Alan Berry's horses are running well at present and SCRIPT can spring a surprise in the finale. The filly didn't stay 6f at Ayr last week but she has a plum draw on this occasion and she can make her presence felt. Majestic Manannan could give her an early battle for the lead. Dandy Nicholls' four-year-old made all at Yarmouth and was well supported ahead of a follow-up bid at Nottingham. Sir Geoffrey has never won at Pontefract though he's seldom far away in races of this nature. El Mcglynn appreciates a bit of give underfoot and Eric Alston's filly returns from an absence some 5lb lower in the weights than when she left. Beauty Pageant has rejoined David Brown and having been the subject of a gamble last time out, a market watch is advised.
Captain Scooby 4-1 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, headway far side over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Imperial Legend (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Raced centre, prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 8l behind Monsieur Jamie (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 10-3fav (9-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra inside final 100 yards, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Close up, challenged over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Circuitous (9-6) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gd.
Baron Run 7-1 (9-0) Steadied start, pulled hard towards rear, headway on outside one pace and no impression final 2f, 5th of 9, 7l behind Duke Cosimo (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
China Excels 20-1 (8-0) Led, headed 3f out, soon ridden, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 6l behind Ziggy Lee (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 9, 4l behind Danzoe (9-4) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Script 13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Dartrix (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, held near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Niceonemyson (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Amenable (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Ingenti (9-0) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rio's Girl 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 14th of 16, 12l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.