Ted's Brother won this last year off a 7lb lower mark. He may still figure this time around but HANALEI BAY makes more appeal. The latter won at Ayr last month and is reunited with winning partner Philip Makin for this having been raised only 3lb. Stablemate Tectonic has a habit of finding at least one too good and Ewell Place suffers from the same problem. Surround Sound has slipped steadily down the weights but just the one win in 19 starts fails to boost confidence.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Stumbled start, always behind, well adrift final 3f, 6th of 7, 45l behind Never Forever (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Hanalei Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Al Khan (9-9) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Tectonic (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final 2f, no chance with winner over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Push Me (9-13) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 13l behind Laffan (9-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Ewell Place (IRE) 5-2fav (9-11) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Dark Crystal (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Silver Duke (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Awkwardly away and slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 12, 29l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
An Chulainn (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Behind, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-8) at Carlisle 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Surround Sound 9-4fav (9-10) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Gambino (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Spavento (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 11l behind Maracuja (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.