Hayek is a credit to connections and defied a new career-high mark to beat Satwa Laird at Ripon 11 days ago. The runner-up is entitled to get closer here, however, on more favourable terms. It's A Man World rattled up a hat-trick last month and goes particularly well here while Main Beach was only beaten half-a-length off this mark at Redcar two weeks ago and makes more appeal than Beverley second Sunnyside Tom, who mostly competes in claimers nowadays. CONO ZUR has been hard to predict since scoring at Haydock in May but has the ability to go very close in this if consenting to put his best foot forward and could be a bit of value in the betting market.
Hayek 6-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on and held on towards finish, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug beating Satwa Laird (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Satwa Laird 13-2 (9-7) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Hayek (9-6) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Cono Zur (FR) 20-1 (9-3) Ridden forward to set strong pace, headed over 3f out, weakened quickly, 10th of 11, 22l behind Star Links (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Spanish Plume 20-1 (9-8) Soon chased leaders on outer, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Position (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Main Beach 12-1 (9-5) Went left start, held up in rear, ridden and headway inside final 2f, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Ingleby Exceed (9-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
It's A Mans World 17-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside 5f out, went 3rd 2f out, tracked leader soon after, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug beating Prophesy (9-2) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Silver Rime (FR) 15-2 (8-12) Raced centre, held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Medici Time (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Point North (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, soon tailed off, last of 7, 37l behind Mingun Bell (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jul.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 9-2fav (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Fathsta (9-5) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd in Aug.
Dolphin Rock 7-2fav (9-1) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, no extra final furlong, 7th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ingleby Exceed (9-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Pirate Chest (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Mid-division, under pressure over 4f out, soon behind, eased over 1f out, last of 12, 47l behind New Hampshire (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Steel Stockholder 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
L'astre De Choisir (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, towards rear, one pace from over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 11l behind Mirrored (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Piceno (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Al Muheer (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Thatcherite (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) In touch, ridden over 3f out, one pace over 1f out, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Horatio Carter (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.