A tricky opener. Star City made such a promising start over the C&D that he was made favourite at Ayr but could only stay on at one pace. Key Addition ran well enough over the C&D last time to suggest he will get involved here and any further rain will help while Pitt Rivers was a little unlucky at Chester after missing the break and is another likely to get competitive. With Tim Easterby still in tremendous form. Just Like Heaven must be on the short-list after a good run behind Blue Shies at Ripon but it's INDEGO BLUES who looks the one to be on after a very promising start at Catterick where he looked in definite need of the experience.
Alfred George 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, ran green in rear, weakened over 1f out, eased entering final, last of 5, 23l behind Mehdi (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
All Good News (IRE) Moss Vale colt out of Blanche Neige.
Claretintheblood (IRE) Elusive City colt out of River Abouali.
Colbyor Orientor colt out of College Maid.
Hareby (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, plugged on final 2f, no danger, 8th of 16, 21l behind Vital Gold (8-13) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Indego Blues 6-1 (9-3) Pushed along towards rear, soon in touch on outer, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Stormy Whatever (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Just Like Heaven (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Led far side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on, held by stands' side winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Blue Shoes (8-4) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Key Addition (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Raced far side chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on, not pace to challenge winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Tip Top Gorgeous (8-12) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs.
Latenfast Avonbridge gelding out of Eurolink Cafe.
Pitt Rivers 5-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, off the pace in 7th, headway over 1f out, edging left and keeping on same pace when not clearest of runs inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2l behind Silvas Romana (7-12) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Star City (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Slightly awkward start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Cafe Express (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Trumpet Voluntary (IRE) Red Clubs colt out of Woodmaven.
Baileys Over Ice Iceman filly out of Exhibitor.
Celestial Dawn 50-1 (8-1) Chased winner stands' side group, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Blue Shoes (8-4) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Madam Bonny (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Always in rear, never a factor, last of 6, 21l behind Loukas (8-10) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.