Richard Fahey is fortunate to have George Challoner on board OUR BOY JACK as he rode the four-year-old to victory at Thirsk last time. He gets the vote in a tricky race in which Evanescent will make a bold bid after an impressive all-the-way victory at Pontefract. Monakova couldn't handle a 7lb rise on her four-timer attempt at Hamilton and this is no easier but Green Howard ran so well in the Ayr Bronze Cup that he has to be a threat, especially with Kevin Stott's claim to help. Shesastar is running well and looks another with chances in a wide-open finale.
Yair Hill (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Prominent, raced stand side, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of stand side group, 24th of 27, 15l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
King Torus (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 4l behind Silver Rime (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Green Howard 33-1 (9-1) Mid-division stand side, headway over 2f out, stayed on and just held close home, finished 2nd in stand side group, 2nd of 27, hd behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Dark Castle 11-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 6l behind Pearl Ice (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Evanescent (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Made all, pushed clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Showboating (9-4) by 3l, 9 ran.
King Of Eden (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Playing up in stalls, ridden leaving them, chased leaders, brought slightly wide off home turn, driven over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 19l behind Big Johnny D (9-8) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Best Trip (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Behind stand side, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, finished 4th in stand side group, 4th of 27, 1 3/4l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Snow Bay 20-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Our Boy Jack (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Powerful Presence (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Horsted Keynes (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Ask Dad 16-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened soon after, last of 14, 27l behind Ingleby Angel (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Spin Artist (USA) 20-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Ayaar (8-11) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Shesastar 11-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd final 150 yards, strong challenge in closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Ocean Tempest (9-10) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden 4f out, switched right and headway 2f out, switched right again 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led last strides, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep beating Green Park (8-6) by nk, 13 ran.
Monakova (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 14, 7l behind Dancheur (8-6) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Mon Brav 5-1 (9-5) Towards rear, driven from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 7l behind Bop It (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Printmaker (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, not much room from 2f out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Do The Bosanova (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-95 3yo gd in Sep '11.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 2-1fav (10-0) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 7l behind Robert The Painter (9-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Xilerator (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden 2f out, soon hung left and beaten, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Ashpan Sam (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Dusky Queen (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 5l behind Dancheur (8-6) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Lady Of The House (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 11l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.