Dual bumper winner PLAIN SAILING showed signs of inexperience on his hurdling debut at Newton Abbot but still won a chase cosily. He can only improve and can double up here under a penalty ahead of more exposed course and distance winner Breaking Bits, though the latter didn't run badly in a handicap last time. Good Of Luck and Flashy Star have hinted at ability but Flat winner Lady Barastar finished tailed off on her hurdling debut and winning chaser Shantou Breeze is also likely to struggle.
Breaking Bits (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Led, under pressure when went left 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, no extra, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Party Palace (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Plain Sailing (IRE) 4-6fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 6th, led after 3 out, shaken up when mistake last, edged left and ran on flat, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf beating Kalmbeforethestorm (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Follow The Tracks (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Behind, some headway 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 44l behind Falcarragh (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Golanova 33-1 (11-4) Prominent, driven over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 36l behind Captain Cutter (11-4) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) hvy in Dec.
Imperial Legacy 66-1 (10-4) Jumped left, in touch, lost place before 3rd, struggling from 6th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Benefit Of Youth (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Just Archie (USA) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, 27l behind Rosie Probert (10-10) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
The Kings Assassin (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) In touch, pecked 3rd, not fluent 5th, ridden 7th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Benefit Of Youth (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf in Jul, 10 ran.
Unsist (FR) (10-1) 6th of 7, 22l behind Upsala Collonges (10-6) at Strasbourg(FR) 1m 7f mdn nhf gd in Sep.
Cool Fantasy (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Tracked leader until before 6th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Plain Sailing (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf.
Good of Luck 7-1 (10-11) Held up well in rear, mistake 3rd, tailed off before next, pulled up after, in a race won by Cool Macavity (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 8 ran.
Bedibyes 100-1 (10-2) Chasing leaders when wandered into 2nd, soon dropped to mid-division, weakened and lost place after 4th, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Anay Turge (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Lady Barastar (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) In touch, mistake and awkward 4 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Lienosus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, upsides last, ridden and every chance flat, led final stride, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun beating Quel Bruere (11-7) by shd, 9 ran.
Flashy Star 7-1 (10-1) Tracked winner until 5th, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, 26l behind Sea Lord (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.