ON TERMS comes here in a rich vein of form and will take some stopping in attempting to complete a four-timer, while neither Black Jacari nor Act Of Kalanisi are out of it. Simon Dow's On Terms has run up a hat-trick in the spring, completing the job with a resounding seven-length success over course and distance last time. We have to hope that she goes as well on fast ground and with a 12lb rise in the weights, but she is in such good form that she looks capable. Black Jacari won a handicap hurdle at Market Rasen last time out. He handles this ground and stays very well, so with fitness not an issue he is respected. Mark Johnston saddles Act Of Kalanisi, who won over this trip at Chester last season from a 3lbs higher mark, so he clearly has the ability, although he has looked out of sorts this time around. It could develop into a tactical battle and On Terms is our idea of the winner.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked winner until 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 23l behind Just Lille (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Black Jacari (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Prince Picasso (8-6) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
On Terms (USA) 9-4fav (9-4) Made all, came clear from over 2f out, stayed on strongly, eased final 100 yards, won at Folkestone 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Ambrose Princess (8-11) by 7l, 9 ran.