BUTHELEZI, a very decent sort on the Flat when trained by John Gosden, was impressive on his hurdling debut at Aintree. A penalty here will obviously make life tougher but he should have the class to double his tally over timber. King Of The Wolds was no match for Eduard at Newcastle but Malcolm Jefferson's bumper winner will know more now and looks the type to do well this winter. Lexington Bay, on the other hand, hasn't shown much aptitude for hurdling so far though may not have stayed 2m4f at Musselburgh last time.
Buthelezi (USA) 4-1 (11-4) Made all, jumped left at times, clear 3rd until after 6th, not fluent 2 out, stayed on well to come clear again flat, won at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft beating Oscar Magic (11-7) by 7l, 12 ran.
Apolskapart (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 6th, not fluent 3 out, ridden before next, no extra in 3rd from last, 3rd of 10, 27l behind Makbullet (11-5) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Basford Ben 66-1 (11-8) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft, 12 ran.
Everylasting (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, outpaced 5th, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 13, 31l behind Blackwater King (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Firth Of The Clyde 22-1 (10-12) Alway towards rear, tailed off 2 out, 7th of 13, well behind Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Honeypot Lane 40-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway after 4 out, never dangerous, 6th of 15, 36l behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear and keen, weakened from 7th, 9th of 10, well behind Midnight Oscar (10-12) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
King Of The Wolds (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led, headed 4 out, kept on from 3 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 18l behind Eduard (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Kyllachykov (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Led 1f, prominent, ridden over 3f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 11, 8l behind Goldmadchen (9-4) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct (flat).
Lexington Bay (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division in touch, chased leaders on outside after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 11, 21l behind Lord Wishes (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Ultra Du Chatelet (FR) 8-1 (11-0) 4th of 9, well behind United Park (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f 4yo chs hvy in Nov.
Yorkist (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Prominent, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, pulled up before 3rd, saddle slipped, in a race won by Grate Fella (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Nov, 8 ran.
Dubaianswer 16-1 (9-7) Raced wide, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 14l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov (flat).