Gin And Tonic was beaten a long way in a four-runner race at Southwell and looked as though he needed further. Northern Bay had been racing in minor company in France before making his debut for David Pipe at Fontwell where he wasn't fancied on the fast going and finished well beaten. UPSANDDOWNS landed a Kilbeggan bumper a year ago and has joined Evan Williams. He had a run for his new yard here last month and with that behind him can make a successful debut over timber.
Gin And Tonic 8-1 (10-12) In rear in 4th, left 2nd 2 out, blundered last when always well held, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Minella Hero (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Nervous Nineties 14-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 31l behind Theatrical Style (11-9) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Jul.
Northern Bay (GER) 14-1 (10-10) In rear, outpaced from 3 out, 4th of 5, 33l behind My Direction (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Upsanddowns (IRE) 7-4fav (11-8) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Arabic History (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (5) gf in Aug.
Annaroe (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Struggling from 4th, went remote 3rd post, 3rd of 5, 32l behind Mr Burgees (11-0) at Worcester 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gf in Aug.
Calverleigh Court (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, ridden after 5th, well behind from 7th, 5th of 8, well behind Decoy (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Aug.