Plenty of these have been threatening a return to winning ways but Sole Danser actually got the job done at Warwick last time. But he doesn't appeal as one to follow-up given his poor strike rate and THE DARK WIZARD gets another chance in preference. He's been placed in his last three starts now but the handicapper is content to leave him on the same mark and he may take advantage in this. A handful of these took part in a sprint at Bath last month in which runner-up Mambo Spirit came out best ahead of Clear Praise but Ceelo makes more appeal after a better effort over 7f on the Turf at Lingfield last time.
Clear Praise (USA) 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, no impression on front trio, 4th of 9, 8l behind Minalisa (9-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Pick A Little 33-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 8l behind Clear Spring (9-10) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Jun.
Sole Danser (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Went left and bumped start, held up, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Warwick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Storm Lightning (9-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Ceelo 7-4 (9-7) Soon crossed over to lead on rail, ridden over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Jontleman (8-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Lewamy (IRE) (9-2) 7th of 9, 12l behind Finaz (9-2) at Dieppe(FR) 7f 3yo stk sft in Jun.
Star of Rohm 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Shrimper Roo (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Bajan Bear 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms (finished 4th, disqualified and placed last), in a race won by Askaud (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun, 11 ran.
Dark Lane 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 5l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
The Dark Wizard (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Prominent, chased winner over 4f out, challenged halfway, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-12) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Clear Spring (9-10) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Jun.
Silvee 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 7l behind Moma Lee (8-13) at Lingfield 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.