Far from straightforward as LEAPERS WOOD (NAP) has the best form by far of the five with racecourse experience but is starting to look exposed after four starts. There are representatives from leading northern yards in opposition but the Dods inmate was only beaten a short head last time, handles ground with cut and is worth one more chance. The market should sort out the newcomers but at this stage Alioski, a son of Kodiac, and Gravity Force make most appeal, although it should be noted that the latter has already had wind surgery prior to making this debut. Richard Fahey's Dark Angel filly, Deb's Delight is also of interest and Bal Mal is a possible improver.
Alioski Kodiac gelding out of Luluti.
Bal Mal (FR) 5-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Incinerator (9-5) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
Cassy O (IRE) Camacho gelding out of Hawaajib.
Deb's Delight Dark Angel colt out of Royal Rascal.
Get Boosting Swiss Spirit gelding out of Inagh River.
Herbert Pocket 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 16l behind Repartee (9-5) at York 6f mdn stks (2) gf in May.
Honnold 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always in rear, well beaten final 2f, 6th of 7, 14 3/4l behind Tomfre (9-4) at Pontefract 6f stks (4) gd in Jul.
Leapers Wood 3-1jfav (9-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, challenged well inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind What A Business (8-11) at Nottingham 6f (5) gs in Aug.
Dandy's Angel (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Party Pipit.
Lasting Legacy 25-1 (8-11) Outpaced, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Macho Time (9-8) at Redcar 6f stks (4) gd in Jul.
Somekindasuperstar Fast Company filly out of Passkey.
Gravity Force Fountain Of Youth colt out of Itsinthestars.