This is complicated by the fact that top weight Supreme Occasion was due to run last night at Newcastle. In her possible absence, we'll take a chance on MISS VAN GOGH. The 5f was clearly too sharp at Catterick last month and she has a visor and Samantha Bell's claim to help her cause here. Alans Pride is progressing nicely and stayed on well to score over this trip at Beverley on his second start but Binky Blue had to drop into a seller to get off the mark.
Supreme Occasion (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, close up, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead final strides, won at Thirsk 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Abbey Angel (9-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Alans Pride (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, just held on post, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul beating Playboy Bay (8-12) by hd, 12 ran.
Binky Blue (IRE) 2-1fav (8-6) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 7f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jun beating Fly Grazer (8-6) by 2l, 8 ran.
Robben 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 17l behind Stec (8-12) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Miss Van Gogh 9-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 8l behind Adulation (9-0) at Catterick 5f mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Frosty Times (FR) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 10l behind Star Citizen (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Forgiving Glance 80-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, 8th of 12, 13l behind Spring Offensive (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.