ODDYSEY won at Redcar on her return to action and is taken to defy a 6lb rise as this looks no tougher. However, it is more competitive than the races Goldstorm has been winning on the Polytrack and the latter will have to find further progress to land her hat-trick. Modern Romance scored at Roscommon for Dermot Weld and new trainer Marco Botti will no doubt find a race for her before long. However, the remainder are harder to fancy with the likes of Lisiere, Westwiththenight and Savanna Days ending last season looking high enough in the weights.
Oddysey (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Close center, led over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Two For Two (9-0) by hd, 10 ran.
Hurricane Lady (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt switched left to over 6f out to race centre, in rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 15, 8l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (9-1) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Lisiere (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Close up in 4th, improved to chase winner 3f out, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish but always looked held, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Marford Missile (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 3yo clm (5) gs in Oct.
Westwiththenight (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Towards rear, steady headway from over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 19l behind Gallipot (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Savanna Days (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Rockalong (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Modern Romance (IRE) 7-4 (8-12) Led, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, challenged under 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra close home, 2nd of 3, 3/4l behind Colour Of Love (9-8) at Tipperary 7f fll stks hvy in Aug.
Goldstorm 15-8fav (9-6) Held up well in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating California English (9-5) by ns, 10 ran.
Askaud (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Tadabeer (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 4l behind Balti's Sister (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.