Keep It Dark was handed a 9lb rise for his Catterick victory and couldn't cope in better company at Thirsk on Saturday. Jack Luey won this a year ago from just 3lb lower but the ground was on the soft side and he could do with some rain. BONDI BEACH BOY was in superb form last season, winning seven races. He finished a close third at Beverley in September when Singeur was just in front of him but can gain his revenge on today's terms and land his eighth success. Another Wise Kid has to come into the reckoning as he beat Singeur at Pontefract last July, though he was receiving 6lb and will be giving weight away this time.
Jiroft (ITY) 11-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 6l behind Pandar (8-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Stone Of Folca 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, weakened 1f out, 13th of 16, 9l behind Dungannon (9-3) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Singeur (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Right Touch (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Pandar (8-3) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Red Baron (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Jack Luey 20-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and effort 3f out, well beaten from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Tariq Too (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct.
Foxy Music 66-1 (9-1) Went right start, off the pace in last trio, never involved, last of 9, 14l behind Swan Song (8-13) at Chester 5f cond Stakes (3) gd.
Bondi Beach Boy 25-1 (8-12) With winner stand side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, finished 8th in stand side group, 16th of 27, 11l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Avon Breeze 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 12l behind Angus Og (9-0) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Keep It Dark 9-1 (9-1) Reared start, always behind, 11th of 15, 6l behind Tumblewind (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Corncockle 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Thataboy (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.