Orsippus, Bourne and Lie Forrit have all tasted success at a higher level in the past and it would be no surprise if any of that trip made a successful reappearance. Malin Bay is on a high enough mark at present but stays further than this and his fitness is guaranteed. He should be in the firing-line again while Marmas still has a bit of scope and Howizee usually runs his race. PURCELL'S BRIDGE was still in touch and travelling strongly when falling at Ayr on his latest start at the end of April. He'd looked to be heading in the right direction previously and is fancied to go very close in this with Shaun Dobbin taking off 10lb again.
Orsippus (USA) 16-1 (10-10) Led, mistake 2 out, soon headed, switched right before last, no extra flat, 8th of 20, 10l behind Battle Group (11-9) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Bourne 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, ridden after 8th, 7th after 2 out, no impression, soon well beaten, 7th of 10, 28l behind Lava Lamp (9-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in May.
Lie Forrit (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, reminders after 3rd and 5th, struggling 11th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Handtheprizeover (9-8) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Howizee 2-1 (10-12) Behind, mistake 2nd, soon mid-division, chased leaders 11th, went before 5 out, weakened after next, 3rd of 11, 20l behind Bobble Hat Bob (11-5) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Malin Bay (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, chased winner after 9th, closed but lost 2nd flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Emily's Flyer (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Sep.
Devotion To Duty (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 22l behind Quincy Des Pictons (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Apr.
Trucking Along (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Behind, headway after 3 out, soon weakened, last of 7, 40l behind Up For An Oscar (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Purcell's Bridge (FR) 6-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, fell 8th, in a race won by Arctic Court (10-13) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Marmas 4-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, led 5th, made most after, driven and hard pressed from 2 out, ridden flat, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep beating Cool Baranca (11-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Danceintothelight 50-1 (10-12) In touch, fell 1st, in a race won by Bygones Of Brid (11-5) at Hexham 2m nov chs (4) gd in Jun, 14 ran.