The Fahey yard has picked up two of the four previous renewals and is mob handed this year. Paul Hanagan rides Farlow but Personal Touch will appreciate the soft going. Quite a few of the leading contenders have a high draw so that may be the side to concentrate on. HADAJ scored at Beverley last time and is taken to reverse earlier running with Ashpan Sam, who is drawn near the inside rail today. Best Trip could also turn the tables on the latter while the in-form Bop It, Rusty Rocket and Kimberella are others to consider. It remains to be seen if Bondi Beach Boy and Circuitous remain as effective in soft ground while Shady McCoy, Mutafaakir and Tidal's Baby could go well from the low numbers. Algar Lad is also engaged in the 2.20 here today.
Yair Hill (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Steadied start always in rear, 11th of 13, 12l behind Laffan (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Hadaj 3-1 (8-7) Led 1f, ridden to lead again over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Singeur (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Bop It 4-1fav (9-4) Prominent, ridden, hung left and led from over 1f out, soon clear, in no danger after, kept on, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Corporal Maddox (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Ashpan Sam 3-1fav (9-7) Made all, ridden and stayed on strongly inside final furlong, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Showboating (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Farlow (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Raced centre in touch, ridden over 2f out, hung left and ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Skytrain (8-13) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Nasharra (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Raced near side, always behind, 19th of 20, 20l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Best Trip (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ashpan Sam (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Kimberella 10-1 (8-12) Led until over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Cheveton 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, never a factor, 15th of 16, 15l behind Sir Pedro (8-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bondi Beach Boy 4-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, slightly hampered inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hadaj (8-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Half A Billion (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Colonel Mak (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Personal Touch 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear centre group, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 24, 22l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Green Howard 6-1 (9-1) Bumped slightly start, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 8l behind Big Johnny D (9-8) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Mary's Daughter 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th final strides, 4th of 12, 3l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Tatlisu (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) In rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway entering final 2f, soon every chance, kept on, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Mezzotint (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Right Touch 8-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Our Boy Jack (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Shady Mccoy (USA) 5-4fav (9-7) In touch, not clear run and short of room from over 2f out until gap appeared approaching final furlong, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace and just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Tight Fit (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Tidal's Baby 6-1fav (8-8) Chased leading pair on rail, switched left off rail halfway, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Burning Thread (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Lisiere (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and lost place halfway, never dangerous after, 7th of 10, 8l behind Star Pearl (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, made rest, driven out, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Lulu The Zulu (8-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Jinky 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on same inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Feel The Heat (8-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gf.
Indego Blues 4-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway halfway, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well (hand timed), won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Beau Amadeus (8-9) by 3l, 7 ran.
Circuitous 12-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Feel The Heat (8-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gf.
Algar Lad 9-2 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead close home, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Rylee Mooch (9-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Valmina 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, plugged on final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 11, 6l behind Milly's Gift (9-1) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd.