It often pays to go with Ruth Carr runners when they hit form so Amazing Blue Sky looks to have every chance of following up a convincing Newcastle success when well backed. He's been in good form throughout the past month but ST IGNATIUS is a viable alternative. He had hardly beaten a rival on five outings before turning up at Brighton last time to deliver a staying-on third behind the in-form Green Earth. He's tumbled to a very attractive mark and Natasha Eaton, claiming a further 5lb, has partnered the selection to success in two of his last three victories. Elizabeth Coffee found some form last time behind Curly Come Home at Doncaster after a series of modest efforts whilst course and distance winner Barton Bounty also merits respect.
Amazing Blue Sky 4-1fav (9-2) Made most, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, driven out, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Madame Blavatsky (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Miss Blink 7-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 9l behind Manomine (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in May.
St Ignatius 6-1 (9-3) Chased leader until over 1f out, chased leaders, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Green Earth (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Barton Bounty 10-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 7l behind Size (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd post, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Curly Come Home (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Meglio Ancora 20-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, hampered inside final furlong, no impression, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Safwaan (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Captain Rhyric 40-1 (9-8) Held up in last, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Argaki (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Carla Allegra 66-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, never a factor, 11th of 13, 32l behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.