All are in good form with the exception of Suits Me in what looks a tricky riddle to solve with the top five separated by just 3lb on official ratings, although Eeny Mac is not ruled out in receipt of weight all round after a comfortable Beverley success last time. Bold Prediction has gone well here on his last two starts and ties in closely with Hit The Jackpot on recent running. The latter, one of two O'Meara contenders, looks to have strong claims of revering placings on these revised terms, whilst stable companion, Bartack, an ex-Cumani inmate, has improved in each of three runs for his new yard and can be expected to continue that progression. BUSATTO ran a cracking race at York on Saturday in a highly competitive affair and has outstanding claims on that evidence. However, like so many in his yard, he seems to have two ways of running and therefore cannot rate a confident recommendation.
Bold Prediction (IRE) 5-2 (8-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind King Torus (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Busatto (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 13, shd behind Spirit Of The Law (8-9) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd place inside final furlong, no extra and just held on for 3rd place close home, 3rd of 8, 2l behind King Torus (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Suits Me 11-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind King Torus (8-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Bartack (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Soon led, headed over 6f out, clear with leader over 4f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating Eutropius (9-6) by 3l, 6 ran.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Made all, driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Al Muheer (9-4) by 1l, 8 ran.