NEZAR has the outside draw to contend with but there will be a maximum of seven runners with Fair Ranger already being declared doubtful and William Haggas' charge looks thrown in on his nursery debut. He was finishing best of all in a valuable sales race over 6f at York last week after missing the break and none of his rivals can match that form. Split Rock continues to run well without winning and looks booked for a place again but Intermath will struggle to give weight to the selection and Party Ruler is easily held on York running. Our Gabrial disappointed over this trip on his second start but has since finished second twice over 5f and may settle better now he has more experience, but Know Your Name and Hulcolt will find easier opportunities before the end of the season.
Fair Ranger 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, finished well, never going pace to reach leaders, 10th of 19, 7l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Intermath (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Hiking (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo juv stk (5) gf.
Party Ruler (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, never involved, 16th of 19, 11l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Nezar (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, well behind, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd in group and overall close home, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Split Rock 15-8fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Sandsman's Girl (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Know Your Name 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt and slowly into stride, in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 8, 7l behind Party Ruler (9-0) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Our Gabrial (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) In touch and in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind De Repente (8-8) at Carlisle 5f 2yo hcp (4) sft in Jul.
Hulcolt (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 4th of 15, 1l behind Baileys Forever (8-7) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.