A straight-forward opportunity for the 80-rated DANCING DUDE to break his maiden tag at the main expense of Tinseltown and Across The Sea. The selection has shaped with promise in all three starts this year, with his best run coming on slightly softer ground at Musselburgh. If the ground stays good then he has a very good opportunity today. It will be 'hats off' to his trainer Alan Swinbank if he can get the modest bumper horse Stetson to win this, and a bigger threat may be Irish challenger Tinseltown. He shaped with promise on debut at Leopardstown last July (was blinkered) but looks an intriguing contender with Royston Ffrench a good jockey booking. Dinkys Diamond and Henry Havelock have both been exposed as modest over shorter trips, whilst On The Right Path needs to build on just a fair debut effort at Pontefract earlier in the month. Not a strong race, and Dancing Dude can prevail.
Stetson 3-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 16, 9l behind Theredballoon (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Tinseltown 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Boulay (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f mdn stks gf in Jul.
Across The Sea (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Arlequin (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Captain Cornelius (IRE) Captain Rio gelding out of Bolas.
Dancing Dude (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase easy winner over 1f out, no chance, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Saptapadi (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf.
Dinkys Diamond (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Hanson'd (9-3) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Henry Havelock 150-1 (9-3) Always behind, tailed off over 2f out, 8th of 9, 27l behind Jupiter Fidius (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
On The Right Path 40-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden welll over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 25l behind Zuider Zee (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (4) gd.
Sinatramania Dansili colt out of Come Fly With Me.
I Got Music 100-1 (8-12) Always in rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 27l behind Zuider Zee (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (4) gd.