Wildcat Wizard finished ahead of Toby Tyler when fourth at Redcar last Tuesday and will be taking advantage of his tumble down the weights soon. Hills Of Dakota is back on a winning mark for the first time this year but dual C&D winner Who's Shirl has been on a decent mark for a while without getting any closer. The veteran Zomerlust does most of his winning in plating company nowadays and it could be the turn of BARKSTON ASH today. He went close at Hamilton on his penultimate start and won at the same track the last time he raced in this grade.
Barkston Ash 9-1 (8-6) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 13, 2l behind Trade Secret (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Toby Tyler 11-1 (9-5) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 15, 4l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Nasharra (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt, far side towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 11th of 17, 6l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Namwahjobo (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear stand side, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 11l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Captain Royale (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, effort and weakened well over 1f out, 16th of 19, 14l behind Even Stevens (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cornus 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, 11th of 14, 14l behind Hi There (8-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Zomerlust 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 9l behind Tajneed (9-0) at Ripon 6f clm stks (5) sft in Jun.
Who's Shirl 11-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along and troubled passage from over 2f out until switched left and stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 8th of 17, 5l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-7) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dickie Le Davoir 20-1 (8-11) In rear far side group, outpaced halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Hills Of Dakota 10-3fav (9-12) Held up behind in touch, outpaced when switched outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Burnwynd Boy (8-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Bandstand 15-2 (9-11) Behind, soon detatched, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 8l behind Another Citizen (9-1) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Wildcat Wizard (USA) 40-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden and chasing leaders when slightly hampered inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Northern Bolt 16-1 (8-9) Reminders soon after start, detatched in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ingleby Star (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.