SCRIBE looks the likeliest winner of a poor handicap. He went close over track and trip earlier in the week and has little to beat in this. Dubara Reef will appreciate the return to a longer distance and is preferred to Waldsee, who is getting no nearer despite slipping down the weights. River Du Nord has won twice in Jersey but never figured in similar company here last time, and Tokyo Brown makes more appeal on only his second start of the year given he's been placed over 2m at Kempton off a higher mark.
Scribe (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Set steady pace, quickened pace 4f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Mr Burbidge (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Epic Storm (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Steadied start in touch in rear, headway on outer over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 25l behind Honoured (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Underwritten 40-1 (9-7) Close up, weakened over 5f out, last of 12, well behind Toughness Danon (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
High On A Hill (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, 7th of 12, 25l behind Tracks Of My Tears (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Tokyo Brown (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, faded, 5th of 11, 10l behind Jawaab (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Led, headed 5f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 10, 31l behind Echua (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Celebrian 25-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to track leaders over 6f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Boston Blue (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Waldsee (GER) 5-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Almost Gemini (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
River Du nord (FR) 16-1 (8-12) Held up and behind, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Capriska (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.