Coolminx was a ready winner on debut despite running green and should be in close order again here but DORBACK's form from his debut effort is hard to argue with so we'll just side with Henry Candy's charge while Brambleberry now looks exposed in this company. We are willing to forgive the pick's second run last time which came on ground that probably was too soft. On debut he despatched Group Three winner Buzzword easily enough on his way to victory so back on similarly fast ground he has to be taken seriously. His main threat looks to be coming from Coolminx who is a well bred sort from Richard Fahey's yard. A win on his first run came despite plenty of signs improvement should be forthcoming but we don't yet know the value of that form. Brambleberry is yet to show he is as good on turf than he is on Polytrack and looks exposed to a progressive sort as does Camacho Flyer, who may also prefer cut in the ground. This Novice event looks a match with Dorback given a chance to bounce back to winning ways.
Brambleberry 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed halfway, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Six Diamonds (8-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Dorback 8-11fav (9-4) Soon led, ridden and hung left 2f out, soon headed and weakened, last of 6, 14l behind Perfect Ch'i (8-9) at Nottingham 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gs in Aug.
Camacho Flyer (IRE) 6-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, hung right over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 18l behind Micky's Knock Off (8-1) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Coolminx (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Bumped start, with leaders, ridden to lead, ran green and hung left halfway, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, won at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gs beating Walvis Bay (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Burnt Cream 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Tillys Tale (8-7) at Thirsk 5f 2yo stks (4) gd in May.
Fair Bunny 80-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Secret Queen (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gf.