An trappy affair for punters where MUTAFAAKIR appears to be the percentage call. The former John Gosden inmate had been struggling to realise any of his juvenile form since joining Ruth Carr, but the penny appears to have finally dropped and a 5lb rise in the weights for his debut success at Catterick does not appear unduly harsh. Sunrise Dance seems to go well for an apprentice rider and the Thirsk winner has a useful claimer in Jason Hart aboard on this occasion. Connor Beasley, who rode on that occasion, is forced to switch his allegiances to Commanche Raider, but it might not be bad news for the rider as the six-year-old shaped encouragingly over 5f at Haydock last week. Evanescent makes a debut for John Quinn having left Alan McCabe and the lightly-raced four-year-old is no forlorn hope off top-weight.
Evanescent (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance until weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 4l behind Mick Slates (8-2) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Meandmyshadow (9-9) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
I'll Be Good 16-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 16, 15l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Mission Impossible 12-1 (9-4) Raced wide in rear, outpaced halfway, 8th of 10, 7l behind Lucky Numbers (9-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leader, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Rylee Mooch (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Sunrise Dance 9-2 (9-7) Made all, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating John Coffey (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Adam's Ale 10-1 (10-0) Broke well, soon steadied, pulled hard in mid-division, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 14l behind West Leake Hare (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left and kept on towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Script (8-0) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Breezolini 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 6l behind Meandmyshadow (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Rich Again (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Went right start and slow into stride, soon switched left, always in rear, 10th of 12, 5l behind Jack My Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb.
Hello Stranger (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 12l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mitchum 10-1 (9-8) Always behind, 8th of 9, 15l behind West Leake Hare (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Strong Man 14-1 (9-9) With leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 9l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Red Baron (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Star City (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Pulled hard and prominent, ridden on inside approaching final 2f, weakened rapidly over 1f out, 14th of 15, 15l behind No Dominion (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Monel 33-1 (7-13) Chased leader stands side, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.