NON DOM can resume winning ways at the main expense of History Lesson and Stanstill. The selection may not have seen out fourteen furlongs as well as his rivals at Salisbury so it's no surprise to see him back over twelve. He was beaten on his last run at this trip but that has turned out to be a sound effort with the winner and second both successful since. The winner was trained by Mark Johnston who is doubly represented but Interdiamonds doesn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary on the evidence available and Dialogue also has a little to prove after a couple of modest runs. The Fonz and Senses both have ability but the former needs to improve for the longer trip and the latter needs the visor to focus his mind on the job in hand. Solar Graphite missed out narrowly at Newmarket and should continue to progress but had no obvious excuse last time. History Lesson is respected and his form was given a boost when the runner-up scored impressively the very next day but he was allowed a soft lead at Windsor and we're happy to take him on as a result. Stanstill was all out to win at Chester but the form is solid and his earlier efforts suggest that a more galloping track will suit so a 4lb rise may well underestimate his superiority. His yard has been in really good form this month and he should go well but we'll take him on with Non Dom.
History Lesson 3-1 (9-7) Made all, quickened pace 3f out, strongly pressed from 2f out, stayed on well throughout final furlong, asserted towards finish, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Hollow Green (8-5) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Stanstill (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden to lead 1f out, just held on, won at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Act Of Kalanisi (9-9) by ns, 6 ran.
Senses (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and hung right over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Sandor (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
The Fonz 3-1 (8-10) Disputed lead over 1f, tracked winner afterwards, disputed lead over 3f out, every chance 2f out, no extra over 1f out, beaten when hampered and checked just inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Midnight Cruiser (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Interdiamonds 4-1 (9-0) Led for 3f, led again 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Shaloo Diamond (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Dialogue 9-2 (8-11) Disputed lead over 1f, tracked leaders after, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place and weakened 2f out, last of 5, 16l behind Midnight Cruiser (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Ascendant 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Fullback (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Non Dom (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, not pace to make challenge, last of 4, 5l behind King Of Wands (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Solar Graphite (IRE) 13-8fav (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching 1f out, soon hung badly left, driven and headed final strides, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Becausewecan (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.