TEAK went close over hurdles during the week and has every chance back on the level on his earlier fourth at York. This is much easier and he gets the nod. Dr Irv has only a length to find with the selection on running at York and has to come into the reckoning. He makes more appeal than Rosairlie, who went close at Ripon recently, while Major Domo is 3lb higher than when scoring at Newcastle last month but should also go well. Miss Tiger Lily and My Destination are others with a shout.
Gabrial's Star 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 18l behind Eshtyaaq (8-7) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Teak (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on closing stages, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Flashman (8-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Dr Irv 9-1 (8-1) Slowly away, behind, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Flashman (8-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Rosairlie (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance when hung right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 8, hd behind Almagest (9-12) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 4th of 7, 14l behind Moidore (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Major Domo (FR) 11-1 (8-9) Ridden soon after start, not much room over 14f out, towards rear, driven and edged left 3f out, no impression, last of 9, 31l behind Platinum (9-7) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
My Destination (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 14l behind Lemon Pearl (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Miss Tiger Lily 6-1 (9-6) Led over 1f, tracked winner, pushed along 3f out, switched right approaching final 2f, no impression when lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened to 4th final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Pearl Spice (9-3) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Between The Lines (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Vertueux (9-7) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.