Trackattack gets the vote over Port Of Mogan, Papillon de Iena and Lupin to name but a few. This is a poor event to get proceedings under way, and only a modest vote goes the way of Trackattack, a selling winner on the Flat at Beverley for Martin Pipe last year. He has failed to impress at all since joining current connections, but ran fairly well when third in a conditional jockeys' contest at Huntingdon just over a month ago, and will handle this right-handed track. Port Of Mogan was a maiden pointer in Ireland and may have been flattered by his proximity to the odds-on Ar An Shron at Worcester. Nevertheless, this is a drop in grade, and he may take a hand. Papillon de Iena gained his last win over fences, and has been very hard to place over timber lately, while Lupin's trainer won this last year, so he merits a small mention. This is not a race that will stay long in the memory afterwards, with Trackattack the suggestion.
Lupin (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, 38l behind Rare Coincidence (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sept.
Morson Boy (USA) 7-1 (11-3) Held up behind, good headway approaching 3 out, led 2 out, hung left and headed soon after last, no extra, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Spirit Of Tenby (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (F) gf in May '05.
Fosroc (USA) 33-1 (10-9) Behind, driven along after 6th, plugged on under pressure from 3 out, 6th of 12, 10l behind Kings Quay (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gf in Sept.
Papillon de Iena (FR) 14-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, headway when stumbled 3f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, no extra flat, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Shared Account (11-5) at N Abbot 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gf in Aug.
Port Of Mogan (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) In touch, led 7th, ridden approaching 2 out, edged left and headed after last, soon hung right, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ar An Shron (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Trackattack 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led 3rd, ridden and headed 3 out, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Snob Wells (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f cnd sll hdl (5) gf in Aug.
Resonance 4-1 (10-3) Held up, ridden 6th, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 11l behind Able King (12-0) at Stratford 2m 3f clm hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Tanning 16-1 (10-10) Chased leaders until lost place 8th, soon well behind, 6th of 10, 12l behind Son of Greek Myth (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Sept.