ALKETIOS ran below par at Sandown last month having lost his position early in the race but he's worth another chance in this given he'd beaten a subsequent winner to land a maiden at Haydock before that. Border Bandit has won three of his last four starts but has been upped only 3lb for his latest victory at Ripon where he beat Wannabe King. Green Howard should go well off his current mark but is closely matched with Barren Brook on running at York. Hakuna Matata drops down a grade and is not out of this either.
Border Bandit (USA) 6-4fav (9-12) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul beating Shouranour (9-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Green Howard 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Anderiego (9-8) at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Wannabe King 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leader early, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Border Bandit (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Ready (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out on outer, kept on, 4th of 7, 2l behind Tigers Tale (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Barren Brook 9-1 (9-6) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Anderiego (9-8) at York 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Hakuna Matata 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Genius Boy (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Alketios (GR) 15-8fav (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 15l behind Ogbourne Downs (10-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Evanescent (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Laffan (9-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Commissar 25-1 (8-11) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, 14th of 19, 12l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Dual Mac 8-1 (9-13) Went left start, prominent, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon not much room, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Mu'ajiza (9-8) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
No Poppy (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway and edged left from 2f out, led over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, in command close home, driven out, won at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Maiden Approach (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
World Record (IRE) 5-4fav (9-13) Tracked leader until 3f out, outpaced and no impression final 2f, 5th of 6, 7l behind Hard Core Debt (9-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Potent Embrace (USA) 20-1 (8-1) Led until over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, faded closing stages, 5th of 17, 5l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Epic Voyage (USA) 20-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 18l behind Captain Myles (9-1) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.