Haajes finished ahead of Captain Royale when runner-up at Thirsk last time but will need to be quickly away from his inside draw to avoid being shuffled back. Pontefract winner Majestic Manannan, Scoreline and Medici Time have their own problems to overcome from the high side of the draw while Mey Blossom is upped in class after finishing fourth here. But TOM SAWYER posted a better effort when a close-up third at Musselburgh last time and he gets a tentative vote with Ortac Rock dropping back to 5f for the first time on his belated seasonal debut.
Ortac Rock (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Mid-division, soon outpaced, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Commanche (9-2) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) hvy in Oct.
Ambitious Icarus 7-1 (9-10) Chased winner, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Tom Sawyer 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 100 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Captain Royale (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Go Go Green (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Noble Asset 5-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, hung right and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Innocently (9-4) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Haajes 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, not clear run over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, soon switched left, ran on and every chance, just held, 2nd of 14, ns behind Go Go Green (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Scoreline 11-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Lucky Times (8-12) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Made all, ridden and hard pressed inside final 2f, held on gamely final furlong, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Pabusar (9-1) by 1l, 10 ran.
Where The Boys Are (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden to lead and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Jamboree Girl (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Medici Time 10-1 (8-6) Dwelt always in rear, 9th of 11, 6l behind Moonspring (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Hello Beautiful (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Led and keen, headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Lexi's Hero (9-10) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Niceonemyson 17-2 (8-5) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Layla's Hero (9-7) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mey Blossom 8-1 (8-4) Held up, edged left 2f out, headway over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, switched left and stayed on near finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Mister Manannan (9-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.