Jack Luey won over track and trip at this time last year but remains on a higher mark and has a bit to find on last week's running here with AVON BREEZE. The latter also finished ahead of Keep It Dark and Bondi Beach Boy when runner-up to Another Wise Kid over course and distance and gets the vote to go one better racing off the same mark. Bronze Beau has been threatening a return to winning ways and was in front of the veteran Tax Free and Oldjoesaid when second at Thirsk last time while Tom Sawyer is having his first start since scoring at Southwell in November.
Jack Luey 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Another Wise Kid (9-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Tax Free (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 3l behind Tumblewind (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bondi Beach Boy 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 5l behind Another Wise Kid (9-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Avon Breeze 10-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Another Wise Kid (9-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Bispham Green 8-1 (8-6) In touch ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 7l behind New Fforest (8-8) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Bronze Beau 16-1 (8-9) Close up, every chance 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Tumblewind (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Keep It Dark 4-1fav (9-4) Awkward leaving stalls, raced solo towards far side and well up with the pace, ridden pressing leaders when carried head high over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Another Wise Kid (9-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 25-1 (9-0) Raced far side, held up, effort over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 18, 10l behind Lastchancelucas (8-11) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Oldjoesaid 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Tumblewind (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Tom Sawyer 10-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov beating Monsieur Jamie (9-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Eland Ally 25-1 (8-13) Raced freely tracking leaders, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 17, 18l behind Duke Cosimo (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.