River Rye, Abbey Steps and Toledo Gold make most appeal in this nursery handicap and the vote is given to RIVER RYE. The selection did not appear to handle the soft ground at Doncaster last time when she finished down the field in quite a hot race. Prior to that she had been in decent form and she looks to have been found a good opportunity to get her head in front. The slight drop in trip and this faster ground will aid her cause. Abbey Steps did not run his race last time when he trailed in last at Ripon, but he had previously shown solid enough form in maiden company and he remains unexposed. Toledo Gold has plenty of scope for improvement and the easy ground did not suit him last time. The form of his previous Redcar maiden win has worked out well so back on a sound surface today he has to enter calculations. The booking of Jamie Spencer for Dark Lane catches the eye and he could be one to note in the market, but for the winner we will stick with River Rye.
Toledo Gold (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up behind, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Go Go Green (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Dark Lane 10-3fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, led entering final furlong, ran on, ridden out, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug beating Defector (8-11) by a nk, 16 ran.
River Rye (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 16, 11l behind Dream In Waiting (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) sft.
Equinine (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Behind, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lady Rusty (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) sft.
Lisburn (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Led, headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 10l behind Dream In Waiting (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) sft.
Jimwil (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 9l behind Pride of Kings (8-11) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Mabait 8-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 16th of 20, 12l behind One Cool Kitty (8-10) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Amorachy 15-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced halfway, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 18l behind Mazzola (9-7) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Kings Ace (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 11, 9l behind Perfect Pride (8-8) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gf in Aug.
Custard Cream Kid (IRE) 22-1 (8-1) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Night of Fortune (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Abbey Steps (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Chased leaders stand's side, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 20l behind Coleorton Choice (8-8) at Ripon 6f 2yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Especially For You (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, riddea and weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 11, 18l behind Glorious Dreams (8-3) at W'hampton 5f 2yo mdn fll aut (5) pol in May.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Coconut Shy (9-2) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.