PACIFY looks a very smart recruit to hurdling even though his campaign to date has been a little low-key. It will be interesting to see how he fares when some of the bigger stables’ novices hit their stride but the seven-year-old can continue winning ways here by giving 7lb to Donald McCain’s mare See The Sea, who is also on a four-timer. Happy B wasn’t beaten far behind a subsequent winner at Worcester last month while Momtalik has joined Phil Middleton having been a four-race maiden on the Flat when with John Gosden.
Pacify 2-7fav (11-10) Made all, clear before 2 out, very easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) gs in Aug beating Fleur Du Weld (10-5) by 30l, 12 ran.
See The Sea (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Keen early, jumped well, made all, shaken up and went clear approaching 2 out, easily, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating The Herds Garden (10-10) by 9l, 6 ran.
Amangiri (IRE) (9-6) 3rd of 8, 5 1/4l behind Lady Magic (8-11) at Munich 1m 2f hcp gd in May.
Court Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up well off the pace in rear, tailed off after 3rd, fell last, at Ffos Las 2m (4) gd in Apr.
Epsom Day (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 5th, slow and well beaten 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon pulled up, at Stratford 2m (3) gd in Jul.
Happy B (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, headway before 2 out, edged left after last, went 3rd, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Dounyapour (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Meagher's Flag (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Towards rear, not always fluent, well behind leaders after 2nd tailed off 5th, 7th of 11, dist behind Highly Prized (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (3) gd in Aug.
Momtalik (USA) 11-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, soon beaten, 5th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Archive (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Painted Cliffs (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon led, pushed along 3f out and joined, headed over 2f out, no extra in 4th from over 1f out, dropped to last on line, last of 5, 5 1/4l behind Air Force Blue (9-3) at Curragh 7f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Sep.