Fleurtille recorded a double over track and trip in October but there was plenty of cut in the ground and she was well beaten on her recent reappearance over 7f. Thatcherite never figured on his return either but ended last year with wins over 5f on fast going so has to come into the reckoning. TYFOS is looking to end a long losing run but has tumbled down the weights as a consequence. He can race off a 5lb lower mark on this surface after going close at Wolverhampton last time and gets the nod. Windforpower and Lady Poppy are others with claims.
Thatcherite (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 15, 7l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Tyfos 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway halfway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Red Cape (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dream Ally (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 15, 9l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mercers Row 33-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 7l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Chosen One (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.
Fleurtille 14-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 16l behind Piceno (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Windforpower (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 19l behind Shillito (8-9) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Choc'a'moca (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Outpaced towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 11th of 15, 5l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Boxing Shadows 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Shillito (8-9) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tuibama (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) With leader, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.
Lady Poppy 14-1 (8-6) With leader, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd and held when not much room near finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-8) at Redcar 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf.
Cadeaux Pearl 11-2 (8-8) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.
One Kool Dude 12-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Powerful Pierre (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.