The booking of McCoy for WOODACRE immediately catches the eye here. He only won by half-a-length at Hereford and has a penalty to defy but is a strong-looking type who should improve further as he gains experience. Omani Rebel won on his debut over C&D in July and is another with scope while Hot Rhythm showed promise at Hereford last month. Of the newcomers, Alf The Audacious, Mac Le Couteau and Ranthambore all warrant attention if the market speaks in their favour while Who Am I represents a stable in cracking form.
Omani Rebel 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway and in touch over 3f out, soon ridden, edged right over 1f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, led post, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul beating Rex Appeal (10-7) by shd, 12 ran.
Woodacre 11-4 (10-13) Prominent, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 2f out, held on well, won at Hereford 1m 5f cond NH flat (6) gf in Jun beating Violets Boy (10-13) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Alf The Audacious Alflora gelding out of Rua Ros.
Bad Made (IRE) Well Made gelding out of Altizaf.
Connaught Square (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Saysi.
Josh Deets (IRE) Pennekamp gelding out of Innisfree Girl.
Mac Le Couteau Overbury gelding out of Macnance.
Maison Royale 66-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden 4f out, soon hung left, some headway over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 24l behind Devon Drum (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Ranthambore Kayf Tara gelding out of Lucia Forte.
Silver Panther Proclamation gelding out of Sydney Star.
Welsh Walls 66-1 (10-11) Chased leader to halfway, gradually weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Listen And Learn (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Wet Wet Desideratum gelding out of Absolutely Soaked.
Who Am I Tamayaz gelding out of Short Fuse.
Hot Rhythm 16-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden 10f out, headway over 5f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Floral Spinner (11-1) at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gf in Aug.
Nomadic Faith 66-1 (10-3) Mid-division, lost place over 10f out, 10th of 11, well behind Springinherstep (10-12) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul.