La Bacouetteuse showed little interest here last time and is now blinkered. Jonny Delta would have a chance on his best form while Fourth Generation hasn't been running badly and Generous Dream got off the mark when given a real test of stamina at Ripon, though whether she'll prove as effective down in trip and on better ground here is questionable. Nordic Quest travels up from Newmarket on the back of a couple of decent runs on the Polytrack but we'll take a chance that a visor, instead of the usual blinkers, sparks a revival in UKRAINIAN. He's not the most consistent but could get his own way out in front today and has the ability to stay there if in the mood.
Fourth Generation (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on towards finish, no impression, 5th of 7, 9l behind Ukrainian (8-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
La Bacouetteuse (FR) 7-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 19l behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Beat The Shower 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on outer over 4f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Kian's Delight (9-4) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Jonny Delta 5-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 39l behind Solar View (8-3) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Odin's Raven (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 35l behind Albert Bridge (9-12) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Nordic Quest (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up towards rear, good headway on outside to chase leaders over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led well over 1f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, rallied towards finish, always held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Ruscello (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ukrainian (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Keen tracked leader, weakened entering final 3f, last of 10, well behind Headline News (8-13) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Full Speed (GER) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 30l behind Noble Alan (9-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Generous Dream 11-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, reminders over 10f out, headway over 6f out, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug beating Spruzzo (9-10) by 4l, 10 ran.
Silk Drum (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Chookie Hamilton 11-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, closed from 8f out, ridden and lost place over 3f out, last of 10, 25l behind La Bacouetteuse (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.