There was very little between Kiss Of Spring and Tasmanian when they were third and fourth behind Lilly Junior at Ripon. Mark Johnston's charge still looked green that day so may well reverse placings but could find GLEESE THE DEVIL a tough nut to crack. He ran in snatches when second to Law Keeper at Carlisle but is improving with experience and could be ready to open his account now. None of the others make much appeal on what they've shown so far.
Bulas Belle 22-1 (9-8) Dwelt, held up in rear, well behind over 3f out, plugged on final 2f, 7th of 10, 15l behind Knife Point (9-2) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Gleese The Devil (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Tracked winner until ridden 3f out, rallied to chase winner again over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Law Keeper (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Im Dapper Too 40-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 11l behind Hesbaan (9-5) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Mr Gatsby 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leading pair until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 8, well behind Hesbaan (9-5) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Nonagon 18-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 5l behind Sleepy Joe (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr '13.
Red Legacy 100-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 27l behind Musaddas (9-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Tasmanian 3-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway when continually swerved left under pressure from over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Lilly Junior (9-0) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Kiss Of Spring (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, under pressure 3f out, effort over 1f out, never a threat, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Lilly Junior (9-0) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.