MARGRETS GIFT finally came good when scoring easily over track and trip last time. She overcame a bad draw on that occasion which suggests there may be more in the locker and Tim Easterby's filly is preferred to Thatcherite. The latter won on his latest visit to the track and should figure in this lesser grade. Others with claims have the disadvantage of an unfavourable draw and that includes last year's winner Bronze Beau and Tinsill. Boxing Shadows has a bit to find with a couple of these but Boris Grigoriev will have come on for last month's belated reappearance and may get involved.
Pea Shooter 25-1 (8-9) Raced far side, behind, switched left and headway over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Duke Cosimo (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Corncockle 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, off the pace in last trio, never a factor, last of 9, 12l behind Innocently (9-4) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Oldjoesaid 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Go Go Green (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Thatcherite (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Slow into stride and hampered soon after start, outpaced, 11th of 12, 16l behind Poyle Vinnie (10-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Mister Manannan (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Tinsill 13-2 (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Lucky Times (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Boxing Shadows 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bronze Beau 16-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 6l behind Go Go Green (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Margrets Gift 7-1 (9-1) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gd beating Thornaby Princess (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Rich Again (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Seal Rock (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Windforpower (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Pastureyes (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Ingenti 9-1 (9-0) Midfield, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Pastureyes (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Fama Mac 12-1 (8-8) Held up, pushed along before halfway, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 9, 20l behind Keep It Dark (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.