It's hard to know where to start with this bunch but something has got to win. The recent form of EASTLANDS LAD isn't quite as bad as the rest of the field so he gets a token vote on his third at Thirsk. Carazam won twice last year and is on a winning mark if finding his form and Burnhope has also tumbled down the weights. Homeboy and High On The Hog made the frame last month though both have been well beaten in subsequent starts.
Carazam (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 15l behind Swift Cedar (9-7) at Leicester 1m sell stks (6) gf in May.
Burnhope 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 11l behind Medam (8-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Zainda (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) Led until 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Mu'ajiza (9-8) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Eastlands Lad (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Pulled hard held up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Thankyou Very Much (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 40-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 8l behind Valantino Oyster (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Clary (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 10l behind My Single Malt (9-8) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Homeboy (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Led on near side and overall, soon clear, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, behind and eased final furlong, last of 12, 20l behind Refuse Colette (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
High On The Hog (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Took keen hold chasing leading pair, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 11, 7l behind Royal Caper (9-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Finn Mac 66-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, weakened over 3f out, last of 15, 34l behind Tanawar (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Sairaam (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Serenity Spa (9-12) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Alberto 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, raced wide and held up, never involved, 5th of 7, 10l behind Birdie Queen (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly away in rear, never no terms, 7th of 10, 17l behind Fathom Five (9-9) at Ripon 6f app hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Gifted Heir (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 15l behind Catching Zeds (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.