Trinity River was out of her depth in a Listed race at Newbury last time but would have a chance here if able to reproduce her form on the all-weather. Morning Post was also highly tried at York on his latest start while the consistent Mr Matthews has been raised a further 2lb since his latest fifth at Ascot. MUSICAL COMEDY won a Windsor maiden by six lengths and, though he has a lot more on his plate here, is still improving and could double his tally. Belayer made no impression on his nursery debut at Goodwood and the others all look pretty much exposed.
Mr Matthews (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) In touch, effort over 1f out, chasing leaders when hung both ways under extreme pressure inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Stormy Paradise (9-7) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Morning Post 50-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 14th of 19, 10l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Musical Comedy 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug beating Vallila (9-0) by 6l, 7 ran.
Belayer (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Steadied start, mid-division, hung right from over 1f out, eased, 18th of 20, 11l behind Flying Bear (8-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Trinity River 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 13l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Kickboxer (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 1l behind Intense Feeling (8-11) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Song of Rowland (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, smooth headway 2f out, led going well approaching final furlong, pushed clear, very easily, won at Thirsk 6f Maiden Claiming Stakes (2yo) (4) gd in Aug beating Classy Lassy (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Bounty Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, eased, 10th of 11, 33l behind Back Lane (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Lilo Lil 4-1 (8-13) With leader, every chance over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Primitorio (9-4) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Aug.