ERMINE RUBY had looked moderate in two races on Turf after promising debut on Polytrack. She reverted to that surface at Lingfield and gained an impressive victory so she can defy a 5lb rise back on this surface. Ivy Port has become something of a Southwell specialist gaining both career victories there though she produced her best Turf effort so far at Redcar last month. Mill I Am is another who has only won on an artificial surface while Strike A Light landed a very minor handicap here in May but has been unable to overcome a 4lb rise subsequently.
Mendacious Harpy (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Glebe Spirit (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Alderley 20-1 (9-4) Tracked winner stands side, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Inciting Incident (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Ivy Port 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, hd behind Maiden Approach (9-1) at Redcar 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Ermine Ruby 11-4fav (8-13) Midfield, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Big City Boy (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Mill I Am (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Off the pace in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Royal Caper (9-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Strike A Light 4-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, raced wide and outpaced in last pair, ridden over 1f out, plugged on but never threatened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Belle Bayardo (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Sairaam (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Chased winner until over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sophie's Beau (10-9) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.