MAN OF LEISURE had been progressive over hurdles before a couple of failed attempts at chasing. He easily dispatched First In The Queue at Market Rasen in July and is only 3lb higher than his latest victory as he reverts to the smaller obstacles. Dartford Warbler is going the right way but has been upped 12lb for last month's win at Cartmel while Social Realism has been raised a further 6lb in the weights but more pertinently is upped in class today after scoring at Ffos Las recently. Di Kaprio won a seller here in June but was well beaten in handicap company last time.
Man Of Leisure 4-7fav (11-3) Led until blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Cinevator (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gf in Aug, 4 ran.
First In The Queue (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) In touch in 4th, headway before 4 out, with leaders 3 out, soon left 2nd, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Man Of Leisure (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Jul.
Dartford Warbler (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, easily, won at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug beating Bright Abbey (11-6) by 8l, 14 ran.
Dooney Rock (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression, 8th of 14, 14l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl gs in Aug.
Social Realism (IRE) 13-8 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 3rd, hit 5th, clear when hit 2 out, eased flat, comfortable, won at Ffos Las 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug beating Great Oak (11-9) by 18l, 3 ran.
Di Kaprio (FR) 9-1 (10-11) Led, headed 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next, 5th of 7, 37l behind Don't Be Late (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Aug.
Bombadero (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Waited with, soon in mid-division, niggled along from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 8th of 20, 17l behind Aladdins Cave (10-13) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
Teak (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Tracked leader until after 4th, slightly outpaced before 2 out, stayed on approaching last, soon went 3rd, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Kangaroo Court (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gf.