OUTBACK TRAVELLER didn't take long to open his account as he was having only his second start when scoring on the Turf track here. He's taken to follow-up given La Tinta Bay has done her winning in lesser company and came unstuck when stepped up in class at Chester last time. Chord Chart and Exceeder have both gone backwards since running into a place but Sefaat has held her form better and went close at Leicester on her latest outing. Pound Piece won his maiden at Brighton but hasn't raced since June and Lady In Blue makes more appeal.
La Tinta Bay 8-1 (9-4) In touch, headway on wide outside to chase leaders 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, no danger after, 7th of 11, 6l behind Blithe Spirit (8-11) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Chord Chart (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) In rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind See The Sun (9-7) at Thirsk 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Exceeder 7-2 (9-2) In rear, ridden halfway, keeping on when short of room entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Hopefilly (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Outback Traveller (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, with leader, regained narrow lead 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Travis Bickle (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Sefaat 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Got To Dance (8-13) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Donny Rover (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Handwoven (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders early, held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Al Baz (9-0) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Gym Shoes 3-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 6, hd behind Milly's Secret (9-7) at Hamilton 6f 2yo auc hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Penny's Boy 25-1 (8-1) Slowly away, outpaced and behind, headway towards inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 11, 5l behind Blithe Spirit (8-11) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Pound Piece (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Made all, ran on well, ridden out, unchallenged, won at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Jun beating Zafraaj (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Lady In Blue 6-1 (9-2) Dwelt mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Baytown Kestrel (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Royal River 20-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 3l behind Tides Reach (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.