Zero Money won this last year but is 5lb higher today and has plenty to find with a rejuvenated TAX FREE on latest running. The latter also had Doctor Parkes, Mister Manannan and Hazelrigg behind when scoring at York last time and Dandy Nicholls' charge has every chance of following up with a similar effort. Cheviot comes into the reckoning on his earlier conditions race victory at Beverley and Face The Problem has decent claims on this season's form. My Propeller has yet to hit top gear this year but is preferred to Epsom winner Long Awaited if back to his best.
Cheviot (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 14, 12l behind Borderlescott (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Zero Money (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Raced towards far side, chased leaders, driven and chance 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 10th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Doc Hay (USA) 17-2 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, ridden and not much room, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Damika (8-6) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Face The Problem (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear on rails, headway 2f out, not clearest of runs and switched left entering final furlong, ran on to 2nd final 125 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Edge Closer (8-13) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Tax Free (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, held on gamely close home, won at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug beating Mass Rally (9-0) by nk, 19 ran.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 18th of 19, 12l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Moorhouse Lad 100-1 (9-0) With leader, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 7l behind Borderlescott (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Bosun Breese 25-1 (8-10) Led far side, headed by far side over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 19th of 20, 15l behind Pepper Lane (9-1) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
My Propeller (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Inetrobil (8-9) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Long Awaited (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched right halfway, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug beating Fair Value (9-2) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Ballista (9-5) at Chester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Hazelrigg (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 15th of 19, 6l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Blue Jack Evensfav (8-13) Pulled hard early, in touch, headway to chase winner 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Basilica (8-6) at Warwick 6f sell stks (6) gd in Aug.
Master Rooney (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 17, 1l behind Face The Problem (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Doctor Parkes 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 10l behind Ballista (9-5) at Chester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.