High numbers came out best when Half A Crown won over C&D last month in similar underfoot conditions. He had Northern Bolt and Secret City behind on that occasion but has a low draw today and TRADE SECRET makes more appeal. The latter went close at this track, again from a high draw, when runner-up over 5f last Saturday and is taken to go one better today. Jack Luey finished a close-up fifth in the mud at Doncaster last time and is preferred to fast-ground winner Song Of Parkes, but Bond Fastrac has plenty in his favour here and could also make a bold bid.
Trade Secret 4-1fav (9-2) Dwelt, chased leaders, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Bond Fastrac 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, soon switched right, led entering final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 13, hd behind Showboating (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Jack Luey 9-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Long Awaited (9-5) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Apr.
Chosen Character (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Behind, good headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders and every chance over 1f out, keeping on same pace in 3rd and held when hit on face with rivals whip inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Flying Applause (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Another Citizen (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Raced stands side, always behind, never on terms, 13th of 14, 20l behind Fast Shot (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Song Of Parkes 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 4l behind Da'quonde (8-7) at Redcar 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in Apr.
Northern Bolt 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 14l behind Al Muheer (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Sea Salt 14-1 (9-5) Close up and raced wide, hung left and weakened from over 2f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind No Poppy (9-9) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Half A Crown (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Made vitually all, ridden 1f out, stayed on well to go clear final furlong, readily, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr beating Besty (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Calypso Cay 22-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, lost place over 1f out, 3rd and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Just The Tonic (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Secret City (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 15, 12l behind Half A Crown (8-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Lizzie (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 10l behind She's A Character (9-3) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Iceblast 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 17l behind Just The Tonic (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.