Beaten a couple of lengths when runner-up at Chepstow a fortnight ago, RIPOFF can go one better in this similar company. Ron has yet to threaten over timber but an improvement is expected on his handicap debut while Ajman should also finish closer dropping down a grade. Share Option hasn't got going so far this season but has claims on his best form as does the inconsistent Ali Baba. Samtheman is another with a chance but was engaged at Folkestone yesterday.
Ali Baba 6-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, pushed along after 3 out, weakening when mistake and hampered 2 out, 6th of 11, 29l behind City Press (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Samtheman 25-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, well behind American Legend (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Nicene Creed 66-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, effort over 3 out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 21l behind Dormouse (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Ron 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along approaching 4 out, soon lost place, mistake 3 out, blundered last, 6th of 11, 29l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Ripoff 14-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 3rd traveling well approaching 4 out, stayed on to 2nd approaching last, finished well but unable to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bravo Bravo (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Our Golden Boy (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until 7th, dropped to rear next, 7th of 8, well behind Barrakilla (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Ajman (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, stayed on flat, 5th of 13, 17l behind Sporting Boy (11-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Share Option 20-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, 12th of 17, well behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Peintre Du Roi (USA) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division on inner, lost place after 4th, reminders before 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, well behind Ubi Ace (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.
Master Of The Sea (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Cock Of The Rock (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jul.
North London 66-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 10 ran.
Alaccordion 66-1 (10-8) Chased leaders on outside, reminders after 5th, lost place 8th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Like Ice (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 10 ran.