It's safe to assume that there are no stable stars on view in this opener and LADY CAPTAIN makes the most appeal despite being in the situation of having had more chances than most. Kevin Ryan's filly probably ran into a rival that was better than plating class at Leicester, and a similar performance should suffice. Patisserie failed to build upon the promise of her debut at Thirsk and is surely better than her recent effort at Catterick would indicate. Elsie Bond has been quickly dropped in grade and is tried in blinkers having failed to trouble the judge in a Doncaster maiden. Stablemate Barleycorn finished ahead of a couple of these rivals when previously tried in selling company here and he should appreciate a step back up to six furlongs.
Always Be Closing 28-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 22l behind Lily Rules (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Barleycorn 50-1 (8-6) Bumped and dwelt start, towards rear and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 8l behind Money Team (8-9) at Catterick 5f 2yo clm (6) gf.
Boy Ranger (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Soon outpaced and detatched in rear, never dangerous, last of 7, 34l behind Memory Styx (8-8) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Ivan B 12-1 (8-11) Soon pushed along and outpaced, last of 6, 26l behind Touch The Clouds (8-11) at Leicester 5f 2yo sll (6) gf.
Artistic Acclaim (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Went right start, soon well behind, last of 12, 30l behind Hopefilly (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Elsie Bond 20-1 (9-0) Pushed along in rear, headway over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 24l behind Mezel (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Elualla (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Oyster (8-4) at Ripon 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Highland Princess (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Always in rear, last of 9, 18l behind Centre Haafhd (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Lady Captain (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner entering final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sakuramachi (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.
Madame Giry (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders 2f, soon lost place, 8th of 9, 12l behind Money Team (8-9) at Catterick 5f 2yo clm (6) gf.
Marsden Cuckoo (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Slowly away, in rear and outpaced, last of 9, 22l behind Money Team (8-9) at Catterick 5f 2yo clm (6) gf.
Patisserie 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Money Team (8-9) at Catterick 5f 2yo clm (6) gf.
Witchy Woman 12-1 (8-0) Behind and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 7l behind Oyster (8-4) at Ripon 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf.