The frustrating Dylan Mouth has every chance at the weights but has yet to win outside of Italy and it remains to be seen if this longer trips helps. ST MICHEL flopped in last year’s Cesarewitch but was third in the Doncaster Cup before that and Sir Mark Prescott’s charge should go close on these terms if running somewhere near the same level. Harrison competed in pattern races for most of last year without winning while Fabricate won a handicap at Leicester in October and finished well ahead of a below par Ballynanty at Newcastle last time.
St Michel 13-2jfav (8-6) Took keen hold, in touch, went 2nd 6f out, travelling well 4f out, pushed along and lost 2nd 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 17th of 33, 19 1/2l behind Sweet Selection (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Fabricate 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 14, 33 1/4l behind Wild Hacked (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Ballynanty (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Towards rear, edged left after about 1f, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, dist behind Wild Hacked (9-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Dylan Mouth (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon led and set good pace, raced wide 1st 4f, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 7th of 8, 8 3/4l behind Muntahaa (8-13) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Apr.
Harrison 40-1 (9-1) Held up, towards rear, outpaced when hampered well over 3f out, no danger after, 6th of 9, 20 3/4l behind Harbour Law (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Sep.