HARD CORE DEBT has tumbled down the weights but still boasts the highest mark in this. The drop in class may bring a return to form and he gets a token vote in a poor seller. Bond Club finished well ahead of Cape Of Hope when runner-up over 6f at Thirsk to subsequent winner Bear Behind. But he hasn't looked like staying 7f so far though Mitchell is another on the slide in the handicap and he could figure. Mitchum has a shout on his earlier second over track and trip in similar company.
Bond Club 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Bear Behind (9-6) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) sft.
Cape of Hope (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Bear Behind (9-6) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) sft.
Hard Core Debt 12-1 (9-8) Behind, ridden 3f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 12, 31l behind My Kingdom (10-1) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Mitchell 7-2 (8-12) Led near side group of 4, never on terms with main group, pushed along halfway, hung left to join main group 2f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Hab Reeh (8-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.
Mitchum 20-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 14l behind Real Tigress (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Plunder 3-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 5l behind Arabian Flight (8-13) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Beaulie 33-1 (9-8) Started very slowly aned went right start, ran very green and always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 9, 33l behind Halation (9-1) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Kalithea 12-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 11, 22l behind Red Invader (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Apr.
Red Shadow 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, ran on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Louis Vee (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.