The likely soft ground could see more than one of these sprinters back at their best and that includes Judge 'N Jury. He showed signs of a resurgence at York last time and is well handicapped on his best form but so is STRIKE UP THE BAND. Dandy Nicholls' charge was headed close home by today's rival Le Toreador at Thirsk recently but is fancied to turn the tables on this slower surface. Foxy Music will handle the conditions though he was well beaten on his reappearance and may need another outing to put him spot on, while Mayoman and Ginger Ted are others to consider.
Judge 'n Jury 14-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Ancient Cross (8-5) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Strike Up The Band 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and droped whip 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 15, shd behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Foxy Music 25-1 (7-10) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened 1f out, 15th of 18, 10l behind Ancient Cross (8-5) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Duchess Dora (IRE) 6-1 (7-11) Prominent on outer, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Ancient Cross (8-5) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Pavershooz 28-1 (9-6) Went left start, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 8l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Le Toreador 15-2 (9-0) Dwelt, soon prominent, challenged inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, led close home, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Strike Up The Band (9-3) by shd, 15 ran.
The Nifty Fox 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mayoman (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Removed hood late, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct beating La Capriosa (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) In rear stands side group, ridden 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 6l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Captain Royale (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Raced alond stand side, prominent until ridden over 2f out, last of 11, 22l behind Doctor Parkes (10-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Apr.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Restless in stalls, raced stands' side, with leader, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 14th of 16, 13l behind River Falcon (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.