Horses with big weights haven't fared too well in this race in the past and so preference is for BRIDLE BELLE. Despite showing signs of greenness, Richard Fahey's filly won comfortably on debut at Thirsk. The second, third and fifth home have all scored since and a mark of 82 may underestimate this half-sister to Siyaadah. Mariachi Man and Fred Willetts may be slightly flattered by Ripon wins where both raced on the best ground, and a bigger danger might be My Freedom. Godolphin will be keen to start this meeting with a bang and this 260,000 Euros purchase was well-backed before winning cosily at Nottingham last month. Orientalist chases a fourth win in a month and is a big player if quickly turned out after York, Rerouted has been given a break since encountering defeat at Newmarket but his form is excellent, whilst Byronic's form also reads well and cheek-pieces may add another couple of pounds of improvement. Catalyze, the blinkered Planet Waves, and the consistent Whisper Louise look the best of the rest.
Rerouted (USA) 15-8fav (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Memen (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Orientalist 7-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, led over 1f out, soon under pressure, driven out, won at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating El Torbellino (8-2) by hd, 9 ran.
My Freedom (IRE) 7-4 (9-3) Held up in touch, shaken up to lead over 1f out, ran on, comfortably, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Enthusing (9-3) by 3l, 7 ran.
Byronic (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, hung right under pressure over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Glen's Diamond (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Whisper Louise (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Ishbelle (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo auc hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Catalyze 3-1 (8-9) Made all, soon hanging left, ridden well over 1f out, in command final furlong, ran on well, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug beating Sagramor (8-9) by 4l, 14 ran.
Bridle Belle 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hampered over 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Thirsk 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gd in Jul beating Regal Kiss (9-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Mariachi Man 5-1 (8-11) Raced far side, led, well on terms, ridden and overall leader over 1f out, driven clear, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Aug beating Intrusion (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bowermaster (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to press leader over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Jehanbux (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Planet Waves (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Soon led, hard driven and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Glen's Diamond (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Reginald Claude 10-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden and slightly hampered 2f out, switched right and weakened soon after, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Veil Of Night (8-1) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Raced far side, made all, driven clear final furlong, readily, won at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Aug beating Whats For Pudding (8-11) by 8l, 17 ran.
King Kurt (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Led narrowly, headed over 4f out, driven and outpaced on outside over 2f out, soon lost place, hung left and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 14l behind The Mellor Fella (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.