ACT YOUR SHOE SIZE is back on a winning mark and gets the speculative vote given the doubts surrounding most of the field. How's Life has found life tough in pattern company of late and is now 18lb higher than when last winning a handicap. Elle Woods and Hot Rod Mamma have struggled off higher marks since scoring earlier in the season and Oddysey's form has taken a dip since landing a double during the summer. Light Rose finished runner-up on the Polytrack recently but is stepping up in class today.
Oddysey (IRE) 18-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, hard driven over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 14l behind Norse Blues (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
How's Life 50-1 (8-11) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 25l behind Artistic Jewel (9-4) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Elle Woods (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Silver Rime (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Went left start, held up in rear, headway towards inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Pacific Heights (9-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Act Your Shoe Size 8-13fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon edged left, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Tabaayun (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (6) gs.
Kickingthelilly 8-1 (9-8) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind First Post (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Simply Shining (IRE) 13-2 (7-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 15l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (8-8) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Light Rose (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, not much room after 1f, led over 1f out, headed and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Take A Note (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Coincidently 20-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Ebony Express (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.