RIO SANDS bombed out badly at Beverley but he'd shown plenty of ability in similar races earlier in the year so we are prepared to offer Richard Whitaker's charge another chance. Prince James has not shown a great deal on turf but his maiden success at Wolverhampton showed that he possesses plenty of resolution. Billionaire Boy is exposed as modest though the booking of Paul Hanagan certainly catches the eye. Rothesay Dancer needs little introduction to followers of Scottish racing though the mare has been a little below par this season. Ballarina blasted along at Newcastle to make all earlier in the month. Although apparently harsh on paper, the ease of victory gave the assessor little alternative but to order a 12lb rise in the handicap for the mare.
Prince James 16-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 18l behind Westwood (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Rothesay Dancer 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear stands side group, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 12th of 19, 11l behind Mango Music (9-6) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Lovestoned (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Prominent on far side, 3rd halfway, 4th and no impression 1f out, no extra, 7th of 10, 5l behind Hello Man (10-1) at Laytown 6f hcp 50-70.
Sharp Bullet (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Went left and bumped start, towards rear, driven over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 9l behind Cayman Fox (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Melundy 7-1 (7-9) Behind, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 8l behind Ginger Ted (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Ballarina 9-2 (8-13) Made all stands side, kept on well inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gd beating Mottley Crewe (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Rio Sands 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 9l behind Caranbola (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Avertuoso 20-1 (8-2) Reared start, in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 13l behind Divertimenti (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dower Glen 10-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, shaken up over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 7l behind Ya Boy Sir (8-7) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Accamelia 5-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, raced centre group, headway halfway, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind Ballarina (8-13) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gd.
Miacarla 22-1 (8-7) Held up behind, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 10l behind Mayoman (9-7) at Thirsk 5f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Billionaire Boy (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders and keen, took closer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Monsieur Pontaven (8-5) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Kristen Jane (USA) 11-1 (8-1) Fractious in stalls, refused to race, in a race won by Lees Anthem (9-0) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug, 11 ran.