SCOTTSDALE has been progressing nicely in bumpers and won with some ease at Market Rasen last time. That form sets the standard here and he shouldn’t have too much difficulty following up. Rubbing Shoulders can be rated better than the bare result after losing ground at the start on his Downpatrick debut and should improve significantly for the run. Lafterlands is the pick of the newcomers and has to be respected for a trainer with an excellent record in this sphere. Of the rest, Ginny Brig may be capable of improving on her two outings at this course so far if learning to settle better early on.
Scottsdale 11-8fav (10-13) With leaders, led 9f out, headed 7f out, led again 5f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f (6) gd in Jun beating Working Leather (10-13) by 6l, 11 ran.
Ask Shanroe (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Twrds rr, cls 5th 1/2way, clsly grpd 5out, 5th 4out, lft 3rd 2out, no impress bef last, ko onepce, 3rd of 6, 10 1/2l behind Alone No More (12-2) at Taylorstown 3m mdn in May.
Roches Point (IRE) Yeats gelding out of She's A Venture.
Ginny Brig 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 20 1/2l behind Grageelagh Girl (10-7) at Perth 2m (5) gd in Jul.
Lady Samback 25-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, led 3f, led 7f out, headed 6f out, led briefly over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 24 1/2l behind Dory (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m (6) gd in Jun.
Rubbing Shoulders (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Slowly away, soon recovered ground and towards rear, ridden in moderate 8th 4f out and no impression, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 24 1/2l behind Decision Time (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 1f gd in Jun.
Solway Lizzie Tobougg M out of Solway Rose.
Lafterlands (IRE) Azamour gelding out of Madam Gaffer.