Only a plater on the level, Bajan Hero was a 33/1 chance when beating Miss Conduct by a length and Newton Abbot and is probably worth opposing under a penalty. David Evans also runs Flat winner Temuco while Khazium looks the pick of Brendan Powell's pair with McCoy in the saddle. It's A Privilege and Za'Lan are other interesting newcomers while Fine Kingdom, third to Indepub at Sedgefield last week, has scope but Underwritten virtually refused to race when favourite at Market Rasen and is now tried in blinkers. THIRD HALF won a 1m2f handicap at Haydock in July for Tom Dascombe and looks the type to do well over timber. Now with Tim Vaughan, he'll have had plenty of schooling and can make a winning start over obstacles.
Bajan Hero 33-1 (10-12) Jumped left, led until 1st, chased leader until before 3 out, rallied next, upsides leader when went left and bumped last, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Miss Conduct (10-5) by 1l, 6 ran.
Fine Kingdom 8-1 (10-12) With leaders, jumped slowly 4th, pushed along and outpaced from 3 out, ridden and kept on from last, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Indepub (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (5) gf.
Friendsinlowplaces 28-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, pushed along after 5th, well beaten before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Hilali (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (3) gd in Aug.
Hunting Gonk 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until ridden 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Red Tyke (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd.
It's A Privilege 15-8 (8-12) Raced wide led narrowly, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Venetian View (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug (flat).
Khazium (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Silver Bullitt (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf (flat).
Snowed In (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Keen left in lead first, clear 4th, ridden 2 out, hit last, soon headed, driven and stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Red Tyke (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd.
Temuco (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up, some headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 14, 25l behind Croeso Mawr (9-1) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug (flat).
Third Half 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 22l behind Al Saham (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug (flat).
Underwritten 15-8fav (10-12) Looked mulish before start, led, tried to refuse jinked left and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Red Tyke (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd, 8 ran.
Za'lan (USA) 13-2 (8-9) Led at steady pace, quickened over 3f out, headed inside final 3f, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 5th of 7, 9l behind The Oil Magnate (10-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul (flat).
Lady Romanza (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along and every chance from 3f out, driven and pressing leader over 1f out, 5th and one pace when hampered final 75 yards, 5th of 13, 5l behind Sir Dylan (8-8) at Bath 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug (flat).