A Little Bit Dusty kept on gamely to deny Memorabilia on his hurdling debut at Fontwell but he may struggle under a penalty in this better race. Luggers Hall has his first start for Tony Carroll having finished second at Galway in August and has to go on the short-list, but Red Riverman is already starting to look exposed and Jackies Solitaire never threatened on debut at Newton Abbot. Major Dance, Secret Edge and Unex Picasso are interesting newcomers, however, but we'll give another chance to the well-bred URBAIN DE SIVOLA. He tried to refuse and unseated James Reveley at the first when favourite on his racecourse debut at Market Rasen but is sure to have had plenty of schooling in the interim and can put that aberration behind him today.
A Little Bit Dusty 7-1 (10-7) Mid-division, hampered 1st, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd 3 out, ridden and 3 lenghts down when not fluent 2 out, switched right and closed flat, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep beating Memorabilia (10-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Kingston Tiger 14-1 (10-5) Held up in 3rd when jumped violently right and almost unseated rider 2nd, not recover, soon pulled up, in a race won by Alfraamsey (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf, 9 ran.
Luggers Hall (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Waited with towards rear, headway in moderate 6th approaching 2 out, soon ridden to close in 3rd and disputed lead before straight, led before last and looked in command, kept on well run-in, caught near finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Sam Bass (10-12) at Galway 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Major Dance 100-1 (9-3) Reminders after start, chased leaders until lost place 3f out, soon behind, 14th of 16, 18l behind Norse Blues (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep '10 (flat).
Red Riverman 11-4 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, not always fluent, headway 5th, stayed on same pace from 2 out, jumped right and mistake last, almost got 2nd, no impression on winner, 3rd of 7, 6l behind The Ice Factor (11-5) at Perth 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Secret Edge 3-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed 12f out, chased leader until pushed along over 3f out, stayed in 3rd and one pace final 2f, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Fire Fighter (9-7) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep (flat).
Unex Picasso 12-1 (9-3) Keen led, headed and short of room entering final 3f, weakened and eased over 1f out, 10th of 14, 36l behind Arch Fire (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Jun (flat).
Urbain De Sivola (FR) 2-1fav (10-12) Jinked right and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Arctic Reach (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gd in Sep, 9 ran.
Jackies Solitaire 3-1 (10-0) Behind, slow 1st, not fluent 3rd, under pressure 4 out, headway when mistake next, soon chasing leaders, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 18l behind Captain Sharpe (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.