Mysterious Wonder beat Hills Of Dakota at Hamilton last month with Rock Canyon further behind but today's soft ground is a worry. Music Festival finished ahead of Done Dreaming when third at Redcar but he'd also prefer faster going. Black Douglas has place claims again but a tentative vote goes to ORWELLIAN. Bryan Smart's charge is back on a winning mark having shown signs of a revival at Redcar last time and last year's course and distance win came in soft ground.
Little Jimmy Odsox (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, with leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Mercers Row (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Edgy in stalls, early reminders, outpaced and always in rear, 9th of 10, 20l behind Compton Heights (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
My Boy Bill 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, outpaced over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Brynford (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Hills Of Dakota 4-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 9, 5l behind Fol Hollow (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Stoneacre Oskar 22-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, never on terms, 6th of 10, 8l behind Natures Law (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Orwellian 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Beau Satchel 4-1 (9-2) Waited with, some headway when short of room over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Engage The Dance (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Mysterious Wonder 6-1 (8-10) Led after 2f, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep beating Hills Of Dakota (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Black Douglas 4-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Thatcherite (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Done Dreaming (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Mercers Row (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Saxonette 14-1 (8-2) Switched left after start, held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Compton Heights (8-10) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Music Festival (USA) 8-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Mercers Row (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Fol Hollow (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Distant Sun (USA) 16-1 (8-3) In rear, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Pull The Pin (8-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Military Call 28-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 7l behind Goal (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.