Kate Skate was well backed ahead of her run at Ripon on Monday and should go well whilst a move for Silent Annie would be of interest but SLASL is suggested in the hope that the blinkers work the oracle. Clive Brittain's filly has been slipping down the weights this season having struggled but she showed signs on her latest run at Yarmouth that she may soon be able to take advantage of the handicapper's clemency with the blinkers on to assist. Kate Skate was a shade unlucky in running on Monday and could be on the verge of a return to form, Silent Annie makes her debut for a new yard and moves into the handicap ranks for the first time as does Gilderoy and both need monitoring for encouragement in the market. Rosiliant has solid claims having been knocking on the door and should go close although she's drawn wide and is unlikely to be much of a price unlike Old Devil Moon and Marjolly who both have plenty to prove but are not without interest in a race where we prefer the claims of Slasl.
Marjolly (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 33l behind Master Mylo (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Kate Skate 9-2 (9-2) Hampered on rails and shuffled back over 4f out, switched right halfway, headway over 1f out, driven and one pace entering final furlong, no extra final 50 yards, 7th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Drumpellier (9-2) at Ripon 5f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Rosiliant (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Jimmy The Poacher (9-6) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Lady Hetherington 11-1 (8-13) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, one pace, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Destiny's Dancer (8-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Ellen Vannin (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) With leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Watch Chain (8-9) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Slasl 14-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Watch Chain (8-9) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Silent Annie 50-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, trailing final furlong, last of 12, 40l behind Captains Dilemma (9-0) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut in Aug '09.
Old Devil Moon (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Posy Fossil (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Gilderoy 100-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders until 3f out, weakened rapidly soon after, tailed off, last of 11, 46l behind Calypso Star (8-13) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Patachou 25-1 (8-4) Went left start, in touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 10l behind Watch Chain (8-9) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.