WEET YER TERN is selected ahead of Goldan Jess and Tora Petcha amongst others. Mark Brisbourne's charge was in decent form over hurdles in May, finishing second before going one better in a handicap hurdle at Wetherby. He disappointed in better company in two subsequent starts and had just two more runs on the level before being put away. Consequently, he has a little to prove returning from a short break but he has the form to be competitive in this grade and the track should play to his strengths. Nicki Boy has his first run for a new yard and has no easy task at the weights and the dual course and distance winner Tora Petcha may emerge as a bigger threat if this drop in grade helps him recapture his form. Goldan Jess also eases back in class this afternoon having struggled to make his mark in handicap company since winning a Sedgefield seller in May. Vincenzio seems sure to attract support and sports cheekpieces for the first time which may assist but of more interest may be Bundle Up as she has been in decent form on the level. This competitive heat may go the way of Weet Yer Tern. (Ian Ogg)
Nicki Boy (GER) 7-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway 4th, led 2 out, ridden and headed last, rallied to lead again final 75 yards, won at Perth 2m clm hdl (5) gs in Sept beating Roman Villa (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Beths Choice 16-1 (10-13) Chased leader, led 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, rallied to lead 2 out, hard ridden and stayed on flat, just held on, won at Fontwell 2m 2f sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Sept '07 beating Ghaill Force (10-7) by a hd, 16 ran.
Bond Cruz 14-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden and weakened 5th, 6th of 7, 37l behind Party Palace (11-1) at N Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Tora Petcha (IRE) 28-1 (11-6) Keen, in touch, weakened 5th, 14th of 17, well behind Kerriemuir Lass (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Weet Yer Tern (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Behind, mistake 4th, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 47l behind Flying Grey (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jul.
Zamboozle (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway halfway, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 50l behind Hawksbury Heights (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f sll hdl (5) gd in Sept.
Absolutelythebest (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden 7th, beaten 3 out, 5th of 9, 15l behind Red Jester (10-3) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in May.
A Perfect Gent (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden approaching 6th, soon no chance, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Darfen (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Art Modern (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Led before 2nd, headed before 4th, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 16, 36l behind Coscorrig (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-102 gd in Aug.
Danish Monarch 100-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened 6th, 7th of 14, well behind Ouninpohja (11-0) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in Nov '06.
Goldan Jess (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4th, driven and beaten after 3 out, one pace after, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Oceana Gold (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Goodwood Spirit 20-1 (10-12) Pulled hard, jumped right and bumped 1st, tailed off 2nd and pulled up at the 4th in race won by Desert Lover (10-12) at Ludlow 2m cnd sll hdl (5) gd in May, 11 ran.
Ronsard (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Keen, awkward 2nd, behind approaching 3 out, 14th of 15, well behind Wyldello (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan '07.
Vincenzio (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, weakened between last 2, 4th of 11, 18l behind Numero Due (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Sept.
Sad Times (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 18l behind Coconut Beach (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) sft.
Beshairt 40-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Birthday Star (9-6) at W'hampton 1m 4f clm (6) pol in Jul '07 (Flat).
Bundle Up 11-2 (9-5) Behind, driven and headway over 6f out, under pressure and beaten over 3f out, soon behind and pulled up pulled up in race won by Miss Serena (9-2) at Great Leighs 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol, 16 ran (Flat).
It's No Problem (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up, short-lived effort 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 29l behind Sad Times (10-1) at N Abbot 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gs in Aug '07.