DASHWOOD continues to defy the handicapper and can do so again today after winning for the third time in four outings when scoring at Nottingham last week. Giles Bravery's charge is preferred to Volito, who still looks a shade high in the weights and Gracie's Games, whose recent win came in testing ground at Chepstow. Seamus Shindig has slipped down the weights and has claims on last year's form over C&D, but this is a step up in class for C'Mon You Irons and Luisa Tetrazzini.
Dashwood 13-2 (9-7) Raced alone far side, made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Errigal Lad (8-2) by 1l, 12 ran.
Seamus Shindig 16-1 (8-8) Behind far side group, headway 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 9l behind Silver Wind (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Volito 3-1 (9-5) Bumped and not much room after start, held up in last pair, headway towards inside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Wooden King (9-12) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
C'Mon You Irons (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 2l behind Memphis Man (8-10) at Windsor 6f app hcp (6) gf in May.
Starwatch 20-1 (8-6) Soon chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Kylladdie (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) std in May.
Gracie's Games 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt and not much room start, hung left most of way, headway and got through on rails halfway, head high, edged left but led over 1f out, drew clear final furlong, won going away, won at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May beating Bermondsey Bob (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Simple Rhythm 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Tournedos (9-5) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Luisa Tetrazzini (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to press for 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 4th of 9, 4l behind Gothic Chick (8-2) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in May.