PATTERN MARK is the only C&D winner in the line-up having scored here twice and he was having just his second run of the season when staying on over a mile at Ripon last month. He's given the nod in a poor quality event though Think looks to have a fair chance of losing his maiden tag after a better run behind Honoured at Ripon. Bedlam was beaten in a seller last time, though probably found the mile too short, but Sally Friday produced her best run for a long time over the C&D last month and a repeat would definitely see her in the mix. Snooker, a winner in Germany, ran very well from today's mark at Redcar in June and looks certain to get a good ride from Harry Challoner so could be best of the rest.
Snooker (GER) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on under pressure, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Tinseltown (9-8) at Catterick 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Pattern Mark 33-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, some late headway, never on terms, 9th of 15, 8l behind Horatio Carter (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Sally Friday (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, soon hung left, led briefly approaching final furlong, not pace of winner, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Call Of Duty (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Sky Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 28l behind Layla's Boy (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jul.
Think 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on well, never on terms, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Honoured (9-10) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Bedlam 17-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 5th of 15, 9l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Tropical Duke (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Dwelt, mid-division and pushed along, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 38l behind Woteva (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Karmarouge (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 10, 32l behind Captain Bellamy (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May '11.
Downtown Boy (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 6l behind Oakbrook (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Kian's Joy 4-1 (8-1) Dwelt, in touch, went 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Rex Romanorum (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Time To Excel 14-1 (8-8) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon hung left and no impression, 10th of 15, 17l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.