COOL BARANCA would probably have preferred a slightly softer surface but she goes well here, is in decent form and not badly handicapped. Dianne Sayer's mount is probably the one to beat on her latest second over track and trip. Short Takes was in good form earlier in the year but hasn't raced since disappointing at Hexham in April. Mo Rouge has also had a couple of months off and The Ice Factor races for the first time since August last year. Moss Street would have leading claims on his form last year but has a bit to prove on recent efforts and now tried in blinkers.
Short Takes (USA) 2-1fav (11-12) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, pushed along before 2 out, no impression, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 33l behind Forty Crown (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
The Ice Factor 7-1 (11-3) Waited with, closed to track leaders 5 out, 5th and no extra 3 out, 6th of 11, 42l behind Street Runner (10-5) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Moss Street 20-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, pushed along after 8th, no impression and kept on same pace from after 4 out, 8th of 18, 31l behind Ellie Mia (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jun.
Majestic Mayhem (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Led, headed before 7th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind George Fernbeck (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Mo Rouge (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Silver Gent (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Badged 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, 4th and one pace approaching 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 11, 18l behind Royale Django (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jun.
Cool Baranca (GER) 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Vasco Du Mee (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jun.