SAPPHIRE’S MOON was only fifth at Ripon last month but that’s still the best form on offer in a weak seller. She gets a token vote if handling today’s faster going and is preferred to The Brazen One. Greta Bridge looks best of Tim Easterby’s three runners and is less exposed than Rue De La Paix but both Ontheflipside and Hot Love can only improve.
Gaazooo (IRE) Cotai Glory gelding out of Gaazaal.
Birkie Girl 40-1 (8-12) Towards rear, outpaced and ridden after 2f, under pressure throughout, kept on after 2f out and passed beaten rivals final furlong, 8th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Little Prayer (9-0) at Nottingham 6f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Greta Bridge 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Melayu Kingdom (9-5) at Thirsk 5f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
Hot Love (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind Aleezdancer (9-7) at Carlisle 6f stks (5) gs in May.
Ontheflipside 40-1 (9-0) Went left start, outpaced, 12th of 13, 18 3/4l behind Illustrating (9-0) at Catterick 5f fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Regal World 40-1 (9-0) Very slowly away, always behind, last of 12, 30 3/4l behind El Maga (8-12) at Redcar 6f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Rue De La Paix 50-1 (9-0) Raced wide, close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 5, dist behind Radio Caroline (9-0) at Haydock 7f fll stks (4) hvy in May.
Sapphire's Moon 7-1 (9-0) Carried right start, mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Jersey Rose (9-0) at Ripon 6f fll stks (5) sft in May.
Stripzee 80-1 (9-0) Slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, last of 12, 18 3/4l behind Aleezdancer (9-5) at Beverley 5f stks (5) gs in May.
The Brazen One 100-1 (8-12) Held up, keen, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 10 1/2l behind Rock Melody (9-0) at Redcar 6f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Jun.