MISTER TINKTASTIC and Northern Flyer are holding their form well and, of the pair, it is the first-named who is narrowly preferred. Michael Dods' progressive three-year-old comes here on the back of a third-place finish at Catterick but he lost little in defeat. His two previous wins in June had come at more testing tracks and, now returned to a stiff finish, he looks sure to run well back over six furlongs; he looks like one of the better bets on the card. Whatyouwoodwishfor cannot be underestimated as he drops down the ratings, Go Alone looks high enough in the weights at present, whilst Merry Diva is an interesting raider from the Chris Wall yard having won here before. Red Kyte is another course winner, similarily over five furlongs, whilst Northern Flyer has suffered two near misses of late and now drops in trip. Oriental Rose has shaped recently as if a win is not far away, Captain Kallis should appreciate better ground, whilst the step back up in trip looks sure to suit Wotatomboy. An open finale but the feeling is that Mister Tinktastic is very much worth backing.
Red Kyte 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, driven halfway, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 6l behind Impressible (9-6) at Hamilton 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Merry Diva 11-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden and no extra entering final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Ursula (9-1) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Mister Tinktastic (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, chased winner inside final 2f until 1f out, not quicken, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Snow Bay (9-7) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Whatyouwoodwishfor (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Ursula (9-1) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Go Alone (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Minturno (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Northern Flyer (GER) 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching final furlong, soon switched left, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Diamond Daisy (9-5) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Oriental Rose 11-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along 3f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Real Diamond (8-9) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Captain Kallis (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, chased winner entering final furlong until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Big Boom (8-8) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Wotatomboy 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven and one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Sloop Johnb (9-4) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Irish Saint (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon behind, never dangerous, 12th of 18, 19l behind Night Knight (9-3) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in May.