Dual winning bumper Anna's Arch hasn't done as well as expected under Flat rules and disappointed at Doncaster last time though she finished in front of Incitement on her previous start over 1m4f here. Zefooha had Dan's Heir in second when scoring over this trip at Redcar in April but the runner-up has a fair chance of reversing the form on today's terms. Bijou Dan, the winner of 14 races in a long career, ran very well at Thirsk last time but was over 8l behind MOHAWK RIDGE when Michael Dods' charge scored over the C&D in August and, as the winner can race from the same mark, he looks the one to be on as the track favours him.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Led early, tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Biographer (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Zefooha (FR) 16-1 (9-3) Led for about 3f, tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Handles For Forks (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Incitement 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Hawkeshead (9-12) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Descaro (USA) 9-1 (8-9) Held up last, headway to modest 5th approaching final 2f, no impression, 5th of 8, 11l behind Orsippus (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Mohawk Ridge 7-2fav (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, chased clear leader over 6f out, led over 3f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 4l behind Nay Secret (7-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Bijou Dan 7-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Nay Secret (7-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Dan's Heir 10-1 (8-0) Chased clear leader until over 6f out, chased leading pair, ridden over 4f out, effort 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Nay Secret (7-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.