COCKNEY DANCER returned to form with a victory at Wolverhampton last week. Now back to something like her best, she may well go in again and gets a tentative vote in an open contest. She's less exposed than An Cat Dubh, who won a Chester maiden on his first start for Ian Williams last month, while Morning Call got off the mark in good style at Warwick last time and should figure with normal improvement. Muarrab's latest third at Leicester brings him into the equation and Epsom winner Orders From Rome is not without a chance dropped in class. O'Gorman seems to have gone off the boil but Wahylah could go well at a decent price.
Dare To Dream 16-1 (8-11) In touch, lost place over 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, no danger after, 8th of 15, 10l behind Chigun (9-4) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf.
O'Gorman 20-1 (8-12) Always in rear, weakened 2f out, 11th of 15, 7l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Cockney Dancer 18-1 (9-1) With leader, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Subtle Knife (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
An Cat Dubh (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Always prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, forged clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Aug beating Shaleek (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Orders From Rome (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 10l behind Sacrosanctus (9-10) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Wahylah (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakening when hung left inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Chigun (9-4) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf.
Hometown Glory 8-1 (9-6) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Verse Of Love (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Muarrab 10-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and soon every chance, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Good Authority (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Gung Ho Jack 40-1 (8-10) Slowly away, always behind, last of 14, 16l behind Don Libre (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Uprise 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Raced wide in rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 10l behind Verse Of Love (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Morning Call 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, closed from 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Beaumont Cooper (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Serene Oasis (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Prominent, joined leader over 5f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Purley Queen (8-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Elegant Flight 9-2fav (8-6) In touch, ridden when not much room over 2f out, ran on to go 2nd near finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Verse Of Love (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Ambitious Boy 9-2 (9-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Theresnoneedfordat (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Shamrocked (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 33l behind Sardanapalus (9-7) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Al's Memory (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Right Result (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Little Rainbow 13-8fav (9-5) Pulled hard, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 13l behind Eager To Bow (9-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.