Richard Fahey let someone else have a turn at winning this last year, as he'd won it three years in a row before that, but it could prove business as usual with QUEST FOR SUCCESS today. He arrives on the back of a win at Ayr, won off a higher mark over C&D in September and Paul Hanagan prefers him to stablemates Irish Heartbeat and Brave Prospector. Unusually for him, Dandy Nicholls' only runs two in this, but both Tajneed and Evens And Odds have solid claims on their best form, while Everymanforhimself is also capable at this level. In contrast, recent winners We Have A Dream, Ginger Ted and Roker Park all need to improve if they're to win in this grade.
Tajneed (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Prominent in centre, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 28, 4l behind Six of Hearts (9-7) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jun.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Chased stand side leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression on far side group, 11th of 25, 10l behind Deacon Blues (8-13) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) sft in Jun.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on, no impression, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Masamah (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Lowther 33-1 (9-4) Prominent in centre group, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 21st of 25, 50l behind Manassas (9-0) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jun.
Brave Prospector 33-1 (9-7) Behind, short of room after 2f, never a factor, 10th of 11, 23l behind Our Jonathan (9-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Quest For Success (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden and hard pressed, just held on, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun beating Oldjoesaid (9-0) by shd, 8 ran.
Colonel Mak 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 9th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 10th of 28, 4 1/2l behind Six of Hearts (9-7) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jun.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 20, 6l behind Hoof It (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Keen close up, came stands side over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 12th of 13, 31l behind Law Of The Range (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Roker Park (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) In rear, switched outside and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Star Rover (9-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 6-1fav (9-1) Raced keenly, held up behind, driven and headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, edged right towards finish, 6th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
We Have A Dream 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Mac Gille Eoin (9-2) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Dickie Le Davoir 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 12th of 13, 22l behind Thunderball (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Mirza 20-1 (9-1) In touch, came stands side over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Law Of The Range (9-2) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
Doc Hay (USA) 7-4fav (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio on rail, switched left off rail over 3f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Ritual (9-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.