Middleham trainer Chris Thornton has a tough and consistent money-spinner on his hands in Lets Roll, who has strong claims on tomorrow's £20,000 Ripon Bell-Ringer Handicap.

The mount of Dean McKeown, Lets Roll stacked-up a series of creditable placed efforts before getting his head in front in a similarly valuable race at Redcar a fortnight ago when beating Prenup by half-a-length. Still on the upgrade, Lets Roll should relish tomorrow's extra furlong.

Molly Marie is given my Nap vote in Ripon's opening race, the Sarah Anne Daniels 80th Birthday Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

A good second to a high-class newcomer at Leicester on her debut, Tim Easterby's juvenile was a beaten favourite at Doncaster next time, but there were mitigating circumstances for that defeat. She was held-up in a slowly-run race and had to be switched to make her challenge. Molly Marie should relish tomorrow's fast five furlongs course.

Norton trainer Brian Ellison's Everest goes to Newbury for the £40,000 ladbrokes.com Handicap.

The seven-year-old got up in the shadow of the post to win a similar event at Newmarket 11 days ago and will be a popular choice to follow-up in this race, in which he finished a close third last year after a narrow defeat at Newmarket.

With Dane O'Neill, who was in the saddle for his latest victory, retained to ride another runner in tomorrow's race, Ellison has secured the services of champion jockey Kieren Fallon for Everest.

Thirsk-based trainer David Barron bids for the £135,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint, with Imperial Sound. This American-bred colt made a winning debut at Beverley last month, but has since suffered an odds-on defeat on the same course, where he met trouble in running.

Imperial Sound will need to raise his game if he is to win tomorrow's huge prize, but Barron's forays south are not easily dismissed and his booking of Darryll Holland suggests that there will be a bold bid.

Although represented by the speedy Tagula Sunshine in the big sprint, Malton trainer Fahey has arguably better prospects of victory with Doitnow in the Doric Signs Rated Handicap. A Ripon winner on his debut, Doitnow has since suffered a narrow defeat at Haydock. He is fast developing into a useful sprinter.

Tomorrow's ips:


2.05 Molly Marie (Nap), 2.40 Miss Good Time, 3.15 Strider, 3.45 Lets Roll, 4.20 Nistaki, 4.55 My Paris.


1.50 Magistretti, 2.25 Everest, 3.00 Imperial Sound, 3.30 Blues And Royals, 4.05 Pastoral Pursuits, 4.40 Doitnow, 5.10 Realism.


TV races: 2.10 Dubois, 2.45 Nuzooa,

Market Rasen

TV races: 1.55 Alrida, 3.35 Little Big Horse.

Tomorrow's other meetings are at Haydock and Lingfield.

Updated: 12:06 Friday, July 16, 2004