The form of RITASUN’s third at Fakenham hasn’t worked out but Harry Whittington’s four-year-old is probably capable of better as that was only his fifth run on Turf – he won on both Tapeta and Fibresand on the Flat. Jodies Jem, another all-weather winner, is the form pick on seconds at Market Rasen and Huntingdon and has the highest rating, though lacks an extra gear. Zephyros has been going well on the level lately and has hinted at ability over hurdles so is preferred to Mister Universum and Treasure The Ridge of the others.
Damut I'm Out (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Settled behind leaders early, mid-division from 7th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, dist behind Sweet Home Chicago (11-4) at Wexford 3m mdn gd in Jun.
Good Event Goodricke gelding out of Eventuality.
Jackblack 14-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 22 1/4l behind Golly Miss Molly (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Jodies Jem 4-6fav (11-2) Tracked front pair, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, soon hard pressed, ridden and headed narrowly flat, kept on, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ocean Jive (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gd in May.
Mister Universum (GER) 11-4 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside before 5th, went 2nd 4 out until after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 8, dist behind Get Rhythm (11-2) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, driven and one pace before 2 out, no impression after, 6th of 16, 18 1/2l behind Muffins For Tea (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.
Zephyros (GER) 8-1 (10-6) Prominent in chasing group, stayed on into 2nd well inside final furlong and closed on winner, not quite get up, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind The Major (11-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Ritasun (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Held up in close 4th, challenging in 3rd when not clear run before 2 out, soon switched right, went 2nd soon after last, kept on run-in, no extra and just held near finish, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Gannicus (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mdn (4) gd in Jun.