tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra
in rear and outpaced, headway on inner over 1f out, soon not much room and weakened
held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, ridden and no extra inside final furlong
tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and kept on inside final furlong
towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well
tracked leader, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
Oriental Relation finished just ahead of Windforpower when third at Beverley last time but the latter is preferred today given the former has yet to win on Turf in 15 attempts. There was also little between runner-up Bronze Beau and New Lease Of Life at Hamilton earlier though both have been beaten since. ANIERES BOY signed off last season with a win at Beverley and ran well on his return to action at Thirsk. Mick Easterby’s charge looks up to winning off his current mark and gets the nod.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind China Excels (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gf in May.
Bronze Beau 11-2 (8-9) Close up centre, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 6 1/4l behind Final Venture (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) gf in May.
New Lease Of Life 8-1 (9-7) Stumbled start and unseated rider, at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) gf in May.
Danzeb (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Raced far side, in touch, under pressure when edged left over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 16, 13l behind Van Gerwen (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp (5) gd in May.
Tribesman 33-1 (9-4) Raced wide close up, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 22 1/2l behind First Bombardment (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gd in May.
Windforpower (IRE) 9-2fav (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind China Excels (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gf in May.
Anieres Boy 10-1 (9-6) Hampered start, soon led, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Gaelic Wizard (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gd in May.
Tinsill 12-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden and faded inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 7 1/4l behind China Excels (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gf in May.