Some useful in-form sorts clash with THE ART OF RACING taken to oblige for the Olly Stevens yard which is enjoying a solid season. The Acclamation gelding was arguably unfortunate at Windsor last time when a close second to March and holds Dusty Storm on that running. He's been given a nice break since and all his best form has been delivered at this minimum trip on quick ground so conditions should suit. Tumblewind is having a fine season but this rates a tougher task and Dream Cast appeals as the prime threat. Still a potential improver, the Simcock charge got going all too late at Windsor when just failing to rein in Tychaios and may be a better proposition on this more conventional track. Smart Daisy K and Holley Shiftwell cannot be discounted either in a fascinating opener.
Tumblewind 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, led enterng final furlong, kept on well, won at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Almalekiah (8-10) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
The Art Of Racing (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, pressing leaders when squeezed for room final 100 yards, kept on, went 2nd post, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind March (9-6) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Satsuma 20-1 (9-7) In touch and keen, tracked leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 9l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Dusty Storm (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Quickly away, led on rail, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Exotic Isle (9-5) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Smart Daisy K 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd and switched right over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Almalekiah (8-12) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jun.
Dream Cast (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway when not clearest of runs over 1f out, driven and stayed on well inside final furlong, took 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Tychaios (8-3) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Holley Shiftwell 5-1 (9-0) Hampered soon after start, chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Seven Of Clubs (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.