Sacred Square gets first-time blinkers after going very close at Leicester last week. He'll figure again if the headgear brings about improvement but THE SCUTTLER is just preferred. A 6lb penalty for Tuesday's win at Pontefract is halved by Charlie Bishop's allowance and he can land a quick double. Peak Storm recorded a double at this track earlier in the year but has looked to be treading water off higher marks in subsequent starts and Offbeat Safaris makes more appeal on the back of a recent second at Bath off today's mark.
Scottish Glen 10-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Cruiser (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Peak Storm 9-2 (9-4) Raced towards far side, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Saint Jerome (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dana's Present 20-1 (9-1) Always behind, 7th of 8, 19l behind Halling Dancer (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Stormbound (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Paphos (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
The Scuttler (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Led early, tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, driven out, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Polar Forest (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Sacred Square (GER) 9-4 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, driven to press winner entering final furlong, carried left and ran on, 2nd of 13, hd behind Lord Franklin (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Offbeat Safaris (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Chased leading trio, headway on outside to 3rd 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on in closing stages, always held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Devon Diva (8-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Another Squeeze 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader until over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 11, 16l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.