Poetic Verse scored over hurdles last month having won over 1m4f on the Flat at Doncaster earlier. But he'll find today's trip short enough and SILVER ALLIANCE is preferred. The latter won over today's trip at Yarmouth in May while Frosty Berry went close in one of these events under today's rider at Newbury last week and can also figure. Jumper Kudu Country may be the pick of the remainder.
Poetic Verse 4-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, held on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Sporting Gold (9-7) by nk, 13 ran.
Silver Alliance 8-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Last Minute Lisa (8-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Kudu Country (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Evervescent (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Obboorr 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 17l behind Woodacre (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Frosty Berry 6-1 (10-2) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Victor's Bet (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Carazam (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Started slowly, well outpaced and pushed along in last pair, headway over 1f out, plugged on final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 8l behind Sophie's Beau (10-9) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Petrify 18-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Victor's Bet (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.