Hayek never seems to run a bad race, though is now on a career-high mark. Last Destination won over this trip at Beverley last month while it would be no surprise to see Satwa Laird bounce back from a below-par effort at Newbury 11 days ago as he's 3lb lower here. Save The Bees finished last at Goodwood on Friday, however, and gets little respite from the handicapper while Rex Romanorum was put up 6lb after winning at Pontefract, though probably has more scope than the majority of these. HORATIO CARTER won easily over C&D last month and his latest sixth at Thirsk was a rare poor run. Weighted to reverse Carlisle running with Hayek, he has the cheekpieces back on and can bounce back to winning ways with Danny Tudhope preferring the top weight to stablemate Count Bertoni.
Horatio Carter 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway under pressure inside final 3f, driven 2f out, soon hung left under pressure and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 15l behind It's A Mans World (8-9) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Satwa Laird 13-2 (10-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 16, 6l behind Mount Abora (8-9) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Save The Bees 15-2 (8-11) Close up on outer, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind The Cayterers (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Hayek 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind First Class (8-13) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul beating Elijah Pepper (10-0) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
I Confess 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Noble Jack (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Count Bertoni (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Saint Thomas (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
River Ardeche 33-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leader until over 4f out, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Muftarres (8-13) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Daunt (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Held up, always in rear, 10th of 12, 16l behind Willbeme (9-9) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Flipping 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 9l behind Chosen Character (9-6) at Haydock 1m app hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Last Destination (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 6l behind Chookie Royale (9-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.