IT'S A MANS WORLD won this last year and landed another victory over the track and trip in May. He's struggled at the weights subsequently but the handicapper has released his grip slightly and he can complete the double. Fazza scored over the course and distance last May and disappointed after the inevitable weight rise but the assessor gave him a chance at Pontefract and he took it well. He's only up 4lb so should be in the firing-line again. Tiger Reigns wasn't too far behind in that latter event and is 6lb better off so could prove a threat but Toga Tiger's best recent form has been on Polytrack and Invincible Hero is held by the selection on their run here in May.
Rustic Deacon 18-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden entering final 2f, weakened soon after, eased, 9th of 10, 33l behind Labienus (9-4) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Invincible Hero (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Graphic (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 12, 16l behind Sofias Number One (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Alakhan (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, moderate progress inside final furlong, never in contention, 9th of 16, 12l behind Take Two (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) In touch, headway over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra closing stages, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Party Royal (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Sound Advice 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, took keen hold, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Le Chat D'or (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Tiger Reigns 18-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Fazza (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Went right start mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Tellovoi (8-10) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
The Osteopath (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, not clear run from over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 7l behind Fazza (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
It's A Mans World 10-1 (10-1) Always behind, 9th of 12, 15l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-11) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Kuwait Star 7-1 (9-3) Awkwardly away and slow into stride, always in rear, 12th of 15, 9l behind West Leake Hare (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Fazza 16-1 (8-9) Dwelt towards rear, headway on inside approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Junket (8-12) by shd, 10 ran.
Piceno (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Took keen hold chasing leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 12, 6l behind Athletic (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Obboorr 8-1 (9-9) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 2l behind Save The Bees (9-8) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dark Ocean (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 2f out, kepty on same pace, never reached leaders, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Meshardal (GER) 13-2 (9-1) Held up in touch and keen, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind King Kurt (9-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.