RIPP ORF found one too good in a tougher contest over a mile at Newbury last time but won over today’s trip at Ascot before that when landing the Victoria Cup. He gets another chance today ahead of the progressive Clubbable, who bids for a hat-trick having made a successful reappearance at York last month. Black Bess won on the Turf course at Lingfield recently but Taurean Star is preferred on last month’s victory at Goodwood with Right Action well beaten. Accession still looks high enough in the weights and the selection’s stablemate Galloway Hills steps up in distance.
Accession (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Mjjack (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Black Bess 5-1 (9-7) Made most, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (3) gd in May beating Prost (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Shared Equity 3-1fav (9-5) Keen tracked leader, ridden to chase winner 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Salateen (10-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp (2) gd in May.
Taurean Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up and behind, steady headway when not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, soon squeezed through, switched left again over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in May beating Summer Icon (8-13) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Right Action 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run and switched sharply right inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Taurean Star (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in May.
Juanito Chico (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Ponied to start early, dwelt held up, pushed along over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Mjjack (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Ripp Orf (IRE) 5-2fav (8-2) Raced centre, held up in touch, driven and headway to press winner over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Pouvoir Magique (8-4) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gf in May.
Swift Approval (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 5 3/4l behind Love Dreams (9-7) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Belle Meade (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, went towards far side after 2f and tracked group leader, pushed along chasing leaders as groups merged over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 10l behind Urban Fox (9-10) at Ascot 1m hcp fll (2) gf in May.
Pastoral Player 8-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Sir Titan (9-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp (4) gs in May.
Roland Rocks (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, wide and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 5l behind Yafta (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.
Clubbable 11-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, steady headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, led last strides, won at York 7f hcp (3) gf in May beating Zap (9-4) by hd, 15 ran.
Albishr (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 11l behind Society Power (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Galloway Hills 6-1 (8-10) Raced stand side, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Tribal Quest (9-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gd in May.