AUGUSTA ADA is hard to get away from in the opener. She's improved with every start and her latest second at Pontefract is easily the best form on offer. Ollie Pears' filly should be opening her account against today's opposition with Song of Rowland looking the chief threat. The latter failed to show any progress at York last time but his earlier second at the same track gives him the edge over the remainder. Pure Amber is worth a second glance on his racecourse debut though breeding suggest he'll prove better over further in time.
Meconopsis 33-1 (8-10) Outpaced towards rear, some headway 2f out, never involved, 10th of 12, 25l behind Clever Miss (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Pure Amber (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Ile Rousse.
Song of Rowland (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind The Grey Gatsby (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf.
Augusta Ada 8-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, pushed along 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Dutch Courage (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jun.
Breakable 33-1 (8-9) Slowly away outpaced, ridden halfway, ran on final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 7, 9l behind Regiment (9-5) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Goadby 14-1 (9-0) Hampered start, soon pushed along in rear, never a factor, 5th of 9, 6l behind Hello Beautiful (9-0) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Romantic Bliss (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Hot Coffee (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Sukari Gold (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Soon behind and outpaced, never dangerous, last of 7, 18l behind Anjaal (9-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.