Cafetiere ran no sort of race on his seasonal reappearance and he is swiftly dropped into plating company with the hood that accompanied him in victory at Windsor hastily refitted. With El Duque having questions to answer after a moderate effort at Beverley, a chance is taken about EMERALD BREEZE. The filly showed little for Charlie Hills but a switch to Tim Pitt has seen marked improvement and with three victories in handicaps at Wolverhampton, her profile is at least progressive. Black Vale won in spite of racing exuberantly in a recent claimer over a mile and on that evidence, this drop back in trip is of little concern. Intense Feeling would have a little to find on official figures but she won back-to-back races for David Evans last month and cannot be ruled out on a return to this grade.
Black Vale (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Soon led and raced keenly, narrowly headed 1f out, pressed winner and every chance throughout final furlong, rallied, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Frankthetank (9-4) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs.
Coiste Bodhar (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Went right start, took keen hold, led, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Intense Feeling (7-9) at Salisbury 7f 3yo clm (5) gs in May.
Dandys Perier (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 12l behind Seven Lucky Seven (9-1) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
El Duque 13-8fav (8-11) Tracked winner, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 11l behind Robbian (8-11) at Beverley 5f 3yo sll (6) hvy in May.
Emerald Breeze (IRE) 5-2 (9-8) Keen, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 12l behind Scarborough (8-4) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders on inside, ridden disputing well held 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Syrian Pearl (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Cafetiere 66-1 (8-12) Held up in 6th, losing place when hampered on rail well over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 13, 15l behind Maria Bella (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kodafine (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Moonspring (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.