Planetex made the most of favourable terms to land a seller at Ripon last time. He should be in the mix again but NENGE MBOKO won a stronger plating race at Windsor during the week. George Baker's charge beat higher rated horses than he faces here and can go in again. Albert Tatlock isn't that far behind at the weights but arrives in woeful form while both Princess Quest and Rooknrasbryripple are easily dismissed on these terms.
Albert Tatlock (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) With leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon in rear, last of 16, 35l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Planetex (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Taken to post early, prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ripon 6f Apprentice Selling Stakes (0-70) (3-4yo) (6) gf in Jun beating Legal Bond (9-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Nenge Mboko 10-11fav (8-10) Tracked leading pair on inside, switched left 2f out, soon 2nd, pushed into lead in closing stages, just held on, won at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gf beating We Have A Dream (9-2) by shd, 6 ran.
Princess Quest 33-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up in last pair, headway 2f out, never on terms with front trio, 4th of 9, 14l behind Ziekhani (9-3) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Rooknrasbryripple 25-1 (8-4) Restrained start, held up in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.