Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Simply a Case of Victory for Ryan

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Simply a Case of Victory for Ryan

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KEVIN RYAN appears to have found Tiddliwinks the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways in the Simply Cartons Ltd Conditions Stakes at Nottingham.

The five-year-old has shown very smart form in glimpses this season, none better than when just a length behind Delegator in the Duke of York Stakes in May.

That performance was followed up by another good run in defeat in Ireland behind Hitchens in the Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh.

He was not quite so good in a Listed race at Cork behind Irish specialist Inxile, while his run in the Stewards' Cup is easily forgiven because he was drawn on the wrong side.

His five victories from 23 starts have all been achieved on the all-weather, but some of his best performances have been on turf, so there is no strength to the argument he is not as effective on the green stuff.

Tiddliwinks is some way clear of his five rivals on official ratings and it looks a shrewd bit of placing by the Hambleton handler.

Richard Hannon's Lord Ofthe Shadows can show the benefit of experience in the EBF Simply Cartons Sales Novice Stakes. …

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