NEXT DOOR stepped up on her debut effort to take third at Thirsk in September. She's likely to have improved in the interim and gets the nod on her return ahead of those with more recent form. That includes Sewn Up, who has been placed here of late but has not shown any real progress, and Black Rider, who has every chance on his third over track and trip last week. Dutch Delight is another likely to finish closer but the selection's stablemate Jofranka is probably best watched.
Island Express (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Danziger (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, wide and ridden in 9th 2f out, no impression, 11th of 18, 10l behind Love Is The Key (9-0) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn stks hvy in Sep.
Black Rider (IRE) 9-4 (8-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Iggy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Proventi 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Tanghan (8-12) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Sewn Up Evensfav (9-7) Progress to go prominent after 1f, led 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Roland (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dutch Delight 33-1 (8-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 5l behind Lead Role (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn fll (5) pol.
Jofranka Paris House filly out of Gypsy Fair.
Next Door (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, lost 2nd place when no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Lady Of The House (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.