DISPOUR beat Herod The Great on his hurdling debut at Bangor and the latter had War Lord 13 lengths behind when going one better at Uttoxeter next time. It's difficult to see anything challenging Donald McCain's charge here, despite his penalty, though Innsbruck has plenty of scope as he had Nautical Twilight a long way adrift when winning his one and only start on the Flat at Pontefract last month. Baraboy won an Ayr handicap over 7f three weeks ago and could also make the frame if lasting home.
Dispour (IRE) 8-15fav (10-12) Made all, not fluent 4 out, hard ridden after next, strongly challenged 2 out, stayed on well under pressure, won at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Herod The Great (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Attansky (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden before last, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 16l behind Mixed Message (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gd.
Baraboy (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Viking Warrior (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran (flat).
Innsbruck 50-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, switched towards far side rail and ridden 1f out, soon challenged, stayed on to lead narrowly well inside final furlong, held on, won at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep beating Personable (9-5) by nk, 10 ran (flat).
Marlborough House 15-2 (8-10) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 11l behind Dukes Delight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug (flat).
Roycano 100-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 27l behind Ostaad (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug (flat).
Special Report (IRE) 6-4fav (8-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind McConnell (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f (6) gs in Sep (flat).
War Lord (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, in 3rd and not fluent last, no extra, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Herod The Great (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs.
Erica Starprincess 12-1 (8-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Torero (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs (flat).
Nautical Twilight 150-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Innsbruck (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep (flat).