A winner at Southwell in the summer, The Distant Lady was upsides the leaders when stumbling and unseating her rider at the last at Perth earlier this month. However, she’s been done favours by a 4lb rise. A former Grade 2 winner, ITS’AFREEBEE was last seen over hurdles finishing second off this mark in March. He is fit from the Flat and should stay this trip on this sharp track. Regarding Ruth goes well fresh and Fricka, a previous course winner, reappeared with a second at Uttoxeter but will have stamina to prove.
Its'afreebee (IRE) 7-2 (9-13) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, hanging left from over 1f out, one pace, no impression, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Author's Dream (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Fricka 28-1 (11-12) Mid-division, pushed along 3 out, stayed on for 2nd towards last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 16l behind Perfect Myth (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) gs in Sep.
The Distant Lady (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up, pushed along and switched right 2 out, travelled besides leaders at last when stumbling and unseating rider, at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Crystal Lad (FR) 4-1 (11-9) Chased leaders on inside, disputing from 8th, ridden after 3 out, weakening when hampered next, 6th of 8, dist behind Jully Les Buxy (11-4) at Lingfield 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Get An Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) In touch, headway 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, not fluent last and no extra run in, 5th of 12, 9l behind Millie Of Mayo (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Regarding Ruth (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, mistake 2 out, pulled up before last, at Ludlow 3m hcp (3) sft in Jan.