The market will be the best guide to chances of well-bred newcomer Mississippi Blues but he'll have to be useful to get the better of PORGY on his racecourse debut. Brian Ellison's Flat winner may have already had five runs over timber but he ran the useful Royal Bonsai to three lengths at Cartmel in the latest of those and a repeat of that effort would make him hard to beat here. Petie McSweetie won a Fontwell bumper last month and didn't fare badly on his hurdles bow at Huntingdon. He could reverse that form here with the nine-year-old Adorabella while Aurorian and Legend Erry should also improve as they gain experience.
Aurorian (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led before 2nd, headed 4th, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Reve De Nuit (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Blackmore 17-2 (9-2) Dwelt, always towards rear, tailed off over 5f out, 7th of 9, well behind Boss's Destination (9-8) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr (flat).
Kingarrick 13-2 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 6l behind Focail Maith (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct (flat).
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.
Lisselan Galaxy (IRE) (8-11) 98th of 12, 10l behind Glentire (9-5) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f stk gs in Aug '11 (flat).
Mississippi Blues Poliglote gelding out of Allee Sarthoise.
Oriental Cat 33-1 (11-5) Went left 1st, behind, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Kazlian (11-0) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Led until before 2nd, led again 4th, headed 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Reve De Nuit (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Porgy 11-4fav (10-6) Held up in rear, steady headway and in touch 3 out (usual 4 out), challenged and every chance on long run from last (usual 2 out), not pace of winner final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Royal Bonsai (10-13) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Aug.
Prize Point 16-1 (8-5) With leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, faded entering final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Memphis Man (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug (flat).
Adorabella (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Reve De Nuit (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Femme Royale 9-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Chapter Nine (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug (flat).
Maggie Aron 50-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway to go prominent approaching 5th, weakened after 7th, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Dream Function (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Thank You Joy 20-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway when hampered 5th, hampered by loose horse soon after and lost ground, never back on terms, 5th of 12, 37l behind Faith Jicaro (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.