Dubai Dynamo came with a late burst to catch Xilerator over 7f at Thirsk and can confirm the form over this extra furlong. Some rain would help the cause of TWO FOR TWO but he gets the vote anyway. He won a couple of minor races in France before joining David O'Meara and very nearly made a winning start on ground that was probably just too quick. Lord Aeryn and Ginger Jack have solid form though both return from long breaks while Amaze needs further on this kind of ground. Snow Trooper arrives in cracking form, though a 5lb hike for his Windsor victory takes him to an all-time high.
Dubai Dynamo 9-2fav (9-1) Held up, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead final strides, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Xilerator (9-1) by nk, 14 ran.
Xilerator (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leader, ridden to lead over over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 14, nk behind Dubai Dynamo (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Two For Two (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and just held towards finish, 2nd of 10, hd behind Oddysey (8-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch, came stand side over 3f out, ridden and effort inside final 2f, chased leading pair inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 22, 10l behind Levitate (8-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Jo'burg (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Nov.
Muffin Mcleay (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, some late headway, never involved, 10th of 13, 7l behind Maverik (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Ginger Jack 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct beating Dolphin Rock (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Amaze 4-1fav (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Eastern Destiny (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Snow Trooper 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, led well over 2f out and went to near side side rail, well in command over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Mean It (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Desert Creek (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt in touch in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 23l behind Al Khan (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Invincible Hero (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, soon headed, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Gouray Girl (9-2) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.