Ewell Place ended a two-year barren spell with a victory at Ayr last time and is overlooked off a higher mark today. No Quarter won a lowly seller at Thirsk and is even harder to fancy but Al Muheer drops further down the weights and could bounce back at any time. FAZZA has been competing in better company than this for most of the year and it may be his turn today given he was beaten less than a length over track and trip last month when Space War was well beaten.
Fazza 6-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 1f out, faded towards finish, 5th of 8, 4l behind Kiwi Bay (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Al Muheer (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra and headed towards finish, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 6, 1l behind My Son Max (9-2) at Beverley 7f claim (6) gs.
Ewell Place (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Held up in mid-division, good headway on wide outside tracking leaders halfway, 2nd over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, just held on, won at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gs beating Dansili Dutch (9-9) by hd, 10 ran.
Thankyou Very Much 4-1 (9-9) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 11, 9l behind No Poppy (9-10) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Space War 22-1 (9-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 23l behind Ellaal (10-0) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mister Marcasite 14-1 (9-7) Led centre group, ridden 3f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 15l behind Tiger Jim (9-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
No Quarter (IRE) 6-4fav (9-10) Close up, took keen hold, switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on, won at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Benidorm (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Steel Stockholder 18-1 (9-8) Raced wide in touch, weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Thankyou Very Much (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Janaab (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression and soon weakened, 9th of 11, 14l behind Always Resolute (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Running Reef (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up behind, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 5l behind Warfare (9-8) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Charles De Mille 11-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd over 4f out until weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Flying Power (9-9) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd.
Lady Liz 50-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leader until pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, 6th of 9, 15l behind Duelling Dragon (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn auc stks (5) gs.