BORSDANE WOOD (NAP) took well to the Fibresand last month when landing a maiden by four lengths over track and trip with the re-opposing Creativity further back in third. Karl Burke’s colt looks worth sticking with now handicapping. The remainder all debut at the track though Najm won over 6f at Newcastle a fortnight ago, when Pentewan finished third, and Swinley Forest drops in class along with Big City, who has won in heavy going and may well take to this surface. Kilig gets a change of headgear on the back of improved efforts and is preferred to Iva Reflection.
Borsdane Wood 9-2 (9-5) Prominent, led 4f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Tinnahalla (9-5) by 4l, 10 ran.
Swinley Forest (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Led, headed when ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 20, 21 1/2l behind King's Lynn (8-9) at Doncaster 7f stks (2) gf in Sep.
Iva Reflection (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, hampered 5f out, soon pushed along, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 16 1/4l behind Powertrain (9-7) at Chester 7f (4) gd in Sep.
Najm 16-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Newcastle 6f (5) pol in Sep beating Danny Ocean (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Big City 40-1 (8-9) Raced centre, behind, ridden and outpaced 2f out, never involved, 14th of 17, 10 1/4l behind Aberama Gold (8-8) at Ayr 6f (2) gd in Sep.
Pentewan 16-1 (9-7) In touch towards rear, ridden and headway inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Najm (9-2) at Newcastle 6f (5) pol in Sep.
Creativity 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5 3/4l behind Borsdane Wood (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Kilig 10-1 (9-2) Led narrowly towards stands side rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Kyllwind (9-9) at Newcastle 7f (6) pol in Sep.