Roger Varian rarely sends his juveniles up to Ripon so we'll take the hint and row in with KHAWAATER. The filly blew the start badly at Lingfield last month and could never quite get on terms. Having raced against better opposition in the past, we'll take her to excel for today's drop in class. Zuzinia is a tough individual, and she may have finished closer at Chester but for meeting significant interference. Rated officially at 71, she is the benchmark for the remainder to aim at. Handsome Dude holds entries in the big sales races so a check of the market is advised about David Barron's debutant. Magic Time has been given plenty of time off since folding tamely at Catterick, whilst Secret Friend is noted with nurseries in mind.
Double K Kodiac gelding out of Kelucia.
Handsome Dude Showcasing colt out of Dee Dee Girl.
Moon Arc (IRE) Arcano colt out of Moon Unit.
Khawaater 4-5fav (9-0) Rearing in stalls, good speed from wide draw to cross over and lead on rail after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, kept on same pace and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Sunny York (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun.
Magic Time (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 7th of 8, 11l behind Appleberry (8-10) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May.
Pacngo Paco Boy filly out of Orange Pip.
Rocking The Boat (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Jane's Memory (9-0) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in May.
Ryedale Mist 66-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 21l behind Fruity (9-0) at Doncaster 6f mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Secret Friend (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Secret Liaison (9-0) at Thirsk 5f mdn (4) gd in May.
Time Continuum Monsieur Bond filly out of Primum Tempus.
Zuzinia (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway and not much room 1f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 2l behind Al Ghuwariyah (8-9) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.