After a short break, HECTOR’S HERE bolted up at Beverley. On that evidence, a 6lb rise looks fully justified and he should go in again here if an outside draw doesn’t prove too much of a disadvantage. Gabrials Boy finished close up at Haydock returning from a lay-off and looks the pick of the Fahey trio. Fairmac certainly wasn’t winning out of turn at Ayr but may be best on fast ground so wouldn’t welcome further rain. Two Brothers is improving and is best of the rest.
Hector's Here 18-1 (9-5) In rear, steady headway when ridden 2f out, rapid headway entering final furlong, ran on strongly to lead close home, won going away, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Jul beating Spiritofthenorth (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Aweedram (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Slowly away, held up in last, headway well over 2f out but plenty to do, switched right and further progress early straight, ran on well from over 1f out, closed well into 4th near finish but no threat to leaders, 4th of 12, 4l behind Berrahri (8-10) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jul.
The New Marwan 12-1 (9-0) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Lucander (9-4) at York 1m (2) sft in Oct.
Set In Stone (IRE) 3-1 (10-3) Held up last, headway into 3rd 4 out, well held when hit 2 out, weakened into remote 4th run-in, 4th of 5, dist behind Burrows Diamond (10-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) gd in Mar.
Fairmac 2-1fav (9-6) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Six Strings (9-13) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bay Of Naples (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, dropped to 3rd over 3f out, pushed along well over 2f out, lost ground entering straight, dropped away well over 1f out, last of 8, 12 3/4l behind Heart Of Soul (10-0) at Chester 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Gabrials Boy 16-1 (9-9) Soon chasing leader, lost 2nd and ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 4th of 8, 1/2l behind Glen Esk (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Pacino 20-1 (9-12) Mid-division, niggled along 3f out, headway under 2f out, ran on steadily from over 1f out, took 4th well inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Lucky Violet (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Hot Team (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Led, niggled along 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened closing stages, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Heart Of Soul (10-0) at Chester 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Two Brothers 12-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase clear winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Tundra (9-12) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Jul.