The majority of Dingaan's form reads very well however he is very hard to win with (last win in June 07) and so he is taken on with BERE DAVIS who is preferred to course and distance winner April Fool. David Evans' gelding was disappointing last time out at Chepstow, but he is better judged on his close second to Beautiful Breeze the time before over a mile. Now returned to the mile trip he should run a big race, especially if he is able to get an easy lead. A potential rival for that role (and therefore potential fly in the ointment) is April Fool. A winner here in June, Jonathon Geake's son of Pivotal handles any ground and should run well despite a career-high mark. Phluke is out of form, Major Phil fulfilled some of his potential last time and is open to more improvement, whilst Sunny Future shaped well in defeat last time out. All four of Very Well Red, Magroom, Monashee Rock and Rock Anthem may appreciate the return to this track, but we are happy to stick with Bere Davis.
Dingaan (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden, headway and hung left over 1f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Dancourt (8-8) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Phluke 14-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, came stands side over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 5th of 6, 12l behind Northern Spy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bere Davis (FR) 11-4 (9-6) Fly jumped leaving stalls, pulled hard in centre, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final, 6th of 8, 6l behind Arthur's Edge (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
April Fool 18-1 (9-8) Slight lead to 3f out, weakened quickly, 6th of 7, 25l behind Credit Swap (9-2) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Very Well Red 14-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, kept on until weakened inside final furlong and lost 2 places, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Flying Valentino (9-12) at Windsor 1m (5) gf in Jun.
Major Phil (IRE) 9-2fav (8-9) Tracked leader 6f out, led 4f out, headed 2f out, led over 1f out, carried left and headed entering final furlong, ran on to regain lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Jun beating Capucci (9-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 2f out, headway to take 3rd 1f out, ridden, finished well and closed on front pair near finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Lady Florence (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Sunny Future (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Went right start, prominent, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Royal Superlative (8-8) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Magroom 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders until outpaced over 3f out, headway 2f out, staying on when squeezed through non existant gap, just inside final furlong, no further impression, 6th of 11, 4l behind Gallego (10-12) at Salisbury 7f (6) gf in Jun.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden and came standside over 2f out, one pace and edged right final furlong, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Northern Spy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.