RUTHIE BABE is the call in this nursery with Mijas Playa and Secret Millionaire others to figure on our shortlist. The selection was not disgraced behind Waveband at Wolverhampton having ran into the monsoon like conditions as they entered the turn. She has plenty of early pace and that may be enough. Mijas Playa is a previous winner at the course. She has been on the go for some time so the handicapper has plenty of idea as to her merit. Secret Millionaire looks to have a touch of class. That is reflected in the burden of 9-7 though it does appear as if he has finally got the hang of the racing game. True Red is in off a feather weight and connections have booked one of the best lightweights in the game. Leleyf won at Warwick when allowed to make all. The drop down to five is something of an imponderable against a better level of opposition. Ruthie Babe rates best having considered the alternatives.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, hard driven to lead near line, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Lucky Mellor (8-9) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Mijas Playa 14-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Mister Hughie (8-10) at Newmarket 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Aug.
King's Approach (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Dwelt and bumped start, pushed along halfway, always behind, last of 8, 14l behind Take Ten (8-12) at Warwick 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Schoolboy Champ 66-1 (8-11) Always behind, 16th of 20, 20l behind Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Leleyf (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Eight Hours (8-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd.
Dusty Spirit 20-1 (8-4) Towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 13l behind Secret Millionaire (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ruthie Babe 4-1 (8-12) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Waveband (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
True Red (IRE) 10-3 (8-0) Pressed leader, every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Duchess Dora (8-13) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Yeah 10-1 (9-2) Hampered start, chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Watch Chain (8-5) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug.