CHORD CHART held a number of potential engagements this weekend, and it appears as if he has been found an ideal opportunity to regain the winning habit. Saeed Bin Suroor's colt raced a little too keenly at Ascot last week, but he looked smart when winning a Wolverhampton maiden, and we take him to give weight and a beating to his rivals. Intense Feeling has taken on much stronger opposition than this, and the drop in grade should suit. Cafetiere might not be the most straightforward of individuals though she showed plenty of determination to win at Windsor and her yard are enjoying their best season for some time. Sakramachi lacks size though doesn't lack heart and Mick Channon's filly battled on tenaciously to land a seller at Leicester. Bonjour Steve is prone to racing freely and should be capable of setting the early fractions.
Chord Chart (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4l behind Sartorialist (8-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Cafetiere 8-1 (9-0) Led 2f, tracked leader, switched left over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance when carried left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead again towards finish, won at Windsor 5f 2yo stks (5) gd in May beating Weisse Socken (9-0) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Raced stand side, always towards rear, 21st of 24, 9l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Sakuramachi 11-10fav (8-6) Made all, ridden 2f out, pressed entering final furlong, driven out, won at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf beating Lady Captain (8-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Bonjour Steve 8-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Nezar (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Primitorio (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 7l behind Sartorialist (8-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Tyrsal (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, stayed on same pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind Lady Lydia (8-4) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Dovil's Duel (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Towards rear, effort when hung badly right to stands' side rail over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Woodland Girl (8-1) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.