Trovare looked as though he was hating every minute of his hurdling debut here two weeks ago before eventually unseating Leighton Aspell. He's best watched until showing more of an aptitude for the winter game and preference is for ARAB LEAGUE. A winner four times on the Flat and at his best on good to firm, the six-year-old is sure to have had plenty of schooling at Nicholashayne. New Code was highly tried on his first start over obstacles at Kempton in January and won over 1m4f on the level in April. He is probably the pick of the remainder, though Dragon's Den shaped with some promise at Warwick last November and still just about in touch when falling at Newbury a month later.
Arab League (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 6f out, raced stand side over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Pittodrie Star (9-3) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug (flat).
Dragon's Den (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Towards rear, mistake 1st, headway after 5th, 7th and weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Third Intention (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Dec, 16 ran.
Ede's Dot Com (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, switched right and headway over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on, held by winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Waahej (11-1) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug (flat).
Marju King (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always behind, 7th of 12, well behind World Heritage (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
New Code 22-1 (10-12) Went left 1st, raced keenly, mid-division on inside, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Kazzene (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan.
No Choice (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Cresswell Bramble (10-5) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Perazzi George (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, some headway 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Cresswell Melody (9-10) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
The Society Man (IRE) 28-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, soon detatched, headway after 3 out, never dangerous, moderate 4th, 4th of 7, well behind Kack Handed (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Trovare (USA) 3-1 (10-11) Led or disputed lead until blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Yemeni Princess (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf, 9 ran.
Ajool (USA) 16-1 (9-12) Pulled hard towards rear, headway 6th, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 5th of 9, 13l behind Peppertree Lane (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Inef (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Salient (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul (flat).
Merstone Lady 100-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, reminders and lost place after 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Yemeni Princess (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf, 9 ran.
Michelle (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Led 1f, soon outpaced in rear, well behind final 2f, last of 6, 22l behind Bobby's Doll (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul (flat).
Wulfrida (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway after 5th, weakened well before 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Bullet Man (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.