MISTER MANANNAN arrives in flying form. He landed a double at Beverley last month and Kevin Stott's allowance negates most of a 6lb penalty. Boxing Shadows, Haajes and Noodles Blue Boy all have something to find with the selection. Thatcherite is another recent winner at Beverley and has claims dropping back down in class while Ambitious Icarus should show some improvement for his slide down the weights before long. Ypres may prove best of the rest if on a going day.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Dwelt in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Flash City (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Ambitious Icarus 6-1 (9-12) Held up, pushed along 2f out, edged right over 1f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 8, 5l behind Master Bond (9-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Thatcherite (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Compton Park (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Teetotal (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 13l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Ypres 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Poyle Vinnie 2-1fav (9-9) Held up, headway to join leaders halfway, ridden to lead when edged right over 1f out, headed and short of room entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Flash City (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Noodles Blue Boy 8-1 (9-9) Slowly away headway when hampered over 3f out, mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 5l behind Mister Manannan (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Haajes 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, edged left over 3f out, ridden halfway, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 4l behind Mister Manannan (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Boxing Shadows 6-1 (9-11) Towards rear, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Majestic Manannan (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Windforpower (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Classy Anne (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Sunny Side Up (IRE) 9-2fav (10-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 15, 1 1/2l behind My Meteor (9-13) at Carlisle 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.