FARLOW was winning for the third time in his last four starts when scoring on the turf at Lingfield last Saturday. He's effectively racing off a 1lb lower mark here with his apprentice's claim taken into consideration and Ralph Beckett's charge can go in again. Volcanic Dust is another progressive sprinter and a 6lb penalty shouldn't prove too much of a burden as she ran out a four length winner at Sandown last week, but Palais Glide needs to find a bit more off her current mark though Richard Hughes prefers her to stablemate Ceffyl Gwell. State Of Mind and Seeking Magic are the least exposed in the field and worth keeping an eye on.
Farlow (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Midnight Feast (9-5) by 5l, 5 ran.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Half reared leaving stalls, soon recovered to lead on rail, well clear when reminder inside final furlong, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Grandmas Dream (9-4) by 4l, 3 ran.
State Of Mind 15-2 (8-3) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden and kept on, one pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 6l behind Strictly Pink (8-4) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Palais Glide 6-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sirius Prospect (9-7) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Ceffyl Gwell 9-2 (9-5) Prominent until not much room on inside and shuffled back inside final 5f, headway on inside over 1f out, chased winner 1f out, stayed on throughout final furlong but always held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Firstknight (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Oneladyowner 7-2 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, one pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Dream Catcher (8-13) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Dasho 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind Mr Optimistic (9-2) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Millyluvstobouggie 15-2 (8-11) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Bianca De Medici (9-2) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Indian Shuffle (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 4th of 9, 2l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Seeking Magic 6-5fav (9-7) Mid-division, took keen hold, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Beautiful Lando (8-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.