A couple of these have been winning on the Flat including Gold Chain. She also won a selling hurdle over track and trip back in May. But POETIC VERSE is rated higher than the former on the level and has been placed in better company over timber. She scored at Doncaster last month and can open her account back over obstacles. Rolling Dough had an off-day at Newton Abbot last time but won off a 5lb lower mark here earlier. She's preferred to Faith Jicaro and the remainder.
Poetic Verse 8-15fav (11-6) Tracked leader, challenged on outside 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 3rd and held when hit last, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Big John Cannon (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 3yo clm hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) In touch, headway to lead 4 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 13l behind Hi Tide (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Gold Chain (IRE) 10-3 (10-8) Mid-division, headway 5th, tracked leading pair after 2 out, led after last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gf in May beating Goldie Horn (10-7) by 4l, 8 ran.
Rolling Dough (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, struggling 3 out, weakened 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Bernisdale (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 14 ran.
Noir Girl 10-1 (10-0) Prominent until 3rd, ridden and struggling from 6th, 6th of 12, well behind Sweet Deal (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Solitairy Girl 18-1 (11-4) Towards rear, poor 5th before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 12, well behind According To Sarah (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.