ORBIT THE MOON ran out a six-length winner of a maiden over today's trip at Thirsk last time. Michael Dods' colt can go in again given the majority of the field are struggling to find their best form. Elusivity could prove the best of them as he's gone close on his last couple of starts, but Whipphound's double last year came on the Polytrack and Barista's two victories came in testing ground. Home Office appears to be going the wrong way, as does last September's Redcar winner Regimental.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Made all, clear halfway, unchallenged, won at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Self Employed (9-13) by 6l, 14 ran.
Colorado Gold 20-1 (9-4) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, soon ridden and weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Pearl Arch (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
First Class Favour (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 10th of 12, 12l behind Western Aristocrat (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Barista (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, hampered after 1f, never dangerous, 5th of 12, 6l behind Western Aristocrat (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Home Office 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 12l behind Chosen Character (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Whipphound 25-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakening when not much room well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 23l behind Chosen Character (8-11) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Elusivity (IRE) 10-3fav (9-4) With leader until led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Azameera (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Regimental (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Tapis Libre (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Icy Blue 20-1 (8-10) Half reared start and slowly into stride, always in rear, 9th of 10, 9l behind Close To The Edge (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.