GEORGE FENTON bids for a hat-trick off only a 4lb higher mark after scoring at Catterick a week ago. He gets the vote ahead of Slim Chance, a close-up third at Carlisle last month and the main danger to the selection on that form. Orpsie Boy made the frame here on his penultimate start though he never looked like winning and the lightly-raced Nelina may be capable of better. Glenridding won at Thirsk last month but has plenty to find with the selection on latest running.
George Fenton 6-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden to chase winner 1f out, impeded inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Dance For Georgie (9-3) by shd, 14 ran.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Tracked leading pair, ridden and effort to challenge over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Teetotal (9-0) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
M J Woodward 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Master Bond (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Slim Chance (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Soon led and clear to over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1l behind First Class Favour (8-13) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Meet Me Halfway 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 9l behind Brynford (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dimitar (USA) 50-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 9l behind Qanan (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ferryview Place 7-1 (8-11) Last to break, soon ridden along in rear, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Take A Note (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden and struggling over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, never nearer, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Lil Sophella (8-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Dance With Me (IRE) 66-1 (9-13) Raced keenly, held up behind, headway and in touch after 6f, lost place quickly 4f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Laser Blazer (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Glenridding 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind George Fenton (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Nelina 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, edged right well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Malaysian Boleh (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.