Anger Management won a bumper here last month and is obvious interest on his hurdling debut. But CARLTON JACK appears to have the best form on offer having run Super Collider close in a Bangor handicap in the spring. He gets the nod ahead of course and distance second Hallings Comet and Money Money Money, who was a big disappointment when last of four on her hurdles bow over a longer trip at Fontwell. Next Sensation has ability but hasn't been seen since disappointing over fences in April.
Anger Management (IRE) 11-8fav (11-8) Led, ridden, edged left and headed over 1f out, soon beaten, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Cole Harden (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Carlton Jack 6-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, blundered and lost place 4 out, rallied 2 out, stayed on strongly towards finish, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Super Collider (11-1) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Hallings Comet 20-1 (10-12) Pulled hard, soon prominent, led after 2nd, clear and wandered into 3rd, 4th and 5th, headed 3 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner last, 2nd of 14, 10l behind Orthodox Lad (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Next Sensation (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in last, not fluent 1st, always behind, 6th of 7, 35l behind Granville Island (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Quernstone (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 35l behind Holly Martins (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '11 (flat).
The Last Bullit 7-4 (11-7) (tt) held up; chsd wnr 3 out; no imp, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Dunshane (11-7) at Ystradowen 3m ptp fm in Apr '11.
Trakeur (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in 3rd, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, no impression from next, lost 3rd flat, last of 4, 6l behind Falcarragh (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Money Money Money 10-11fav (10-10) Took keen hold, jumped moderately and always in rear, lost touch before 3 out, tailed off, last of 4, 36l behind Lucys Girl (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.