ZAROSA wasn't beaten far over today's trip at Newcastle last time. She can confirm running with Sally Friday and Beat The Shower and get back to winning ways in this. The latter should give the selection more to think about today as he's since gone close at Redcar with Naburn and Iceman George behind while Spiekeroog is only 2lb higher than when winning at Redcar in June and may bounce back. Ravi River is not out of this either back on the Flat after winning over hurdles last month.
Badea 12-1 (9-8) In rear, outpaced 3f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Choisan (10-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Spiekeroog 6-1 (9-12) In touch towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Dean Iarracht (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Zarosa (IRE) 6-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd and closed on winner towards finish, just held, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Medieval Bishop (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Naburn 22-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, one pace, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Blue Top (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Sally Friday (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Mid-division in touch, headway 3f out, went 2nd and effort over 1f out, soon ridden, not quicken inside final furlong, no impression when lost place towards finish, 5th of 14, 2l behind Medieval Bishop (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Beat The Shower 14-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, switched right over 1f out, soon not much room, kept on well inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Blue Top (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Ravi River (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Ailsa Craig (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Iceman George 20-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 15th of 16, 29l behind Blue Top (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Adili (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside halfway, pushed along and struggling over 4f out, soon beaten, 5th of 7, 24l behind Picalily (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
Al Furat (USA) 40-1 (8-2) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 11l behind Montefeltro (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Waahej 11-2 (9-6) Held up behind, switched outside 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 17l behind Royal Alcor (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Danceintothelight 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Nashville (9-13) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Always behind, lost touch halfway, soon well tailed off and eased, last of 12, well behind Weybridge Light (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Silver Tigress 14-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, mid-division, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Blue Top (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Oneofapear (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, last of 15, 37l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.