Scribe was successful over 1m5f at Bath last month and also has winning form over this longer trip. Jan Smuts arrives off the back of a decent second at Newcastle but Gold Chain disappointed at Ayr after winning at the same track earlier and finishing second over hurdles at Cartmel. Indepub is undoubtedly better over timber nowadays and hard to catch right. A SOUTHSIDE BOY looks to have plenty in his favour in this, not least Carol Bartley's presence in the saddle. He's eased in grade and has won over 2m4f over hurdles so stamina clearly won't be an issue.
Point The Toes (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out and no impression in 10th 2f out, kept on one pace into 7th final furlong, 7th of 13, 11l behind Gusty Rocky (11-0) at Tramore 1m 6f ladies mdn stks gd in May.
Jan Smuts (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Longshadow (9-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Gold Chain (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure final 2f, never able to challenge, 6th of 7, 8l behind Thorntoun Care (8-12) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 35l behind Albonny (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Scribe (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul beating Lucky Diva (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
A Southside Boy (GER) 12-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 9l behind Snow Squall (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Maybe I Wont 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, plugged on from over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 13, 9l behind Bold Cuffs (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct '12.
Indepub 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (8-9) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Zarosa (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 16l behind Jan Smuts (9-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Danceintothelight 9-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 18l behind Hot Spice (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Pindar (GER) 50-1 (9-3) Led and set strong pace, clear over 6f out until over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened quickly, 6th of 7, 29l behind El Bravo (9-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Kastela Stari 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (8-9) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Sendiym (FR) 25-1 (8-5) Towards rear, headway to chase leading pair 4f out until 3f out, plugged on, 4th of 7, 16l behind Lysino (9-7) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.