Jackday won over C&D in May and bounced right back to form when successful over 2m at Ripon earlier this month. A 3lb rise in the weights isn't excessive but the six-year-old may struggle to beat ODIN'S RAVEN on these terms. Brian Ellison has his string firing on all cylinders and his charge defied big odds to land an apprentices' race at York on his return to the Flat having been in excellent form over hurdles previously. Red Kestrel was very disappointing when favourite at Doncaster on his latest start while Record Breaker appears to have gone backwards again since scoring at Pontefract in the spring. Dazzling Light is dropping toward a decent mark, however, and can play a part.
Wicked Daze (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Led, driven and headed over 4f out, soon faded, last of 8, well behind Palomar (9-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Record Breaker (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) With leader, quickly weakened over 3f out, last of 12, well behind Ravi River (10-10) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Red Kestrel (USA) 11-4fav (9-3) Led, headed well over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 37l behind Bullet Man (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Dazzling Light (UAE) 5-1 (8-9) Settled towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind English Summer (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Jackday (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Petella (8-12) by hd, 7 ran.
Odin's Raven (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway on inside 3f out, effort 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Tenhoo (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Beat The Shower 3-1 (8-10) In rear, never near leaders, 6th of 7, 11l behind War Poet (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Los Nadis (GER) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, behind over 4f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no chance, 6th of 10, 8l behind Ghufa (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Strikemaster (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 16l behind Court Wing (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.