Satwa Laird's last three wins have all been over 7f on the Polytrack, including last Monday's win at Wolverhampton, and he carries a penalty for that success today. A chance is taken on OSGOOD despite his inconsistency as this looks less competitive than the race he won at Newmarket in June. Matavia Bay scored at Nottingham in the same month but could only manage third off today's mark at this track last time while it was soft ground when Cane Cat popped up at Leicester earlier. Effigy could make the frame on his best form though he's been below par so far this year.
Satwa Laird 5-2fav (9-12) Chased leader over 1f, went 2nd again on inside over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Unlimited (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Osgood 9-2fav (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 12l behind Watts Up Son (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Ssafa 18-1 (9-5) Soon chasing leader, chased new leader entering final 3f until ridden 2f out, driven in 3rd until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Hurakan (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Matavia Bay (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner, held over 1f out, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Shades Of Grey (9-1) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Edgewater (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 16l behind Top Frock (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Blue Maisey 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, slightly hampered 6f out, driven along on rails and stayed on final 2f, unable to quicken in closing stages, 5th of 14, 2l behind Juvenal (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Effigy 7-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Sammy Alexander (9-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 3-1fav (10-0) Led over 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Sedgwick (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Cane Cat (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Cuckoo Rock (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Menadati (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Know No Fear (8-10) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Mount Abora (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Sedgwick (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 11l behind Candycakes (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Victorian Number (FR) 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 7th over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mac Tiernan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Smarty Time 20-1 (8-13) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 19l behind Amba (9-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf.
Market Puzzle (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 9, 6l behind Bold Cross (9-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf.
Having A Ball 5-1fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Ansells Pride (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.