ANGELOT DU BERLAIS was tailed off at Worcester last month but this is a huge drop in class for Richard Newland's gelding, who should be sharpened up by the application of blinkers. He should be good enough to give the weight to Cartmel runner-up Goldie Horn and Mister Bricolage, who was only beaten a head in a claimer at Worcester last month having shown little in previous attempts under Rules. Fruity Bun has been placed in three of her five runs over timber but is one-paced and the once-raced Scripturist may have more scope.
Angelot Du Berlais (FR) 16-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, reminders and weakened after 6th, tailed off, last of 10, well behind First Avenue (11-11) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Mister Bricolage (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, smooth headway approaching 3 out, tracked leading pair going well 2 out, hard ridden every chance when edged right and bumped flat, went 2nd last strides, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind While You Wait (11-12) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) sft in May.
Scripturist 33-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, weakening when hit 2 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Verano (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Ron Waverly (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 45l behind Duroble Man (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Goldie Horn 5-2 (10-7) Tracked leader, driven between last 2, ridden to lead briefly after last, kept on same pace, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Gold Chain (10-8) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gf in May.
Mrs Puff (IRE) 100-1 (10-4) Took keen hold in rear, never on terms, tailed off, 7th of 9, 38l behind While You Wait (11-12) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) sft in May.
Fruity Bun 25-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, pecked 1st, lost place when mistake 3rd, not fluent 5th, pushed along before 6th, well behind next, 9th of 12, well behind Shubaat (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gs in Mar.