LAUGHING JACK laughed at the opposition when making all to win easily at Leicester last week. With today's longer trip expected to suit, he can defy a penalty and go in again. Highlife Dancer now looks in the handicapper's grip after rattling up a hat-trick of low grade handicaps last month while Pandorica keeps finding at least one too good off her current mark. Kempton winner Golden Jubilee looks a bigger threat though he's upped in class today but Hurakan and Comedy House arrive out of form.
Laughing Jack 10-1 (9-0) Made all, clear 6f out, ridden over 2f out, unchallenged, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Mankini (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Highlife Dancer 7-1 (9-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and switched right over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Standpoint (10-0) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Pandorica 11-1 (7-11) Disputed 2nd, outright 2nd 2f out, lost 2nd but still every chance over 1f out, chased winner and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Star Lahib (9-4) at Chester 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Jun.
Hurakan (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Close 5th, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Cactus Valley (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 11-2 (9-2) In touch, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, closed to lead inside final furlong, soon clear and stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun beating Princess Willow (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Comedy House 9-1 (9-1) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 14l behind Bathwick Street (9-4) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.