CRAFTED made all for a comfortable victory at Catterick last week and can carry his young rider to another victory despite a 6lb penalty as he's a lightly-raced and a progressive type. Connor Beasley is one of the more experienced riders involved and his mount Spirit Of Alsace must be respected as she followed her comfortable success over 6f on this track with a very good run over today's trip at Carlisle. Green Zone has yet to win but only faded close home over a mile at Thirsk last time, but Irish raider Helen's Armada would have more of a chance if the ground eased.
Crafted (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, clear entering final furlong, ran on, won at Catterick 7f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) gf beating The Dukkerer (8-12) by 4l, 12 ran.
Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 6-1 (7-13) Reared start, took keen hold towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Kosika (10-0) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Helen's Armada (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out to 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Porthos Du Vallon (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Green Zone (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Eddiemaurice (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Dark Crystal 16-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 3f out, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Tinsill (9-7) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Oak Bluffs (IRE) 28-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 10, 6l behind Amenable (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Moonwood 100-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 7, 10l behind Moohaarib (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Vale Mentor (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Pressed leader 2f, in touch, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Alketios (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Queen of Arts 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened halfway, 13th of 14, 27l behind Indy (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.