Roundhay Park is proving best over the minimum trip and won over the latter distance at Ripon in April and Shaheen has struggled over 6f so far this year. Prestbury Park was runner-up over today’s trip at Lingfield earlier but hasn’t figured subsquently while CROTCHET was expected to do better at Ripon last time. But this looks easier than her previous tasks in handicaps and Richard Fahey’s unexposed filly gets another chance today. Chookie Dunedin is another dropping down in class and may finish closer now back sprinting after a couple of modest efforts over a mile.
Roundhay Park 5-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up, headway halfway, chased leaders approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Koditime (9-8) at York 5f hcp (3) gf in May.
Chookie Dunedin 16-1 (8-13) Raced led and set good pace, steadied halfway, joined 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakening when hung right over 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Merlin Magic (8-10) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Prestbury Park (USA) 5-2fav (9-10) Prominent, came to stands rail 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Bungee Jump (9-3) at Chepstow 6f hcp (4) gf in May.
Crotchet 7-1 (8-1) Switched left start, held up, slightly hampered over 4f out, switched right to outside entering final 2f, headway over 1f out, went never nearer 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Sandra's Secret (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp fll (3) gf in May.
Shaheen (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders 4f, 9th of 12, 17 3/4l behind Beyond Equal (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp (4) gd in May.
Black Friday 16-1 (9-2) Soon chasing leaders on far side of group, pushed along and weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 13 1/2l behind Al Barg (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp (4) gf in May.
Finsbury Park 28-1 (8-12) Towards rear, soon pushed along, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 9, 15 1/2l behind Citron Major (9-0) at Ripon 6f hcp (4) gf in May.