ALBAHR (NAP) stuck on well to score over course and distance over a month ago, after which the son of Dubawi was gelded five days later. He should go on improving and Frankie Dettori - on a rare Saturday night north - is booked by Godolphin. Tudor has shaped well enough on both starts, although he looks as if he'll need to improve again. He's highly likely to benefit from this seventh furlong. The record of Tom Dascombe at this track is there for all to see and his Box To Box came home quite nicely over this trip in a Sandown maiden and is going the right way. The market should sort out the newcomers, of which Hypersonical appeals most on paper.
Albahr 5-6fav (9-5) Soon led, headed over 5f out, pressed leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led again well inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Haydock 7f stks (4) gf in Jun beating Whitefeathersfall (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Box To Box (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, wide home turn, lost 2nd 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out,, 4th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Sonny Liston (9-2) at Sandown 7f stks (4) gd in Jul.
Fast And Loose No Nay Never colt out of Madam Valentine.
Greatness Awaits (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Top Act.
Hypersonical (IRE) Kingman colt out of Flying Fairies.
Melos (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always in rear, last of 10, 14 1/4l behind Oneforthegutter (9-5) at Haydock 6f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Oh Great (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Sonny Liston (9-2) at Sandown 7f stks (4) gd in Jul.
Tudor (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader until pushed along halfway, tracked leaders, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Spitting Feathers (9-5) at Carlisle 6f stks (4) gf in Jun.
Tylos (FR) Night Of Thunder colt out of New Arrival.
Vince Lombardi 125-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up rear of mid-division, effort on inside over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12 1/2l behind Albahr (9-5) at Haydock 7f stks (4) gf in Jun.