NORTHERN WATER landed a maiden over track and trip with a bit to spare on his latest start. It will be a surprise if the fourth Captain Midnight can reverse running and Karl Burke's colt can follow-up. Augusta Ada can be forgiven a modest effort in much better company last time and is more at home at this level while Innocently is another dropping down a grade and expected to go well. Overstep has been dropped 5lb after only one start handicapping when well beaten at Catterick and Fuel Injection has a 9lb rise to contend with after an easy win at Ripon.
Augusta Ada 33-1 (9-7) Raced stands' side tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 10l behind J Wonder (8-13) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd.
Northern Water 3-1fav (8-10) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd well over 1f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on (hand timed), won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating City Zen (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Innocently (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Close up, challenged 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Touch The Clouds (8-4) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Overstep (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 9l behind Blockade (9-7) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Captain Midnight (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Northern Water (8-10) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Le Laitier (FR) 3-1 (9-5) Quickly away, led, pushed along halfway, ridden inside final 2f, soon hung left, headed over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Minley (9-5) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Fuel Injection 3-1 (8-2) Chased leader, ridden to lead well over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Ripon 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Anytimeatall (8-6) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.