The outstanding initiative of the Carlisle executive in staging a ladies-only Pro-Am card has been richly rewarded with half a dozen competitive contests kicking-off with this 5f dash. AMENABLE has a 6lb penalty for his recent Pontefract success despite his young rider dropping his whip in the closing stages and Violet Jordan's gelding now has the assistance of Lucy Alexander, who will find this a very different exercise to a 3m handicap chase in the Hexham mud in the depths of winter. Having tumbled down the weights in 2013, the selection looks ready to cash in further on an attractive handicap mark. Foreign Rhythm has two successes this term to boast about and rates a very solid conveyance for amateur and conditional pilots. A good run is anticipated, whilst Busy Bimbo and Wicked Wilma give Alan Berry a competitive hand. Silly Billy is respected but may find the trip too sharp.
Dark Lane 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Salvatore Fury (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
M J Woodward 8-1 (9-4) Not much room start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 12l behind Mr Mo Jo (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 18-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure from over 1f fout, never on terms, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Head Space (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Perfect Pasture (8-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Amenable (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Prominent, led over 1f out, rider dropped whip entering final furlong, edged left, held on, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul beating Majestic Manannan (9-10) by hd, 9 ran.
Ivestar (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Dwelt, behind, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 7l behind Hamoody (9-2) at Catterick 5f clm stks (6) gf in Jul.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Held up, headway 2f out, soon pressed leaders, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Queen Hermione (8-12) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp (5) gd.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) In touch far side, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind Perfect Pasture (8-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Rutterkin (USA) 11-1 (8-2) Held up, raced keenly, ridden and some headway well over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Sole Danser (9-9) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Stumbled start, soon tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on, 3rd and held near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Tuibama (9-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Silly Billy (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Surrey Dream (9-1) at Brighton 6f sell hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.