Le Laitier and Rural Celebration could have been better drawn but there are plenty of alternatives. Scarborough continued her improvement with a victory at Nottingham last week and should be thereabouts, despite a penalty, while Jamboree Girl went close over track and trip last season before scoring at Musselburgh. Dont Have It Then and Proclamationofwar have proven best on the all-weather so far but Gold Club and Royal Warrior have scope for improvement. LORIMER'S LOT had slipped down the weights and took advantage at Ripon last time. Well drawn and dropping down a grade, he can go in again.
Scarborough 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr beating Rozene (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Royal Warrior 5-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon switched right, keen headway to join winner over 4f out, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, last of 4, 8l behind Hamoody (9-3) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Lorimer's Lot (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Soon behind and outpaced, switched outside and headway inside final 2f, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Taquka (9-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Rural Celebration 3-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, reminder halfway, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 130 yards, comfortably, won at Ripon 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug beating Fredricka (7-13) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Jamboree Girl 11-1 (8-0) Raced centre chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sleepy Sioux (8-3) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Distant Past 7-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, effort under pressure over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind Mecca's Angel (9-7) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Money Team (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 9l behind Earthflight (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Proclamationofwar 10-1 (8-9) Raced near side and prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 7l behind Signore Piccolo (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Danfazi (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, edged left and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind One Boy (9-2) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Le Laitier (FR) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, driven to lead inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr beating Tell Me When (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Tweety Pie (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 17l behind Damaah (8-4) at Carlisle 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Gold Club 12-5 (8-9) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Stellarta (8-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.
Dont Have It Then 6-1 (9-1) Close up, dropped to rear over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Nova Princesse (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Offshore Bond 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and edged left 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Argot (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Argent Touch 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, soon pushed along, ridden halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Razin' Hell (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Tinsill 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort over 2f out, never going pace to get on terms, 4th of 6, 4l behind One Boy (9-2) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Camanche Grey (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, well held after, last of 6, 7l behind One Boy (9-2) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.