Kevin Tobin is back race-riding after taking a sabbatical and could have drawn the plum mount in this in GRIFFIN POINT. Willie Muir's mare, a winner at Bath in August, ran a sound race when third in better company at Goodwood last time and competes off the same mark here. Madame Kintyre finished well behind the selection at Bath but fared better at Ffos Las next time and is nicely treated on her best form. Gaelic Wizard won on the Polytrack last month but is better on that surface and Prince Of Passion and Marvelino have been disappointing lately.
Laura's Bairn 16-1 (9-10) Reared start and went sharply left, detached, last of 11, well behind Tom Sawyer (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Griffin Point (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Raced wide pushed along towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd towards finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led halfway, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Whipphound (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 6-1 (9-8) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, last of 9, 16l behind Pull The Pin (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.
Marvelino 8-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced, last of 9, 17l behind Never A Quarrel (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Madame Kintyre 12-1 (8-11) Always prominent, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Coalburn (8-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leaders until lost place over 4f out, ridden on outside 3f out, never on terms after, 5th of 8, 11l behind Bestfootforward (8-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Give Us A Belle (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, stumbled after 1f, 10th of 11, 33l behind Tom Sawyer (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.