Irish raider JUST FOR MARY clearly appreciated a change of scenery when scoring at Ffos Las earlier this month, held up before quickening to score rather cosily. It was a first success since 2009 but he was the subject of good support and can defy a 6lb penalty if turning up in the same mood. 5f on good ground here will suit Dancing Freddy better than the 6f on Fibresand last time and he looks next best on the evidence of a series of useful efforts in May and June. Triple Dream is usually competitive in these contests but has to concede weight all round, whilst Make My Dream has no secrets to hide but runs his race and should be on the premises. A market move for Amhran would be of interest.
Triple Dream 5-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Baby Queen (9-9) by nk, 6 ran.
Make My Dream 10-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Musical Bridge (9-11) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Amhran (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Led, clear 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 10l behind My Own Way Home (8-9) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Equuleus Pictor (9-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Just For Mary 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leading trio, headway going well 2f out, led 1f out, edged right to rail inside final furlong, ran on well, comfortably, won at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Pinball (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Aalsmeer 20-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, not pace of leaders final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Royal Box (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Blessed Place 16-1 (8-9) Led until ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Imaginary Diva (8-9) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Colourbearer (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Royal Box (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Best One 6-1 (9-2) Led until 5f out, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Imaginary Diva (9-1) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Pinball (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, some headway on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 6l behind My Meteor (9-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.