Harare goes so well for Gemma Tutty, the pair having already claimed three successes since early May. However, the admirable veteran has inevitably climbed the weights as a result and preference is for LADY BLUESKY, a useful dual purpose sort for the Whillans operation. A reliable and consistent mare, the nine-year-old is very much at home on ground with cut and will not be inconvenienced should conditions deteriorate. Her latest effort a week ago when runner-up here over half a mile further confirmed her wellbeing and she can go one better. The rest are not in the best of form, of whom Cadgers Brig looks the most appropriate candidate for the shortlist.
Harare 12-1 (8-12) Held up, outpaced over 6f out, soon behind, plugged on final furlong, 5th of 9, 16l behind Tinseltown (8-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Rhyton (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 12l behind Dark Spirit (8-2) at Catterick 2m sell stks (6) gf in Aug.
Cadgers Brig 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hampered and lost place over 5f out, ridden and headway over 3f out, no chance with winner when pressing for 2nd from over 1f out until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 22l behind Dispol Diva (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Lady Bluesky 11-4fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway to go 2nd over 8f out, led over 4f out, clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Acknowledgement (8-4) at Ayr 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Stanley Rigby 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 30l behind Bright Applause (8-9) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Brook Star (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, effort over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 25l behind Tarantella Lady (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Toshi (USA) 8-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, lost place 5f out, soon behind, 9th of 12, 21l behind Talk Of Saafend (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Rare Coincidence 16-1 (8-0) Led and soon clear, reduced lead 4f out, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Vittachi (9-2) at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.