Purple 'n Gold and Hawdyerwheesht are both winning hurdlers but make their fencing debuts today. Foxtail Hill should improve on his run at Newton Abbot but BROUGHTON, a very useful juvenile hurdler, made a winning start over the larger obstacles at Stratford despite taking time to warm to his task. He may have too much pace for Owen Na View, who was placed over further in a handicap at Southwell last week.
Owen Na View (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, kept on same pace before next, 3rd of 11, 14 1/4l behind Gray Hession (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Broughton (GER) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, challenged 4 out, soon led, clear 2 out, easily, won at Stratford 2m 1f (4) gd in Jul beating Street Entertainer (11-0) by 19l, 3 ran.
Bobonyx 16-1 (10-0) Held up in touch on inside, ridden and weakened before 3 out, last of 9, dist behind Osgood (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Hawdyerwheesht 7-2fav (11-12) With leader and clear off rest from before 2nd, not fluent 3 out, lost 2nd after next, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6 1/4l behind Stand To Reason (10-11) at Stratford 2m hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Always behind, last of 8, 13 1/2l behind English Summer (10-7) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Foxtail Hill (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, effort 4 out, no impression, 4th of 7, 22l behind Dubai Prince (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m (4) gd in Jul.