This trip on Polytrack brings out the best in FASTINTHESTRAIGHT and he added to his two wins at Kempton with a victory over C&D a fortnight ago. Jim Boyle's charge was a cosy two-length winner and a 7lb penalty is unlikely to prevent a follow-up. Adoyen Spice seems to prefer going right-handed at Kempton and he gets first-time blinkers today, while Sunset Boulevard has reverted to type with a couple of lacklustre efforts since a win over C&D in June. Spinning Ridge is back on a winning mark but all five of his Polytrack wins have been over shorter trips and Black Pond is still searching for that elusive first victory.
Fastinthestraight (IRE) 9-4fav (9-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jul beating Laconicos (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Adoyen Spice 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always in rear, 8th of 10, 13l behind Making Eyes (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Sunset Boulevard (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 13, 6l behind Cane Cat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Very slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 13, 7l behind Cane Cat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, faded over 2f out, soon eased, last of 6, 25l behind Count Ceprano (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Black Pond (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 4, well behind Rastaban (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Feuergott (GER) 12-1 (8-9) Led and keen, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4l behind Miskin Diamond (8-3) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
If What And Maybe 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 12, 17l behind O Ma Lad (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Last Act (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Led until over 5f out, chased leader until inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Uncle Dermot (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Librettela 40-1 (9-2) In rear, outpaced halfway, soon behind, last of 10, 29l behind Dubawi Dancer (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Misefi 100-1 (8-5) Towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 10, 35l behind Laatafreet (8-13) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.