Kingscombe is best on the Fibresand at Southwell and Java Rose is preferred back on this surface. Superciliary is a course and distance winner but hasn't raced since May while Carraig Rock is unproven over the distance. Air Squadron ran well enough for third over 2m1f at Pontefract last time and has leading claims but the vote goes to SABORIDO (NAP). He can race off the same mark as when winning this in 2012, despite carrying a penalty for last week's success at Lingfield.
Saborido (USA) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leader 6f, went 2nd again over 4f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, in command inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug beating Ex Oriente (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Kingscombe (USA) 10-1 (8-6) Broke well, soon tracking leaders, lost place over 3f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Hassle (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Java Rose 14-1 (9-2) Prominent on outside, led 10f out, headed over 8f out, led again over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Precision Strike (8-3) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Carraig Rock 10-1 (9-12) Raced keenly, chased leader, led 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, never going pace of winner and and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Sweetheart Abbey (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Air Squadron 11-8fav (9-10) In touch, headway to track leader 4f out, driven to lead briefly entering final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Beat The Shower (9-0) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Superciliary 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 25l behind Taste The Wine (9-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.