MIDNIGHT DESTINY posted her best effort to date when runner-up in a higher grade contest at Haydock. She may well be good enough in this lowly handicap. Studio Star was beaten by higher rated horses than these when fourth in a claimer at Beverley and Strategise may do better now handicapping. Penalty Scorer has made the frame in similar company of late and Shamkhani has outside claims dropping down in class.
Ripon Rose 9-1 (8-9) Always behind, last of 7, 10l behind Perardua (9-2) at Ripon 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Studio Star 9-2 (8-7) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Danot (9-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (6) gd in Jul.
Midnight Destiny (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Keen led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Rise Up Lotus (9-2) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Strategise (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Kayo Koko (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Fine Judgment 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Burnt Sugar (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Pickle Lilly Pearl 7-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Bowson Fred (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Cheeky Chapman 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 5l behind Star Cracker (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Penalty Scorer 11-2 (8-6) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, well held final 110 yards, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tagtale (8-7) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Snoway 66-1 (9-0) Went left start, soon tracking leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Flaming Spear (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf in Jul.
Shamkhani 66-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced 3f out, soon lost touch, last of 7, 25l behind Al Gomry (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Supreme Belle (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind White Vin Jan (8-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.