FISHABLE has been quite lightly raced and got worked up before the start of his reappearance at Ripon. He still wasn’t beaten far, however, in a race that’s working out well. Blue Cup got no sort of run when fifth at Epsom and he’ll handle any give in the ground but Ryan Moore switches to Satono Japan, even though his mount is racing on Turf for the first time. United Front and Uzincso look all-weather specialists but there are possibilities about Surrey Pride on his return to action. A winner at Newbury and Chester last year, he ran well in the November Handicap on his final start and has been eased in the weights since. Makram and Irish Admiral are both stepping up from a mile but the latter has plenty of scope.
Khagan (IRE) (8-12) 5th of 7, 11l behind Purple Victory (8-12) at Saint-Cloud 1m 4f stks hvy in Oct.
United Front (USA) 15-8 (9-4) Edged right start, held up, hampered over 7f out, headway wide final bend, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Apr beating Zabeel Champion (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Irish Admiral (IRE) 3-10fav (9-5) Tracked leader, shaken up over 3f out, travelled well over 2f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out final 110 yards, easily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Apr beating Big Wing (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Satono Japan (JPN) 11-2 (9-3) In rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong but never reached leaders, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Dawaam (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Blue Cup (FR) 13-2 (8-10) Slowly away, keen towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out and inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Victory Chime (9-1) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Pivoine (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Midfield, ridden over 2f out, drifted wide entering straight, faded over 1f out, last of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dawaam (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Fishable 4-1 (9-4) Raced wide prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Zabeel Champion (9-6) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Surrey Pride (IRE) 7-1 (8-0) Towards rear, headway 3f out, keeping on same pace when hampered over 1f out, 7th of 23, 7 1/2l behind On To Victory (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Uzincso 3-1fav (9-7) Broke well, chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Mar beating Nick Vedder (8-8) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Sameem (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Raced freely, led and set strong pace, headed 3f out, weakened rapidly and behind final 2f, last of 11, 26 3/4l behind Dubai Mirage (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) gd in Aug.
Chichester 16-5fav (9-4) Midfield, modest headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Live Your Dream (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Makram (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Overwrite (8-11) at Newmarket 1m hcp (2) gd in Apr.