Emily's Flyer was due to run in a handicap here yesterday and, in any case, would probably struggle to beat KILBREE KID and Ocean Club on these terms. Preference is for Tom George's charge, who won over this trip between the flags and has taken well to hurdling. He's on a hat-trick after a couple of wins over 2m6f at Newton Abbot and can concede 7lb to Brian Ellison's six-year-old. Another recruit from the point-to-point circuit, he won easily at Cartmel before finishing third in a better race at Bangor but may not be as good as his official rating suggests.
Kilbree Kid (IRE) 4-5fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led 4th, soon headed, led again before 7th, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Rob Conti (10-12) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Emily's Flyer (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, led after 2nd, made rest, clear from 3 out, hit last, kept on well, won at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Toye Native (11-12) by 5l, 4 ran.
Ocean Club 5-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, jumped right and not fluent next, outpaced before 4 out, squeezed though on inside and went 3rd after 3 out, plugged on, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Clondaw Draft (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Cobajayisland (IRE) 4-1fav (10-8) Held up in touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Mister Jones (11-1) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Cumbrian Farmer 66-1 (11-0) Mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Bracken House (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) gd in Aug, 6 ran.
Saudi Pearl (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, no impression on leaders from next, 4th of 14, 31l behind Master Of The Game (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in May '12.