Chester winner Ibsaar should appreciate today's extra furlong and the betting will give a good indication of what's expected from him on his reappearance, while Doncaster maiden winner Miss Boops also returns from a lay-off after finishing last in a Listed event at Sandown in July. Spartic doesn't look good enough, while School For Scandal has proved vulnerable to a more progressive type in the past and SHE AIN'T A SAINT fits that description. Jane Chapple-Hyams' filly improved on her debut effort at Newmarket to beat subsequent winner Albaraka at Kempton in January and can go on to better things here.
Ibsaar 9-2fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Capaill Liath (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Sep.
Miss Boops (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio, ridden inside final 3f, weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Lily Again (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
She Ain't A Saint 3-1 (8-10) Made all, quickened 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, eased close home, won at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan beating Albaraka (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
School For Scandal (IRE) 1-5fav (8-7) Made all, clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol beating Why So Serious (9-10) by 8l, 4 ran.
Spartic 8-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, pressed leader 1f out, every chance until weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 8, 3l behind Flynn's Boy (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.