Bryan Smart's Esuvia was not beaten far behind Kellys Eye over this trip at Ripon recently and has solid claims racing off the same mark today but she looks booked for a place at best behind David Barron's PHILOSOPHERS STONE, who gets the verdict ahead of Pepper Lane. David O'Meara's filly won well over course and distance last month, was not disgraced when a close up third behind Thrust Control at Ayr subsequently off the same mark that she races off today and she should go close. Coin From Heaven needs to improve on recent form but does represent the in-form Richard Fahey stable so cannot be ruled out, while similar comments apply to the Michael Dods-trained Durham Express. Howard Johnson's Makbullet has claims but is strictly held by Esuvia on running at Ripon and preference is for David Barron's Philosophers Stone. The gelding won his maiden well at Catterick before finding just Ignatieff too good at Redcar last time and he has an obvious chance racing off the same mark today.
Comedy Hall (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Bated Breath (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Sunnandaeg 10-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, driven and stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 5l behind Fibs And Flannel (8-6) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Esuvia (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden to lead over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kellys Eye (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Coin From Heaven (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Glen Shiel (8-8) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Solstice 4-1 (9-4) Soon chased winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Ignatieff (9-2) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Waveband 33-1 (9-7) Awkward start, raced stands side, chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 14, 29l behind Cornus (8-7) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Coolree Star (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Led, joined over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 16l behind Duellist (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Makbullet 33-1 (8-10) Pressed leader, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Kellys Eye (9-6) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Durham Express (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Soon outpaced in rear, pushed along halfway no chance after, 7th of 8, 13l behind Jigajig (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Transmit (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 22l behind Venutius (9-9) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Philosophers Stone (FR) 5-2 (8-5) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on, always held, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Ignatieff (9-2) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Pepper Lane 5-2fav (8-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble front pair, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Thrust Control (8-11) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Briary Mac 6-1 (8-4) Chased leader until halfway, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 17l behind Confessional (9-2) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Nov.
Hold On Tiger (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 8l behind Bateleur (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.