Thirkleby showed promise in better company at York last time and is one to watch when tackling handicaps but he may find a couple of these too strong on this occasion. Bountiful Girl found only Alabanda too good over C&D on her debut and will know more today but she could be up against another decent juvenile here in BENZANNO. Andrew Balding is a rare visitor to Thirsk and this Refuse To Bend colt, a staying-on second in a maiden auction event at Leicester last time, is his only runner this evening. He gets the vote with Doncaster fourth Symphony Time arguably best of the rest.
Benzanno (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and hung left over 2f out, kept on well for clear 2nd, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 2 3/4l behind Jubilance (8-12) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Dr Irv 100-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on and no chance with front pair, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Croquembouche (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Fine Kingdom 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Asatir (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Thirkleby (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 4l behind Rock Supreme (9-0) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jul.
Farzan (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 11, 18l behind Satanic Beat (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Jul.
Landown Littlerock 50-1 (9-0) With leader until over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Croquembouche (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Only A Round (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Slowly away, behind most of way, 12th of 16, 28l behind Vital Gold (8-13) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Croquembouche (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Bountiful Girl 9-1 (9-0) In touch and keen, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Alabanda (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul.
Cone Donkey (IRE) Medicean filly out of Nan Scurry.
Rockme Cockney 6-1 (9-0) Chased winner until approching final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 27l behind My Propeller (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Symphony Time (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, hung left and headway over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, outpaced by leaders, 4th of 12, 12l behind Golden Valley (8-4) at Doncaster 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Jul.
Martha's Way 100-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 11l behind Alabanda (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul.
Reine Du Froid (IRE) Baltic King filly out of Meranie Girl.