CAPTAIN SHARPE was moderate on the Flat but is a better hurdler judged on his two runs here in August, the second of them when battling to victory under Mark Quinlan. He's penalised for that but today's opposition looks weak and he can complete a double. George Woolf has a victory on Polytrack to his credit but has performed badly on both starts over timber and Drawn Free didn't show much on his only start on the level at Lingfield in July. Rainy Champion looked quite promising on his opening runs on the Flat but was beaten a long way on his debut over timber at Fontwell last month.
Captain Sharpe 15-8fav (10-7) Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, headway 3 out, led next, soon challenged, all out, just held on, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Alfraamsey (10-9) by hd, 7 ran.
Drawn Free (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and progress over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind Introvert (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul '10 (flat).
George Woolf 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 25l behind Arctic Reach (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gd in Sep.
Rainy Champion (USA) 7-1 (10-12) In touch on outside, reminders 5th, soon struggling, 3rd and beaten when mistake next, no chance with front pair, tailed off, 3rd of 8, 46l behind Hi Note (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gf in Sep.