Oddysey handles all types of going but is 8lb higher than last month's win at Haydock and that could count against her. ALKADI has been threatening a return to winning ways off her current mark and should have no trouble taking up her preferred position at the head of affairs from a low draw. She's just preferred to Giorgio's Dragon, who went close in soft ground at Thirsk last month and Only Orsenfoolsies, a runner-up on his last couple of starts. Falcon's Reign finished closer in heavy going at Carlisle last time and has claims if the forecast rain arrives.
Oddysey (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind First Class Favour (9-3) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Alkadi (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 5f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Cockney Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Besito (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, raced on outside and held up, headway on outside 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Educate (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Falcon's Reign (FR) 8-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and edged left 2f out, hung left to stands side approaching final furlong, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Boots And Spurs (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Srinagar Girl 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led soon after, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Dancing Primo (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Only Orsenfoolsies 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind King Of Paradise (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Giorgio's Dragon (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Sardanapalus (9-7) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.