Philip Hobbs has his team firing on all cylinders and BRIGHT ABBEY could be the answer to this having beaten Castlemorris King, who has won since and runs earlier on the card, in a handicap at Wincanton in April. Lyssio is a doubtful runner but Odin has to be considered having got off the mark over course and distance at the start of the month and Ulhan Bute got off the mark on his third start for Venetia Williams at Southwell. Danehill Dante fell on his hurdling debut here and may not be the most straightforward.
Lyssio (GER) 11-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, led before 2 out (normal 3 out), clear before omitted last, easily, won at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd beating Ethics Girl (10-0) by 8l, 12 ran.
Odin (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Made all, jumped right 2nd, clear when jumped right and not fluent last, ran on, won at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf beating Imperial Stargazer (10-9) by 6l, 14 ran.
Uhlan Bute (FR) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased leader, led before 2 out, soon clear, shaken up before last, easily, won at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in May beating Officially Modern (10-7) by 13l, 12 ran.
Bright Abbey 7-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, led next, ran on strongly, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr beating Castlemorris King (11-4) by 7l, 11 ran.
Carobello (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off when mistake 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Clan William (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Cloudy Start 80-1 (11-0) Towards rear, struggling 6th, never near leaders, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Red Courtier (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Danehill Dante (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, ridden after 2 out, no impression on winner and just demoted to 3rd when hampered and fell last, in a race won by One Term (11-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep, 7 ran.
Ibiza Sunset (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, behind when mistake 5th, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Royal Guardsman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) In rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Cornish Beau (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol (flat).
Whispering Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Alw pr, not qckn bef 2out, sn bhnd, 4th of 13, well behind Mac's Return (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov.
Geordie Boy 22-1 (9-1) Keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Caterina (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep (flat).