KODY RIDGE and Major Crispies are clear of the rest on these terms though the latter is best on the all-weather having won only once in 33 starts on Turf. But the former was placed in a tougher claimer than this at Redcar last time and Roger Fell’s charge should make a bold bid today. Bling King will be sharper for a recent outing at Carlisle and looks best of the rest considering Chiswick Bey has switched yards and plummeted down the weights since winning last year’s renewal.
Kody Ridge (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never a threat, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Acrux (9-9) at Redcar 7f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Major Crispies 33-1 (10-0) Slowly away always in rear, 12th of 14, 13 3/4l behind Round The Island (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Bling King 12-1 (9-7) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Palindrome (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Keen on outside towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon no impression and weakened, 7th of 8, 8 1/2l behind Foxy Rebel (8-3) at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Arcane Dancer (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 1f out, faded, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Palindrome (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Zarkavon 80-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, went 4th and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 12, 9l behind Zihaam (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Westfield Wonder 20-1 (8-6) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Mitchum (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Jackie Sparrow (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 12 1/2l behind Montague (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Jun.