Mark Johnston's three-year-olds are always worth a second look here and Ghost Train suggested he was back on a fair mark with a third at Beverley last month. A visor sparked Serene Oasis into life at Lingfield on Saturday but she now has a 6lb penalty to carry while Subtle Knife's form on Turf so far has left much to be desired. Mr Fickle and Esprit Danseur should both appreciate the step back up in distance after failing over 6f, however, while Sir Dylan and King's Ciel may be capable of better in first-time headgear. But MARAH MUSIC seems best at 7f and is worth another chance in this grade after a close-up second at Warwick when up against a well-treated rival.
Serene Oasis (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Miss Cap Estel (9-4) by 1l, 13 ran.
Tidy Affair (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, in rear from over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind Ultimate Destiny (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Mr Fickle (IRE) 15-8fav (9-10) Outpaced and behind, headway and still plenty to do when not clearest of runs and switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, finished well, never able to challenge, 4th of 14, 3/4l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Alice Rose (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Raced stand side held up, headway to lead stand side group over 1f out, hung left and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Master Of Ages (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Ghost Train (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Led, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 3rd and no extra final 75 yards, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Annie Walker (9-2) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Subtle Knife 17-2 (9-4) Dwelt and switched right start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, kept on but not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Bint Alzain (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Esprit Danseur 11-8fav (9-10) Led on rail, driven and pressed over 1f out, headed final 120 yards, no extra and lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Maria Montez (9-1) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May.
Star Kingdom (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Electric Qatar (9-10) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Fight (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 35l behind Stellar Express (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Sir Dylan 12-1 (9-1) Bumped start, tracked leaders, challenged over 5f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon hung right, no impression on winner final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Rocky Reef (9-6) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun.
Marah Music 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, bumped entering final furlong, kept on, held close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Rockme Cockney (9-1) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
King's Ciel 28-1 (9-4) Raced wide, with leaders, pushed along before halfway, ridden over 3f out, edged right and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 29l behind Lady Percy (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.