FEAR OR FAVOUR bolted up in a novice stakes over track and trip two weeks ago having run green when behind subsequent winners Deeds Not Words and Aspirant on debut at Windsor. Clive Cox's colt may not have beaten much and doesn't look particularly well treated but has plenty of scope for further improvement and may be good enough to land this nursery. Sefaat is exposed but was only beaten a head at Ffos Las last month while Pensax Lad won a competitive maiden at Ripon and may be improving. The remainder all disappointed last time.
Corncockle 9-2 (9-7) Keen to post, keen led, headed halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 21l behind Woodland Girl (8-1) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Fear Or Favour (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Bath 6f 2yo nov stk (5) fm in Aug beating China In My Hands (8-9) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Trinity River 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 13l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Minley (9-6) 6th of 11, 5l behind Cockney Bob (8-9) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo clm stks in Aug.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 4-1 (8-2) Led on rail, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again and slight bump last 75 yards, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf beating Expert (9-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Baytown Kestrel 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no impression in 5th final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Hot Streak (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Aug.
Sefaat 7-1 (9-3) Held up in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly closing stages, 2nd of 6, hd behind Intense Feeling (8-11) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Went right start, chased leaders on outside, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Zal Zilhom (9-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Aspirant 5-4fav (8-11) Reluctant to load in stalls, led early, chased leader until wide on bend over 3f out, chased leading pair, ridden along halfway, closed inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol beating Weisse Socken (9-4) by nk, 5 ran.