Mick Slates scored over track and trip last month but his current mark and the fast ground don't look a good combination for him. IRRATIONAL was well beaten over today's trip back in May but has since finished a close-up fourth over 6f at this track and gets another chance now he appears to have hit form. Mad For Fun is another to consider on her earlier short-head defeat over C&D while Eastlands Lad also went very close here last month albeit in soft ground and he never figured in better company at York last time.
Fayr Fall (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) In touch and keen, headway 3f out, led approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind It's A Mans World (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Eastlands Lad (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 10, 6l behind Elegant Flight (8-5) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Morna's Glory 33-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Baheeja (8-11) at Thirsk 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gd.
Mick Slates (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 11l behind Florio Vincitore (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Slenningford 18-1 (8-12) Led stand side group and well on terms, hung right and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Trust Fund Babe (8-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Sir Windsorlot (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 6l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Come Hither 40-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, in rear and never dangerous, 9th of 12, 19l behind Act Your Shoe Size (9-2) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) sft in Jul '11.
Irrational 14-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Oakbrook (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Mad For Fun (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 9l behind Daddy Warbucks (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Becksies 14-1 (8-3) In touch, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Ballista (9-5) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.
Goodfellows Quest (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 13, well behind Niceofyoutotellme (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (4) gd in Apr.
Come To Mind 100-1 (8-3) Always behind, eased over 2f out, last of 15, well behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.