ARABIAN BRIDE found only one too good when sent off joint-favourite for her debut at Carlisle. Normal progress should see her off the mark in this given Grand Proposal was well beaten at the same meeting at Carlisle, though still finished ahead of Elizabeth Ernest. The latter's stablemate Why No Rein and fellow newcomer What Could She Be should be noted for any support in the betting.
Why No Rein (IRE) Tagula colt out of Chehalis Sunset.
Grand Proposal 7-1 (9-4) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Sakhee's Return (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Arabian Bride (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fugleman (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
What Could She Be (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Halliwell House.
Blencathra 100-1 (8-12) Slowly away, behind, tailed off final 3f, last of 14, 49l behind Zeb Un Nisa (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Elizabeth Ernest 3-1fav (8-5) Keen, saddle slipped soon after start, led 1f, with leader, ridden over 2f out, weakening when rider removed feet from irons and soon eased over 1f out, last of 9, 31l behind Sakhee's Return (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Lady Charlie 66-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always towards rear, 11th of 14, 20l behind Zeb Un Nisa (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.