Pastoral Prey went backwards last term after finishing runner-up over track and trip in June while a poor draw compromised the chances of A J COOK at Beverley last week and he was never in contention. But his earlier fourth at Wolverhampton is the best form on offer and David Barron's charge gets the nod in a poor maiden. Compton Heights should improve on his fourth at Thirsk but will need to if he's to figure while French import Anan hasn't raced since 2009. Pastureyes finished second at Ripon on his debut but faded badly on his recent return to action.
Anan (8-9) 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Serpotta (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 7f 3yo stks fbs in Feb '09.
Compton Heights 33-1 (9-11) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 7l behind Lord Ashley (9-0) at Thirsk 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in Apr.
Script 16-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and pressed for 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Natures Law (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf.
A J Cook (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 8th of 12, 6l behind Tumblewind (9-1) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Pastoral Prey 4-1 (8-10) Awkwardly away in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 9l behind Done Dreaming (9-0) at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never a factor, 6th of 10, 10l behind Antonio Gramsci (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Pastureyes 11-2 (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 18l behind Polish Crown (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Princess Cayan (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Started slowly, outpaced, tailed off, last of 5, 20l behind Lucy Bee (8-5) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Jul.