A competitive race which can go to RUBY CROWN, Prioryjo seems sure to run her race whilst it will be interesting to see if Switched Off attracts any interest in the ring. Kim Bailey's mare has been in fine form at Towcester of late and can be regarded as a shade unfortunate not to have won both of her last starts as she had the misfortune to bump into the gambled on Jeu De Roseau who formed part of the multiple bet coup that made the headlines. Ruby Crown has another 7lbs to carry but Sean Quinlan reduces the burden by 3lbs and she looks progressive. Prioryjo is a dual course-and-distance winner who arrives in good form but she is on a career-high mark and she has yet to win outside selling company. Switched Off has been struggling under both codes but he did show ability in bumpers, he's operating at a modest level and the blinkers may help to bring about some improvement. Symphonica is relatively unexposed and merits respect given her connections but preference is for the in-form Ruby Crown.
Samizdat (FR) 7-1 (10-2) Took keen hold towards rear, headway when blundered 5th, not fluent 7th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, 35l behind Hearthstead Dream (11-2) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf.
Symphonica (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Prominent and took keen hold, 2nd halfway, driven along in straight and still every chance at last, no extra run-in, 5th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Guzzle An Go (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd.
Border Tale 14-1 (10-9) Led approaching 2nd, ridden and headed last, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 12l behind Beidh Tine Anseo (10-10) at Perth 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf.
Haka Dancer (USA) 5-2fav (11-12) Tracked leader, weakened after 4 out, 10th of 13, 46l behind High Stand Lad (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Nov.
Prioryjo 5-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, challenged 2 out, soon led and clear to before last, ridden flat, kept on until headed towards finish, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Dunaskin (11-1) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gs.
Ruby Crown 11-8fav (11-12) In rear, hit 3rd, headway after 3 out, went 2nd before next, led approaching last, soon in command, won at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf beating Monkhair (10-3) by 6l, 13 ran.
Switched Off 8-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, under pressure halfway, some headway after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 14l behind Shadrack (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Wee Forbees (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led 3rd to after next, soon outpaced by leading pair, weakened and lost place before last, 6th of 10, 38l behind Dunaskin (11-1) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gs.
Midnite Blews (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Led, headed and hit 7th, ridden and weakened approaching last, 10th of 14, 37l behind Maska Pony (10-11) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.