Novice chase form at this track is usually worth following and this contest should be no exception. Sue Smith's runs three but all may need this. SUPER DUTY fell when an odds-on favourite in Nuts N Bolts' race over hurdles at Ayr at the start of the year but bounced back to win at Ascot and was then second to the top-class Simonsig in a Grade 2 at Aintree in April. He was the highest rated of these over timber and can make a winning start to his chase career though Bury Parade should be one to watch on the northern circuit this winter. He travelled strongly for a long way on his reappearance at Hexham and has the build of a chaser. Merry King should also do well over fences but Dr Flynn is probably best watched on this occasion, though has won three of his last five over hurdles.
Bury Parade (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders when mistake 4 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 34l behind River Dragon (9-11) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Dr Flynn (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Made all, clear last, drifted left then right flat, ridden out, won at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jun beating Nevertika (10-4) by 12l, 5 ran.
Green Wizard (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld/disp until b mstk & ur 6th, in a race won by Oh Toodles (11-4) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May, 16 ran.
Highland Love 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, reminders 3rd, dropped to rear 6th, behind from 4 out, last of 5, well behind Lord Redsgirth (11-5) at Perth 2m nov chs (4) sft in Jul.
Kent Street (IRE) 11-4fav (11-6) In rear, fell 7th, in a race won by Peachey Moment (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May, 8 ran.
McMurrough (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Held up in touch, mistake 2nd, led narrowly 2 out, headed before last, weakened final 150 yards, 6th of 8, 31l behind Humbie (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in May.
Merry King (IRE) 3-1fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3out, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 12, 21l behind Howizee (10-10) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Nuts N Bolts 4-1 (11-12) Mid-division, struggling 8th, never able to challenge, behind when hit last, 6th of 9, 26l behind Maggio (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f hdl (4) gs.
Super Duty (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, jumped right 4th and 8th, joined when blundered and headed 2 out, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 15l behind Simonsig (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Yurok (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, hit 2nd, lost place 5th, behind 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Saint Are (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr '11, 19 ran.