JACKIES SOLITAIRE had clearly benefited from her first run over hurdles when winning at Chepstow. Anthony Honeyball's lightly-raced filly had a bit in hand that day and may well be capable of defying her penalty here. Hi Note won over C&D last month but was then well beaten at Market Rasen and this looks more competitive, while George Woolf and Guards Chapel need to improve again on respective victories at Newton Abbot and Wincanton to figure. Colebrooke has shown a bit of promise but has now had 13 runs on the Flat and over timber without managing to get his head in front and newcomer Parigino may have more scope.
George Woolf 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, chased leader before 2 out, led between last two, ridden out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Captain Sharpe (11-0) by 1l, 4 ran.
Guards Chapel 3-1 (10-7) Tracked clear leading trio and off the pace, closed easily before 2 out, led on inside 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Wincanton 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf beating Freedom Flyer (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.
Black Dragon 100-1 (10-5) Prominent, not fluent 1st, wandered next, mistake 3rd, ridden 3 out, staying on same pace when fluent last, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Toretto (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf.
Colebrooke 9-4 (10-12) Took keen hold, led 2nd until 3rd, not fluent 4th, led 6th, headed 3 out, no impression on winner approaching last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Toretto (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf.
Drawn Free (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Keen close up in rear, ridden 4 out, detached from next, last of 4, well behind George Woolf (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Frederick William 9-2 (9-5) Held up in rear in touch, came stands side over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 6, 6l behind Around The Clock (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug (flat).
Hi Note 7-2 (10-10) Held up in touch, chased winner before 5th, no impression before 2 out, 2nd of 9, 14l behind Arctic Reach (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gd in Sep.
Jackies Solitaire 25-1 (10-0) Held up, headway to 4th before 4 out, challenged 2 out, tracked leader before last, upsides going best when left in lead last, came readily clear flat, won at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Secret Edge (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Parigino (FR) 14-1 (8-12) 4th of 16, 1/2l behind Hail Holy Queen (8-10) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 3yo hcp gs in Jun (flat).
Rasam Aldaar 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, in 4th and held before 2 out, ridden and no impression, 4th of 11, 43l behind Chadford (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs.
Swaninstockwell (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened approaching final 3f, 8th of 12, 16l behind Librettela (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf (flat).