A poor race that sets the trend on this matinee card can go to Jasmine Pearl, with Baytown Flyer, Doctor Dennis and Arfinnit just a few more to conjure with. Suffice to say, bets should be kept to the absolute minimum on a card like this, but a small wager on Jasmine Pearl may get you off to a good start. The four-year-old gained her first ever success at Brighton the time before in a handicap that was, on paper, a bit better than today's banded affair. She has been fairly consistent since joining Buck Jones 18 months ago from Brian Meehan, and in fact has been runner-up on quite a few occasions. She is not one to lump on but surely she should make her presence felt in this mediocre contest. Baytown Flyer was successful at Wolverhampton in May and could make his presence felt, while Doctor Dennis has bits and pieces of placed form in lowly company. Arfinnit has a high draw but that is the only plus point, and for the winner we return to Jasmine Pearl.
Arfinnit (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ran on, 11th of 16, 4l behind Jasmine Pearl (8-8) at Brighton 6f hcp (6) frm in Aug.
Baytown Flyer 22-1 (8-5) Towards rear, switched right over 2f out, effort and never a danger, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Cayman Breeze (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp (6) frm in Jul.
Doctor Dennis (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden when hampered over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 18, 8l behind Night Storm (9-3) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Forzenuff 50-1 (9-3) Prominent on outside, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 18, 9l behind Lucid Dreams (10-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Indian Gem 66-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 12l behind Ahdaaf (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn fll (4) gd in Jul.
Jasmine Pearl (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up, soon outpaced, ridden and ran on without being dangerous final furlong, 8th of 20, 3l behind Ballybunion (9-7) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Maluti 8-1 (8-10) Raced far side, held up, hard ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 2l behind Valiant Romeo (9-1) at Folkestone 5f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Mambazo 10-1 (7-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden and headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Almaty Express (8-11) at W'hampton 5f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Aug.