Bo Taifan – 6-year-old gelding; Denis Quinn – lightly-raced for his age, Bo Taifan has really found his feet since the visor was applied and still looks a fair way ahead of his mark based on his most recent win. Caught wide all the way, he had every right to be fading out of things in the final two furlongs, but the way he picked up and powered through the line suggests he has many more good days ahead of him on the all-weather this autumn and winter; he is not proven on turf so be wary of backing him on the grass, particularly if it is soft.
Alpha Female – 3-year-old filly; Ed de Giles – from a family of front-runners, Alpha Female looks ready to strike soon following a fine effort at Kempton on her most recent start. Ridden more forward, she couldn’t quite see off the improving Folk Star but the pair pulled well clear in the final furlong. She has a nice pedigree being a half-sister to an Italian Derby winner and a good attitude, so should be winning races over 10-12f soon.
Corsican Caper – 3-year-old gelding; Kevin Frost – Corsican Caper is clearly not straight-forward but this son of notable soft-ground sire Fast Company should be up to winning a weak race over the next couple of months when the mud is flying. Having shaped with promise on his debut for this yard three back, he disappointed next time out on the all-weather but ran much better last time out at Doncaster with the visor reapplied. Headgear and soft ground are likely a requirement for him to show his best form, but he is extremely well handicapped now on his efforts earlier in the season and can strike in low grade races, particularly when the Kevin Frost yard hits form again.
Back the horses above on their next four runs; stop if they change trainer.