With most of these struggling to find their best, MUHARRER looks to have decent claims. He went close to catching Cosmic Sun at Carlisle last month and Michael Dods' charge has plenty of scope for improvement. A winning hurdler, Teenage Idol ran his best race so far on the Flat when runner-up over a longer trip at Ayr while today's drop in class should help Fennel finish closer as he's only 1lb higher than when scoring at Beverley in April. Royal Peculiar has a chance on his best form on Polytrack but arrives out of sorts as do both Flying Power and Pintrada.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, never involved, 9th of 12, 7l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
War Poet 18-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, outpaced 4f out, beaten and eased final 2f, last of 11, 33l behind Clon Brulee (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Royal Peculiar 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Apr.
Muharrer 2-1fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Cosmic Sun (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Flying Power 25-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader until over 4f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 12, 13l behind Sirvino (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Keep It Cool (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 15l behind Raydari (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr.
Patterning (9-4) 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Diyaraka (8-11) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 4f stk gd in Sep '10.
Dark Dune (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 14, 31l behind Roman Flight (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Pintrada 12-1 (8-7) Steadied start, soon switched left, held up in rear, ridden and hung left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 5l behind Sirvino (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Teenage Idol (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Dwelt held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mister Pagan (10-0) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn stks (4) gd.