Bamboccianti ran well for a long way at Nottingham and will have come on for the experience as will Granola for her staying-on effort over 5f at Ripon. Dark Wonder looked a bit one paced when attracting support at Nottingham while Doppler Effect was very disappointing in a four-runner affair at Musselburgh after an encouraging debut at Pontefract. MIDLANDER started off very well then appeared to lose his way and was beaten at short odds twice. He did much better in a Ripon nursery last time and though looking thoroughly exposed and vulnerable to an improver he can finally reward his supporters.
Dark Wonder (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Uptight (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Doppler Effect 13-8fav (9-3) Chased winner, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Dad's Girl (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Golden Spun (USA) 66-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, held up in rear, struggling over 2f out, never dangerous, 15th of 16, 16l behind White Lake (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Aug.
Midlander (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Carried right start, chased leaders on outside, challenged travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Pumaflor (8-6) at Ripon 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Notnowdear 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Rotherwick (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Sir Acclam (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 12l behind Publilia (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Splash Of Verve (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Raced stand side, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 25l behind Marsh Pride (8-10) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Xander (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always behind, last of 12, 34l behind Banditry (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Bamboccianti 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and close 3rd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 2 places towards finish, 5th of 7, 8l behind Flash Fire (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Properus (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Went left start, towards rear, effort over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 11l behind Maftool (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Bond Starprincess Monsieur Bond filly out of Presidium Star.
Granola 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, ran green and outpaced towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 4l behind Zebelini (9-0) at Ripon 5f mdn (5) gf in Aug.