BATHWICK SCANNO was beaten less than three lengths on his hurdling debut at Hexham in June and probably ran up to that form when again second at Newton Abbot following a break. That's the best form on offer and David Pipe's charge should make it third-time lucky here. Kissing Clara has never won outside of selling class but did have Reach Out behind when successful at Stratford last month though, along with Freedom Flyer, finished behind Alfraamsey at the same track earlier. Colebrook wasn't disgraced on his debut at Market Rasen and can probably do better so should make the frame here.
Alfraamsey 9-2 (10-9) Led, hard ridden and strongly challenged 3 out, headed next, rallied and every chance last, just failed, 2nd of 7, hd behind Captain Sharpe (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Bathwick Scanno (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Led, jumped left and not fluent 5th, ridden after 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, stayed on, held flat, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dark Spirit (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf.
Black Dragon Iceman gelding out of My Valentina.
Colebrooke 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, 4th and beaten when not fluent last, 4th of 8, 11l behind Royal Bonsai (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Daddyow 33-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and hung left 3f out, 11th of 12, 34l behind Colinca's Lad (8-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul (flat).
Freedom Flyer (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led, wandered 1st, mistake 3 out, soon headed, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 8, 34l behind Lady Chloe (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Aug.
King Of Cassis 7-1 (8-8) Raced stands side, chased leaders, hard driven halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 9l behind Peppercorn Rent (8-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in Jul '10 (flat).
Kissing Clara (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, effort 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 7, 26l behind Captain Sharpe (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Reach Out 25-1 (10-12) Led narrowly, blundered 3rd, headed before next, lost place 5th, soon behind, no chance from 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Hi Note (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gf.
Sinadinou 11-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Arctic Reach (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gf in Aug, 7 ran.