A low key finale and having been involved in a couple of decent maidens, it would be a major disappointment if RUFOOF were not capable of taking a hand. Charlie Hills' filly will have the steadier of 9st7lb on her back but she did finish third in a particularly warm contest at Newbury on her debut and this isn't the strongest of races. Perfect Pasture hasn't been far away in two handicap starts and his chance will be greatly enhanced if they set off at a decent clip. Colours Of Nature didn't show a great deal in four starts last term though Eric Alston is no stranger to having his horses primed to strike on their handicap debuts. Monakova makes a debut for David O'Meara having failed to get her head infront in 11 attempts in Ireland while Cracking Choice often races with plenty of zest and Michael Dods' surprisingly elects to step him up to a sixth furlong.
Rufoof 6-4fav (8-12) Prominent, raced keenly, every chance over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 15l behind Zibelina (8-12) at Newcastle 7f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Monakova (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind C'est Ma Souer (8-12) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gs in Jun.
Excellent Addition (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Just Paul (8-10) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Colours Of Nature 25-1 (9-3) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Ziggy's Secret (8-12) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul '12.
Cracking Choice (IRE) 7-2 (8-1) Led, ridden, edged left and headed just over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Bondesire (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) In rear, under pressure over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 9, 4l behind Miss Avonbridge (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo flls hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Annie Gogh 7-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, 5th of 11, 6l behind Next Door (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Perfect Pasture 7-2fav (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear and outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Next Door (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Zoom In 50-1 (9-9) Slowly away, always towards rear, 15th of 16, 20l behind Adam's Ale (10-12) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Majestic Angel 50-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, last of 9, 20l behind China Excels (9-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Another Claret 40-1 (8-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 10, 10l behind Black Rider (9-2) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Lucy Minaj 16-1 (8-8) Stumbled and unseated rider start, in a race won by Next Door (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf, 11 ran.
Imperial Spirit 14-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Jimmy Elder (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Abraham Monro 20-1 (8-6) With winner until halfway, ridden over 1f out, regained 2nd inside final furlong, kept on towards fnish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Next Door (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.