Last year's renewal was won by a top weight and if Silverheels were to run up to the form of his recent second on the Polytrack at Kempton, Paul Cole's grey would be a danger to all. Any Mark Johnston runner at Ripon is worthy of respect and in receipt of a valuable weight-for-age allowance it could be worth giving FLASHLIGHT another chance. The three-year-old had been notably busy throughout May but he didn't disgrace himself at Chester after a brief absence, and he comes to this assignment having dropped a further 2lb down the handicap. Oratory was well backed ahead of a recent visit to Ayr and having shown no worthwhile form for some time, he wasn't far away from landing the gamble. Elaine Burke's charge gets another chance off the same mark minus Joey Haynes' 7lb claim. Hakuna Matata looks to have struck up a decent partnership with Connor Beasley and the pair bid for a third success from six starts.
Stevie Thunder 22-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 15, 10l behind Diescentric (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Silverheels (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 150 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Shamdarley (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 10th of 15, 9l behind Silvery Moon (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Discression 9-2fav (9-8) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway and pushed along on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lord Of The Dance (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Hakuna Matata 11-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden, edged right and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Flashlight (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) With leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Postscript (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
No Dominion (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on outside over 2f out, soon edged left, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Take Two (10-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Fazza 20-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 16l behind Sennockian Star (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mitchum 16-1 (9-2) Awkward start, held up, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, driven and ran on to lead post, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun beating Mutafaakir (9-9) by shd, 13 ran.
Oratory (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind True Pleasure (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.