HEPWORTH hasn't raced for over a year but went very close to scoring on his debut at Doncaster and can make a winning return if running anywhere near the same level. Elysian disappointed over C&D last month and the jury is out on her at present while Omar Khayyam has had his chances and was returned a losing favourite at Wolverhampton last week. Gabrial's Hope finished a tailed-off fourth at Chester last time and bumper winner Jaques Vert makes his belated debut on the Flat.
Jaques Vert (FR) 4-1fav (11-10) Held up mid-division and keen, headway 6th, ridden 2 out, weakened before last, 7th of 11, 24l behind Moufatango (11-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr '11.
Pastures New 22-1 (9-1) Mid-division, under pressure halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, not much room over 2f out, soon hard ridden and one pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind Taro Tywod (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 22-1 (9-3) Took keen hold early, held up in 4th, ridden 4f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Livery (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) hvy in Sep.
Omar Khayyam 5-4fav (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, looking for gap over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and soon every chance, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Thecornishcockney (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Elysian 3-1 (8-12) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Suegioo (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Hepworth 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on and closed as winner hung badly left to far rail inside final furlong, clear 2nd best, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Reckoning (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Oct '11.
Let's Confer 66-1 (8-12) Slowly away, soon prominent, hard driven over 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 35l behind Suegioo (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.