Alluring Star has a chance after going close over 7f at Ayr last week and is preferred to Captain Royale, who scored over 5f here last time and has a 6lb rise to contend with. Despite having no experience of soft going, Burren View Lady is another to consider as she has scope for further progress after winning at Wolverhampton. Hab Reeh and Graceful Act look stuck off their current marks but MONAKOVA has slipped down the handicap. She's expected to improve for her fourth at Ripon and earlier form in Ireland suggest David O'Meara's filly will have no problem with the likely soft ground.
Keep It Dark 9-2 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders on outside over 1f out, edged right and went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-12) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Alluring Star 6-1 (9-12) Led, pressed over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden and regained lead, kept on and headed towards finish, lost 2nd place last strides, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Monel (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Legal Bond 9-4fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 11l behind Scentpastparadise (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Captain Royale (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) With leader, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on well final 50 yards, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Ingenti (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Monakova (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Abraham Monro (8-2) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
George Fenton 22-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders far side, led overall over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 13, 2l behind Bajan Bear (9-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Burren View Lady (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd final 110 yards, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Whipphound (9-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Hab Reeh 4-1 (8-12) Held up behind, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 6l behind Dartrix (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Deliberation (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led, hard pressed from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Graceful Act 9-2 (8-11) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 4th and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Malekat Jamal (10-0) at Redcar 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Headstight (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Choc'a'moca (9-10) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Isle of Ellis (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 15l behind Niceonemyson (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Imperial Bond 20-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, behind and soon outpaced, never dangerous, last of 8, 9l behind Tuibama (9-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Durham Express (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 13, 9l behind Just The Tonic (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Dr Victoria 66-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 19l behind Adam's Ale (10-12) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Riponian 25-1 (8-2) Raced wide pulled hard prominent, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 20l behind Bahamamay (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.