There doesn't look a great deal between Mick Easterby's pair Aerodynamic and Special Mix with preference just for the latter. Dandy Nicholls and Tracy Waggott are other trainers doubly represented in this while there are possibilities about Newmarket third Sardanapalus and the 10-year-old The Osteopath, third at Thirsk last week. But it's about time JONNY LESTERS HAIR was winning another one of these. It's almost two years since Tim Easterby's charge was last in the winner's enclosure but he's 15lb lower now and seems to like it here. Skyfire did finish ahead of the selection last time but that was a messy affair and he may not be able to confirm that form.
Desert Creek (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Reared start, took keen hold in mid-division on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 16, 9l behind Robert The Painter (9-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
The Osteopath (IRE) 28-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong no threat to winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Sound Advice (9-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Chancery (9-11) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Sardanapalus 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway inside final 2f, soon challenged, every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Azma (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Cape Samba (9-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Special Mix 10-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 33l behind Tuscan Fun (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Running Reef (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 13, 11l behind Green Park (8-12) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 13-2 (10-8) Led and soon clear, ridden and headed entering final 2f, soon weakened and rider dropped whip, 6th of 9, 14l behind Pivotman (10-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
No Quarter (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Glenridding (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Skyfire 7-1 (11-1) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 12l behind Pivotman (10-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.