DREAMING OF RUBIES went close to landing a handicap at Thirsk last month. Ruth Carr's three-year-old has more scope for improvement than most of these and gets the tentative vote. Ingleby Star beat Fear Nothing over C&D earlier this month but the latter re-opposes on much better terms and third-placed Ashpan Sam also has a chance of reversing running. Holy Angel was runner-up in a lower grade handicap over track and trip last month but has to be forgiven a dreadful effort at Newcastle on Saturday while Bronze Beau arrives badly out of sorts.
Bronze Beau 28-1 (9-4) Led group of 3 on far side, well on terms with main group, no chance inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Whozthecat (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Dreaming Of Rubies 8-1 (8-11) Led narrowly on stands side rail, ridden over 1f out, kept on, headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Love Island (8-2) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Fear Nothing 7-2fav (9-4) Led 1f, remained prominent, led again entering final furlong, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ashpan Sam 15-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Forest Edge (8-10) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Red Cape (FR) 18-1 (11-0) Dwelt, saddle soon slipped, tracked leaders, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Ferdy (10-11) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Fear Nothing (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tabaret 11-1 (9-0) Held up, never on terms, last of 15, 16l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Indian Trail 22-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 11th of 15, 8l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Holy Angel (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, soon behind, last of 13, 15l behind Middleton Flyer (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Mey Blossom 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no threat, 9th of 15, 6l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.