TAE KWON DO is preferred to Straitjacket and Woolston Ferry. This looks something of a minefield for punters to negotiate and the selection is nominal at best. Ed Dunlop's charge showed promise on each of his first two starts with the second coming in a five furlong maiden at this track that was won by a fair sort. He ran below that level of form last time but may fare better now handicapping. Straitjacket hasn't gone on from a promising debut but is another that may be seen to better effect in this sphere and the blinkers may have a positive effect. Woolston Ferry has contested some fair contests and is weighted accordingly but he may find some improvement for this first venture beyond six furlongs. Rocket Rob is progressing well but needs to keep doing so if he's to complete his hat-trick in a tougher contest. Mymateeric ran well in a valuable but modest sales race at the weekend and several of the others have hinted that they possess ability as well. Whether they can deliver on that or not is another matter entirely but Tae Kwon Do is taken to do so. (Ian Ogg)
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace and hung left inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Pure Poetry (8-13) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gd in Jul.
Temperence Hall (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Went right start, with leader, lost 2nd after 2f, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 15l behind Rocket Rob (8-3) at W'hampton 7f 2yo hcp (5) pol.
Straitjacket 10-3 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Sea of Leaves (9-0) at Salisbury 5f 2yo mdn fll (4) gf in Jun.
Cashed Up 18-1 (8-12) Led under stand rail, headed 3f out, soon struggling, last of 9, 19l behind Magical Illusion (8-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp (5) sft.
Tae Kwon Do (USA) 15-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, close up over 1f out, soon edged left and weakened, 4th of 10, 10l behind Nashmiah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc (6) gf.
Hum Cat (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Bumped start, tracked leader, ridden and close up 2f out, weakening when slightly hampered over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Stan's Cool Cat (8-11) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gf in Jul.
Welcome Applause (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 4l behind Aakef (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Going Time (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, last of 10, 17l behind Musical Maze (8-4) at Beverley 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Mymateeric 40-1 (8-11) Awkward stalls, towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, edged left 1f out, ran on, 4th of 16, 1l behind Dark Lane (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Heartsease 33-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, one pace, 6th of 15, 6l behind Acquiesced (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) gs.
Damassin 6-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Serious Attitude (8-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs.
Striding Edge (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Soul Sista (8-11) at Salisbury 6f nov stk (5) gs in Jul.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 3-1 (8-3) Keen, tracked leader over 4f out, led over 1f out, hard pressed, held on final furlong, won at W'hampton 7f 2yo hcp (5) pol beating Josiah Bartlett (8-1) by a ns, 7 ran.
Old Father Zieten 9-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 8, 20l behind Pride of Kings (8-11) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.