Plenty look to have decent claims in this but Alfred Hutchinson was disappointing at York last time over a longer trip and Oratory appears to have lost his way. Eraada has plenty of scope and makes more appeal than fellow three-year-old Byronic Hero but Sandown third Yojimbo also enters the equation and Fastnet Storm won at Carlisle in June, though was well behind SHADOWTIME at Beverley subsequently. Merchant Of Medici was also well beaten that day so Tracy Waggott's charge could be the one here as he clearly found the ground too soft at Thirsk on Tuesday. Desert Romance was beaten in a Musselburgh claimer on Monday.
Alfred Hutchinson 8-1 (9-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 13th of 18, 19l behind Jawhar (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Yojimbo (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Golden Tempest (9-8) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Oratory (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Very slowly away, in rear, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 12l behind Mirrored (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Pleasant Day (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders 6f, 13th of 15, 16l behind Levitate (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Desert Romance (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, outpaced 3f out, switched outside and headway under pressure over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Just Lille (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gf.
El Bravo 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 16th of 18, 25l behind Jawhar (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Fastnet Storm (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 32l behind Woolston Ferry (8-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 25l behind Mirrored (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Byronic Hero 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 9th of 13, 8l behind Fathsta (9-5) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd in Aug.
Merchant Of Medici 14-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, headway to 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Kalk Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Shadowtime 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 15l behind Multi Bene (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Eraada 10-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 13, 13l behind Famous Poet (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 11l behind Standpoint (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.