Cliff has to concede weight all round and performed more creditably than finishing positions might suggest when coming home in midfield in a decent Pontefract sprint handicap last time. Despite usually running over further, he seems really effective at this trip and should go well. Cool Strutter continues to perform reliably and should be competitive once more but KYLLACH ME has been in really good form the last twice when contesting large-field Thirsk handicaps. He remains on a workable mark and many of the yard's inmates performed very well over the weekend. Carlovian is of interest on a first start for Mark Walford and Searanger, seemingly improved the last twice, is also worth a place on any shortlist.
Cliff (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up behind and keen, headway final furlong, kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Round The Island (9-3) at Pontefract 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Searanger (USA) 15-8 (10-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Castlerea Tess (9-13) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Kyllach Me (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 18, 1 1/2l behind The Armed Man (9-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gf in May.
Cool Strutter (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Reinforced (9-0) at Carlisle 7f hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Peach Pavlova (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 9l behind Right Action (9-10) at Carlisle 7f hcp (5) gf in May.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Soon 2nd, driven over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Concur (10-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Hit The Lights (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Kodimoor (9-3) at Catterick 5f hcp (6) gf in May.
Port Master 14-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 7 3/4l behind Little Kingdom (9-0) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Carlovian 28-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Searanger (9-9) at Catterick 6f stks (6) gf in May.
Ivors Involvement (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 12 1/4l behind Mr Cool Cash (9-6) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gs in Jun.