The progressive BONDI BEACH BOY went close again despite a 10lb rise when third at Thirsk last Friday. James Turner's charge has already made all over course and distance on a couple of occasions this season and another bold bid looks likely from his low draw. A handful of these have plenty to find with the selection on running at Thirsk while the likes of Mey Blossom and Caranbola have some catching up to do on collateral form. Mercers Row ran below par last time but has claims on his earlier second at Nottingham while Rock On Candy is open to further improvement having made a winning return on the Turf at Lingfield last month.
Tyfos 18-1 (9-10) Held up, headway 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-6) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Master Rooney (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Outpaced towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 11l behind Oil Strike (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Caranbola 50-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 9th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Picture Dealer (9-12) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Mercers Row 6-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 11l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Holy Angel (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, well outpaced in rear, running on on rails when not clear run final 100 yards, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Oil Strike (9-13) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-10) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Indian Trail 20-1 (9-8) Held up and off the pace, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Oil Strike (9-13) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Elusive Bonus (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 9, 6l behind Oil Strike (9-13) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Rock On Candy 7-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, keen, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gs in Jun beating Imaginary Diva (8-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Black Annis Bower 5-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bondi Beach Boy 7-2 (9-5) Soon slight lead, headed halfway, chased winner, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Oil Strike (9-13) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tom Sawyer 9-1 (9-5) Slowly away, never better than mid-division, 10th of 13, 10l behind Script (8-0) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Mey Blossom 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Oil Strike (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Steelcut 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Red Cape (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Red Roar (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Black Annis Bower (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.