Commanche Raider won over 5f here last month and has yet to score over today's trip while the inconsistent Secret City never looked like winning last time having scored at Thirsk before that. Half A Crown is another to have won at Thirsk in between distinctly modest efforts though Powerful Pierre may bounce back to form as he won last year's renewal off a higher mark. DREAM CATCHER is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentice's race at Windsor recently under today's rider and Henry Candy's sprinter is taken to follow-up as he's still well handicapped on the best of his form. Dickie Le Davoir pops up at this level when in the mood and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Mount Hollow 6-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway stand's rail 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Crew Cut (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Dickie Le Davoir 12-1 (9-10) Dwelt, always well behind, tailed off 4f out, last of 10, 38l behind No Poppy (9-9) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) In rear, headway entering final furlong, edged left, ran on to lead close home, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Sir Geoffrey (8-13) by shd, 10 ran.
Handheld 66-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, never involved, 9th of 12, 7l behind Good Authority (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Secret City (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leader, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Lucky Dan (9-7) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Bandstand 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 15l behind Trade Secret (9-8) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Half A Crown (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 13, 5l behind Secret City (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Steel Stockholder 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, mid-division, headway on outer over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no extra last 100 yards, 4th of 12, 5l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-10) at Chester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Powerful Pierre 12-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 7l behind Pitkin (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Dream Catcher (FR) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leader, led over 1f out, soon hard driven, stayed on strongly, won at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) sft beating Silenzio (9-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Northern Bolt 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, kept on, never a factor, 6th of 10, 6l behind Red Cape (9-6) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) sft.
Moral Issue 9-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 3f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Grey Seal (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jun.
Henry Morgan 17-2 (9-2) Bumped start, held up, ridden on outside over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, no further progress, 10th of 14, 12l behind Best Trip (8-9) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Bid For Gold 7-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Sovereign Street (10-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Consistant 8-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Pitkin (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Mr Wolf 9-1 (8-13) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 10, 16l behind Commanche Raider (9-3) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Reason To Believe (IRE) 3-1fav (9-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Sovereign Street (10-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.