A tricky opener with the highest rated horses out of sorts but hoping for a return to form dropped in class. That includes BEST OF ORDER, a winner in testing ground at Doncaster in May off a mark of 92. He's preferred over today's trip to the sprinter Doc Hay, who was rated 102 at the start of the year. Conry has been racing in claimers without success this season but course regular Eeny Mac could take advantage if the others fail to run anywhere near their marks. The remainder are hard to fancy on these terms.
Best Of Order (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, soon driven, no impression and weakened from over 1f out, 8th of 10, 18l behind Cornrow (9-6) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Doc Hay (USA) 10-1 (9-8) Raced stand side, chased leaders, hung badly right from halfway soon in far side group, weakened and eased well over 1f out, last of 20, 20l behind Duke Cosimo (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
Conry (IRE) 13-8fav (10-6) Restrained start, pulled hard in rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, driven into onepaced 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Rasselas (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gd.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sophisticated Heir (9-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, took keen hold, driven on outside over 2f out, some headway final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Smart Alec (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Dialogue 12-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 16, 5l behind Kimbali (9-1) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf in Jul.
Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd and hung over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bon Port (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Rasselas (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Behind, hit rail after about 3f, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 11l behind The Osteopath (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 1f clm stks (5) sft.
Thrust Control (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Smart Alec (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.