Luca Cumani can land a quick double here as MIDNIGHT OIL looks to have the edge on today's rivals. Twice a winner already this season, he went close in today's grade at Doncaster last time and a repeat effort should see him back to winning ways. Ivan Vasilevich won over a shorter trip here in July though this is tougher, but Kinyras can be forgiven his latest poor effort as he lost too much ground at the start and had been improving before that. Ithoughtitwasover showed a bit a more last time, while stablemate The Bells O Peover had to carry a penalty in an apprentices' race last Sunday and should finish closer here. Caravan Rolls On takes a big step up in class, but Junoob and Almagest are unexposed and could figure.
Midnight Oil 9-4fav (8-7) Held up in touch, improved from 3f out to chase winner 2f out, carried head high when trying to challenge and wanting to duck in behind, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Swift Alhaarth (8-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Well Sharp 22-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Barbican (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Handicap (Heritage) (3yo) (2) gd.
Ivan Vasilevich (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Belle Royale (9-4) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Ithoughtitwasover (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leader, hung right over 1f out, faded closing stages, 5th of 16, 2l behind Lexington Bay (7-11) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Kinyras (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Hood removed very late, stated very slowly and lost all chance, struggling when edged left over 2f out, not recover, 14th of 19, 37l behind Parlour Games (8-8) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Almagest 11-10fav (9-3) Slow into stride in rear, never going well, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden carried head high and hung left, heavily eased over 1f out, last of 6, 34l behind Colour Scheme (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Junoob 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Colour Scheme (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Watered Silk 11-1 (9-1) Led until approaching final 10f, chased leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, tailed off, 8th of 9, 37l behind Motivado (9-6) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
The Bells O Peover 7-4fav (9-6) Headway to track leaders 9f out, led 5f out, clear 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon squeezed against rail, kept on, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Gunslinger (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Caravan Rolls On 11-2 (9-6) In touch, headway entering final 3f, led and edged left approaching 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Sunday Bess (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Dubawi Dancer 9-4fav (9-0) Dwelt, held up in 6th, headway over 3f out, edged right and chased winner 1f out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind The Bells O Peover (8-12) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.