TATLISU has been a fine servant to the Fahey team, winning competitive sprint handicaps including an Ayr Silver Cup. He's been finding winning difficult lately but hopefully this easier grade will see him land a seventh success. Richard Fahey knows all about a major danger in Noah Amor as he trained the Kodiac gelding to land three sellers through the shrewdest of placements before the four-year-old moved to David O'Meara. Mishaal is dropped to this grade after a sequence of modest efforts but a return to his best would see him in contention but the other three need to improve on recent runs.
Tatlisu (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Keen close up, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Muscika (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Noah Amor (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, one pace edged left and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Bronze Beau (8-13) at Hamilton 5f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Bernie's Boy 25-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Meshardal (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Mishaal (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders far side, not much room inside final 4f, ridden and weakened 2f out, 18th of 19, 22 3/4l behind Naggers (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp (3) sft in May.
More Beau (USA) 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Henley (9-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Ypres 9-1 (9-6) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Thatcherite (9-10) at Wetherby 5f hcp (6) gf in Jun.