prominent on outside, pushed along 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, never involved
prominent, ridden and edged left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
made all, quickened clear over 1f out, very easily
towards rear, driven 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer
mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
held up in rear, took keen hold, some headway 2f out, never on terms
prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong
chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd and kept on same pace inside final furlong
dwelt, held up in rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden and edged left, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner
mid-division, switched right and closed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong
Sir Michael Stoute has an excellent record on the Knavesmire and frequently runs promising sorts in competitive handicaps. On this occasion it's the Dansili colt, HAKKA, who arrives with just a couple of runs on Tapeta to his name. The actual form means little in such a well-contested affair but this looks a fair mark for his handicap debut and he's presumably thought well of by his master trainer. He looks the sort to make up into a useful four-year-old and can follow up a smooth Wolverhampton success last time. Intiwin and Simply Shining give Richard Fahey, who does well here, a strong hand, with both benefiting from the allowances of talented apprentices. David O' Meara is another man to always note in York handicaps but he doesn't make life easy for punters by sending out a trio of contenders, of which He's No Saint makes greatest appeal and could well emerge as the main danger to the selection.
Johnno 12-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always behind, last of 14, 30 1/2l behind Ocean Tempest (10-1) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Hanseatic 4-6fav (9-7) Made all, shaken up to assert and edged left over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in May beating Muharrer (9-2) by 3l, 6 ran.
Navajo Chief 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 15 3/4l behind Express Himself (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) gf in Jun.
He's No Saint 5-1fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 15, 3l behind Ifwecan (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Thornaby Nash 9-4fav (9-12) Midfield, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 9 1/2l behind Dubai Dynamo (10-0) at Ripon 1m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Simply Shining (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Birdman (9-12) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) sft in Jul.
Grandest 12-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, not much room and hampered over 1f out, no impression after, stayed on same pace, 6th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Anya (10-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Jun.
Intiwin (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, every chance when carried right and hampered inside final furlong, just held, awarded race, 2nd of 6, shd behind Get Knotted (8-10) at Ayr 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Hakka 15-8fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led when gifted clear run on inside over 2f out, driven out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun beating Important Message (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Woody Bay 10-3fav (10-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Who's Shirl (8-13) at Doncaster 7f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Spryt (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Sakhee's Return (9-8) at York 7f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Strong Man 9-2 (9-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, found extra towards finish, won at Beverley 1m hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Naoise (9-11) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Assault On Rome (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp (3) gd in Jul.