Save The Bees let down his supporters when bombing out at a short price at Wetherby but Declan Carroll's charge has bounced back with successes at Carlisle and Chester and he is likely to be popular on his hat-trick bid. With plenty of today's rivals having early pace, he is unlikely to get his own way so PRIMOGENITURE is preferred. David O'Meara's charge had winning form on fast ground in Ireland, and he hasn't done a great deal wrong in recent visits to Beverley and York. Charlie Appleby is a rare visitor to Ripon so Pathway To Honour has to be regarded as a danger to all if transferring his form from the artificial surfaces. L'inganno Felice will be a bigger price than his form entitles and Graham Lee, who won on him in maiden company, is back aboard.
Primogeniture (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Led early, prominent, led over 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Barreesh (8-12) at York 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
L'Inganno Felice (FR) 6-1fav (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Red Inca (8-2) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Pathway To Honour 7-4fav (9-4) Pulled hard, tracked leader until pushed along 3f out, 2nd agin 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakening when not much room final 100 yards, 4th of 5, 3 1/4l behind Lady Marl (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Save The Bees 9-2 (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, all out, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Modernism (9-7) by hd, 8 ran.
Monsea (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind King Of The Celts (8-8) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Calm Attitude (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Steadied start, close up in 4th, headway to dispute 3rd over 3f out until over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, last of 4, 2 1/2l behind Snowmane (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jun.