Memory Styx has had plenty of chances but finished runner-up yet again at Nottingham last time and a couple of these could improve past her. Simply Black is one as she did better when second at Carlisle recently but INSTANT ATTRACTION is preferred. Kevin Ryan's colt stepped up on a modest debut effort to claim the runners-up spot at Sandown last month and can go one better in this. Gym Shoes is a half-brother to three winners and as such is preferred to fellow newcomer Boy Ranger.
Absconder (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 37l behind Azagal (8-11) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Boy Ranger (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Nonsense.
Gym Shoes Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Slave To The Rythm.
Inciting Incident (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Honey Meadow (8-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Instant Attraction (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Fast Track (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Red Forever 33-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden and hung left halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Mecca's Angel (9-0) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Memory Styx 3-1 (8-8) Went right start, led, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind Hopefilly (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Simply Black (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 2f out, ridden, edged right and headed over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Oasis Town (8-6) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.