute should put her impressive debut over course and distance to good use when going for the British Stallion Studs Fillies’ Novice Stakes.

Charlie Johnston’s charge won by one and a quarter lengths on debut earlier this month, looking like she would be even better for it, and she can double up despite the 7lb penalty.


15:15 (Ripon) Chilled Out

Michael Wigham will hope Chilled Out can return to the winner’s enclosure in the North East Gunners Cup Handicap.

The five-year-old gelding was victorious on debut for the yard at 25-1 last week to ditch his maiden tag at the 15th time of asking. Now he has got his head in front there might be a bit more to come, which makes the extra 5lb burden not as off-putting.


16:20 (Ripon) Zarabanda


Zarabanda looks dangerous dropping down in grade for David O’Meara in the Ripon Cathedral Handicap.

The five-year-old mare won over course and distance last August during a run of three wins in four races which saw her catapult up the ratings.

Her last five appearances have been in Listed company, including a trip to Fontainebleau in November, but she came home last of eight on her seasonal debut at Ayr earlier this month.

However, returning to the calmer waters of a Class Three handicap could benefit Zarabanda with Danny Tudhope back aboard in her bid for a fifth career victory.


17:25 (Ripon) Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford shaped as though the step back up to six furlongs was worth attempting when a close sixth over five furlongs at Catterick recently. Is worth consider off a 2lb lower rating.

Variety Island followed up his Catterick success with a decent effort tackling the same track and trip. Can remain competitive.

Protest Rally looked as though he might appreciate going back to 6f when fourth at Hamilton last time.


Ripon tips in full:

RIPON: 2.40 Substitute, 3.15 Chilled Out, 3.50 First Encounter, 4.20 Zarabanda, 4.50 La La Lucrative, 5.25 Hard Solution.

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