FIRST BID got off the mark in similar company at Yarmouth last month. The way he drew clear inside the final furlong suggested he'd have no problem with today's longer trip and the runner-up has since boosted the form. Kevin Ryan's charge gets the vote to follow up despite a penalty as Rooknrasbryripple failed to improve when dropped into this grade at York last time with Umph three lengths behind. Come On Dave, Blue Belle Lady and Low Pastures are all worth noting on their debuts.
First Bid 2-5fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, idled inside final furlong, kept up to work near finish, won at Yarmouth 5f 2yo sll (6) gf in May beating Selinda (8-0) by 4l, 5 ran.
Beechey's Beauty 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 11l behind Kohala (8-5) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Come On Dave (IRE) Red Clubs gelding out of Desert Sprite.
Johansen 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden halfway, soon weakened, last of 10, 30l behind Worthington (8-12) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Low Pastures Lucky Story gelding out of Ring Of Roses.
Umph (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at York 6f 2yo sll (4) gd.
Blue Belle Lady Orientor filly out of Lafontaine Bleu.
Justine Time (IRE) 11-10fav (8-6) Ridden to soon go prominent, ridden and edged left well over 1f out, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 14l behind Act Your Shoe Size (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (6) gd.
Rooknrasbryripple 7-2 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, every chance until one pace inside final furlong, no extra final 110 yards, 5th of 11, 5l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at York 6f 2yo sll (4) gd.
Ruskins View (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced and soon well behind, 10th of 11, 38l behind Risky Art (8-12) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in May.
Tiny Tittle (IRE) Balmont filly out of Rumuz.