The experience of Hexham second Izbushka should stand him in good stead. Philip Kirby acquired Istimraar from Godolphin after he won a Wolverhampton maiden in October but he hasn't shown much in two starts this season on the Flat for his new yard. GOODBYE DANCER won a minor contest over 1m3f in the French Provinces in April and should do well at the winter game. He can make a winning start as none of the others make much appeal.
Big Kenny 10-1 (10-9) Held up, hampered 2nd, jumped slowly 6th, effort when mistake 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 32l behind Gimme Five (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Goodbye Dancer (FR) Dragon Dancer gelding out of Maribia Bella.
Halloween Moon 16-1 (8-2) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 4th post, 4th of 9, 9l behind It's All A Game (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May (flat).
Istimraar (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 26l behind Farquhar (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May (flat).
Izbushka (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, reminder after 2nd, went 2nd before 4th, closed 3 out, led before 2 out where not fluent, headed when mistake last, no impression flat, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Come On Sunshine (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs.
L'es Fremantle (FR) 66-1 (8-5) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders, bumped after 2f, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 4th of 5, 46l behind Nick The Odds (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb (flat).
Zephyr 7-2 (8-12) Awkwardly away in touch in rear, switched left over 2f out, soon hung left, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, ran on towards finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Zanouska (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May (flat).
Ain't No Surprise (IRE) 4-7fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind El Duque (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb (flat).