COMMANCHE RAIDER went close in better company at Newcastle last time and a repeat effort would be good enough to land this contest. He's preferred to Bilash, who moves in the opposite direction having won a lesser event at Nottingham last month and the same comment applies to Rio's Girl, a winner at Carlisle a week ago and upped in class today. Both Select Committee and Master Of Disguise have been thereabouts lately without actually looking like winning while multiple C&D winner Mr Wolf hasn't scored since 2010, though the veteran is on a winning mark if able to summon up his best.
Select Committee 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Bosun Breese (8-13) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Master Of Disguise 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2l behind Bond Fastrac (9-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven inside final 2f, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 10, 6l behind Bond Fastrac (9-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Head Space (9-1) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bilash 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, headway inside final 2f, ridden to challenge 1f out, led narrowly when carried left inside final furlong, just held on, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Divertimenti (9-1) by hd, 13 ran.
Mr Wolf 12-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 9l behind Dancing Freddy (9-1) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Dispol Grand (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Lady Kildare (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leader, lost place 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 10, 19l behind Bond Fastrac (9-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Prince James 20-1 (8-7) Mid-divion, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 7l behind Caranbola (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Rio's Girl 13-2 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Tom Sawyer (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.