Beat The Tide was only beaten half-a-length over course and distance in June but has been rather harshly raised 5lb for that effort. Caledonia has gone up 7lb since getting off the mark on the Flat at Musselburgh while the handicapper appears to have taken a grip on Hallstatt again. HOT SPICE failed in his hat-trick bid at York but was taking on much better opposition. He likes fast conditions so may be worth another chance in this with Fallon on board. Kodicil has won three times on the level but hasn't raced since finishing tailed off over hurdles at Southwell in March.
Beat The Tide 3-1fav (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, chased winner 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Longshadow (8-13) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Caledonia 12-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Enchanted Garden (8-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Hallstatt (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Soon tracking leaders, went 2nd 6f out, ridden over 3f out, no impression on winner and lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Sir Frank Morgan (9-7) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Hot Spice 7-1 (8-4) Led 1f, prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 13l behind Gabrial's King (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Kodicil (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Led until halfway, chased leader, led again 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Embsay Crag (9-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.