PRESENTING RUBY was no match for As I Am at Worcester last month but that was her first run for more than two years and only her fourth under Rules. She has the beating of Nurse Ratched on that form and can only improve for the outing so could be worth an interest against several more exposed mares. Emerald Rose has a decent record in handicaps but Cannon Fodder is proving hard to win with and Old Dreams has been chasing. Me And Ben wasn't winning out of turn at Cartmel, however, and makes more appeal than Sapphire Rouge, Lucys Girl and She Is A Cracker.
Emerald Rose 3-1 (10-12) With winner, mistake 3rd, pushed along before 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 18l behind Massannie (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Cannon Fodder 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leader until approaching 3rd, went 2nd again before 6th, mistake and lost 2nd 4 out, pushed along in 3rd and outpaced before 3 out, rallied to 2nd flat, one pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Nicky Nutjob (10-8) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
Old Dreams (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Mid-division in 4th, fell 6th, in a race won by Doctor Ric (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug, 10 ran.
Presenting Ruby (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Mid-divisison, headway and in touch 6th, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and kept on flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 19l behind As I Am (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Me And Ben (IRE) 8-11fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along briefly after 7th, led after 2 out, clear last, ridden out, won at Cartmel 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Je T'aime (10-8) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Coosan Belle (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, pushed along to close on leaders on inner and travelling fine when short of room and slipped up after 4 out, in a race won by Baidin Fheilimi (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug, 17 ran.
Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 3-1 (10-1) Led, clear until before 3rd, headed after 3 out, no extra and mistake 2 out, 4th of 6, well behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-5) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf in Aug.
Lucys Girl (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Sometimes jumped right and raced wide, tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 7th, ridden between last 2, challenged last, soon led, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Hopstrings (10-10) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
She Is A Cracker (FR) 2-1fav (10-7) Held up, headway 3rd, went 2nd before 2 out, led when jumped right last, edged left and headed flat, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Fitobust (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Nurse Ratched (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Soon tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 10, well behind As I Am (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.