This is easily the best juvenile hurdle of the season so far. Town Mouse had Kitchapoly and Double Jeopardy behind when successful at Huntingdon but now has a penalty to contend with. Hi Candy also beat Kitchapoly last time, at Cartmel, while Fox Norton has his first start for Nick Williams having won in the French provinces in the spring. A number of the newcomers will be expected to win races over the coming months, however, including Couloir Extreme who won twice on the Flat at Windsor in June, though Duroble Man gave the latter 6lb and a beating over 1m2f at Brighton earlier. Jubilee Games won twice as a juvenile but will have his stamina to prove over 2m and ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR has joined a leading NH yard having had just three starts for Ballydoyle. He won over 1m6f at Killarney in July and looks the type to run up a sequence at this level.
Fox Norton (FR) (10-7) 4th of 15, 14l behind King Chop (10-10) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 3yo hdl sft in May.
Kitchapoly (FR) 2-1 (11-5) Held up on outside, headway 2nd, chased leader next, led 3 out, headed before next, one pace flat, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Town Mouse (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Town Mouse 50-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 3 out, led and wandered before next, edged right approaching last, ran on well to draw clear flat, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd beating Walter White (11-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Couloir Extreme (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, faded entering final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Tajheez (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol (flat).
Double Jeopardy 125-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right after 2 out, disputing 4th and one pace when mistake last, weakened flat, 5th of 7, 23l behind Town Mouse (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Duroble Man 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 17l behind Cat O'Mountain (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol (flat).
Jubilee Games 4-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Mandy's Boy (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gf in Aug (flat).
Royal Irish Hussar (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Attempted to make all, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression and dropped to 4th, 4th of 8, 8l behind Dabadiyan (9-1) at Down Royal 1m 5f stks gf in Jul (flat).
Hi Candy (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Led to 1st, with leader, blundered 4th, challenged 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Cartmel 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Kitchapoly (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Shesnotforturning (IRE) 40-1 (7-13) Close 5th on rail, ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 10, 11l behind Charlemagne Diva (8-9) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul (flat).