The deluge that hit Pontefract on Monday also struck here so the going will be testing. Tagtale landed a 5f seller on soft ground at Redcar, when Fairweather Trader was behind, but appeared to be affected by a bump she received at the start when last over 6f at Ripon. JUST MARION also finished last on that track on her latest start though that was in a maiden and her earlier runs suggest she should be good enough in her first foray at this level. Penalty Scorer has shown pace before fading in her two latest starts on this track but Autumn Revue ran quite well on her debut on fast ground here before finding soft conditions against her at Newcastle. Astrea showed a bit of promise behind Bond's Girl here in April but was well beaten at Redcar subsequently.
Fairweather Trader (IRE) 80-1 (9-5) Slowly away, outpaced, 8th of 9, 10l behind Effusive (9-0) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Penalty Scorer 12-1 (8-3) Keen race wide close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Bond's Girl (8-6) at Beverley 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf in Apr.
Autumn Revue 14-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Dragon King (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in May.
Just Marion (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced and pushed along, never a factor, last of 9, 24l behind Jersey Bull (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Astrea 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and lost place when hung left inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Prince Bonnaire (8-13) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in May.
Tagtale (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt and hampered start, soon chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Honest Bob's (8-11) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in May.