Robert Cowell's pair, R Woody and Cardinal, are both nicely handicapped but the former hasn't won for a very long time and there are signs that age is catching up with the latter though he'll enjoy the soft ground. Ginzan finished fourth at Bath on Saturday while Olney Lass filled the same spot at Chepstow last Thursday, though is better over an extra furlong. ROYAL REYAH's last two runs were also over 7f but he did win over this trip at Warwick in April when there was plenty of give in the ground. Stuart Kittow's charge may be fresher than most of these and can make the most of the weight he receives from Aye Aye Skipper and last month's Yarmouth scorer Jungle Bay.
Aye Aye Skipper (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 10l behind Jontleman (8-12) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Jungle Bay 5-1 (9-7) Raced towards stand side tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Diamondhead (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Ginzan 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and every chance when rider dropped whip over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Maglietta Fina (9-5) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
R Woody 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 6l behind First In Command (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Royal Reyah 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Boots And Spurs (9-7) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Amenable (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden halfway, soon outpaced, last of 8, 18l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-7) at Goodwood 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Cardinal 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 11th of 13, 7l behind First In Command (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Olney Lass 7-2fav (9-7) Behind, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Viennese Verse (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.