BURNING THREAD ended a two-year barren spell in style when dotting up at Bath a week ago. Tim Etherington's charge can shrug off a penalty and follow-up in his current mood. Hamilton winner Imperial Legend reversed earlier form with the disappointing favourite, Red Baron, when second at Haydock last Friday and the latter had earlier beaten Findog, The Nifty Fox and Crimson Knot at this track. Go Go Green dead-heated for first in a Catterick seller back in April but has been beaten at Thirsk since.
Burning Thread (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased clear leader, ridden and closed over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon clear, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fm beating Whitecrest (9-10) by 7l, 6 ran.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Tracked leading trio, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-6) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
The Nifty Fox 28-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 6l behind Alejandro (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Red Baron (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Disputed lead until ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-6) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Red Baron (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Go Go Green (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Slowly into stride, behind, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Tajneed (9-11) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) gd in May.
I'll Be Good 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left and weakened, 9th of 11, 10l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Findog 6-1 (9-6) Not much room start, tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on towards stands side rail inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gottcher 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 7l behind On The High Tops (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.