Goal Hanger was a well-backed favourite for a maiden auction event on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton last month but only beat one home. The alien surface could have been partly to blame for that effort but he has a bit to prove here. Very Fast Blade was back to his best when third at Wolverhampton last time but is 2lb higher now and hasn't a lot of scope. That is in contrast to FAST ON, who still looked a little green when third at Hamilton on his latest start. Ed McMahon's grey wears a visor today and, if that has the desired effect, the top weight should take all the beating.
Fast On (IRE) 4-1 (8-3) Dwelt, went right start, in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Bop It (8-10) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Night Angel (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) With leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Dansili Dutch (8-4) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf.
Goal Hanger Evensfav (8-8) Took keen hold, led, hung right and headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 14l behind Meanwhile (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Two Bridges 25-1 (8-12) With leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 20l behind Chandigarh (8-7) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Gypsy Rider 9-2 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 27l behind Selbaar (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Very First Blade 9-1 (8-11) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Selbaar (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Emma Jean (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 9l behind Miserere Mei (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 2yo fll sell stks (6) pol.
Sweet Ovation 15-2 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in touch, outpaced halfway, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Stepper Point (9-5) at Goodwood 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
First Rebellion 14-1 (8-2) Prominent, chased winner over 4f out, lost 2nd inside final 3f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 9l behind Worth (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Joli Colourful (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Dwelt soon chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Very First Blade (8-11) at Southwell 5f 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Jul.
Arbeejay 250-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Red Alpha (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
High Five Prince (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Soon chased leaders on outside, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Worth (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.