Adorable Choice has won three times in her career - twice at 25/1 and once at 33/1 - and is perfectly capable of another big run under a penalty for last week's victory at Pontefract. Lady Sledmere impressed with her victory on soft ground at Newcastle and is progressing nicely though this is a much sterner test while Save The Bees has gone up again after being beaten by Thatcherite, who runs earlier, at Thirsk. St Oswald, who started favourite in the latter event, looks held but SWITCHBACK will surely be given a more positive ride than at Kempton last time where he was held up in the rear before making late headway and gets the nod. Abidhabidubai will find this much tougher than the two recent claimers she has won and Ryedale Dancer's two mid-summer victories were in sellers.
Adorable Choice (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed over 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Opus Maximus (9-3) by hd, 16 ran.
Lady Sledmere (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Took keen hold, prominent, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, ridden out, won at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Aug beating Cookieshake (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Oasis Storm 10-1 (9-0) Went left start, keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 10, 15l behind Judicious (9-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Save The Bees 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place over 6f out, headway over 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon hung left, headed entering final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Thatcherite (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Abidhabidubai 11-8fav (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Carlisle 1m 3yo clm (6) gd in Aug beating Sky Diamond (8-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
Switchback 5-1 (8-7) Towards rear, riden 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 11, 7l behind Trumpington Street (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Iceblast 16-1 (8-7) Always behind, 14th of 18, 17l behind Blues Jazz (8-12) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Ryedale Dancer (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 5f out, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 14, 18l behind Thatcherite (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
St Oswald 9-2fav (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, switched left 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Thatcherite (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.