chased sole rival, outpaced before 2 out, no chance after
made all from sole rival, drew readily clear before 2 out, unextended
MISTER MIYAGI, a dual bumper winner, suffered his only defeat in four starts over hurdles in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham and ended the campaign winning there in April. He's a smart prospect and should have few problems conceding weight to the four-year-old Traditional Dancer, who has been well beaten on the Flat and over timber since runner-up here in May. Oak Vintage landed a novice hurdle at Sedgefield in March but finished lame when tackling handicap company there three weeks later.
Oak Vintage (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, weakened after 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Traditional Dancer (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd over 5f out until pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 21l behind Apres Midi (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Mister Miyagi (IRE) 13-8fav (11-8) Held up in rear, headway going well off last bend, led last, ran on well, clear inside final 100 yards, readily, won at Cheltenham 2m 4f (2) gs in Apr beating Solstice Star (11-8) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.