Dropped in trip and back on soft ground, DORMER FLEET is the suggestion to win this competitive nursery, while Walvis Bay and Bossy Kitty are among others considered. The selection is a likeable Kyllachy colt, who should therefore be capable of handling soft ground. John Gosden's inmate has a nice high draw to assist, and with this return to a more suitable trip than at Yarmouth we hope he can revert to winning form. Walvis Bay has been put into his first nursery on a mark of 84, after three consistent maiden runs, two of which showed that he handles cut. This trip is ideal for him at this stage and he is much respected. Bossy Kitty chases a hat-trick, after winning at both Ayr and York, and has gone up 11lbs as a result of those successes. She too acts with cut and over this trip and looks sure to go well if overcoming a lower draw. There are doubts about the ability of both Gouray Girl and Dusty Spirit to handle conditions today, although Bridge Valley should do so but has a poor draw. The latter applies to Richard Hannon's apparent first string Dubai Set, who has to go down the far rail and may not handle it as testing as this. A fascinating contest, where Dormer Fleet is our choice.
Oil Strike 15-8fav (9-3) Led until over 2f out, led again well over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct beating Frequency (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Walvis Bay (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, ridden out, won at York 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct beating George Benjamin (9-3) by 3l, 10 ran.
Gouray Girl (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, hampered after 1f, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Freeforaday (9-4) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-90 (4) pol in Oct.
Dubai Set 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Layla's Hero (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Chased leaders, every chance final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Besty (8-4) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Bathwick Gold (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Behind stands side group, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 22, 32l behind Lucky Like (8-6) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf in Oct.
Bridge Valley 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 18l behind William Morgan (8-9) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Miss Lesley 14-1 (9-0) Outpaced and always behind, 13th of 15, 13l behind Freeforaday (8-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Slight lead to halfway, stayed pressing leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not pace of front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Freeforaday (8-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Anjomarba (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outer, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Mon Cadeaux (9-1) at Salisbury 6f 2yo stks (2) gf in Sep.
Bossy Kitty 11-1 (7-12) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, joined post, won at York 6f 2yo hcp (3) gd in Oct deadheating with Jeannie Galloway (7-13), 12 ran.
Farmers Wish (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, soon not quicken, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Freeforaday (9-4) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-90 (4) pol in Oct.
Flaneur 25-1 (8-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead 2f out, soon headed, rallied towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Bossy Kitty (7-12) at York 6f 2yo hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Lava Lamp (GER) 6-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear and pushed along, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 11l behind Edgewater (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (5) gf in Oct.
Dormer Fleet 11-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Scottish Boogie (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Coolree Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outer, narrow lead halfway, ridden and narrowly headed 1f out, driven and rallied gamely to regain lead towards finish, won at Windsor 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating Bonheurs Art (9-1) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Dusty Spirit 20-1 (9-0) With leaders, hard ridden final furlong, ran on gamely to lead close home, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct beating Excellent Thought (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Felsham 15-2 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Citrus Star (9-4) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (4) gf in Oct.
Maldon Prom (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Slowly away and always behind, 9th of 12, 8l behind Living It Large (9-8) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Our Dream Queen 10-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, made no headway, 11th of 15, 10l behind Freeforaday (8-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.