The trip must be of concern to Al Muthanaa fans and so we will look elsewhere and side with newcomer NO THANK YOU who is bred to excel over this trip. Kevin Ryan's gelding is out of a dam who won over this trip as a three-year-old and this son of Piccolo might be worth chancing at a track where his yard do well. Al Muthanaa is the horse to beat on form but connections obviously feel he has plenty of boot as they dropped him back to six furlongs last time out (to no avail) having shaped well over seven furlongs on debut. He is bred to get this trip however and his yard dont go away without the prize here too often. Paul Hanagan is an interesting jockey booking for Fear Factor, but along with Green Army he looks opposable on the form shown so far. Any market move for Apache Warrior would raise an eyebrow or two, however the bigger danger is likely to be Three Bay Leaves who is expected to leave her modest Pontefract debut behind her.
Al Muthanaa 8-13fav (9-3) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, chased winner over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Ardent (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Apache Warrior Westerner gelding out of Aldevonie.
Fear Factor (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Boom And Bust (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Green Army 33-1 (9-1) Always behind, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Talenti (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gs.
Norville (IRE) 125-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, hampered over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Give Your Verdict (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
No Thank You Piccolo gelding out of Shall We Dance.
Roman Sioux (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, no headway from 2f out, 9th of 15, 13l behind Law To Himself (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Saffron Hick (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 18l behind Breakheart (9-1) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Seven Sons Reset gelding out of Rock Concert.
Three Bay Leaves 14-1 (8-9) Raced wide, tracked leaders, chased winner 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 32l behind Lucky Windmill (9-0) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gd.