DUBAI GLORY, a useful sort on the Flat, couldn't cope with the experienced Battlecat on her hurdling debut at Fontwell two weeks ago but will have learned from that and the drop in distance shouldn't be a problem. She's getting a lot of weight from dual winner De Faoithesdream, who hasn't been seen since recording a double at Sedgefield and Worcester in May. This may not be far enough for winning pointer Dreamsoftheatre while neither Harting Hill nor Legend Erry showed much on their respective debuts. Once More Dubai was very useful on the Flat in his prime, latterly in Dubai, but is going jumping late in life.
De Faoithesdream (IRE) 5-6fav (11-5) Made all, drew clear on bit between last 2, 6 lengths clear last, well in command flat, heavily eased towards finish, won at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Peaks Of Fire (10-7) by 1l, 10 ran.
Buffalospringfield 100-1 (10-7) Prominent in chasing group, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Stock Hill Fair (11-5) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Alw pr, ld 2out, row, won at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp hvy in Apr beating Four Shuck Men (11-7) by 6l, 15 ran.
Harting Hill 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 46l behind Reve De Nuit (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Suerte Al Salto (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in May.
Legend Erry (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, 5th and beaten when hit last, 5th of 7, 11l behind Surprise Us (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) sft.
Once More Dubai (USA) 33-1 (9-0) 15th of 16, 39l behind Mikhail Glinka (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar (flat).
One Flag Please 12-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, left 2nd after about 2f, ridden 3f out, outpaced by leaders inside final 2f, 4th of 7, 12l behind Kolaphos (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Aug.
Yes Chef 12-1 (10-9) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 9, 39l behind Battlecat (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Dubai Glory 2-1 (10-1) Prominent, not fluent 1st, led 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 9, 15l behind Battlecat (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Tiermore Lass (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) (cp) in tch to 13; to, 4th of 12, well behind Bit Of A Barney (12-0) at Whitfield 3m ptp gs in May.
Wishformore (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leader until 7f out, remained handy 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, weakened inside final 3f, last of 12, 44l behind Royal Dutch (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Aug (flat).