THE DANDY YANK wasn't beaten that far off today's mark at Windsor last time. He'd earlier beaten Vodka Chaser at Leicester and, though there wasn't much in it, is fancied to confirm running in this. Finflash has slipped down the weights without so far showing any noticable improvement and the same comment applies to Gold Club. Searchlight has failed to match his win on the Polytrack in January in subsequent starts on this surface.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 11-4fav (9-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Dark Lane (8-9) at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Searchlight 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold early, tracked leader 2f, chased leading pair, pushed along and one pace 2f out, no impression over 1f out, lost 3rd 1f out, weakened, 5th of 7, 16l behind Boy In The Bar (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Finflash (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Towards rear, kept on from over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Jolly Red Jeanz (8-3) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Vodka Chaser (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind The Dandy Yank (9-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gold Club 5-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Straits Of Malacca (8-9) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.