Flycatcher went close off today's mark last time but is upped in class. Meeting Waters has a bit to prove over today's longer distance and Mitchelton also has something to prove after a couple of woeful efforts. Trixie Malone has every chance back over a mile having landed a hat-trick at the start of the season, but ODDYSEY is just preferred. She won last year's renewal and now back on a winning mark after a good effort at Windsor last week, Michael Dods' mare can come good again.
Monakova (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Showboating (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Oddysey (IRE) 7-4 (9-7) Tracked leader unntil halfway, chased leaders, outpaced in rear over 3f out, rallied on wide outside well over 1f out, went 2nd final 100 yards and closed on winner, always just held, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Waveguide (8-4) at Windsor 1m fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
Trixie Malone 85-40fav (9-0) Prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Fanoos (9-7) at Leicester 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
No Poppy (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Mid-division, hung left and lost place from 5f out, well beaten over 3f out, last of 8, 23l behind Eeny Mac (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Just The Tonic 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 9l behind Bachotheque (8-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Meeting Waters 7-2 (9-5) Went left start, led until ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Bridie Ffrench (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in May.
Mitchelton (FR) 15-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 12l behind My Spirit (8-5) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Flycatcher 9-4fav (9-0) Soon tracking leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 6, ns behind Mayfield Boy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs in May.