Harry Challoner's claim negates a big chunk of KYKATE's 7lb penalty for winning at Kelso last time. She scored over today's trip at Wetherby before that and a hat-trick looks on the cards. Clouded Thoughts has a string of placed efforts to his name but hasn't looked like winning so far and That's The Deal makes more appeal on his close-up fourth at Stratford last month. The Black Baron scored at Fakenham in March but has gone off the boil since and the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Kykate 5-1 (11-8) Tracked leader until 2nd and again from 7th, led after 3 out, driven flat, held on well, won at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Bocamix (10-2) by nk, 5 ran.
Tasheba 50-1 (11-11) Mid-division, slightly hampered 12th, went 5th 14th, soon outpaced, 6th of 14, 23l behind Armenian Boy (11-7) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
The Black Baron (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place after 3rd, well beaten 11th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Pensnett Bay (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Clouded Thoughts (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked winner, mistake 2nd, not fluent 10th, hit 5 out, weakened next, 3rd of 9, well behind Pensnett Bay (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
That's The Deal (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Led, headed 2 out, soon pushed along, no extra last 25 yards, 4th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Gentleman Anshan (11-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Mr Jay Dee (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent and lost place 8th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Mr Puck (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.