Cahal scored over 7f here in April and didn't look to have the pace for this trip at Ripon last time though he did have Shikari behind. Goadby is still a maiden and though rarely beaten far could do with some respite from the handicapper. Several of these ran in the race won by Mey Blossom at Beverley last week. HAZARD WARNING came out best in third with Classical Diva just over a length behind in fifth, Red Cape in sixth and Spoken Word eighth. The former appeared unlucky in-running as he was making ground fast when impeded at a crucial stage. The extra furlong will suit James Given's charge and he can gain compensation.
Red Cobra (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Towards rear, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 14l behind Layla's Hero (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Hazard Warning (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Slowly away, behind, headway and switched left final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Mey Blossom (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Goadby 8-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Syrian Pearl (9-2) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
A J Cook (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Logans Lad (9-0) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gf.
Red Cape (FR) 16-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Mey Blossom (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Cahal (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Raced wide prominent, ridden halfway, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Sartori (9-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Spoken Words 6-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Mey Blossom (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Red Shadow 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 5l behind Rock Canyon (9-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Fair Bunny 50-1 (8-9) Went left start and slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and effort 2f out, no impression and well beaten final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind Incomparable (8-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Card High (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Raced wide, keen, always in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 22l behind Rasselas (9-9) at Carlisle 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Classical Diva 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mey Blossom (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Shikari 25-1 (8-2) Keen prominent until short of room and lost place after 1f, in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 3l behind Sartori (9-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.