LENNY BEE went close back on the Turf at Thirsk a week ago. An apprentice's allowance negates a 4lb rise and Garry Moss' charge is taken to go one better. Dream Catcher has been thereabouts on the Polytrack of late without looking like winning while though Italian Tom won this off a higher mark last term he arrives badly out of form this time. Ripon winner Johnny Cavagin couldn't cope with a 6lb penalty at Newcastle last time but Dorback can be given a chance on his latest third at Ascot.
Johnny Cavagin 11-2 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 9l behind Gandalak (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Bop It 22-1 (9-3) Keen close up, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 3l behind Arctic Lynx (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, never involved, 11th of 15, 9l behind Nocturn (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Chunky Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders far side group, weakened over 1f out, last of 19, 18l behind Bedloe's Island (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Half A Billion (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Raced alone far side, never on terms, eased when well beaten over 1f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Klynch (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lenny Bee 22-1 (9-7) Chased leaders stand side, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, just failed, 2nd of 15, nk behind Secret City (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Oneladyowner 11-1 (9-3) Dwelt, chased leaders far side, led over 1f out far side, headed by far side inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 14, 9l behind Gandalak (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Taurus Twins 14-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 7l behind Ajjaadd (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Italian Tom (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Raced near side, held up headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out,, 23rd of 25, 20l behind Gabbiano (8-13) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division stand side, ridden over 1f out, kep ton same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 11l behind Gandalak (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Dark Castle 40-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 16, 7l behind Enrol (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Noodles Blue Boy 25-1 (8-7) Towards rea far side group, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 16th of 19, 11l behind Bedloe's Island (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dream Catcher (FR) 6-1 (8-11) With leader, driven 2f out, lost place 1f out, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Apollo D'Negro (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Rasaman (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Karaka Jack (10-2) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Oh So Spicy 10-1 (9-1) Took keen hold chasing leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened under pressure over 1f out, 10th of 14, 9l behind Magic Secret (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Mon Brav 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division stand side, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Secret City (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Dorback 40-1 (8-12) Raced far side, led group and overall over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, joined for lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 25, 1 1/4l behind Gabbiano (8-13) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 6l behind Forceful Appeal (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Bunce (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, driven over 2f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 12, 11l behind Piceno (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Ambitious Boy 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway far side 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 10th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Muarrab (9-4) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.