FAVOURS BRAVE got the better of subsequent Fontwell winner The Lemonpie over C&D last month and looks to be back on track. Tim Easterby has his string firing on all cylinders and the six-year-old can follow up off a 6lb higher mark, though Osgood doesn't look badly treated at present and did win a race on the Flat in June. Claude Carter won by six lengths here last month but was raised a massive 12lb for that success while Toshi's only win in the last three years came in a seller and he's gone up 2lb for finishing second at Perth last month.
King Ozzy (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Mid-division on outside, mistake 5th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind The Fonz (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Claude Carter 7-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, hit 3rd, headway after 3 out, led last, clear flat, easlily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug beating Get Home Now (10-2) by 6l, 11 ran.
Toshi (USA) 6-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led before 2nd, drew clear 2 out, (usual 3 out), driven when reduced advantage before last, soon ridden, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Skylancer (11-12) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Aug.
Favours Brave 10-3fav (11-9) Made all, ridden after last, kept on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug beating The Lemonpie (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Osgood 13-2 (10-7) In touch, led 3 out, ridden between last 2, headed and weakening when blundered last, 5th of 10, 21l behind Tzora (10-10) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, lost place 3 out, weakened next, last of 8, 47l behind Desolait (11-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Oliver's Gold 50-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 7, well behind Avanos (9-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Knight Valliant 25-1 (10-6) Raced keenly, led, clear 3rd until hit 5th, went right next, headed and hit 2 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, 24l behind Vallani (9-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Aug.
Nolecce 16-1 (11-10) In touch, went 3rd 4 out, mistake 3 out, went poor 2nd and mistake last, 2nd of 8, 31l behind Tinseltown (12-4) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.
Front Rank (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, effort to lead narrowly on inside after last (usual 2 out), soon driven, kept on until headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4l behind First Morning (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.