SKIPPER ROBIN represents an in form yard and while the ground is something of an imponderable, he is in receipt of all the allowances on his hurdling debut. Rubipresent sets a stiff standard off a mark of 120 though he is carrying a double winners penalty for two successes at Market Rasen. Rudanphast bids for a four timer having landed two bumpers and dotted up on his hurdling intro at Newton Abbot. Get It On should appreciate this step up in trip having appeared to find the extended two miles at Huntingdon to be plenty sharp. Panama Canal is an ex-pointer who has recently crossed the Irish Sea to join Charlie Pogson under rules.
Rubipresent (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led until before 2nd where hampered by leader and stumbled, led 3rd, soon headed, pecked 5th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied from 2 out, led and rider dropped whip flat, stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Bucephalus (11-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Rudanphast (IRE) 15-8fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, clear before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Red Current (10-5) by 9l, 10 ran.
Get It On (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway 4th, not fluent 3 out, led after 2 out, hit last, soon headed and edged right, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Sircozy (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Panama Canal (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Alw cl up, lft ld bef 2out, adv last, sn hdd, not go with wnr, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Malin Head (12-0) at Necarne 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Skipper Robin (FR) 3-1 (10-6) Held up in touch, headway 7f out to chase leaders, led over 3f out, stayed on well, won at Perth 2m NH flat (5) sft in Apr beating Forcefield (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Didbrook 8-1 (10-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, challenged 6th, led 3 out, soon hard pressed, ridden and edged left after last, headed flat, no extra, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Great Mates (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Winter Holly 25-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, took keen hold, saddle slipped and pulled up after 2nd, in a race won by Cailin Na Ri (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 9 ran.
Goodwill Phil 20-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders after, weakened into modest 5th when fell last, in a race won by Cat Six (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar, 11 ran.