ENGLISH SUMMER scored over track and trip in June. He's 7lb higher today but went close at Haydock last time and George Chaloner's allowance will help his cause. Spanish Plume hails from last year's winning yard and won over 1m2f here last month but Odin has looked high enough in the weights since landing a double on the Polytrack. Cool Sky won at Sandown when last racing on the Flat and, fit from hurdling, makes more appeal than Rio's Rosanna and Notarised.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, effort near side over 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 15, 8l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Cool Sky 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, led on bit over 1f out, ran on, won at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun '13 beating Spice Fair (9-1) by 1l, 10 ran.
Odin (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Gabrial The Hero (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
English Summer 5-1 (9-7) In touch, headway and not clear run 2f out, clipped heels and stumbled over 1f out, squeezed between horses inside final furlong, ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Precision Strike (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Spanish Plume 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 34l behind Dance King (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Notarised 4-1 (9-3) Led 1f, soon settled in 3rd until 4f out, chased leaders, ridden and hung right well over 1f out, 4th and held when squeezed out final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 4l behind Trip To Paris (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.