WALTER WHITE shrugged off a penalty at Newton Abbot last week to land the odds in good style. He has an extra 7lb to contend with here but there looks plenty more to come and he's preferred to Kitchapoly. The latter won twice in France earlier in the year and showed some promise on his first start for Donald McCain at Cartmel while Hanga Roa won well at Fontwell last time but beat little and will need further improvement to land this. Getaway Car has won a couple of lowly handicaps on the Flat and makes more appeal than fellow hurdling debutant Day In Day Out.
Kitchapoly (FR) 15-8fav (11-5) Led from 1st, pressed 2 out, soon ridden, headed last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hi Candy (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Walter White (IRE) 4-11fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led 2nd, clear before 2 out, very easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Karl Marx (10-12) by 32l, 5 ran.
Hanga Roa (IRE) 4-5fav (10-12) Made all, clear from before 2 out, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Sutton Sid (10-12) by 9l, 7 ran.
Day In Day Out 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Rock Diamond (8-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul (flat).
Double Jeopardy 50-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, some headway 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Sirop De Menthe (10-12) at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Jul, 12 ran.
Getaway Car 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, switched right over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Town Mouse 8-1 (10-7) Whipped around and unseated rider at start, in a race won by Fitzwilly (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jul, 9 ran.