TAEPING looks an improver now tackling a longer trip and he is fancied to see off Princess Mandy and Knightfire. Reg Hollinshead's son of Invincible Spirit comes here on the back of a solid third to Fair Bunny at Southwell, arguably the best run of his short career. He shaped there as if the step up to this trip won't be a problem and with his dam winning over a mile his pedigree would seem to back that up. Aegean Destiny has been running in sellers and claimers this year and this looks tougher, Princess Mandy has shown some promise and looks an improver off this mark of 55, whilst Dutiful has an interesting jockey booking and he is now 5lb lower than when he started life in handicap company. Goodison Goal was sixth in the race won by Fair Bunny at Southwell but she has a nice draw here and not too much ground to make up, whilst Knightfire has been well-held on three starts but has a lowly mark to work from here on his nursery bow. Not a race to dwell on but perhaps a good opportunity for Taeping to break his maiden tag.
Aegean Destiny 12-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4l behind Whipperway (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Taeping (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Pressed leader, every chance 2f out, switched left 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Fair Bunny (9-6) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Princess Mandy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside well over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 12l behind Huroof (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Dutiful 12-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden to go 4th over 2f out, driven and stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Lisahane Bog (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bobby's Doll 16-1 (7-11) Tracked leader, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 9l behind Pittodrie Star (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Goodison Goal (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, hung left 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6l behind Fair Bunny (9-6) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Knightfire (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 8th of 9, 27l behind Below Zero (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jun.
Miss Taken (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, good headway to track leading trio entering final 3f, switched right over 1f out, driven to chase winner well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Tealing (8-11) at Southwell 7f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs.