Kevin Ryan complicates matters by saddling two runners in the opening maiden auction event but Sophie's Hero, who belied market odds of 28/1 when a close second of 15 runners on his Newcastle debut last month, looks the pick of the two ahead of Paper Dreams and has every chance although preference is for NO POPPY. Tim Easterby's filly improved from her first promising start over course and distance when a close sixth in a better race than this at Redcar last month and she looks worth backing dropping into this grade off her light weight. Richard Fahey is another trainer that saddles two runners with Beverley third Philharmonic Hall looking the pick of the duo ahead of Louis Girl. James Given's Ajaafa and Jeremy Glover's Dr Red Eye are both interesting newcomers but those with experience have an advantage and the most interesting runner looks to be No Poppy, who gets the vote.
Sophie's Hero 28-1 (9-3) Towards rear far side, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, ran on to lead group well inside final furlong, held by winner on stands side, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Move In Time (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May.
Paper Dreams (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Pressed leader to over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression with leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Waltz Darling (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Ajaafa Araafa colt out of Cloridja.
Dr Red Eye Dr Fong colt out of Camp Fire.
Philharmonic Hall 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Ladies Are Forever (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in May.
Louis Girl 9-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Idiom (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo fll mdn (4) gf in May.
Sister Sioux (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Went right start and slowly into stride, soon in touch, pushed along 3f out, hung right 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Sergeant Suzie (8-7) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Tro Nesa (IRE) Chineur filly out of Monsusu.
Willow's Wish 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt always behind, 9th of 12, 13l behind Waltz Darling (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
No Poppy (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 16, 3l behind Bay Of Fires (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.