PADDY'S ROCK scored over 1m2f at Beverley last week. But most of a 6lb penalty is negated by Rowan Scott's allowance and he was beaten less than a length over course and distance last month when just behind runner-up Torridon. The latter has reverted to his more usual modest form subsequently but recent Ayr third Rock Band has a shout and Benidorm made the frame in a seller at Thirsk recently. Rio Cobolo has the past form to figure off his current mark.
Mitchell 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Smart Alec (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 7l behind Wordismybond (9-12) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf.
Paddy's Rock (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Behind, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Where's Tiger (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Last Destination (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 6, 6l behind My Son Max (9-2) at Beverley 7f claim (6) gs.
Rock Band 8-1 (9-5) Held up behind, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no impression in 3rd when switched right final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Joyful Sound (10-0) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Benidorm 12-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, headway and hung left over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 14, 3l behind Smart Alec (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Berbice (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, pulled hard, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 5l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hayek 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on inside, lost place 5f out, hampered over 4f out, well beaten final 3f, 7th of 8, 27l behind Blazeofenchantment (9-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Spokesperson (USA) 16-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, some headway on outside 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 8l behind Think (9-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Torridon 6-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, led over 2f out, riddena nd hung left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Madame Mirasol (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6).