MAKYAAL couldn't quite get past Quite A Catch at Chepstow 11 days ago but that looked a stronger contest than this and John Dunlop's colt can open his account here, despite a 3lb weight rise. Hierarch has been sent off favourite for his last two starts but the confidence proved misplaced and David Simcock's four-year-old is still seeking a first win on turf. Zaheeb may have found the ground too soft over C&D last time and should do better today, though he does have a lot of ground to make up if he's to overturn that form with Larkrise Star. Yakama popped up off a higher mark over C&D in May last year but his form since has left a lot to be desired.
Jodawes (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Height of Summer (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Larkrise Star 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, stayed on well, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Ippi N Tombi (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Hierarch (IRE) 10-3fav (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on well, never able to chllenge, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Olney Lass (8-8) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Zaheeb 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 31l behind Ippi N Tombi (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Joyful Sound (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Dwelt, soon recovered to lead, narrowly headed halfway, led again briefly 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 6, 48l behind Newby Lodge (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Nuba (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, plugged on final 2f, 5th of 12, 14l behind Lucky Legs (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Arkaim 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 11th of 15, 17l behind Silver Bullitt (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Makyaal (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, chased winner inside final 2f, strong challenge and upsides inside final furlong, carried head high under pressure edged right not resolute and held closing stages, 2nd of 10, hd behind Quite A Catch (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Yakama (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Slowly away, headway on outer to track leaders after 3f, ridden 2f out, carried left and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Aleqa (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Reveal The Light 66-1 (8-9) Dwelt in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 22l behind Complexion (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Hilltop Artistry 40-1 (9-0) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Tinkerbell Will (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Warden Bond 16-1 (8-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 8l behind Ippi N Tombi (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Lady Valtas 66-1 (8-4) Towards rear, reminders 9f out and 7f out, lost touch 3f out, last of 10, 36l behind Single Lady (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol.