ROYAL SWAIN is the call with Act Of Kalanisi and Destinys Dream on the shortlist. Alan Swinbank found a very poor maiden for him to win at this course last time out but this horse has been spoken of in the same tones as Turbo Linn so having taken a similar route, it will be interesting to see if he can live up to that level of ability. Act Of Kalanisi is returning first time out. He is a gritty performer and is sure to run his race. Destinys Dream is a consistent enough sort and appreciates fast ground. He seems to get on well with Kelly Harrison. Daaweitza has been a little below par on the fibresand at Southwell though has plenty of solid form on turf. Kames Park ran creditably in a York handicap earlier in the month. If in a similar vein of form, he has to go close. Royal Swain is pitched in against strong opposition today and we will see if he is able to sink or swim.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure on inside over 2f out, no impression, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 7l behind Petrovsky (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Kames Park (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 3f out, switched left 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Trip The Light (9-0) at York 1m 4f clm stks (4) gf.
Daaweitza 9-2 (9-3) Held up behind on outside, outpaced 4f out, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Southern Regent (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Destinys Dream (IRE) 11-8fav (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden and switched right when headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Granston (9-6) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Royal Swain (IRE) 2-5fav (10-0) Awkwardly away, tracked leader, driven to lead well over 2f out, ridden 1f out, always in command final furlong, eased near finish, won at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf beating Weetfromthechaff (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Umverti 12-1 (8-4) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Destinys Dream (8-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.