Osgood was all out to win at Newmarket last time and is 4lb higher today. Botham is only a couple of pound higher than when scoring at Hamilton last year and may figure back on soft ground for the first time since while Call Of Duty is not out of this off his current mark. However, another chance goes to THACKERAY, who ran no sort of race on firm going at Haydock last time but had beaten Hayek by two lengths in soft ground at the same track before that. He can pick-up the winning thread under today's more suitable conditions.
Osgood 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon every chance, led over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Lieutenant Kojak (8-8) by hd, 12 ran.
Watts Up Son 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear and ridden along, headway over 3f out, hung right from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 4l behind Hakuna Matata (9-4) at Carlisle 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Botham (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Silverware (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Smart Step 8-1 (8-5) Led, driven 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Reyamour (9-3) at Chester 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) sft.
Thackeray 4-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no impression 2f out, 9th of 11, 28l behind Cono Zur (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fm in May.
High Resolution 16-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 8th of 9, 21l behind Musnad (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Goodness 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt, in touch, went 3rd over 4f out, ridden and no extra insided final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Al Furat (8-4) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Painted Tail (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 11, 6l behind Act Your Shoe Size (8-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Call of Duty (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind St Ignatius (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd.
Aggravation 7-1 (9-1) In rear, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 7l behind Sapphire Prince (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (5) gf in Oct '09.
Edas 11-2 (9-6) In touch, chased leader over 2f out, soon ridden, lost place over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Talk Of Saafend (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs.