There are a few front-runners in this so the pace should be strong. Bogside Theatre will be one of those at the head of affairs but may get outpaced by a few of these over a trip that's probably short of her best. Shadows Lengthen had a spin on the Flat last month and has scope for improvement over timber, as does Ubi Ace. But this can go EUROPEAN DREAM, who has conditions in his favour today. He's a pound lower than when runner-up to Hunterview in a better race on soft ground at Musselburgh in February and proved his well-being with a brave win over 1m1f on heavy ground on the Flat at Ayr last month. Scriptwriter, Bogside and Empress Orchid all have ability but return from their summer break here.
Puyol (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 15, 49l behind Via Galilei (10-12) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Higgy's Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened next, left 4th 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 8, 8l behind Golden Future (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Bogside Theatre (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Chased leader, close 3rd when fell 6th, in a race won by Act Of Kalanisi (10-0) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb, 11 ran.
Rebel Dancer (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Raced in rear, headway 2 out, never dangerous, 9th of 22, 22l behind Eradicate (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in May.
Shadows Lengthen 4-6fav (11-0) Held up behind, mid-division when fell 5th, in a race won by Scriptwriter (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Ubi Ace 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and keen, chased leaders 3rd, led before 2 out, kept on well to go clear from last, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar beating If I Had Him (10-13) by 5l, 11 ran.
European Dream (IRE) 17-2 (11-2) Held up in rear on outside, stayed on from 3 out but never in contention, 5th of 15, 16l behind Via Galilei (10-12) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Danceintothelight 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, joined leader after 3 out, in 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Attaglance (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Oct.
Touch of Irish 1-2fav (11-6) In touch, headway 2 out, chased winner between last 2, effort before last, ridden and no impression flat, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Glencree (11-6) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr '09.
Scriptwriter (IRE) 11-8fav (11-2) Tracked leader, led 3 out, joined last, stayed on well, in command towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr beating City Ground (10-8) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Bogside (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, took keen hold, mistake 5th, not fluent 3 out, went 3rd after 2 out, kept on same pace, hit last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Plan A (11-12) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Kosta Brava (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Quicuyo (11-7) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.
General Ting (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Towards rear, ridden 2 out, stayed on well from last, 4th of 15, 12l behind Rumble Of Thunder (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Sep.
Empress Orchid 9-2fav (11-7) Led after 1st, mistake 6th, headed 3 out, weakened approaching last, 8th of 11, 19l behind Bocciani (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 2f nov hcp hdl (2) gf in Apr.
Favours Brave .
Little Bob 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 44l behind Weetfromthechaff (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Bocamix (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden when mistake and bumped 3 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 9, 31l behind Be Definite (11-5) at Perth 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in May.
Ouest Eclair (FR) 7-2 (11-0) In touch on inside, mistake and reminders 5th, ridden after next, 3rd 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 11, 23l behind Scriptwriter (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.