One Boy is dropped in class after a third at Nottingham and had Noble Asset well behind when scoring at Musselburgh in September. The former has leading claims in this along with Catterick winner Orient Class. But the latter is upped a grade off a 7lb higher mark today and a chance is taken on CAMANCHE GREY. He showed improvement at Southwell on his reappearance and is preferred to the other lightly-raced type Distant Past, who has gone backwards since winning at Wolverhampton. Under Approval would have a shout if taking part but was due to run at Catterick yesterday.
One Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Raced in centre, held up and off the pace in rear, ran on inside final furlong, almost snatched 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Signore Piccolo (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Distant Past 7-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, effort under pressure over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind Mecca's Angel (9-7) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Danfazi (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Raced towards stands side, behind, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Skye's The Limit (9-4) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Noble Asset 4-1 (9-7) Led early, with leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind One Boy (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Under Approval 7-2 (9-0) Prominent, ridden 2f out, outpaced by easy winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Scarborough (8-4) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Tinsill 33-1 (8-4) Raced near side, prominent, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Signore Piccolo (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Camanche Grey (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, effort when edged left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Eva Clare (8-9) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Orient Class 6-1 (9-3) With leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Straight Gin (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.