CHOSEN ONE completed a hat-trick in convincing fashion at Catterick and though penalised 6lb he should go in again as he was 2lb out of the handicap that day. Baltic Bomber has been running poorly so John Quinn tries him in a visor while Clubland has never won on Turf in 13 starts. Black Annis Bower was racing off a 10lb higher mark a year ago and looked ready to win again soon when close up in a big field at Nottingham last time so she may provide the main threat. The veteran Indian Trail gained the ninth victory of his long career over this course and distance in September and may not have finished winning yet judged on a decent reappearance at Thirsk.
Indian Trail 33-1 (8-12) Switched right to race near side, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to 2nd in group final 100 yards until nearing finish, not pace of 1st 3 far side, 6th of 17, 4l behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Diamond Blue 28-1 (8-13) Mid-division stand side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 10l behind Secret City (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Chosen One (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, effort entering final 2f, led entering final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Mr Mo Jo (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Clubland (IRE) 7-1fav (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Gowanharry (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Baltic Bomber (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 10l behind Captain Scooby (9-6) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Red Roar (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 16th of 17, 12l behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Black Annis Bower 22-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on near finish, 3rd of 17, 1l behind Gowanharry (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Pavers Star 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Chosen One (8-11) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Sharp Shoes 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Rock On Candy (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.