The well-backed 1/3 shot struck the front after the fourth and jockey Mark Walsh could afford to ease him down
in the closing stages to win by nine-and-a-half lengths.
That winning distance was shortened by his jockey being afforded the chance to ease him down
close home and he may have been given a chance by the handicapper.
Beaten a short head over a mile last week after Fallon started to ease him down
prematurely and then got him going again too late, Ballinger Ridge made the running again for Martin Dwyer, who knows him much better than Fallon, over the two-furlong-longer trip.
Although not impressive this time, Garritty was still able to ease him down
after the last flight to pass the post two and a half lengths clear of Whitaside.
Darren Williams sent the 6-1 shot clear off the home turn, and was able to ease him down
again some way from the line, so that the five-length margin of victory over Topaz greatly flattered the runner-up.
He was claimed by Frank Jordan for pounds 8,000 after scoring at Carlisle early last month and looks a good buy on this evidence, as he jumped particularly well and McCoy was able to ease him down
after the last and still win by three-quarters of a length from Shop Window.