Mark Johnston has won two of the last three renewals and MOON TRIP can provide another success. He was only caught close home in a higher grade handicap at Newmarket last Saturday when well clear of the third and can go one better in this company. He beat the re-opposing Mojolika over C&D earlier so Gabrial's Star looks a bigger danger as he improved for the step up to today's trip at Ripon last time and there should be more to come from him. Yours Ever was sent off favourite at Ayr last month but found one too good, though she's not easily written off stretching out a further 3f here.
Mojolika 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Moon Trip 11-4fav (8-0) Took keen hold and prominent, went 2nd over 5f out, led 4f out, pushed clear over 2f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Mubaraza (8-10) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Gabrial's Star 11-4fav (8-7) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held by winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Body Language (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Yours Ever 2-1fav (8-13) Led to 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Lady Bluesky (9-6) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.