Gay Kelleway's Hustle faces no easy task on his hurdling debut in a race that looks to lie between MUTADARREJ and Get It On with preference for the former. The selection showed progressive form for Ian Williams on the flat, winning his last two starts in staying events at Bath before an encouraging run in a maiden hurdle at Worcester when narrowly beaten by Points Of View earlier this month, and he can open his account over timber today. Tim Vaughan's Contradiktive looks nothing out of the ordinary and of more interest may be Gary Moore's Sircozy, who has shown respectable form on the flat and has to be considered on his hurdling debut. Get It On became expensive to follow in Ireland but has shown reasonable form and has to be respected on his first outing for Evan Williams but preference is for Mutadarrej.
Burnbrake 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, progress to chase leaders from 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Fitzolini (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jul (flat).
Get It On (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 3 out, 4th after 2 out, ridden to challenge before last, no extra in 2nd last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind City Hustler (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.
Hustle (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 17l behind Inspirina (10-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gd (flat).
Moonwolf (NZ) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Fitzolini (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jul (flat).
Mulaazem 11-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd before next, led approaching 7th, ridden and headed before next, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Sahrati (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Mutadarrej (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, shaken up in behind horses before 2 out until eased out right flat, ran on well towards finish, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Points of View (10-11) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Topping The Bill 100-1 (10-5) Mistake 3rd, always behind, well tailed after 3 out, last of 7, well behind Russian George (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Contradiktive (IRE) 15-8fav (10-11) In touch, went 2nd 4th, jumped right 5th and when not fluent 3 out, weakened after 2 out, mistake last, 3rd of 6, well behind Tignello (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Nouailhas 100-1 (10-5) Jumped big early, raced keenly, held up behind, outpaced 4 out, under pressure when mistake next, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Miss Franklin (10-7) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Sircozy (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost touch, never dangerous, last of 6, 16l behind Resentful Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol (flat).
Himitas (FR) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 7, well behind Detroit Red (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Reg's Ruby 150-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, jumped path just before 4th, lost place when not fluent next, ran wide bend before 6th, weakened 7th, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Black Annie (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.