King Of Swords looked a tad unlucky at Thirsk on Friday and is respected but MR WOLF could bring the card to an emotional close. The evergreen ever popular course specialist may not quite be the force of old but he wasn't beaten too far behind Orpsie Boy last time and is starting to look very well handicapped. The drop back in trip won't bother him and he should be hard to pass as he tries to make every yard from the one box. Not My Choice looks sure to be involved with Kieren Fallon doing the steering whilst Namir is another well handicapped campaigner who runs this track well but he's probably more of an each-way play with his losing run stretching back to September 2008. Comptonspirit arrives in great form and can do better than Blessed Place, down the field on Friday at Thirsk behind King Of Swords who had to be switched a furlong out, but we'll be cheering Mr Wolf home.
Grand Stitch (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 21l behind Wyatt Earp (9-2) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Comptonspirit 7-2 (9-1) Pressed leader, led 3f out, ridden clear final furlong, readily, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm beating Desperate Dan (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Verinco 9-4fav (9-3) Towards rear and soon pushed along, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Nomoreblondes (9-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Colorus (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Mid-division, headway on wide outside over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Brandywell Boy (8-1) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Mr Wolf 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Orpsie Boy (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Not My Choice (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside, 5th of 11, 2l behind Dvinsky (9-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Namir (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, held by winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Miss Daawe (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Blessed Place 12-1 (8-1) Quickly away, raced alone towards far side, made all, soon well clear, ridden inside final furlong, weakening near finish, unchallenged, won at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Volito (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
King Of Swords (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Held up behind, headway when not clear run inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Vhujon (9-7) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Silent Treatment (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up, mainly in rear, 13th of 17, 15l behind Winrob (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul '09.
Darcy's Pride (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Miss Daawe (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rio Sands 3-1 (9-6) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-11) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Port Ronan (USA) 16-1 (7-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway on far side over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Divertimenti (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.