SYRENKA made her debut in a tough conditions race at Goodwood and will find life easier in this company. She's just preferred to Branson who ran his best race so far when runner-up at Brighton last time. Steelriver wasn't disgraced on his debut at Thirsk and Exit Clause should improve on his opening effort over 6f at this track. Gigli's breeding suggests she'll be better over long trips in time and the same comment applies to fellow newcomer Intermix.
Branson (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 3 1/2l behind Mirsaale (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Steelriver (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Skidby Mill (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Intermix (IRE) Intikhab gelding out of Bermuxa.
Kastini 150-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, losing place when bumped inside final 3f, weakened quickly soon after, last of 18, 12l behind Code Of Honor (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Dividend Dan (IRE) Danroad colt out of Pip'n Judy.
Exit Clause 80-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear on outside, headway over 2f out, edged right and outpaced 1f out, 5th of 11, 9l behind Invincible Warrior (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Amulet 14-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, went 4th 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Tropical Song (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Gigli (IRE) Dylan Thomas filly out of Rainbow Lyrics.
Lilly May (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Detatched in rear, never a factor, 9th of 10, 18l behind Orpha (9-0) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Magic Beat 10-1 (7-13) Prominent, ridden when bumped and lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 40l behind Annina (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf in Sep.
Syrenka 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair until pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, plugged on to 4th final 130 yards, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Penny Rose (9-2) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Sep.