YTHAN WATERS found one too good yet again when runner-up at Ayr last time. But he beat Gaudy by a couple of lengths and today could be his day. Both Playboy Bay and Rose Of Kiev have plenty to find with the selection on official ratings and one of the newcomers could figure more prominently. Cosmic Statesman is a half-brother to three winners and is worth noting along with Lostock Hall, who can include a Listed winner among his relatives.
Lostock Hall (IRE) Lord Shanakill colt out of Cannikin.
Cosmic Statesman Halling colt out of Cosmic Case.
Gaudy (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Went left start in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 5l behind Chadic (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Canny Kool Kheleyf gelding out of Kool Acclaim.
Moon Arc (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Rocking The Boat (9-0) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Ponty Grigio (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Inishtearaght.
Ythan Waters 5-2fav (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on to go 2nd near finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Chadic (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Call Me Crockett (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, struggling from halfway, last of 10, 21l behind Lady Moscou (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Lord of Words (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) In touch, pushed along 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 4l behind Alans Pride (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Playboy Bay 9-1 (8-11) In touch, hung right from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 5l behind Taper Tantrum (9-1) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Sekuras Girl (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Home Cummins (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Rose Of Kiev (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Rosalie Bonheur (8-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd.