A Little Bit Dusty bounced back to winning ways in a seller at Ludlow and should confirm that running with the disappointing Bathwick Scanno. This isn't much better and Tom O'Connor's claim reduces his weight by 5lb so he makes more appeal than Wincanton second Freedom Flyer, who isn't improving. REGGIE PERRIN makes his hurdles bow but showed ability up to 1m4f on the Flat, most significantly when just touched off twice on the Polytrack in August. He wouldn't need to be a world-beater to score here.
A Little Bit Dusty 17-2 (10-13) Mid-division, mistake 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, headway 2 out, challenging when bumped last, soon led, stayed on, won at Ludlow 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) gf beating Symphony Of Love (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Band Of Thunder 15-2 (10-12) Mid-division, hampered 1st, jumped left 2nd, headway 4th, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind A Little Bit Dusty (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Reggie Perrin 3-1fav (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, outpaced and short of room entering final 2f, kept on towards finish, 5th of 11, 5l behind Pinotage (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol (flat).
Freedom Flyer (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Led until 2nd, chased clear leader, mistake 4 out, closed up when lost 2nd 2 out, rallied to 2nd again last, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Guards Chapel (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf.
Bathwick Scanno (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place well before 3 out, 7th of 10, 14l behind A Little Bit Dusty (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) gf.