LANGAFEL created a good impression when making a winning debut at Newton Abbot and looks sure to be a better hurdler than Flat performer. He handled that sharp track well and hopefully will be equally effective around another quick circuit, albeit right-handed here. Corporal Jones is the only one without Flat experience but his yard is ticking along nicely and the market should prove informative. Rakish Paddy must improve on his debut and both Subtle Innuendo and No Escape return from considerable absences having shown little form on the level. The Bravest has been out the back on both Flat starts this term but did place on two of three juvenile starts.
Langafel (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Made all, jinked left and slowed into 1st, pushed clear before 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn (4) gs in Jun beating Burristo (11-0) by 9l, 7 ran.
Corporal Jones (IRE) War Command colt out of Bessie Lou.
Rakish Paddy (IRE) 18-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 16 1/4l behind Her Way (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Subtle Innuendo (IRE) 150-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden along and outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 20 1/2l behind Il Bandito (9-5) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
The Bravest (GER) 28-1 (8-13) Slowly away in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10 1/4l behind Fairmac (9-6) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
No Escape 25-1 (9-0) Started slowly, out paced in last pair, never involved, 7th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Rising Star (9-7) at Kempton 1m fll stks (5) pol in Sep.