26th May 2021 | Horse Racing
Haydock: Sharp Riposte
Slowly into stride and outpaced over 5f on debut but steps up in trip and will improve for the racetrack experience. His closing sectional was similair to that of useful winner, which bodes well.
Sharp Riposte was slowly into stride on debut at Nottingham and was going nowhere through the first half of the race. It was probably the lack of experience but I also think he found the trip on the sharp stride as he finished the race strongly.
He was the second fastest closer in the contest, not far behind the winning Flaming Rib who was more experienced and quite a useful sprinter already. Adjusting for pace, Sharp Riposte earned a speed rating of 73 and that puts him ahead of Kingmax on figures.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 20:01 26th May, 2021 but subject to change