Underwritten showed his first real sign of form on the level when upped in distance at Warwick in June and has obvious claims on his hurdling debut, though the visor he wore that day is left off here. We'll take him on with another newcomer, RED TYKE, who hails from a yard in cracking form and has won twice on the Flat, most recently over 1m4f at Catterick in July. Spanish Fork looks the best of those with experience but his progress is being hampered by a reluctance to settle.
Adili (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Wandered into 1st, soon in rear, jumped slowly after, behind 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Halogen (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Altnaharra 8-1 (8-1) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never nearer, 8th of 14, 23l behind Phantom Ranch (8-8) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug (flat).
Hunting Gonk 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Foster's Road (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug (flat).
Red Tyke (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Held up, struggling 4f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 12, 14l behind Passion Planet (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Snowed In (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Prominent, mistake and rider lost irons 2nd, not recover and pulled up before next, in a race won by Halogen (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug, 8 ran.
Spanish Fork (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Dalmo (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gf in Jul, 5 ran.
Underwritten 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, driven to challenge inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind April Ciel (8-10) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun (flat).
Imperial Elegance 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 13, 21l behind Kaiser Wilhelm (9-5) at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul (flat).