made all, clear before 2nd until approaching 5th, hanging right last bend, jumped right and in command from 2 out
chased winner, closed before not fluent 5th, ridden and held from 2 out
took keen hold, chased leaders, dropped off front pair after 2nd, last after 4th, soon tailed off
veering and wandering into the hurdles, chased leaders, dropped off front pair after 2nd, tailed off after 4th
behind, went tailed off 3rd after 4th
Carpool just came up short in a Bangor maiden last month but is no great shakes. Though she receives 13lb from NORDICAN BLEUE, if Isabel Williams’ claim is included, Richard Newland’s filly should double her tally, though has been a short-priced beaten favourite in four of her five starts for the yard so is hardly reliable. Havacuppa and Numberonebeaubow are tackling hurdles for the first time after two runs in bumpers. Sarasota was an 11-race maiden on the Flat.
Nordican Bleue (FR) 4-7fav (11-3) Held up, headway 4th, went 2nd next, ridden after 2 out, no real response, well held flat, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Henrietta Bell (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gd in Jul.
Carpool (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, not clear run after 3 out, headway to go 2nd when jumped right 2 out, challenging when jumped right last, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Glorious Lady (10-12) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Havacuppa 16-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 3 3/4l behind A Book Of Intrigue (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f (5) gs in Jun.
Numberonebeaubow 40-1 (10-10) Keen early, in touch on outside, driven over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, last of 11, dist behind You Caught My Eye (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m (5) gd in Jul.
Sarasota (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final 110 yards, 6th of 8, 7l behind Lady Mascara (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f mdn hcp (5) gf in Aug.