Shumoos won this for Brian Meehan last year and INTIBAAH looks to have been aimed at today's renewal. The Wolverhampton winner followed up with a ready success at Ffos Las and carries his owner's first colours ahead of Odooj. The latter finished a creditable fourth in the Gimcrack at York last time when just ahead of Pearl Acclaim and Richard Hannon's colt had earlier beaten Ashaadd at Ripon. Well Acquainted has claims on his second to Hototo at York with Mister Marc behind and Faithfilly arrives on the back of a Listed win in France, though could have been better drawn for this.
Ashaadd (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Bumped start, led, ridden and edged right 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, always held, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Pearl Acclaim (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo stks (3) gd in Aug.
Boomshackerlacker (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Master Of War (9-0) at Newbury 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Jul.
Glass Office 5-6fav (9-4) Held up, closed 4f out, led over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug beating Hipster (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Hasopop (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon pressing leader, led 4f out until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 8l behind Fantastic Moon (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf.
Intibaah 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, challenged going well halfway, soon led, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug beating Derwent (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Jubilee Brig 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hampered well over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 8th of 14, 6l behind Mary's Daughter (8-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Mister Marc (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 9th of 19, 5l behind Hototo (9-2) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Odooj (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up in touch in mid-division, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no impression until kept on final 150 yards, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Blaine (8-12) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Pearl Acclaim (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Blaine (8-12) at York 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Well Acquainted (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 19, nk behind Hototo (9-2) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Zanetto 15-2 (9-3) Raced centre made all ridden over 1f out, stayed on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug beating Coincidently (8-5) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Faithfilly (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) won at Deauville(FR) 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug beating Rime A Rien (8-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.