ACT OF KALANISI is the marginal preference to Dance The Star and Petrovsky. A switch to more traditional Mark Johnston tactics seemed to make all the difference and while this is a drop back to twelve furlongs, with weight for age taken into account he looks a fair prospect. Dance The Star appeared to be given too much to do at Kempton in an apprentices handicap. Whether he is quite as able on the turf is another matter. Petrovsky almost scrambled home over this trip at Newmarket. He had won three races back to back during the winter on the all weather surfaces. William Hogarth is yet to capture the heights he reached at the Ballydoyle academy. Sehoy has become frustrating. He could have few excuses made for him last time out at Salisbury having had his favoured going and it is with some reluctance that we oppose. Jabal Tariq has won twice at Ripon though his consistency makes it difficult for the handicapper to grant him respite. Many plausible winners but Act Of Kalanisi looks open to most improvement amongst them.
Camps Bay (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 19, 28l behind Sesenta (8-8) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Dance The Star (USA) 11-10fav (9-10) Held up, well in rear, behind, steady pace, not clear run on inside from well over 2f out, until got through on inside 2f out, chased winner well over 1f out, closing inside final furlong, given too much to do, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Balnagore (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol in Aug.
Resplendent Light 17-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, eased, 8th of 14, 12l behind Whispering Gallery (9-3) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
South Wing (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden from 3f out, 5th into straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 4l behind Drunken Sailor (8-9) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 3yo+ sft in Jul.
Petrovsky 6-1 (9-9) Led, joined 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, driven and stayed on gamely, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Chiberta King (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Jabal Tariq 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Charm School (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
William Hogarth 9-1 (8-9) last of 6, 17l behind Nice Style (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Oct.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 2-1fav (8-9) Led, headed over 8f out, chased leader until 4f out, pushed along briefly, not quicken over 1f out, responded to pressure final 100 yards, ran on to lead last strides, won at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Zuwaar (9-2) by hd, 5 ran.
Sehoy (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Held up driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 5l behind Acquisition (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.