It will be a first run over fences for the gelding, who was bought by Dr John Hollowood - the wealthy backer of Gatflax's trainer, Andy Turnell.
Victory over today's 11 rivals - who include Foundry Lane and Scotton Lane from the yards of the Wetherby specialists Mary Reveley and Tim Easterby respectively - would not go a long way to repaying Gatflax's cost. Today's first prize is pounds 3,782 - just 1.9 per cent of his purchase price.
n The Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Escena is to be sold at auction. Allen Paulson, has included the mare among 50 horses he will send to the Keeneland January sale.Reuse content