Zama Zama is getting closer and the handicapper has resisted the temptation to put him up for his latest second at Bangor. He appears to have the beating of Accessallareas on a line through recent course winner Rusty Nail. GORTEENWOOD wasn't winning out of turn at Worcester last month. He's 4lb higher here but that should be manageable and he looks the one to beat. Billeragh Milan has yet to show much in the way of ability.
Zama Zama Evensfav (11-5) Prominent, went 2nd before 7th, ridden before last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Apache Dawn (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Accessallareas (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Led 1st until after 2nd, led next, not fluent 3 out, headed last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Rusty Nail (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gf.
Gorteenwood (IRE) 5-2fav (10-10) Tracked leader, challenged 5 out, switched inside next, led when hit 2 out, ridden and kept on flat, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating Go Ruby Go (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Billeragh Milan (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd approaching 6th, hit 9th, went right next, already lost 2nd when went right again 4 out, weakened and pulled up before next, in a race won by Kyles Faith (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May, 8 ran.