My Mate Jake carries a 6lb penalty for last week's win at Wolverhampton but scored by over four lengths and should be thereabouts again. However, SKY KHAN gets another chance as, though he was well beaten by Galipot here last time, he finished clear of the third and this shorter trip will suit. Ashkalara produced a better effort over a mile at Chepstow on her latest start and Rockweiller won off today's mark the last time he raced over C&D. Island Melody has been out of sorts on Turf recently but has claims on his earlier form on this surface.
Island Melody (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind Calculated Risk (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon clear and stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Mac Tiernan (9-8) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Rockweiller 9-2 (10-1) Raced wide keen close up, pressed leader over 3f out until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 14l behind Porgy (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sky Khan 11-4 (9-2) Led early, tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out until over 1f out, regained 2nd inside final furlong, kept on and no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Gallipot (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mr Fickle (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 8l behind Junket (10-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Abishena (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Chased clear leading pair, in 4th and well held over 1f out, no extra in 5th final furlong, 5th of 6, 16l behind Sound Hearts (8-9) at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ashkalara 10-3 (8-11) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon challenged, every chance 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Silvas Romana (9-4) at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Miss Boops (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened halfway, 10th of 13, 28l behind Mini's Destination (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun '11.
Regalo Rosado 3-1fav (9-1) Slow into stride towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 13, 9l behind Exceedexpectations (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.