Harrison's Star probably has the best form among those to have raced previously, having found just one too good at Sedgefield last time but George Moore's gelding is nothing out of the ordinary and it may be worth taking a chance with hurdling newcomer HOUSTON DYNIMO, who gets the vote with another newcomer Woody Waller looking the main threat. The selection showed a decent level of form on the flat for Kevin Prendergast in Ireland and, sure to have been well schooled by Nicky Richards, he may be too classy for his rivals today. Tim Walford's Banquet is going the right way on the level and could be of interest first time over timber, while Keith Reveley's Cashmere Jack may need more time after just two starts on the level. Woody Waller was capable on the flat from limited opportunities and has to be respected from the in-form Howard Johnson stable but it is Houston Dynimo that gets the verdict.
Agglestone Rock 8-1 (10-12) Held up, headway and in touch 4 out, ridden and outpaced from next, 6th of 11, well behind Silk Drum (10-9) at Kelso 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd.
Banquet (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Led, reminders 6f out, headed over 3f out, rallied to regain lead over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) gd in Aug beating Ambrose Princess (8-10) by 1l, 11 ran (Flat).
Bulas Boy 66-1 (10-12) Led to 2nd, chased leader, weakened approaching last, 7th of 14, 11l behind Graze On And On (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) frm.
Cashmere Jack 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 17, 38l behind Duncan (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stk (5) gs in Sept (Flat).
Harrison's Star 9-1 (10-12) Soon with leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on from last, just held towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Gulf Coast (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf in Sept.
Houston Dynimo (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden 4f out, no extra from 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 12l behind Dirar (9-1) at Downpatrick 1m 4f stk gs in Aug (Flat).
La Fortalesa (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, blundered badly 1st, chased leaders, hampered 4th, weakened last, 5th of 14, 9l behind Graze On And On (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) frm.
Magnushomestwo (IRE) 200-1 (9-0) With leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 12, 8l behind Peter's Storm (9-3) at W'hampton 5f 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Oct '07 (Flat).
Midnite Blews (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, behind, mistake 3rd, weakened from next, 7th of 11, well behind Silk Drum (10-9) at Kelso 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd.
Recoil (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 13, well behind Packers Hill (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f sll (5) gd (Flat).
Woody Waller 7-1 (8-3) Towards rear, effort 3f out, headway and edged right over 1f, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Lost Soldier Three (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcap (3) gs in Sept (Flat).
Pequeno Dinero (IRE) 22-1 (7-13) Behind, ridden 3f out, no response, 9th of 10, 24l behind Apache Nation (8-12) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy (Flat).
Victorias 11-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 5th of 11, well behind Silk Drum (10-9) at Kelso 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd.