Wayward Glance had a couple of reasonable runs over fences before landing a claiming hurdle at Worcester and this is a drop in grade. However, AP McCoy rode him to that victory and has now switched to BOMBADERO, a winner at Wexford for Denis Cullen and now with Richard Newland. He made his debut for the yard in a class 3 handicap last month and this represents a huge drop. Vimiero landed a novices' handicap at Newton Abbot in August but then finished last of three in a Uttoxeter seller. Lauberhorn won a seller the last time he raced over hurdles while both Castle Beach and Dark Spirit should also be noted in a more competitive seller than normal.
Lauberhorn 5-2 (11-3) In rear, not fluent 1st, jumped left next, not fluent 3rd, soon pushed along, behind from 6th, mistake 2 out, last of 4, 40l behind Cap Elorn (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Made all, ridden and pressed from 2 out, held on well, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep beating Mist The Boat (10-9) by hd, 12 ran.
Vimiero (USA) 5-4fav (11-2) Chased winner, jumped right at times, closed 5th, shaken up and dropped to 3rd when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and found nil, mistake last, last of 3, 14l behind Belle De Fontenay (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Wayward Glance 2-1fav (11-10) Coaxed and cajoled along throughout, ridden to lead after 1st, soon headed, switched right before 3rd, reminder after next, led before 6th, edged right 2 out, driven out, superb ride, won at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug beating Molon Labe (10-12) by 3l, 9 ran.
Bombadero (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Held up in touch on outside, pulled hard, closed 5th, short of room and lost place after next, no impression on leaders after, not fluent 2 out or last, 6th of 7, 7l behind Dartford Warbler (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Sep.
Castle Beach (IRE) 8-11fav (10-12) Prominent, ridden and struggling to keep up with winner when blundered 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, well behind Jonnie Skull (10-9) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Mister Carter (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened after 3 out, 28th of 30, well behind Citizenship (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 in Jan '12.
Pennant Dancer 66-1 (10-0) Not fluent in rear, pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Mia's Anthem (10-4) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Dark Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Behind, headway 3 out, driven to chase leaders before next, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 10, 27l behind Mission Complete (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug.