Ed Walker has claims in the shape of You're The Boss who has something to prove despite boasting some alluring form figures in the context of this contest. Beaten at odds-on on his penultimate start at Thirsk, he was equally low-key when seventh of 11 in Newbury maiden company. Having looked promising, the jury is now out and it'll be interesting to see what the market makes of him. Rahy gelding Iptisam showed promise on his Ripon debut behind Cupertivo for James Tate who has his string in storming form at present. He looks sure to go well but THORNTOUN LADY showed up with equal promise on her Doncaster debut when fourth to Ethel, only beaten 2.25l and the fifth that day, Dame Nellie Melba, has won since. The form looks solid and she's taken to step up on that pleasing introduction. Mukhabarat was seventh of 11 on his sole start last term for Godolphin and this rates a far from taxing starting point for his new campaign.
Iptisam 5-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Cupertino (9-3) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Latin Rebel (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Jo'burg (9-5) at Doncaster 1m clm stks (5) gf.
Babushka's Girl 100-1 (9-5) Soon led and set steady pace, headed inside final 3f, chased winner until 2f out, weakened rapidly, 12th of 13, 32l behind Noble Protector (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Miss Bossy Boots 50-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 11l behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in May.
Manatee Bay 40-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 15l behind Cape of Hope (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Midnight Warrior 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Prospera (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Mishaal (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Snap Music (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Mukhabarat (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide towards rear, hung left halfway, headway 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Van Der Neer (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
True That (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) In touch, hung right well over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 17l behind Shady Mccoy (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
You're The Boss 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 7l behind Czech It Out (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Cape Rosa Sir Percy filly out of Cashema.
Kalithea 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced 2f out, weakened 1f out, 13th of 14, 20l behind Shuruq (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Messageinabottle (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Glory City (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Nos Da 28-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind Maputo (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Ethel (9-0) at Doncaster 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf.