RANGOONED came good at Catterick last week when dropped into this grade. Ichimoku was well beaten in the same race and collateral form gives Ann Duffield's filly the beating of both Secret Advice and Moss The Boss. She can follow up despite a penalty. Cracking Choice also has claims on his recent placed efforts and finished ahead of Salvatore Fury and Someone's Darling when runner-up at Newcastle last month. Antonio Gramsci has struggled on the Fibresand at Southwell this year but was beaten only a head at Ripon on his debut and is not easily written off.
Rangooned 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, ran on well, won at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr beating Shirley's Pride (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Cracking Choice (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, caught close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Bogsnog (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Antonio Gramsci 6-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 9l behind Red Gift (9-5) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Someone's Darling 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, not able to get on terms, 4th of 9, 5l behind Jofranka (8-13) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Secret Advice 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Shirley's Pride (8-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jofranka (8-13) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Ichimoku 12-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 10l behind Rangooned (9-7) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Moss The Boss (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 14l behind Balatina (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Nors The Panic 33-1 (8-11) Steadied start switched left, in rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 12l behind Balatina (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Betty Boo (IRE) 40-1 (7-11) Always in rear, last of 8, 10l behind Royal Guinevere (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.