MARACUJA attempted to make all at Ripon last time when stepped up to today's trip. She found Satellite much too good but finished ahead of the re-opposing Hesketh Bank and gets the nod to go one better. Clear Spell tries a longer distance having been placed in the all-weather on numerous occasions while better is expected from Private Dancer representing last year's winning yard. Of the newcomers, Archie's Advice is preferred to stablemate Wee Frankie on jockey bookings.
Archie's Advice Archipenko colt out of Flylowflylong.
Bannock Town Denounce colt out of Miss Pigalle.
Clear Spell (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Led, driven and headed entering final furlong, faded, 4th of 9, 4l behind Mr Bossy Boots (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Hesketh Bank 11-1 (9-5) Behind, pushed along 5f out, hard driven over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Satellite (9-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Private Dancer 40-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along and reminders, outpaced from halfway, 8th of 15, 9l behind Approach The West (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Wee Frankie (IRE) Heliostatic colt out of Kimono.
Maracuja 10-3 (9-0) Led, driven 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Satellite (9-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
My Escapade (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, one pace and no impression final 2f, 6th of 13, 18l behind Yenhaab (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.