AMERICAN ART can make a winning debut at the principal expense of Dantari and Foresight. A useful performer on the flat for Barry Hills, he was a fairly cheap 15000 guineas at the sales and at a track that can favour those that race prominently, his flat speed can assist in repaying the first instalment. Dantari looks stiffly handicapped at present so these races are tailor made for him. He will need a career best in order to give away penalties all around. Foresight was a fair second in a Bangor contest last month before being caught out over a longer trip. Galley Slave represents a yard that have enjoyed plenty of success at this meeting over the years though the figures suggest he has it to do. The remainder have shown precious little to write home about. American Art will be a short price but conditions are in his favour today.
Dantari (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, no extra approaching last, 4th of 11, 5l behind Tritonville Lodge (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
American Art (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden and lost place over 3f out, last of 13, 24l behind Crackentorp (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (3) pol in Sep (flat).
Foresight 7-2fav (11-5) Held up towards rear and keen, headway approaching 7th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, hit next, 4th of 10, 20l behind Bret Maverick (10-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Galley Slave (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Held up, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, hit last, 6th of 7, 29l behind Erzen (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Nomadic Warrior 50-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, tracked winner approaching 6th until after 8th, bumped 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, 4th of 9, 8l behind Mayor Of Kilcock (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Piccolo Pete 100-1 (10-8) Held up on outside, some headway after 5th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Magnum Force (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 9 ran.
Premier Class (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Always behind, 11th of 12, well behind Cruise Director (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Dec.
Recoil (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, effort approaching 3 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Lady Wright (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Apr, 17 ran.