English Summer has had plenty of trainers but, now with Richard Fahey, looks set to score again soon after an excellent run in a 1m6f Sandown handicap where he couldn't quite hold the late thrust of Spice Fair. Spanish Plume's last two victories have been at Wolverhampton but he has no problems with fast ground and is just 3lb higher than his latest success. Red Runaway hasn't been in the best of form but won from exactly this mark over the track and trip last year so has to be kept on the right side. TEPMOKEA finished runner-up to Dolphin Village in a better class handicap at Thirsk last week and remains on the same mark so this looks his chance to gain his first victory for Conor Dore.
Tepmokea (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Raced wide, soon led and 5 lengths clear, headed over 1f out, rallied closing stages, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dolphin Village (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Red Runaway 15-8fav (9-7) Towards rear, soon chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Martinas Delight (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Flashheart (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, effort and ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Perfect Cracker (8-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
English Summer 8-1 (8-6) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Spice Fair (9-2) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Poor Duke (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide held up, ridden 4f out, stayed on final furlong, never a factor, 4th of 6, 7l behind Oratorio's Joy (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Spanish Plume 8-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Thecornishcowboy (9-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Right Of Appeal 9-2 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Fly Solo (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.