Handwoven is making hard work of losing his maiden tag after 16 starts. Princess Rose also looks pretty exposed and cut little ice back in maiden company on last month's reappearance. But DANZKI has plenty of scope for improvement and ran his best race so far when stepped up to today's trip at Catterick. He gets the vote ahead of Thorntoun Care, placed in soft ground at Ayr in October. Mowhoob was second over a mile in a handicap here last month but has ran a shocker either side of that.
Mowhoob 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Alluring Star (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Danzki (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Lord Of The Nile (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gd.
Handwoven (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Jacbequick (9-0) at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) hvy.
Protected 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 16l behind Seagull Star (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.
Thorntoun Care 25-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd place close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind El Beau (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Princess Rose 12-1 (9-0) Half reared start, soon recovered chasing leaders, ridden edged left and went modest 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 15l behind Danehill Revival (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn fll stks (5) sft in Apr.
Katies Joy (IRE) Art Connoisseur filly out of Jinxy Jill.