FLECKERL was comfortably clear of the rest when going down to Ogbourne Downs at Bath last weekend and should make a good fist of things here despite topweight with trip and ground sure to suit. Jaladee remains something of an enigma and connections seem unsure as to his optimum requirements, whilst Stormbound receives enough weight all round to be of interest. Robert Winston rates a good booking for Jack Of Diamonds who is going to crop up one of these days and the hooded gelding is expected to be involved at the business end here.
Fleckerl (IRE) 9-4fav (8-4) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up, headway on inside 2f out, not clear run when switched right and hampered over 1f out, switched back inside, squeezed through inside final furlong, ran on into 2nd final 100 yards, not recover, 2nd of 5, nk behind Ogbourne Downs (8-11) at Bath 1m hcp 0-90 (3) fm.
Sarangoo 8-1 (9-0) Led early on rail, pressed leader, switched right off rail after 2f, ridden to lead narrowly inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 10l behind Slip Sliding Away (9-7) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Tommy's Secret 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon not quicken, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 6l behind Shaolin (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Jaladee 6-5fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, keeping on one pace inside final furlong when lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Ishiamber (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Freddy With A Y (IRE) 6-1fav (9-5) Went right start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on under pressure, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Meridius (9-0) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Suehail (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
George Baker (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Went left start, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 7l behind Meridius (9-0) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Stormbound (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leaders, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Barnmore (9-2) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.