Burning Thread won this last year at 50/1 but is too unpredictable to recommend even though he's on a lower mark this time around. Dancing Freddy is in the form of his life, however, and won in this grade at York last Saturday with Tax Free not far behind. He should be bang there at the finish and Partner won't be far away either having beaten Foxy Music, Excel Bolt and Cheveton at Thirsk a fortnight ago. However, stablemate BAJAN TRYST is preferred as he won a competitive sprint at Dundalk off a higher mark in October and his side of the draw looks the place to be in today's contest. Mayoman should go well again and Kevin Ryan's third runner, Racy, has place claims while Lost In Paris has won the last two renewals of this event's consolation race.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Raced wide held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Fratellino (9-0) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Foxy Music 16-1 (9-3) With leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Partner (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Excel Bolt 7-1 (9-5) With leader on stands rail, driven over 1f out, one pace when hampered inside final furlong, weakened final 110 yards, 9th of 13, 7l behind Partner (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Tax Free (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, led oer 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Racy 8-1fav (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 16, 2l behind Judge 'n Jury (8-0) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Nasri 20-1 (8-5) Raced centre, chased leaders 5f, 21st of 24, 18l behind Global Village (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) sft in May.
Partner (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, switched left 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May beating Magical Macey (9-2) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway halfway, effort over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May beating Catfish (8-11) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Burning Thread (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Close up, took keen hold, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 19th of 21, 19l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Barnet Fair 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 7l behind Secret Witness (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Cheveton 10-1 (8-11) Awkwardly away, in rear, driven over 2f out, no impression when not much room on stands rail 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Partner (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Mayoman (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May beating Ertikaan (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Flash City (ITY) 10-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 2f out, ridden 1f out, no impression when edged left inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Mayoman (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Behind, headway 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Nomoreblondes (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Rothesay Chancer 6-1 (8-12) Raced far side chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 6l behind Diman Waters (8-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Behind in touch, outpaced over 2f out, no chance with leaders, 5th of 6, 9l behind Cheviot (8-12) at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May.
Go Go Green (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Raced centre tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 7l behind Diman Waters (8-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.