MIDTERM BREAK showed promise on his recent debut at Ripon when finding only Roudee too good. That looks stronger form than Rose Of Kiev has to offer and David Barron's good strike rate at the track further boosts confidence. It will be worthwhile monitoring the betting as regards the newcomers with Rita's Boy, a half-brother to three winners, and both Tuebrook and Pearlise related to winners on the Fibresand.
Midterm Break (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Roudee (9-5) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Rita's Boy (IRE) Captain Rio colt out of The Oldladysays No.
Tuebrook Misu Bond colt out of Waterpark.
Diminutive (IRE) Fast Company filly out of Take It Easee.
Pearlise (FR) Milk It Mick filly out of Cora Pearl.
Rose Of Kiev (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) With leaders on outside, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with froint pair inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Burtonwood (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.