WAKANDA got off the mark on his debut over hurdles at Sligo in July. He's since joined Sue Smith and can make a winning start for his new yard. Saint Thomas landed a maiden hurdle in good style at Bangor last month and looks a bigger threat than Exclusive Dancer with most of the remainder making their debuts over timber. Satanic Beat is the best of those on the Flat and arrives on the back of a win at Pontefract.
Saint Thomas (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Always prominent, led 2 out, clear approaching last, easily, won at Bangor 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep beating Little Pop (11-0) by 15l, 9 ran.
Wakanda (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Settled in rear, good headway after 3 out to go 3rd next, travelled best to challenge last and soon led, stretched clear run-in, easily, won at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jul beating Roman General (10-11) by 7l, 14 ran.
Crooked Arrow (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 11, 43l behind Loose Preformer (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
District Attorney (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Towards rear, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 6l behind Judicious (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug (flat).
Downtown Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 13l behind Crucis Abbey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul (flat).
Omid 4-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Chancery (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov '11.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 2-1fav (9-10) Made virtully all, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Kyllachy Star (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran (flat).
The Lodge Road (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, well behind Smart Ruler (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Touching History (IRE) 150-1 (9-12) Slowly away, always in rear, last of 10, 27l behind Life Partner (9-4) at Doncaster 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul (flat).
Exclusive Dancer 7-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, prominent, led after 2nd, ridden 2 out, narrow advantge when fell last, in a race won by Experimentalist (11-5) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep, 4 ran.