Course specialist Dechiper and Thin Red Line rate highly but it looks significant that Jim Goldie has acquired the services of Jamie Spencer for DAR ES SALAAM. Spencer has ridden Best Prospect a number of times in the past but partners Dar Es Salaam this time around following an encouraging run at York by the son of King's best. That came over twelve furlongs but this is his optimum trip and his style of running looks ideally suited to his jockey who often challenges from off the pace. Thin Red Line appreciated the step up to this trip when running on strongly at Pontefract and a 6lb rise may be insufficient to anchor this lightly raced colt. The trainer had won the same race with a useful sort the previous year and this fellow is accorded the utmost respect. Dechiper is a standing dish here but will need a career best to defy his revised mark so it may be worth taking a look at the likes of Kingsdale Orion and Stagecoach Jade who both come here in decent form; preference, however, is for Dar Es Salaam.
Best Prospect (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 13th of 20, 12l behind Kavachi (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Dar Es Salaam 18-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on, 6th of 19, 6l behind Mull of Dubai (10-5) at York 1m 4f (3) gd.
Royal Amnesty 22-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, not troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 16l behind Record Breaker (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (2) gf.
King In Waiting (IRE) 28-1 (9-13) In rear, lost touch final 5f, 6th of 7, 23l behind One Way Or Another (10-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on under pressure to go 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Overrule (9-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Thin Red Line (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, led 2f out, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Stanstill (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Danehillsundance (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden along halfway, some late headway, never trouble leaders, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind White Deer (10-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Destinys Dream (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 16, 21l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Dechiper (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Grey Command (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Annibale Caro 25-1 (8-9) Led and raced keen, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 21l behind Record Breaker (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (2) gf.
Stagecoach Jade (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden along over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Geneva Geyser (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.