Thirsk fourth Destination Aim races over this shorter trip for the first time but Cadeaux Pearl was third at Leicester after winning at Catterick and has a chance. The three-year-old Percy's Gal also enters calculations and Bajan Bear doesn't look badly treated, though hasn't raced since disappointing at Kempton in February. THATCHERITE met interference at Carlisle last time and is a consistent sort overall. He gets the vote in a race that probably isn't as competitive as the numbers suggest, though Diamond Blue should be on the premises if reproducing the form of her latest second at Leicester.
Thatcherite (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden and not clear run from over 1f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 5l behind Meandmyshadow (9-7) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bogsnog (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear and raced alone stand side, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 10l behind Illustrious Prince (9-11) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 8-1 (7-13) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Rothesay Chancer (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Bajan Bear 8-1 (9-1) Raced wide always towards rear, 8th of 9, 5l behind Dutiful Son (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Destination Aim 22-1 (9-11) Driven to lead, edged right and ridden 2f out, kept on until headed and no extra inside final furlong, dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Space War (9-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bonnie Charlie 15-2 (9-12) Held up, driven over 2f out, some progress final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Sunrise Dance 12-1 (9-10) Raced stand side, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 8l behind Lady Poppy (8-13) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sakhee's Rose 7-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway entering final 2f, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 3l behind Foie Gras (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Diamond Blue 16-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Serenity Spa (9-12) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Percy's Gal 7-4 (8-7) Took keen hold, held up behind, headway and in touch on outside over 4f out, ridden and effort 2f out, soon chased winner, no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Fajry (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Exotic Guest 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Classy Anne (7-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Cadeaux Pearl 10-3fav (9-13) Taken to post very early, close up, ridden to chase winner over 2f out , kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Fathom Five (9-9) at Ripon 6f app hcp (6) gd.
Penina (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 11l behind Kosika (10-0) at Carlisle 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
A J Cook (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Raced centre, in touch, hung left over 1f out, soon no impression, 12th of 17, 14l behind Lady Poppy (8-13) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Natures Law (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Mowhoob (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Mey Blossom 5-1 (9-5) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 6l behind Choc'a'moca (8-13) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.