Petella looked to have a good chance at Pontefract last time but folded tamely. She'll need to bounce back here to get involved but did finish ahead of the frustrating Kodicil when scoring at Doncaster in June. Ravi River won a handicap hurdle at Cartmel on Saturday and could figure if in the same mood but Beverley third Grammar rarely runs two races alike and Raleigh Quay is usually worth opposing. The ex-Irish MISTER CARTER was third to Strikemaster, who runs in the first division, last time and looks to be on the way back. His yard is going great guns at the moment so the six-year-old gets the nod.
Kodicil (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) With leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 10l behind Green To Gold (11-0) at Doncaster 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Mister Carter (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, clear 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Joe The Coat 8-1 (8-12) Rear division, pushed along 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 30l behind Mexicali (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Petella 4-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 5f out, never a factor, 8th of 14, 36l behind Embsay Crag (9-4) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ravi River (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Ailsa Craig (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 18l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Grammar 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Valantino Oyster (9-11) at Beverley 1m 4f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In rear, reminders 7f out, late headway, never nearer, 5th of 14, 21l behind Embsay Crag (9-4) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dan's Heir 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Blue Dune (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Ferney Boy 22-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 11, 17l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.