BORN TO BE ALIVE made a belated debut at Wetherby last month where he travelled well throughout over that 1m2f before just worn down by Shymkent and beaten a head. He'll have come on a bundle for the experience and should go one better. Lamloom has had five runs and hasn't been beaten far in his last two at Ripon while Drumochter is certain to have benefited from her run at Kempton in February and should get competitive. The remainder with experience have shown nothing so one of the newcomers could sneak into the money.
Brendan (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Behind, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Maximian (9-2) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Donnachies Girl (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and struggling 4f out, 8th of 11, 14 1/4l behind Moonwise (8-12) at Carlisle 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Born To Be Alive (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Shymkent (9-5) at Wetherby 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Lamloom (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led 7f out until narrowly headed 2f out, chased leader and remained challenging, ridden and chance over 1f out, no extra near finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Materialist (9-5) at Ripon 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Red Star Dancer (IRE) Tamayuz gelding out of Red Planet.
Drumochter 16-1 (8-4) Towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Broad Appeal (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
High Anxiety Bated Breath filly out of Odense.
Chinese Spirit (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, last of 7, 20 1/4l behind Party Tiger (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (4) hvy in Sep.